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A few words about...™ Evil Dead 2 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Nov 28, 2018.

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    Robert Harris

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    Lionsgate continues their upgrades to 4k with Sam Raimi's follow-up to his immensely popular Evil Dead, with 2.

    While the 1981 original was shot in S16, 2 made it to 35, and the difference, especially in 4k, is a joy to behold.

    Everything has fallen into place here, for a typically superior 4k release.

    Image - 5 (Dolby Vision)

    Audio - 5 (DTS-HD MA)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Recommended
     
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    Few indeed!:laugh:
     
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    There's quite an eclectic film festival going on in the @Robert Harris HT today. Lots of horror (Zombie, Evil Dead 2, Urban Legend, Sleepwalkers), and Gosford Park. :lol:
     
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    We'll have ti wait a while for his review of KINO's Emmanuelle (The joys of a woman ...) ;)
     
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    I've owned pretty much every iteration of this movie (including the Blood-Red Laserdisc) and this release, by far, trumps them all. Watched it on the Sony OLED 65A9F and wow. The detail is actually incredible, and the HDR/colours work wonderfully.

    Even the original film, The Evil Dead, has a slight detail edge on 4K that is noticeable over the previous Blu-ray when doing on-the-fly switching (two Oppo players, on a Sony 65Z9F, HD calibrated for D65 BT.709 100nits and UHD calibrated, D65 to 1500nits rolling off from there, and hitting UHD-P3 targets). While not a major uptick in detail, the UHD-HDR edition has some serious advantages in the contrast department. Headlights and lightbulbs in the darkness...much brighter. The HD edition looks flat in comparison.
     
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    I watched this last week, and was very impressed. Looked better than some of the more current movies released
    UHD!
     
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