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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Taylor * D

    Taylor * D Auditioning

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    Where does the 4.1 audio come from? Was it the 70mm engagement?
     
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    I am sure the 4.1 is from the 70mm mix.
    The Laserdisc version used a 70mm 6 -track Sensurround mix in AC-3 which is only available in that format.
     
  3. Lord Dalek

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    Yes indeed. LCRS encoded as discrete tracks with the lfe information on CL and CR (the so-called "boom tracks").
     
  4. Lord Dalek

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    Not Sensurround (that never ran on anything not made by Universal), just an earlier mix that had deeper bass. Accounts vary as to whether it was actually used in '79 or just some mix a guy at Fox pulled off a shelf by accident in 1995.
     
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    I still remain completely confused why the price point has stayed this low for so long. It's a no brainer, pure and simple. Alien should be in the mailbox tonight when I get home and the night has been blocked off for the movie. Still keeping the Anthology BD set even if/when the other films hit 4k.
     
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    ArrIves today. Those sets must look fantastic in 4K- I always remember that production design.

    As for Fox- and Cameron- where is the Abyss?!?! This would look amazing in 4K no less blu-ray.
     
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    Of the major cast and crew, quite a few...

    -John Hurt
    -Harry Dean Stanton
    -Bolaji Badejo (who played the alien)
    -screenwriter Dan O'Bannon
    -artist H.R. Giger
    -producer Gordon Carroll
    -cinematographer Derek Vanlint
    -composer Jerry Goldsmith
    -co-editor Peter Weatherly
    -production designer Michael Seymour
    -costume designer John Mollo
    -effects artist Carlo Rambaldi.
     
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    Arrived yesterday and I will be watching it today!

    40th Anniversary 4K Alien.
     
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    From personal experience, the years do take the toll.

    My copy arrives tonight and RH has me excited.
     
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    I just got my copy. If I tilt it right, I can get the drops to turn a faint pink. I don't think they're supposed to represent drops of blood but the natural juicy secretions of the Alien's smile. :P
     
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    As of today:

    -Terry Rawlings (RIP)
     
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    Known fact- people die.
    Sorry but time stands still for no one.
     
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    The digital copy included redeems in 4K and also includes the 40th Anniversary shorts on iTunes not available on the disc.
     
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    On some days (or nights) this is my favorite film of all time. The 4K looks like you're watching a new print in the screening room. It's almost...primordial.
     
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    Not having a 4K tv hasn’t stopped me from buying and WATCHING 4K discs on my 6 year old non 4K tv.

    These 4K discs still look fantastic on my tv.
     
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    A tall, dark stranger with a drooling problem swipes right on two of seven available singles before breaking his heart over the last one, who drags him real good.

    I should be sick of this movie, but somehow I never am. And the 4K is a revelation.

    I thought HDR wouldn’t work on old movies, though. Obviously it does. Or is that only for certain old movies, with negatives on the brink? Like The Godfather?
     
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    Watched Alien on 4K UHD Blu-ray today and it looks fantastic! I am impressed with the transfer as the video has good color saturation and excellent black levels giving the many low light scenes a good amount of detail. IMHO 20th Century Fox did a very good job on the 4K transfer which actually is better than the transfer done for the standard blu-ray and the Alien Quadrilogy set on blu-ray! I hope Fox puts out Aliens on 4K UHD Blu-ray soon!

    40th Anniversary 4K Alien.
    20190115_074529a.
     
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    Can't wait for the 4K disc to arrive. My Super 8 version gets a whirl every so often.

    IMG_20190423_162111. WP_20180923_13_59_51_Pro. WP_20180923_14_01_03_Pro. WP_20180923_14_15_13_Pro. WP_20180923_14_17_39_Pro. WP_20180923_14_25_12_Pro.
     
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    How does the Super-8 compare to the Blu-ray version?
     
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    You can never compete on the nuts-and-bolts resolution of BD or UHD, but the amazing thing with small or large format film - if you're using good lenses - is what I call the infinite black level (no light = absolute black) and the totally organic look of the image. You seem to get rewarded by an entirely analog workflow from capture on film to transfer on film to presentation on film.
     
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