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  1. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ The Deer Hunter - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The Deer Hunter is a 1979 film, directed by Michael Cimino, which won some awards back in the day. It holds up beautifully. Shout Factory's new 4k - a pleasant surprise there - is a mixed bag. The master apparently comes from Canal +. IMHO, someone cranked the HDR a bit high, making the film...
  2. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ Jaws - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    No joking about this release. Dead-on Perfect in every detail. Gorgeous 4k imagery, superb audio in Dolby Atmos. An incredibly nuanced job by all concerned toward one of the most beautifully produced 4k releases of the year. Everyone needs a copy! And for those who don't know, time to read...
  3. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ Color Out of Space - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Possibly I'm just not a Lovecraft fan, although I find Arthur Machen's work very interesting. Different tones. Richard Stanley's Color out of Space was recommended to me, and I've viewed the 4k, which is a lovely 4k release. It's the film, or possibly the screenplay that the problem...
  4. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ The Mask of Zorro — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Cinema memories are a bit akin to muscle memory, especially as viewed through the aforementioned fog of time. It was my memory, having not seen the film since the Blu-ray was released eleven years ago (it was released twenty-two years ago), that it was a superb retelling of the zorro legend...
  5. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ The Invisible Man (2020) — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    For The Invisible Man, Blumhouse, in league with director Leigh Whannell, goes beyond base genre, and has created a beautifully re-invented version of the 1933 Universal classic of the same name, starring Claude Rains, as directed by James Whale, from the novel by H.G. Wells. Elizabeth Moss...
  6. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ Birds of Prey... — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Warner's latest addition to their 4k home theater library is just for fun. I make no claims to understanding the permutations and combinations of the DC Universe, any more than I do that Marvel. It's a full time job. But this is Ms Quinn's backstory. Over at rogerebert.com, Christy Lemire...
  7. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ Days of Thunder — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I generally read reviews after I see a film, as I prefer to go in cold. My go-to is usually a combination of the trades, NY Times and Roger Ebert. For this one, Roger was absolutely on track. Go here: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/days-of-thunder-1990 Day of Thunder is an entertaining...
  8. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ D-Day Normandy 1944 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I had no idea what I was going to be seeing when I popped Shout Factory's new 4k release of D-Day in my player. My intention was to watch ten or fifteen minutes and get an overview. That didn't occur. This production, and the resultant 4k release, are so good, that 43 minutes later, I was...
  9. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Gentlemen - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I've been waiting for this one. A true gangster comedy. Actually, more than that. In all its 4k - it's Real 4k - glory, this release from Universal is more like the Citizen Kane of gangster films. With a wonderful cast -- Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michele Dockery, Jeremy Strong...
  10. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Lion King (re-dux) -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I happened upon the 2019 live-action version of The classic animated film, The Lion King (I believe the final actually drawn), while testing out Disney's new streaming service, and came away impressed by both. I'd had steered clear of the remake , as it seemed like a calculated money-grab by...
  11. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner, is either the second or fifth installment in the series, dependent upon how one is counting. It was a wonderful film in 1980, and remains so today. Stand the test of time? You'betcha! Mr. Kershner, who had been at the film racket for...
  12. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Star Wars: Return of the Jedi -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Return of the Jedi is either the third or sixth film in the Star Wars series, dependent upon how one perceives it. Regardless, you all know the storyline. The new 4k UHD / HDR release from Disney is just fine. Has grain been managed? Of course, but it looks fine. Possibly because of it, one...
  13. Kaskade1309

    Can Someone PLEASE Assist Me with Some HDR Questions as They Relate to a Panasonic UB9000?

