Recent content by Kyle_D

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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ Midsommar (Director's Cut) - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The packaging and book on this one deserves special notice. I was skeptical of the $50 price, but upon receipt, it was obvious a lot of care went into putting together something special that's truly unique and collectible.
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    Barnes & Noble Semi-Annual 50% off Criterion Sale

    I still haven't seen any news or announcement of a July 2020 sale. Has anyone else heard anything?
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    If Santa could transfer any film to 4K which 10 would you like him to place under your tree?

    I'm excluding films that are already available to stream in 4K (which disqualifies the Star Wars films, Heat, Lawrence, Chinatown, Wrath of Khan, etc.) Lord of the Rings Trilogy (albeit remastered/recolored/re-composited from a new true 4K DI) The Thing Minority Report The Master Vertigo Se7en...
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    The first hints of Star Wars in 4k....

    Watched A New Hope in 4K/Dolby Vision on Disney Plus last night and, setting aside the changes, it was the best LOOKING video release of the film that I've seen. (Yes, including the various 4K OUT versions floating around the internet). Here's hoping the rumors of a disc release next year are...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Midsommar - in Blu-ray

    Well, given some of the earlier comments in the thread suggesting that HDR would ruin the image, I figured I'd report that that's NOT the case. ;)
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Midsommar - in Blu-ray

    I watched the iTunes copy of the Director's Cut over the weekend. The Directors Cut does a better job of setting up the toxicity of Dani and Christian's relationship in a way that makes the ending much more cathartic, but it loses some of the ambiguity of the theatrical cut. They're not...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Midsommar - in Blu-ray

    I have Comcast with consistent 100+ Mbps down, and my AppleTV is hardwired to my router via Ethernet. I believe that iTunes streams cap out at around 25Mbps, so it's not a connection issue. Several posters on other forums have also noted the macroblocking and banding issues with the 4K iTunes...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Midsommar - in Blu-ray

    I bought the digital version on iTunes. I haven't watched it yet, but I checked the directors cut and confirmed that it's HD-only. The theatrical cut is 4K with Dolby Vision. This had a true 4K DI, so it's unfortunate that it's not being released on disc that way. Also a shame the Directors...
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    Lord of the Rings 4k. Any News At all

    I've started to notice that the early DIs of this vintage don't really hold up that well on modern displays. I rewatched the extended cuts on Blu-ray earlier this year and was shocked at how flat and soft they looked, with a lot more obvious noise reduction than I remembered. The car chase...
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    Press Release Lionsgate Press Release: Midsommar (Blu-ray)

    The Director's Cut is confirmed as an iTunes digital exclusive. https://www.slashfilm.com/midsommar-directors-cut-apple-tv/#more-575553
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    Pre-Order Apocalypse Now: 40th Anniversary Edition (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    I'd definitely go with the Theatrical Cut for a first time viewer, especially if you're watching at home. I actually really like the Final Cut, but the plantation scene still kills the film's momentum. On the big screen, the scene adds to the cumulative sensation at the end that you've gone on...
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    Pre-Order Apocalypse Now: 40th Anniversary Edition (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    I noticed some of this in the IMAX Laser presentation of the Final Cut earlier this month, but I think the yellow push in the color timing and contrast was all intentional. It looked fantastic IMHO, and if the UHD looks close to the IMAX presentation, I don't think Bill will have oversold it...
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    Pre-Order Apocalypse Now: 40th Anniversary Edition (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Mine did not ship either, although now I'm at least getting the "We're sorry your package is late" message in the order status. I knew Amazon has beefs with Disney and that they've had issues with Warner titles, but Lionsgate was new to me.
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    Press Release Lionsgate Press Release: Midsommar (Blu-ray)

    Loved the film, but I'm amazed that Lionsgate would announce a release without the director's cut TWO DAYS AFTER Aster screened the directors cut in New York. I'm wondering the if the director's cut will be available with the digital copy included with this release. Also, the lack of a UHD is...
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    Pre-Order Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    70mm at Music Box in Chicago was also perfect.