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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Robert Crawford

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    Make sure your HDR setting is at standard setting.

    I viewed this 4K/UHD disc earlier today. What a wonderful experience. It was my first Dolby Atmos disc since Jeff Meier completed his audio calibration of my 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos system on Tuesday. The audio presentation was simply outstanding. Even though my OLED65E6P was calibrated earlier this year, he made some tweaks to it. I didn't find this disc too bright at all. A great looking disc!
     
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  2. Robert Crawford

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    In bold is what I received. I'll hold onto my 2007 5-disc Blu-ray set for the Workprint version on Blu-ray and the Blade Runner Enhancement Archive on DVD. All of those Bonus Materials that are not versions of the actual film are in either 480i or 480p anyway. Those alternative versions of the film are in 1080p.
     
  3. Mike2001

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    Robert, Did you contact Warner Bros about the DVD vs Blu-ray as suggested by your post in Todd's review thread? If so, please keep us posted about what you learn.
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    I haven't heard a word back from them.
     
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    I thought it was lovely too, these older movies coming in UHD are going to break the bank.
     
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  6. Robert Crawford

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    IMO, the Dolby Atmos track was even more impressive.
     
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    Blade Runner Final Cut is going to screen at Seattle Cinerama week of 9/29. I shouldn't spend the money but I want to go so badly.

    BRUN.JPG
     
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  8. Bryant Frazer

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    Oh my god, no. This is absolutely intentional. It's one of my favorite cuts in the whole film. I still remember seeing that cut in a dark theater way back in 1982 and kind of snapping to attention. Like, "Oh, it's going to be that kind of movie." I love it.

    Of course you're absolutely right that it feels like frames are missing, and that's why it's so very effective as a closer to the prologue that begin with such long tracking shots, pushing forward and looking out over the Los Angeles futurescape. I do I think it's magnificent.
     
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    Well, that's a cool take on it, Bryant. I personally still find it jarring, but it's really a very minor thing for me. And I am sure you're correct that it was intentional, seeing as how it appears that way in each version of the film and in numerous video releases. Every other second of the film I find absolutely delightful.
     
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    Since my earlier post regarding this title, written after I had watched only the first thirty minutes of the film, my 4K disc of BR locked up just after the 59m mark (at exactly the point where the laser disc had a side break). I returned it to Amazon for an exchange and instead they gave me a credit. I went back to Amazon to re-purchase it and now find they aren't even stocking it! I'd have to pay twice the original amount to get it from a third-party seller.

    Did the first printing run out? Will it be reissued? Is Amazon only temporarily out of stock? Why are eBay sellers already trying to get the big bucks for it, and why are people bidding so high?

    Hell with it, I'll get it on Amazon UK for less than anyone here is charging, shipping included.
     
  11. Wayne_j

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    Apparently they were being inconsistent with which discs they were including in the set so they pulled the title to work on the problem.
     
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    That explains why I can't find it anywhere.
     
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    Seen it a a few Best Buy’s.
     
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    I've seen it at my local Best Buy, too.
     
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    I purchased 4K Blade Runner at Best Buy. I ended up with the 4K disc, a standard Blu-ray with the Final Cut version only, and two DVDs. I think I would have preferred a standard Blu-ray with the other two versions instead of one of the DVDs. Who knows if Warner Bros is ever going to figure out what was *supposed* to be in the case. You'd think there would be a press release forthcoming. Whatever.

    Watched the 4K version of Final Cut with a friend on Saturday night. EXCELLENT presentation! Very much felt like watching film. When used right, I think HDR enhances that feeling. That, plus the fine grain available with a true 4K scan.

    Now I'm all set for BR 2049. Will probably see it on Tuesday of next week (busy with other things this weekend). So far, the RT critic score looks very promising (currently 96%).

    Mark
     
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    And the DVD version of Blade Runner Enhancement Archive is missing from this set, as well, unless you end up with the alternate (incorrect) packaging of the UHD set.

    Makes me think there will be a six disk edition later, containing the work print and the Enhancement Archive.

    If they include a BR version of the Dangerous Days documentary in a later six disk edition, I'll be sad I didn't wait....

    So far, gotta keep both the old 5 disk set and this new UHD set in order to have "everything".
     
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    I thought they kept everything on the 30th anniversary 3-disc.
     
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    Amazon is pricing matching this for the time being. Too late in my case, though, as my copy arrived in today's mail from Best Buy. I missed out on the Black Friday deal, but was able to take advantage of this one thanks to Craig's post.
     
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    Watching 4K Blade Runner. If most 4K releases were as good as this, there’d be a stampede to upgrade to 4K. This disc shows what 4K can achieve. Why does it have to be an exception? It should be the rule.
     

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