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UHD Review A few words about...™ Air Force One -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Nov 11, 2018.

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    Robert Harris

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    We're instituting a new rating line today, as I've been noting more of late, that catalog titles are receiving more than just a new image harvest, or uncompressed audio.

    With their new 4k of Air Force One, a hugely entertaining two decade old political thriller, from Wolfgang Petersen, Columbia not only gives us a new image harvest, which yields an astoundingly beautiful picture, but with the addition of Dolby Atmos, going from the original Dolby 5.1, a much larger, and more encompassing sound stage.

    And this affects the overall pleasure derived from the disc in major ways.

    These two attributes leave the old ten year-old Blu-ray in the dust.

    A great film, made even more inviting with the latest technology.

    A 4k catalog release that's a must own.

    Image - 5

    Audio - 5 (Dolby Atmos)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from Blu-ray - Absolutely

    New program technology yielding important upgrades - 5

    Very Highly Recommended

    RAH

     
  2. Jonathan Perregaux

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    This title was my very first DVD disc in 1997, before I even had a player, and certainly before I had a decent TV. I still have it.
     
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    This was shown theatrically in the SDDS 8 channel format, not that it would make much difference at home.
     
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    Is it just me, or are the Dolby Atmos re-mixes for many catalog titles (Blade Runner, Superman, and now AFO ) more aggressive and impressive than the Atmos mixes on most current features ?
     
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    One of THE great popcorn action pictures and one I enjoy revisiting quite often.
     
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    About to watch this right now with the wife. Terrific film.
     
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    I ordered 'Air Force One' 4K as part of a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion at Target.com two weeks ago. The other two titles were 'Predator' 4K and 'Red 1&2' 4K. Target shipped 'Predator' right away. 'Red 1&2' doesn't street until the week of Thanksgiving. And, last week, when 'Air Force One' hit street date, Target didn't do squat. I got an email that the release date had been updated (to Nov 6) but nothing has happened. I called Target customer service on Tuesday and was told it would ship that day. I called again on Thursday and was told it would ship within a week. Still, nothing has happened with it. I saw the title on the shelf in my local Target store on Tuesday.

    The item has been processed but not shipped, according to Target's website. It seems trapped in some sort of shipping limbo. I'm getting pretty fed up because I was really looking forward to seeing it in 4K ATMOS glory. Grrrr.

    Mark
     
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    Just watched it. What a tremendously entertaining action film. Definitely one of Ford’s best.

    And jeez was the 4K beautiful. Looked awesome and sounded amazing in Atmos!:thumbsup:
     
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    I wish I had heard about that promotion. I’m a regular Target shopper and somehow missed it.
     
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    You should check out the regular Weekly Round-Up section of this self-same website ... the Money You Save Will be Your Own :D
     
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    Well, I do, but managed to miss it. I anxiously await the thread every week and then subscribe to it. Oh well. I’m sure there will be plenty more opportunities for me to “save” money. :lol:
     
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    I can only imagine how awful the VFX climax of the movie will look with the clarity of 4k HDR. The opening weekend audience, myself included, howled with laughter watching that scene in a theater. It looked like it had been drawn in crayon.
     
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    I was expecting the worst from that scene too but amazingly it didn’t look too bad I thought. Pretty good actually.
     
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    Picked this up this afternoon. Looks very good. Time very well spent revisiting this film.
     
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    Will be attempting to buy this at Black Friday for $10
     
  16. Robert Crawford

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    Is it on sale for that price?
     
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    Yes at Best Buy
     
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    Was a steal at $10.

    Great Atmos sound.
    Great picture.

    This movie is just simply a great action flick.
     
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