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UHD Review FIRST MAN 4K UHD Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Timothy E, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Timothy E

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    I thought this movie looked soft with a 2k scan. The grain is also soft, which make encoding the movie difficult. This causes grain to crawl with moving images, panning images. There are a couple instances of edge enhancement and halo-ing also.

    This movie has a great stylized look, but that look cannot be achieved by Universal. I'm actually still waiting for Universal to make a great looking 4k disc, and this isn't it.

    This movie doesn't look good in my opinion.
     
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    Thanks for the review, Timothy. I didn't catch 'First Man' in the theater so I'm going to do a blind buy on the 4K Blu-ray. I'm sure I'll be happy with the presentation after reading your review and the one at another site.

    Mark
     
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    I appreciate your review. I do disagree on a few points. The video portion is not reference by any means IMO. Very few scenes look like 4K resolution ..there are a few. Audio wise the Atmos has very little from the height channels and, unfortunately, the bass is truncated having nothing below 40Hz. This might not be significant in a lot of films but a Saturn V liftoff at close range with no low end reaches absurdity
     
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    You're right Carlos, I just watched this last night and felt that while the movie was done extremely well I was left feeling the audio track was underwhelming. Where was the low end on this movie? I just set up a new SVS SB 3000 subwoofer on my system last week that has left me impressed but I was wondering if the sub was even getting much action during this movie.
    Terrific movie but felt the presentation could have been a bit better. So much for spending extra money on decent hardware when the studios continue to release discs that fail to full utilize the hardware we buy.
     
  6. Timothy E

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    First Man on 4K UHD is available on disc at retail beginning today, after having been available for the last 2 weeks via streaming and digital download.

    The film received Academy Award nominations this morning for visual effects, sound mixing, and sound editing.
     
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    Yeah, I got my 4K/UHD disc on yesterday so I'm looking forward to watching this film again in my own HT environment.
     
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    Ditto. I was disappointed when I saw it in theaters due to perhaps my high expectations.
     
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    Watched it yesterday. It looked terrific with my Sony XBRX940E/Panasonic UB9000 combo. I had no complaints about the LFE, I totally felt the Saturn rocket launch in my chest.

    I felt the film was a bit slow a times, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. We'll be showing it in the Booth Bijou Garage Theater in the near future.

    I scored a deal at Target. I had a $5 gift card in my Target app wallet. It didn't get applied as it should. The clerk just gave me a $5 bill as a refund and told me to use my $5 gift card next time. $19.99 for a new release 4K title is sweet! :)

    Mark
     
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    I watched this last night and felt that it added a few things to the 'space film' canon - particularly the visceral and claustrophobic moments in the various cockpits and capsules.

    Personally, I'm just not sure of Ryan Gosling as an actor - he is such a blank canvas to me (how 'samey' is this role to the role of 'K' in 'Blade Runner 2049'...?) - although I know the character he plays here is meant to be very 'closed off'.

    In the extras, someone said 'no-one has done this story before' - not quite true - I felt the story was well covered in 'The earth to the moon' HBO series.....
    One to watch (and think about) again I think....

    P.S. This 4K disc has extras! The first one to do so in my collection. The Blu ray has almost the same ones - they appear to have swapped a couple of featurettes over between the two discs.....
     
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    Does anyone know if the digital copy version has the IMAX ratio for the lunar sequences, or is that only on the disc?
     
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    Yes. I bought the iTunes 4K version and it expands to 1.78:1 during the lunar sequence.
     
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