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A few words about...™ Rocky Mountain Express -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Robert Harris

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    One doesn't need to be a fan of railroading, or steam locomotives to appreciated Stephen Low's beautiful IMAX production, shot on 65/15. For those who feel they've heard Mr. Low's name before, think Titanica (1995), and Legends of Flight (2010), among others.

    Hopefully, we'll be seeing more of his work via Shout.

    The 45 minute documentary takes us on a journey covering one of the engineering feats of the steam powered railroad days, as it takes us along on a journey across Canada, to link the East and West coasts.

    Gorgeous cinematography is beautifully recreated in 4k, and as they've done previously, Shout Factory gives us two version of the film -- a beautiful 4k MOHDR, and another with.

    I began the journey viewing the HDR version of the film, but soon tired of the overly heightened color and contrast. Whether or not this may be a part of the ongoing battle between Samsung and Sony, who collectively are unable to synchronize their products, remains to be seen.

    But regardless, I am not a fan of the HDR version of the film.

    Fortunately, the non-HDR is a magnificent offering.

    Absolutely worth the price of admission, and a huge thanks to Shout Factory, for the non-HDR version of the film, which reproducing it, as released in 2011.

    Aspect ratio has been set at 1.78.

    Dolby Atmos, once again, pin-points the audio.

    Image - 5

    Audio - 5 (Dolby Atmos)

    4k - 5

    Pass / Fail - Pass



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