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Those who have been around the cinema for more than a few years recognize the fact that viewing a Quentin Tarnantino film isn't just watching a movie.

It's a visceral experience.

Pulp Fiction, his second feature production begins by lulling you into quiet state, and then hits you over the head - and then the Main Titles hit.

It's a terrific cinematic experience.

I like the film a great deal, and had trepidations about the new 4k, knowing that it was coming from Paramount, but I'm thrilled by what I'm seeing and hearing. It was shot on a normal speed Kodak stock, and while the 4k appears almost grainless, it's there. At least I presume that's the original grain, although anything is possible.

But bottom line, resolution has not been tainted, it looks fabulous, and that's what matters. I've got to believe that Mr. Tarantino, as a film geek, would not have approved a de-grain.

Color, densities, black levels and stability are all state of the art, and the track will clean the lint from your speakers.

The overall resolution in projection is magnificent.

A beautiful representation of the film on a tiny silver disc.

Image - 5 (Dolby Vision)

Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Yes

Makes use of and works well in 4k - 4.5

Upgrade from Blu-ray - Absolutely

Highly Recommended

RAH


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"IT will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine..." oh wait, wrong flick, LOL... but yes, THIS shall be mine nonetheless... :lol::D:D:D:cool:

:cheers::popcorn:

_Man_
 

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"IT will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine..." oh wait, wrong flick, LOL... but yes, THIS shall be mine nonetheless... :lol::D:D:D:cool:

:cheers::popcorn:

_Man_

Speaking of which, I assume the Wayne’s World UHD release again failed to secure Stairway? They should have licensed “Taurus” by Sprit
 

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Another note re Paramount’s new 4k of Pulp Fiction.

I was so pleased with the overall quality of this release that I neglected to make note of the most important point.

For $28 those who collect (and invest in) steelbooks, can receive a beautifully produced metal binding of sorts. It‘s very pretty.

If one is into saving about $7, you can eschew the steelbook and go for plastic. But be warned, you may lose some friends who only stay in touch because of said steelbooks.

Or if showing your wealth is truly important, the film is available in VHS for the same price as the 4k.

So many decisions…
 

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What is in the briefcase? Quentin Tarantino was gracious enough to "leave it to the viewer" to decide. But that son of a gun knows what it is (he has said so in numerous interviews) he just ain't saying.

I have my guess, and it's a good one.
 

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Another note re Paramount’s new 4k of Pulp Fiction.

I was so pleased with the overall quality of this release that I neglected to make note of the most important point.

For $28 those who collect (and invest in) steelbooks, can receive a beautifully produced metal binding of sorts. It‘s very pretty.

If one is into saving about $7, you can eschew the steelbook and go for plastic. But be warned, you may lose some friends who only stay in touch because of said steelbooks.

Or if showing your wealth is truly important, the film is available in VHS for the same price as the 4k.

So many decisions…
I was going to pass, as I've seen the film once and that was enough, but given the museum quality steelbook .....
 

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What is in the briefcase? Quentin Tarantino was gracious enough to "leave it to the viewer" to decide. But that son of a gun knows what it is (he has said so in numerous interviews) he just ain't saying.

I have my guess, and it's a good one.

It's a small lamp with a yellow color filter over it shining into the actors' faces. ;)
 

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Sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one.

The nonsense about it being Marcellus Wallace's soul never did anything for me.
I thought that was really reaching too (always hated it myself). Going by a more realistic (other than the obvious) movie guess: the briefcase was chockfull of yellow diamonds (the most valuable) with a value of roughly $200 million.
When Tim Roth of the Pumpkin, and Honeybunny duo says "Is that what I think it is?", and "it's beautiful" he is obviously looking at something he has seen before. If it was a soul of someone, he wouldn't have a clue what he was looking at
 

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