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Presuming that Disney’s 4k tribute to the wacky world of film animation via a certain Roger Rabbit is properly titles, there will never be a need for another release.

Akin to Warner’s verbiage, here again is an Ultimate Collector’s Edition.

And it’s a very good one.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the premiere of WFRR at Radio City, and the film has stayed with me since then as a unique cinema experience – a rarity in this world of super-hero knock-offs.

It’s as fresh and inviting today as it was back in June of 1988.

And the new 4k is a beautifully produced release.

With effects shots captured in 35/8, it’s beautiful to behold, with an image that remains true after generational loss.

Grain structure, which varies, color, densities, black levels – all beautifully rendered.

WFRR is one of those films for which I remain jealous of those experiencing it for the first time.

An important 4k release from numerous perspectives.

Are all of the little single frame niceties hidden by the animators still intact? Probably not, but I’ll leave that for other to ascertain.

Just grab a copy and enjoy.

Picture – 5

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors – Perfect

Makes use of and works well in 4k – 4

Very Highly Recommended

RAH
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Angelo Colombus

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Preordered mine at Walmart at $15.91 which is the cheapest price i have seen for it and have free shipping since i did buy another blu-ray at the same time.
 

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This was my favorite film as a child and it remains my favorite childhood film. I haven't met anyone who saw it as an adult and doesn't have similar feelings looking back on it. A rarity. Everyone remembers its magic and achievement.
 

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Presuming that Disney's 4k tribute to the wacky world of film animation via a certain Roger Rabbit is properly titles, there will never be a need for another release.

Akin to Warner's verbiage, here again is an Ultimate Collector's Edition.

And it's a very good one.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the premiere of WFRR at Radio City, and the film has stayed with me since then as a unique cinema experience - a rarity in this world of super-hero knock-offs.

It's as fresh and inviting today as it was back in June of 1988.

And the new 4k is a beautifully produced release.

With effects shots captured in 35/8, it's beautiful to behold, with an image that remains true after generational loss.

Grain structure, which varies, color, densities, black levels - all beautifully rendered.

WFRR is one of those films for which I remain jealous of those experiencing it for the first time.

An important 4k release from numerous perspectives.

Are all of the little single frame niceties hidden by the animators still intact? Probably not, but I'll leave that for other to ascertain.

Just grab a copy and enjoy.

Picture - 5

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Perfect

Makes use of and works well in 4k - 4

Very Highly Recommended

RAH
Thanks Rob, I didn't see any mention of any Bonus material? To be an "Ultimate Collector's Edition" you'd think it would be overflowing with bonus materials, right ?
 

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Disney just uses the label “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” on all their UHD disc releases - it doesn’t really mean anything one way or the other in terms of disc content.
 

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This was my favorite film as a child and it remains my favorite childhood film. I haven't met anyone who saw it as an adult and doesn't have similar feelings looking back on it. A rarity. Everyone remembers its magic and achievement.

I was 21 when "WFRR" hit screens and I've always really liked it but I never quite loved it.

I still remember when I first saw it in 1988. It had gotten rave reviews and I expected to be dazzled by it like I was "Back to the Future" 3 years earlier.

That didn't happen. Fun movie, liked it, but not one of those cinematic experiences that bowled me over.

And that's still my view. "WFRR" remains a movie I enjoy and I've watched it a good dozen times over the last 33 years, but it never broke into the ranks of a true "favorite" of mine...
 

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One of my favorite films when released, I watched the blu-ray a couple years back and didn't think it had aged well (or maybe I'd aged too much). The collector in me will still probably pick up a copy of this at some point.
 

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I will never forget my first experience viewing this film. We have that opening Baby Herman cartoon, and Roger takes a huge hit to the head at the end and as he lies dazed on the kitchen floor, the camera pulls back and humans walk into the set and begin interacting with the toons. I knew at that moment I was in the presence of genius. Never stopped smiling for the entire movie. It was magical!
 

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Disney just uses the label “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” on all their UHD disc releases - it doesn’t really mean anything one way or the other in terms of disc content.
Shang-Chi is labelled a "Cinematic Universe Edition." Like there's a non-Cinematic Universe edition, without Benedict Wong?

I'm sure that all of their Marvel films are labeled that way, but I hadn't noticed it before. Disney just loves unnecessary labels like that.
 

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Shang-Chi is labelled a "Cinematic Universe Edition." Like there's a non-Cinematic Universe edition, without Benedict Wong?

I'm sure that all of their Marvel films are labeled that way, but I hadn't noticed it before. Disney just loves unnecessary labels like that.
so again, Disney is just blowing smolke up our asses, LOL!!!
 

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Man, I'll never get over the notion that the alteration/removal of some items never intended to be seen = "censorship".

The change to Baby Herman goosing the woman? Bad - that changed something that was meant to be viewed.

But the loss of "commando Jessica" or other in-jokes among animators isn't in the same ballpark...
 

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I was fortunate enough to see Who Framed Roger Rabbit in its original 1988 release, in a good quality cinema: the City Cinemas Gramercy Theater on 23rd Street in Manhattan. The venue was one of a number of theaters in Greater New York that played the movie in 70mm. And it was conveniently located just down the street from where I was going to college (SVA). I remember the image quality was pretty amazing compared to 35mm prints I had been used to seeing at the time. Colors were really deep and brilliant, starting with the opening cartoon. The Dolby mag audio was rich and deep; a whole lot better than typical optical mono or stereo sound. The Gramercy theater played a decent number of movies in 70mm in the 1980's and going into the 1990's. I think the last 70mm show I watched there was the 1990 blow-up of Fantasia.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a big hit with other fellow art students. Around 89 or 90 they played a print of it in the old student theater in the SVA main building. The room was packed. The reactions to all kinds of blink and you miss it moments made the atmosphere feel like a party.

I'm glad to see the movie is getting a proper UHD Blu-ray release.
 

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For anyone interested in a streaming copy, iTunes has this available for $4.99 today.
 

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Yours truly with one of the curvier stars of the film:

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