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UHD Review Captain Marvel UHD Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Todd Erwin, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Todd Erwin

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    Thanks for the review, Todd!

    I find it mind-boggling that they'd shoot the film using 8k and 6k cameras and then going through post-production at 2k. A few years ago, before 4K really look off in the home environment, I could have understood it. But in 2019, it feels like a staggering lack of foresight. Black Panther was shot at 3.4K but still went through post in 4k. I'm assuming that Infinity War and Endgame also went through post in 4K, to make the best possible impression in IMAX.

    I continue to be grateful that Marvel Studios records audio commentaries for all of its releases. And I continue to frustrated that they don't include them on the UHD release.
     
  3. Jake Lipson

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    Not all. Not Homecoming, which I remember because I really wanted one and it wasn't there.

    (But the rest of your point stands.)
     
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    8K/6K downscaled to finish on 2K, then artifically upscaled to 4K? Mind-boggling indeed.
     
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    Homecoming is a Marvel Studios production, but not a Marvel Studios release. It's a Sony release.
     
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    I don't understand some of these choices Disney is making with their 4K/UHD releases. Why are they allowing such releases to be lacking with the audio levels? What is the motivation for doing this as they have to know about the criticisms regarding their Dolby Atmos releases on physical media? Also, what is behind their choices regarding the post-production downscale to 2K? Is it cheaper to do so which is probably the reason for down scaling the video??? Also, I don't understand the reasoning behind their Dolby Atmos tracks lacking oomph.
     
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    Frankly, I don't understand EITHER issue. I can't imagine that there's much cost involved in releasing true 4K material for their Marvel stuff, and the Atmos issue is technical in nature with no cost involved. Disney/Marvel should be pushing the envelope technically with their 4K releases, but no.
     
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    I'm with you Doug. I just don't understand it! With their upcoming streaming service, they need to be the leader in pushing their 4K releases whether on disc or streaming.
     
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    Watching the 4K right now and volume level sounds fine to me!
     
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    According to IMDB, nope.
     
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    It all comes down to cost. Rendering effects, especially in effects heavy films like the last two Avengers, would have been prohibitive.
     
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    I just amended my review by adding the digital exclusive special features available after redeeming your Movies Anywhere code.
     
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    Not just cost, but time. It takes a lot longer to process and render video at 4K, and with release dates for these films set in stone, they might not be able to hit those dates.
     
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    Not trying to be a wise guy ( ok, maybe a bit...) but exactly how many animal comic reliefs have there been in superhero films besides Goose ?
     
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    Watched it yesterday and had to boost the levels 4 db from my usual setting (and could have gone a bit more), and I agree - the sub levels were wimpy overall compared to other action features.
     
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    Man, I didn't hear that at all. I kept "CM" at my normal levels and thought bass seemed strong!

    I've had to boost the volume with other Disney movies but not this one - if I'd cranked the volume, it would've knocked down the walls!
     
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