As Scream Factory continues to mine the Universal library, they’ve offered another of
John Carpenter’s ’80s films.

As noted in an earlier review, he’s a wonderful filmmaker who can move readily between big budget, beautifully produced films, and B level fare.

This is another of the Bs.

I’m presuming for Carpenter completists, it’s a beautiful image harvest, and a quality 4k release. I’m just not understanding the 4k rationale for this one, as there’s little truly 4k about it. Everything is fine, with a track upgraded to Dolby Atmos.

Image – 5

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from Blu-ray – Yes

RAH

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As Scream Factory continues to mine the Universal library, they've offered another of
John Carpenter's '80s films.

As noted in an earlier review, he's a wonderful filmmaker who can move readily between big budget, beautifully produced films, and B level fare.

This is another of the Bs.

I'm presuming for Carpenter completists, it's a beautiful image harvest, and a quality 4k release. I'm just not understanding the 4k rationale for this one, as there's little truly 4k about it. Everything is fine, with a track upgraded to Dolby Atmos.

Image – 5

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from Blu-ray – Yes

RAH

 

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I watched it last weekend and it is a fantastic disc. The original cinematography has its limitations from Eighties lenses and film stocks, but at a minimum I think that the grain is handled much better in 4K than it was on Blu-ray. It is very fine, but looks natural without having any added noise or other artifacts from compression. The HDR also deepens the contrast, though the colours are still mostly muted. Personally I think that it is worth the upgrade, but everyone's mileage may vary.