Yikes! Full retail is $60. As much as I would love to have this and support small companies like Synapse, the current Blu-ray looks fantastic and I want to stay married. Guess I can either hope for some unexpected money to come my way or else do without it for the time being.
I watched about a half-hour of it last night. As much as the original 4.0 is the high water mark for such a mix, I have to say that the new Atmos mix is even better. It keeps what was great about the original mix and just adds extra "oomph," for lack of a better word. More spacious and enveloping. I didn't think it would be possible, so I'm pleasantly surprised.
It goes without saying that it also looks fantastic. Nothing that blows the Blu-ray out of the water, because that disc is simply top notch, but enough of an improvement in color delineation and clarity to be worth the money for those who have the equipment to take advantage of the disc.
I watched the disc this morning, and I agree with @Brian Kidd that the Atmos soundtrack is an improvement over the already amazing original 4.0 mix. I felt like I was enveloped in sound, and I do not have any height speakers installed. Simply astounding.
The video was incredible, as well. The Synapse BD was quite an achievement, but the UHD takes the film to another level. I was hesitant to spend the high price on this release, but after watching the entire film today I am very happy I upgraded. If you are a fan of the movie and have a 4K setup, I would highly recommend this release.After it came out, I didn't think we would ever seen anything better than the BD release, but I am happy I was wrong.