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What a joke - a 4K release off a 16mm negative. And people buy this crap. What's next, some 4K releases of 8mm home movies? As to the film itself, yes every piece of unmitigated trash has fans. Go know.
Bruce - I like your rants, but a couple of points: it is simply not true that a 4K UHD can only be appreciated for watching large format-movies on a home set-up. On my projector set-up, I can clearly see a bump in quality between a blu-ray and a 4K UHD, made from the same master. And this applies to just about every film I've compared, including the recent 4K UHD of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. The 4K UHD brings out the fine grain in a way that the blu-ray from the same 4K master is unable to. There is no benefit from the wider colour gamut on this particular movie, obviously, but a 16 mm film mastered at 4K has a better colour rendering on a 4K UHD.

I perfectly accept that the majority of film lovers have their own particular tastes and I'm fine with anyone who would deem Cannibal Holocaust to be crap, or unmitigated trash. Incidentally, a view not shared by Mssrs Newman and Forshaw. However, I have a library which covers just about any genre (see snapshot) and I am one of the very few people posting on this site, to give a heads-up about discs published in Europe. Cannibal Holocaust has had a reputation, of which I have been aware of, for the better past of 40 years. This is first time I have bothered to see it, because the commentary was done by a pair of film buffs, who I enjoy listening to.

But if you really want to see something nice, you should get hold of the 4K UHD of Wings Of Desire.

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What a joke - a 4K release off a 16mm negative. And people buy this crap. What's next, some 4K releases of 8mm home movies? As to the film itself, yes every piece of unmitigated trash has fans. Go know.

So you think 16mm material isn't worth scanning on 4K and releasing on physical media? Oooookay. If done correctly, 16mm on 4K UHD could look fantastic - just look at The Evil Dead. Now, I'll have a problem if they start transferring VHS to 4K
 

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What a joke - a 4K release off a 16mm negative. And people buy this crap. What's next, some 4K releases of 8mm home movies? As to the film itself, yes every piece of unmitigated trash has fans. Go know.
Lest we forget that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is also getting a UHD 4K release. At least with Disney's current release strategy, we won't get a UHD release of 28 Days Later [shot on DV].
 

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Lest we forget that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is also getting a UHD 4K release. At least with Disney's current release strategy, we won't get a UHD release of 28 Days Later [shot on DV].
I have the recent German remaster of Tobe Hooper's brilliant THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in 4K with Dolby Vision, and it looks fantastic. Like a 16mm print being projected onto my OLED. I say, bring on more 16mm on 4K. After all, it's not just about the resolution, but the wider color gamut etc. There's a definite improvement on 16mm when comparing 1080P Blu-ray to 4K UHD.

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I'm a big fan of 4k but unlike most DVD upgrades to blu ray, many of the 4k releases seem to be only of very minor incremental improvement, and it can be difficult to ascertain from reviews whether 4k discs are worth buying. It seems that if a distributor has a market/fan base for a film, then 4k editions will be released irrespective of the elements. It's well known that science fiction and horror outsell drama and other older films, but I don't have a problem with this if these sales cross subsidise releases I want.
 

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I'm a big fan of 4k but unlike most DVD upgrades to blu ray, many of the 4k releases seem to be only of very minor incremental improvement, and it can be difficult to ascertain from reviews whether 4k discs are worth buying. It seems that if a distributor has a market/fan base for a film, then 4k editions will be released irrespective of the elements. It's well known that science fiction and horror outsell drama and other older films, but I don't have a problem with this if these sales cross subsidise releases I want.
I disagree with your choice of words. There might be incremental improvement, but I don't agree that many of the 4K releases are "very minor". At least, not on my OLEDs. And, I'm not arguing about 4K discs being derived from 16mm sources as that is a valid point.
 

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I've already said it's not just about the pixels, Bruce. The abundance of 2K DI uprezzes released on 4K UHD bears this out, as well.

Vincent
 

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Please explain how much information is contained on a 16mm negative - hint: not 4K.

ARRI has a paper out there showing that reference quality 16mm content fares better when scanned in 4K but then these movies are NOT that kind of content and it shows.

I see these releases first and foremost as an option to make more money off that newly created master and it looks like people are buying starting with that German release of Texas Chainsaw Massacre some years ago, complete with remastered Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos sound...
 

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