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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Message #1 of 15 Aug 6, 2019
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    Robert Harris

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    The basic premise of David Yarovesky's Brightburn, a new 4k release from Sony sounds vaguely familiar.

    A childless couple, on a farm in the mid-west, desperate to have a child, gets their wish when I capsule lands from outer space, carrying a very human-appearing small boy.

    The boy grows, beloved of all, especially his "adoptive" parents, and grows powers, while his parents keep his background from him.

    I'm certain that I've seen this before, but can't put my finger on it.

    In this case, everything goes wrong, making Brightburn a wonderfully nihilistic, mean-spirited, and decidedly unpleasant film.

    But there is a silver lining.

    Decades from today, researchers will be able to screen it as a time capsule of our United States of America in 2019.

    Sony's new 4k is a quality pressing, with nice color and huge sound, but it's a painful 90 minutes.

    Image – 5

    Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

    Pass / Fail – Pass

    RAH
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Yeah, I heard it's not a pleasant film. I'll pass on the disc, but might purchase the 4K stream for $9.99.
     
  3. Robert Harris

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    Suggest you have someone hide anything sharp, before you do so. Many better ways of spending $10.
     
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    Ouch.
     
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  5. Robert Crawford

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    Ouch indeed as you clearly didn't like the film at all.
     
  6. Johnny Angell

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    But you “Highly Recommended” it.
     
  7. Robert Harris

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    Huge error. Thx! I use a basic format for words. And if I have to take a call, things go downhill.

    Appreciated!
     
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    [Emily Letilla]Nevermind[/Emily Letilla]
     
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    Too much violins ...?
    [​IMG];)
     
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  12. Message #12 of 15 Aug 8, 2019
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    Tino

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    That’s not how it works here Stan. If you have a question for RAH, post it in the appropriate thread and he’ll answer it or send him a private message if necessary (which I can’t imagine it would be).

    Welcome to the forum. :)
     
  13. dpippel

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    Also Stan, posting your email address in a public forum isn't a great idea. You (and @Tino) might want to edit your posts.
     
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    Good point. Done.
     
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    I was excited to see this and really underwhelmed. It has some good moments but, yeah, as a mirror image of "Superman" it just doesn't make it for me. I felt it was too on the nose and that the tropes just didn't work here.
     
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