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  1. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Completely agree. It does take time and resources to create new 1080p discs. I think most of the studios are pouring their money in the 4K market where generally speaking will have the highest video enthusiasts. Given one can buy a new 65" OLED and 4K player combined for under $2K tells me...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    It's perhaps unfair on my part, but it looks to me as if they are working out of a house. Do they have all of the reference tools and equipment to do this work versus being in a studio? I realize the impact Covid played, but just sayin'. I could hypothetically see where things could go astray...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Spider-man No Way Home -- in 4k UHD

    I watched it streamed last week - really enjoyed it. Lots of fun. I plan on buying this disc.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    It's a little curious why Paramount didn't include the remastered BDs in either set (especially the more expensive Collector's Edition). Even for Star Trek, they included them. Of course, for Indiana Jones, they never made remastered BDs. Not sure how calls are made on these.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    Yes. The 2008 Blu-ray Coppola Restoration (from 2007) regular US Blu-ray boxset looks like this:
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I hope this is brought to the studio project leads(s) awareness by someone.
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    PHE Press Release: Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Fully Restored Director's Edition (4k UHD) (Paramount+ Streaming)

    My older brother who is a big Trek fan, and saw TMP in 1979 while he was in high school, thought the 2001 Direction Edition version was an improvement when we watched it on DVD. He also owned the longer version VHS.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I watched all three movies on UHD BD, projected, and then popped in the '08 BDs chapter skipping around. They do hold up very well. This situation could have been a lot worse if the BDs never existed. Timing (and color timing!) is everything.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    It seems like a very deliberate effort. "Get rid of some of that ugly grain, show more highlights, and get rid of those weird bold colors...make it look more like reality for crying out loud!" I still recall back in 2008 on some of the forums, people complaining about the colors. I still...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    Interesting. I'll be honest: I have no idea what an original film print in good quality might look like from Apoc Now or 'Drac. I didn't get the feel of a modern look of the UHD BDs (which I found stunning) but these kind of things seem to change format to format. By comparison: the original...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    Given how much smaller the physical market gets every year, I would be shocked if it were not the last.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I spent closer to $60 from Deep Discount and sold off the codes for $15. So $45 cost for the discs. If I don't like these, hopefully I can sell off the set for something of that price. Not the worst. I will be watching Part I tonight, projected. Keeping my expectations in check, but trying...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    Agreed. Even the Indiana Jones UHD BDs, which look excellent, have a little grain muckery going on noticeable in some sky shots.
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