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UHD Review Crank - UHD Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Sam Posten, May 13, 2019.

  1. Sam Posten

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    Lionsgate seems to be “upgrading” their entire library to 4k UHR HDR Atmos IMAX etc

    I spent about 20 minutes with this disc, hated it -both the film and the 4k disc - so much, I began a scathing review, but relented and went for a quick shock treatment.

    I saw it as Speed, but with a dumb script and horrific acting.

    Now I need not review

    Thank you for yours,

    Studio execs really need to put serious thought into what they’re bringing to 4k, before the format implodes upon itself.
     
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    This has been released on UHD but Apollo 11 hasn't. The world of disc is a strange one!
     
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  4. Colin Jacobson

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    I agree it's not a good movie. I think the 4K is true to the source - it's just a source that doesn't benefit from 4k!
     
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  5. Sam Posten

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    Thank you for the kind words. I am glad we are in agreement on what a mess this disk is, and sad that it is indeed such a mess.
     
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    I loved this film. I always thought it was a film version equivalent of the "Grand Theft Auto" video game franchise. :)

    With that being said, could it be that the "mess" that this uhd disc is, is entirely deliberate on the part of the original producers? (ie. For "aesthetic" type reasons).
     
  7. Robert Harris

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    I’m not sure that it’s a mess. I question its relevancy to the format, as I would 16mm to 4k. Seems like a waste of production, that could go to something deserving.

    Think The Court Jester in 4k!
     
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    Oh man, we all have our druthers on what would have been better choices. =) The forum is littered with those threads so I won't list mine here.

    Regarding 'mess', I am using it in the Laurel and Hardy term 'a fine mess' here. The legion of things that went wrong here outweigh the good. The film was fun in its day, but today I think Chelios words are as bleak as his profession. The UHD format doesn't give this film's look any favors. The Atmos transfer doesn't really sing. There are no new extras,

    NOT that it looks or sounds bad. It's just shovelware. It's the first shovelware on UHD. And THAT is a fine mess.
     
  9. Robert Harris

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    The proper word is “dreck.”
     
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    I never saw this one, but did review the sequel on DVD back in the day (that link has disappeared, too) and felt the same way as you two did.
     
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    I'm sure this is released somewhat to cash in on the current visibility of Jason Statham. He had a hit last fall with The Meg, and will surely have a huge hit later this summer with Hobbs & Shaw.
     
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    Studios really need to focus on releasing quality catalog movies sooner than later on this format. Some have arrived, but too many are still missing. No need to wait years like they did on previous formats for the large install base. There is a far smaller window of opportunity now. This isn't the 1990s.
     
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    What Lionsgate titles do you think they've left on the shelves and should go out 4K?

    Don't mean this to sound snarky - honestly curious to know what LG titles are out there that seem like good candidates for 4K!
     
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    The MacGyver reboot. ;)
     
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    Are you really freaking serious? :eek:

    Quick, off the top of my head: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, From Dusk til Dawn, The Crow, Angel Heart, Stargate, Total Recall, Hamburger Hill, Basic Instinct, The Others, Bad Lieutenant, Frailty, The Doors, The Decent, Glengarry GlenRoss...most of these are very mediocre to poor quality Blus as well. Lionsgate didn't hit a lot of homeruns on Blu-ray, but their UHD BDs have been pretty darn solid.

    Do I really need to continue?
     
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  16. Colin Jacobson

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    Believe it or not, I don't have Lionsgate's catalog committed to memory.

    Sorry - I'll make sure to study up next time I post! :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, you asked me a question and I gave you an answer. :rolleyes:
     
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    With unnecessary attitude - unless "are you really freaking serious" was an important part of the answer for reasons I don't see...
     
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    I had put a face icon to it as it was not meant to be "snarky".
     

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