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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Feb 18, 2018.

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    Robert Harris

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    "In a world" where young people are taught to bully and hate, Stephen Chbosky's (Beauty and the Beast, Perks of Being a Wallflower) Wonder makes us believe that A. there may be some good out there, and B. there may be hope.

    It's film about a young (middle school) boy, with distorted facial attributes, which has him prepared to be treated more than shabbily by his new classmates, and setting him apart from others, with few exceptions.

    I've not read the screenplay, but in other hands, this could have been a typically mawkish film, peopled by types we've seen too many times before.

    But it works.

    With Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Mandy Patinkin in the adult leads, and Jacob Tremblay (The Room) as the put-upon youngster, it's a film that is affecting and will have you smiling as the curtains close.

    Shot with a Red Weapon Dragon (Super 35 / 6k), and finished as a 2k DI, the resultant 4k UHD release, mit HDR, is lovely.

    As this is a new release, 4k is the way to go, as it includes standard issue Blu-ray



    Image - 5 (Dolby Vision)

    Audio - 5 (Dolby TrueHD 7.1)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Recommended

    RAH

     
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    Yeah, I almost bought this 4K title last week as Amazon is having a 3 for $50 4K/UHD sale. I might still pull the trigger on this blind buy. However, my other two 4K titles were the Cloverfield films that you just reviewed.:)
     
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    I thought this was a really good film.
     
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    Not sfx heavy and still 2K from 6K. :(:thumbsdown:
     
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    Watched this last night with the wife and we both really enjoyed it for RAH’s reasons above.
     

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