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Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet, arrives on 4K UHD Blu-ray in a 3-disc set that includes just over an hour of special features.



Tenet (2020)



Released: 03 Sep 2020
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 150 min




Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi



Cast: Juhan Ulfsak, Jefferson Hall, Ivo Uukkivi, Andrew Howard
Writer(s): Christopher Nolan



Plot: Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.



IMDB rating: 7.8
MetaScore: 69





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Studio: Warner Brothers
Distributed By: N/A
Video Resolution: 2160p HEVC w/HDR...

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As a former avid cinema-goer, who in his mid-life has retreated more to waiting for 4K releases for most movies...Nolan's films are always ones I made an effort to see in the cinema, preferably in the largest/biggest available screen. I'll be getting this, but I'll also be watching it in theaters if, once the pandemic recedes, it goes back out there.
 

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I've never understood what Nolan has against clear dialogue in his films. As I commented in another thread, for someone who writes all his own projects he seems to go out of his way to make sure no one can understand the words.
 
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The problem was raised as far back as the Deer Hunter in its 70mm prints.
The argument then as I guess now, is ,that in life, not every bit of dialogue is heard.
Seems a bit strange though when the plot needs such a lot of explaining.
 

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The dialog annoys me as well but you can usually follow if you just accept that if you can't understand something you probably weren't supposed to. It always annoys me when Nolan films are nominated in sound categories for the Oscars and you can't understand 40% of the dialog.
 

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I liked it. Not a perfect movie but as good a caper as Nolan has ever done. Interstellar, Bane, joker, inception, Dunkirk. The Nolan self references are felt rather than seen.

I had to put on subtitles. The dialogue in the beginning was indecipherable

terrific bass. Especially during the finale for explosions and during the credits for the music.
 

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Watched this tonight and the 4K Blu ray looked phenomenal, but this is the third 4K disc I've watched and both completely froze up during playback. In Tenet it was at the 1hr52min mark and completely locked up and would not play forward. I was able to jump back a chapter and moved ahead to the scene before the lock-up and it did it again, this time it froze, pixelated and jumped ahead 10mins to the next chapter.

The player I've got is only a couple of months old, a Sony UPB-X800M2, and these freezing issues seem prevalent in the format. Flash Gordon locked up twice, but proceeded after a brief pause, the same for Gremlins. The Tenet disc, obviously was brand new, and I made sure it was clean and didn't have any schmutz on it before loading. We were so caught up in it and impressed by the visual quality, but once we had the freezing issues, watched the standard Blu-ray for the last hour of the feature, which was fine looking but a noticeable drop down in quality.

Consumers seem aware of the issues but it seems none of the player manufacturers or studios are aware of have figured out what the problem is or a fix for it.

It's hard enough trying to convince the spouse how cool the new 4K technology is, but with problems like these, it's a completely losing battle. I want to just pop a movie in and watch it, not sit there agitated and distracted, wondering if the whole movie will play through without some playback nonsense.
 

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Watched this tonight and the 4K Blu ray looked phenomenal, but this is the third 4K disc I've watched and both completely froze up during playback. In Tenet it was at the 1hr52min mark and completely locked up and would not play forward. I was able to jump back a chapter and moved ahead to the scene before the lock-up and it did it again, this time it froze, pixelated and jumped ahead 10mins to the next chapter.

The player I've got is only a couple of months old, a Sony UPB-X800M2, and these freezing issues seem prevalent in the format. Flash Gordon locked up twice, but proceeded after a brief pause, the same for Gremlins. The Tenet disc, obviously was brand new, and I made sure it was clean and didn't have any schmutz on it before loading. We were so caught up in it and impressed by the visual quality, but once we had the freezing issues, watched the standard Blu-ray for the last hour of the feature, which was fine looking but a noticeable drop down in quality.

Consumers seem aware of the issues but it seems none of the player manufacturers or studios are aware of have figured out what the problem is or a fix for it.

It's hard enough trying to convince the spouse how cool the new 4K technology is, but with problems like these, it's a completely losing battle. I want to just pop a movie in and watch it, not sit there agitated and distracted, wondering if the whole movie will play through without some playback nonsense.
I have Flash Gordon and it played without problems. I’ve never had a 4K disc freeze up. I have an Oppo 203. Are you running the latest firmware?
 

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Likewise, I have a Panasonic UB9000 and have played over a hundred 4K discs with it, and even more standard Blu-rays. I've only had one title freeze the player - Arrival - and the disc was obviously defective. Other than that I've had zero issues.
 
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It's definitely the player and not the disc. I have a Sony player too and have encountered intermittent freezes. Sometimes they are completely random and non repeatable.
 

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Thanks Jeff & co.
I wasn't aware there were over a hundred 4K discs, but glad some people are having less problems.

Yes, the firmware is up to date and I've rest to factory settings which was Sony's big idea of a fix. It did nothing. I have no problems at all running regular blu rays or DVDs on it.
 

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Just to ease your mind, it can be your specific disc as opposed to a widespread manufacturing defect.

My first Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon had an issue that I could duplicate on both my Oppo 203D and a Sony X800 4K player. Contacted SPHE. They sent me a replacement disc. Perfect playback on both.
 

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Just to ease your mind, it can be your specific disc as opposed to a widespread manufacturing defect.

My first Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon had an issue that I could duplicate on both my Oppo 203D and a Sony X800 4K player. Contacted SPHE. They sent me a replacement disc. Perfect playback on both.
Not 4K, but my first Blu-ray of The Dark Knight had a manufacturing defect that was visible through the disc surface. Manufacturing defects are rare, but they do happen.
 

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Ordered it, Best Buy promised delivery on or before street date, appears not to have even shipped yet. I also have a Best Buy order that shipped 11/28 that is still stuck in USPS limbo. Hoping to get everything before Christmas Day but no longer optimistic.
 

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