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Gladiator UHD Review
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The third disc format may be the charm for Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, finally looking and sounding better than ever with minimal digital manipulation on 4K UHD Blu-ray.

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I thought that the Blu-ray included with this set was the later remastered edition, not the first one that was an edge-enhanced mess?

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I thought that the Blu-ray included with this set was the later remastered edition, not the first one that was an edge-enhanced mess?

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First and foremost, this is a review of the 4K UHD Blu-ray. Secondly, the "corrected" Blu-ray included in this set still has issues and looks more like video than film.
 

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Really? I thought you were boycotting Mel Gibson movies.

I'm against hiring for NEW Mel movies. You can't bury the past. You can prevent him from profiting in the future.

Same thing with SOTS and other movies where cultures and tradition change. Understand they were products of their time. Don't make the same mistakes again today tho.
 

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First and foremost, this is a review of the 4K UHD Blu-ray. Secondly, the "corrected" Blu-ray included in this set still has issues and looks more like video than film.

Well, excuse me. I don't think my post was out of order or deserving of this snarky response. The original Blu-ray was known for heavy edge-enhancement and looking extremely digital, whereas the re-release didn't suffer from those issues. Your review indicated that the Blu-ray included in this set is the original Blu-ray and not the reissued version.

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Redeemed my Digital Copy just now at ParamountMovies.com:

Vudu: UHD with HDR10 and DD+ 5.1 audio
FandangoNow: UHD with HDR10 and DD+ 5.1 audio
 

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Well, excuse me. I don't think my post was out of order or deserving of this snarky response. The original Blu-ray was known for heavy edge-enhancement and looking extremely digital, whereas the re-release didn't suffer from those issues. Your review indicated that the Blu-ray included in this set is the original Blu-ray and not the reissued version.

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Sorry if that came off snarky. I meant to add a second quoted post to my response.
 

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I'm against hiring for NEW Mel movies. You can't bury the past. You can prevent him from profiting in the future.

Same thing with SOTS and other movies where cultures and tradition change. Understand they were products of their time. Don't make the same mistakes again today tho.

You misspelled "HOTS"! :D

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I'm against hiring for NEW Mel movies. You can't bury the past. You can prevent him from profiting in the future.

Same thing with SOTS and other movies where cultures and tradition change. Understand they were products of their time. Don't make the same mistakes again today tho.
I appreciate your sentiment Sam, but don't quite follow the logic. What of the dirty old men of cinema, all of whose – or nearly all – work is in the past? Should Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Dustin Hoffman, et al, be let off the hook? Regardless, when you buy a Mel Gibson movie, whether old or new, he still reaps the profits from it.

Note that I'm not passing judgement on which individuals anyone should choose to boycott or not; you just had me puzzled, that's all.

PS: what's SOTS? For that matter, what's HOTS?!
 

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Note that I'm not passing judgement on which individuals anyone should choose to boycott or not; you just had me puzzled, that's all.

I can't do anything about the sunk costs of those creations, and have formed impressions good and bad of them already. I can separate the art from the accused. Those creations are collaborations of hundreds or thousands of people, who should not be penalized because of the bad actions of a person they likely had no reason to suspect at the time of creation.

But I am wholly opposed to wiping Mel's, Bill's and Harvey's slate clean and encouraging collaboration with them on future projects.

It may not be what others would choose, but that is my code currently at least!
 

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Got this UHD today and am really impressed. The enhanced UHD color-space and HDR make a *HUGE* difference with GLADIATOR beyond the increased resolution. I don't know if I've seen another "vintage" film-based production that has had this much of an improvement in those areas compared to this.

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