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Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Brian Husar

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    Regarding teal on Dunkirk, that's Nolan's film and if he wants or likes that color for his films, that's fine by me, as it's his film. It was the thought of him doing it to 2001 that bothered me, as 2001 is not his film. Thankfully, that didn't happen.
     
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  2. Bryan^H

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    Whichever version you think looks better;)

    Sadly the color timing of a film is a make or break issue for me. I've bought a couple long anticipated releases that left me completely uninterested in revisiting it on BD again.
     
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    Rest easy. The color timing is spot on for this film. The "hallway" is and should be, beige (there's an old joke there). There are scenes in the "pod" room where one can see down the hallway. In those scenes, where the pod room is white, the hallway is beige.
     
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    The 4K UHD certainly looks fantastic. I feel privileged to have it in this state, WITH the 1968 audio track. Very nice.
     
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    The first time I saw 2001 in 4K I felt like I was seeing it for the first time--again. Certainly there were things I saw and heard that I had never seen and heard. It's crystal clear. The dynamic range blew away my expectations. And the sound is, well, music to my ears.

    I have a personal story about 2001. My late great pal David Whitley thought 2001 the best movie ever made. He only had one criticism; I remember him telling me decades ago that Kubrick got the phone call between Floyd and his daughter wrong. My friend said back in the 1980s that when Floyd's daughter moves, the phone camera wouldn't follow her. And for many years I thought he was right. But now we are seeing cameras automatically following people on the phone, so Kubrick got it right after all.

    So this is how well I knew my friend. Today he would say the phone camera pan in 2001 looks too human, not precise enough to be done by a machine, so it's still wrong. Hahaha.

    When I watched this restoration the first time, I got tears in my eyes when I comprehended how great it was because my friend didn't live to see it. He would have loved it. I wish we could have watched it together.
     
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  6. CarlosMeat

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    My father was a great man and a great father. So often as I sit watching movies I think how much he would have enjoyed this or that. I even have thought I should call him (he has been gone since 2000) but he took me to see 2001 when it was released and I was 12.

    I do understand missing someone who you loved to share things with.
     
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    Maybe that guy confused his terms; as there is a vast difference between a film that is "lost" vs. a film that is "out-of-stock".:rolleyes:
    Anyway, we know very well that even these naysayers have their own native copies in hand.
    So, where are they now? They're at home. And they are being dazzled. Over and over, again.:cool:
     
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    Looks like mine has finally shipped from Amazon.

    I am still in amazement Warner has flubbed the release of such a classic so poorly.
     
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    I disagree I think they flubbed it very effectively.;)
     
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    Well, I would be terrified to to know what you think "very ineffectively" would look like. ;)

    By the way, I am not talking about the transfer quality.
     
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    I think iTunes may be in the process of fixing the cut/fade glitch, as the 4K moniker has been temporarily withdrawn at the iTunes storefront.
     
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    What I see on the screen was not flubbed. I will go so far as to say it's the best restoration I have ever seen. It's certainly the best looking movie disc in my collection, and I've got some great looking discs here.
     
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    You-keep-using-that-word.
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia is available in UHD but not on BD disc. This is the benchmark IMO.
     
  15. Dave H

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    Ummmm...

    According to Webster:

    : blunder. flub. noun. Definition of flub (Entry 2 of 2) : an act or instance of flubbing : blunder.

    This was a "flubbed release" in terms of several factors such as the original availability date, factory disc pressing issues, and missing fade which required a "fixed" disc. For a classic of this nature, I would not expect such problems and would expect more assurances of a smooth launch.

    But hey, mine arrived today (with corrected fade), so I'm good now.
     
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    Yes they flubbed it very well.
    It was well flubbed.
     
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    I was referring to your comment that they had "flubbed the release of such a classic so poorly", in which case it hardly would have been flubbed at all. ;) As someone else pointed out, they flubbed it quite well.
     
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    The best flubber of a film since the film Flubber?
     
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    :rolling-smiley:
     
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    Best Buy has the 4K listed on their website for the very reasonable $19.99. However--despite it showing as actually being in stock, all stores in my area are currently out, and I have been informed it is currently unavailable for order.
     

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