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UHD Review Saving Private Ryan UHD Review

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  1. Todd Erwin

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    Saving Private Ryan UHD Review
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    To commemorate the film’s 20th anniversary, Paramount is releasing Saving Private Ryan on 4K UHD Blu-ray, featuring a new 4K transfer that is reference-quality.

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    I can not wait to own the 4K release of this movie! Thank you Todd for the great review!
     
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    My 4K TV has been ordered. It's backordered so it may be a number of weeks before it gets to me, but I think this will be the first movie I watch on it! Thanks for the review, Todd!
     
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    Thanks for the review, Todd. I am really looking forward to this release.
     
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    Can't wait!
     
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    I was contemplating canceling this preorder...but nah. Not doing it now.
     
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    As the radio commercial goes "It's the biggest no-brainer in the history of mankind!"
    Gotta get my Blu-ray up on Ebay quickly ;-)
     
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    I'm always of two minds when this movie comes out re: re-purchasing. On one hand, it's a tremendous movie and cinematic achievement. On the other hand, it's tough for me to watch so I rarely ever watch it (emotionally wrenching).

    So I have this competing set of thoughts telling me to 1) buy it on release date, and 2) when was the last time I watched it and will I watch it again?

    It's not quite as affecting for me as, say, "Grave of the Fireflies" which I consider to be one of the greatest animated films (or just plain film, regardless of animated or live-action) ever made...and one I may never watch again. But it's a similar kind of feeling.
     
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    This is definitely one of those great films which are difficult to watch -- I remember seeing this in the theater originally, and I do not think there was a dry eye in the house at the end. However, it's been awhile since I last watched the BD (which I sold in anticipation of this release) and the price has dropped below my magic ceiling cost of $20 for a UHD title, so I went ahead and pre-ordered. I'm looking forward to seeing this in 4K sometime next week -- time permitting.
     
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    I'm going to hold off watching it until the morning of Memorial Day as it will be an emotional viewing for me.
     
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    It is a very powerful and emotional film to watch. I first saw this film at the Edwards Cinema in Ontario, California in the large theater which screen was a little smaller than the IMAX screen in the room next to it. I remember forming a new appreciation for not only what WW2 veterans went through but there sacrifices in that war. To all that have served and currently serve our country in the military, thank you for your service!

    RIP Gunnery Sgt R. Lee Ermey
     
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    That's EXACTLY what I do. I watch it every year on Memorial Day. And while I don't yet have a 4K TV (holding out for a 4K projector) I will definitely pick this up.
     
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    Anyone else having issues redeeming their UV code?

    Tried redeeming on paramountmovies.com, says it was successfully redeemed, but does not appear in my library or in my transaction history. Don't want to redeem on Vudu (HDX only), and code comes up as invalid on FandangoNow (who does have the movie in 4K). Did successfully redeem on iTunes (in 4K, nonetheless), but don't have an Apple TV 4K (yet).
     
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    On the Paramount site, the wheel just kept spinning; so, I went over to vudu, and successfully entered it there.
     
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    Finally gave up and redeemed on Vudu, but only got HDX on Vudu and HD on FandangoNow. :eek:
     
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    I am torn between watching it soon and waiting until I upgrade my UHD player to one with Dolby Vision support. I doubt I'll be able to wait a few months, though.

    I redeemed via iTunes, but nothing is showing up in my Vudu or Amazon libraries, so it didn't cross over. I know Paramount isn't part of Movies Anywhere, so that is probably why. I did just buy an Apple TV 4K, but I use these code redemptions more for when we travel so I'll only be able to play it on my iPad for now. Not a big deal, though, since this is not something I would probably want to watch while traveling anyway.
     
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    That's true about Paramount not being part of Movies Anywhere. However, what I did was redeem through iTunes to get the 4K/Dolby Vision version and then redeem the code again at Vudu to get HDX which is the best version they have for Saving Private Ryan. It didn't show up on Amazon, but at least it's on Vudu and iTunes now.
     
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    Thanks, Robert. I thought once I redeemed the code in one place it would not longer be valid anywhere else, but I just redeemed the code at Vudu, too, and it went through. It does make sense, since iTunes wasn't linked to my other accounts via Ultraviolet, and Movies Anywhere isn't supported by Paramount. All these variations on code redemptions gets more confusing all the time, when it should be getting simpler.

    I may have to try redeeming some of my other Paramount codes on iTunes.
     
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    Over on another forum they were asking how the bass was, and a member said:
    Definitely great bass here.

    My beef is with the heights. @Todd Erwin says he experienced a lot of overhead atmospherics. That was not my take. I'd say Do NOT go in expecting much from the height channels. It seemed like they just took the directional detail from previous versions into Atmos instead of creating new object based data.
     
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    I do not recall saying that I heard "a lot of overhead atmospherics." What I heard where occasional planes and debris flying overhead and as for atmospherics, I did hear wind and other natural sounds from time to time.

     
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