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WAR OF THE WORLDS ( 1953) fully restored 4K version with extras now on iTunes !

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Ken Koc, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Peter Apruzzese

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    Agreed!
     
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    I have never used iTunes for movies. Is it possible to download War of the Worlds and burn it to a disc?
     
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    Not legally.
     
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    Well, let me revise that.

    With iTunes movie purchases, you can download an encrypted version of the file that will only play on an Apple device. You could in theory burn that data file to a disc as a backup.

    But there is no legal method to download a movie from iTunes and then burn that as a playable DVD or BD disc that can play on a standalone player.
     
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    You also can't download 4K copies, only 1080p, 720p or SD.
     
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    Has anyone here downloaded the 1080P version, I am wondering if it is this the same as the 4k, with the wires erased, 5.1 surround sound. Is the image much improved over the old dvd ?
     
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    Yes. The 1080p is from the same master as the 4K. And yes it’s much improved.
     
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    Thank you, appreciate the quick answer. Maybe for now, I'll just get the 1080P. Thanks again !
     
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    If you buy it from iTunes it will be automatically upgraded to 4K when you are 4K capable.
     
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    Now that, is cool ! Thank you again !
     
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    I wish paramount would upgrade my dvd to hd....

    Or let me buy the film in blu ray for that matter. Crazy.
     
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    Carabimero

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    I can't take it anymore. Tonight I finally dumped my War of the Worlds HD into Premiere Pro and removed that damned revving engine at the beginning. Then I mastered it to Blu-ray. I also have the restored 2K file backed up if I need it.

    If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself.
     
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    Does anyone know if the version on Amazon is also this restored version?
     
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    I'm not sure, but unlike iTunes or Vudu, Amazon doesn't offer a 4K stream and since Paramount isn't part of MoviesAnywhere I just don't know.
     
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    Revving engine? Is this something that belongs in the film?
     
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    I've never been able to do anything with iTunes downloads due to the DRM. Premiere allowed it?
     
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    Damn, wish I knew how to do this !
     
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    It wasn't in the VHS or DVD releases, nor is it over the Paramount logo. Further, there is a loud pop between it and the start of the movie. It's possible it was in the original theatrical release, but I doubt it. Either way, it's no longer part of my War of the Worlds experience. Thank God.

    Where there's a will there's a way. I bought a license to watch the movie at home and that's exactly what I'm doing. The only difference is that I'm watching it from a disc now.

    There is another HD version that was going to be available as an extra on the disc release, which has the wires removed and the scratches cleaned up, but it looks like sans an official disc release, it will never see the light of day. So sad that this major motion picture, one of the greatest movies of all time, isn't getting a proper HD disc release.

    IMO this is a major injustice to the movie and its fans.
     
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    Peter Apruzzese

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    Weird, there's no "engine rev" or "pop" on my iTunes copy before the film starts.

    EDIT - the copy I have from iTunes doesn't have the wires, either. See this (the guy fouled up the aspect ratio):
     
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