- Nov 7, 2012
- Real Name
- Kevin Oppegaard
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.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.
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.