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Neil Middlemiss

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1990 was the start of a new decade, one that would explode with computer generated imagery-driven effects films and summer event films that would grow bigger and bigger in scale and budget. Days of Thunder represents the beginning of the end of the pre-CGI era, where computer effects would become the staple of summer blockbusters. This film is a stock summer action film with a big-name star in top billing and a tried and true plot to hang its car racing world storyline on. It’s populated with familiar character-types doing exactly what they are supposed to do and arcs toward a finale we all expect. That we enjoy the journey anyway is a testament to the quality of the filmmaking. And Paramount’s new 4K UHD release of the film presents the best-looking version I’ve seen.



Days of Thunder (1990)



Released: 27 Jun 1990
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 107 min




Director: Tony Scott
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Thank you for your review. I suspect I'll get a notice today from Target that my "pre-order" is delayed. I'm disappointed about the audio not being Atmos.
 

Colin Jacobson

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Thank you for your review. I suspect I'll get a notice today from Target that my "pre-order" is delayed. I'm disappointed about the audio not being Atmos.

Yeah, I was surprised. Since "Top Gun" and "WotW" got the Atmos upgrade, I figured "DoT" would as well.

I'd already changed the specs for my review when I watched the disc the other night! When I clicked on the "Display" during playback to make sure it ran Dolby Vision, I saw 5.1 for the soundtrack and thought MY PLAYER had screwed up - it had to be Atmos, didn't it??? :oops:
 

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