Senior HTF Member
- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
This is incorrect. I‘ve not seen anyone say that.Everyone else is saying that this has DNR on the level of Terminator 2 and is the worst Disney release since the first Gangs Of New York blu ray.
There’s a relatively light to moderate pass on Pirates, presumably in an attempt to hide it’s early 2k DI origins. Hardly a Gangs situation, which was akin to Patton.
The overriding problem here is simple.
Disney techs were given the task of attempting to create a silk purse from something derived of wool, while all those wooly attributes are baked in. There is only so much that the tech team can do, as there’s nothing even remotely 4k about the original data. Add in the baked in problems, and the answer is - Don’t Release as a 4k Product.
The earlier Blu-ray is a quality representation of the film, as based upon a 2k DI. Nothing needed to be done.
All films - and I’ve noted this dozens of times here ad nauseam…
Are not meant to be viewed in 4k!
Creating a 4k variant can create more problems than positive attributes. In this particular case, it fully exposes the problems inherent in the data files from which it is derived, and then makes things worse by attempting to hide them.
In this case, the product may appear acceptable on a panel, but falls apart in projection. This tells us everything we need to know.
Releases that have this attribute are best left in 2k.
There are no problems with quality 2k Blu-ray releases. Everything need not be 4k!
I invite anyone with the ability, to view the 4k disc of My Fair Lady - not on a panel, or even in a home theater projection setting - but in a theater.
Project it on a 20, 30, 40 foot screen.
That is what those tiny little 4k UHD discs are all about.