    I own a Samsung UN65NU8000 and recently purchased a Panasonic DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player to replace a Cambridge Audio CXUHD unit that was connected to my NU that was giving me some trouble with DVD playback (and which their repair center couldn't fix even after sending the player out...
  14. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Star Wars: A New Hope -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    As everyone knows, Star Wars: A New Hope, may be the first to hit motion pictures screen (in the summer of 1977), but stands as the fourth in the series of nine. It's a bit akin to a Broadway shell game. Which walnut is the pea under? "Let's sit down and watch part four!" No need to discuss...
  15. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Seven Worlds One Planet -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Leave it to the BBC to continually up the ante with the overall quality of their 4k programming. I first experienced a sampling of Seven Worlds One Planet at a demo at Value Electronics. They had virtually every variant of 8k panels in production for the home market on display, and I was...
  16. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Knives Out -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I love a really good "whodunnit." And Rian Johnson's (you remember his film, Brick) Knives Out, was one of the best films of 2019. An absolute crowd pleaser, with a wonderful cast. Recently released by Lionsgate in 4k, it's a terrific way to watch the film, especially in Dolby Vision and...
  17. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ 1917 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Round about sixty or so years ago, the French decided to hone in on film directors as the main source of inspiration, and credit for filmmaking. Here in the Colonies the concept was heralded by the great Andrew Sarris, and amplified in his book, The American Cinema. The reality is that...
  18. Robert_Zohn

    LG 2020 CX and GX Series 4K HDR OLED TVs

    I've been enjoying and testing our store demo 2020 CX series 4K HDR OLED TVs for a few days. For 2020 LG added several interesting new user menu items to control how you want to set-up and use your OLED TV. Some are for convenience and others can enhance picture quality and performance when...
  19. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Ad Astra -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    James Gray's Ad Astra on 4k via Fox is an interesting space drama/thriller, which originates from both film and data. The resultant 4k Blu-ray is a quality up-rez, with HDR that generally works even in projection. A beautifully rendered Dolby Atmos track holds everything together. Best not to...
  20. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Marrowbone -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Marrowbone, directed by Sergio Sanchez (The Orphanage), is not about the adventures of a dog toy. Rather, it concerns a rather off-centric family, in the American Northeast (shot in Spain), who for whatever reason, are holed up in a huge rotting house. A huge rotting house - with secrets... I...
  21. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Mortal Engines -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Robert Harris submitted a new blog post A few words about...™ Mortal Engines -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  22. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ A Quiet Place (redux)-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray - Special Mondo Steelbook Edition

    Even for those who don't particularly care for film, like me, Mondo Steelbooks add another dimension, that takes things out of the ordinary, and into the spectacular. This is investment quality art for the steelbook collector. Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X? Who cares. A 4k Blu-ray...
  23. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, directed by Andre Ovredal, and with Guillermo del Toro credited partially with producing and writing, is a quality, thoughtful, little horror film, based upon the series of books by Alvin Schwartz. With a cast of "teens in jeopardy," one might easily equate it...
  24. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Doctor Sleep -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Warner Bros. seems to be leaving the door to room 237 ajar, as the legend below the title, Doctor Sleep on packaging reads "The next chapter in The Shining story." I'd been getting negative feedback on this film, but as a fan of the original, I had to try it on for size, that size being long...
  25. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Ford v Ferrari -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Aeons ago, I was given the thrill of driving one of the original 1960s Shelby Cobras. While there's not a thing wrong with modern vehicles, with all their electronics, it was a unique visceral experience. Beyond cars that I've owned over the years, probably the second and third would be a...
  26. Robert_Zohn

    LG's 2020 NANO 4K & 8K HDR TVs, NANO99, NANO097, NANO90, NANO85, and NANO81

    Just put up a nice comparison chart that I'll update as we learn more about LG's 2020 NanoCell 4K and 8K TVs. Nice line-up with two new 8K series, the NANO99 and NANO99 and three new 4K series, NANO90, NANO85, and NANO81. Screen sizes from 47" to 86". Here's the webpage and here's the .pdf...
  27. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Shutter Island -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    For those who have not yet experience Mr. Scorsese's Shutter Island, my advice would be to not read reviews. There are a myriad of differing points of view, and narrators running through the film, which I found of great interest. Some reviewers found discomfort in that fact. For one of it's...
  28. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Zombieland: Double Tap -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    If you liked the original Zombieland, which came out a decade ago, you may also find Double Tap fun, although there's much here that's repetitive and overall, of lesser quality. Is it an unnecessary sequel? I'm not certain, but it's still a way to spend 100 minutes toward mindless fun. The...
  29. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Terminator Dark Fate -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    While the latest in the Terminator series will presumably be popular with fans, I wasn't quite certain what to make of it. I understood the storyline. It's simple. People or machines (or a combination of them) from the past, and or, present have travelled back (or forward) in time to stop...