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

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

  1. Robert Crawford

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    Not looking good which is why fans of this fine film might want to consider this HD Digital from iTunes if they have a good internet setup in their HT.
     
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    Speaking of which, When Worlds Collide is on iTunes in HD for $4.99 too. I think this might be a new listing, as I don't ever recall seeing in on iTunes before and Blu-ray(dot)com's price tracker only has data starting 2 days ago.
     
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    Robert Crawford

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    I wouldn't wait as it's up to Paramount whether to make the 4K available which might not happened. I think that Paramount representative misspoke about it being 4K that iTunes is showing. I'm thinking that it's 1080p HD digital copy that is derived from a 4K scan. Similar to Blu-ray discs that are derived from 4K scans that Criterion, Kino and Shout! Factory have been releasing lately.
     
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    Yup, I bought it a couple of weeks and watch about 30 minutes of if before I had to do an errand and never got back to it. It looked very good.
     
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    Again, I think she misspoke as I think this 1080p HD digital version is derived from a recent 4K scan similar to many Blu-rays being released by Criterion, Kino and Shout! Factory. How many times have we've seen the following descriptions from those companies regarding their upcoming or recent Blu-ray releases "Remastered from a New 4K Transfer" or "4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative" or "New 4K Scan"?

    Edit: iTunes has updated their HD Digital version to 4K/UHD Digital version. I've confirmed the change just a few minutes ago on my LG OLED.
     
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    I’d be more tempted if paramount was on with movies anywhere.

    Is the new print on vudu or amazon?

    I’ve never used iTunes for movies. I usually only redeem digital copies that are in my blu ray copies. It is very rare that I watch digital copies that I own. I usually watch the blu ray.
    Of course I’ve watched films on Netflix and prime.
     
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    Right now, this updated HD version is only on iTunes.
     
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    I was also thinking that is the case with War of the Worlds. It certainly does look magnificent even in HD.
     
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    RAH always said these spokespeople don't know what they're talking about some times.
     
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    Just noticed on the store page, it wasn't noting yesterday "4K and Dolby Vision". Plus the price went up to 9.99. But it doesn't show a 4K download.
     
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    Makes me wonder if the version I saw last night was HD or 4K. It was extraordinary PQ.
     
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    None of the streaming services allow you to download 4K content. At least not yet.
     
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    iTunes definitely updated the HD Digital to 4K/Dolby Vision between the time I watched it yesterday until today. My LG OLED now indicates Dolby Vision which it didn't yesterday. I watched about ten minutes of it just now and it looks even better and more detailed today than yesterday. On Wednesday, I was playing around with my settings on my Yamaha Receiver and LG OLED as I was taking notes on my viewing so I can confirmed it wasn't in 4K/Dolby Vision yesterday. Hell, I'm in the mood to watch all over again in that format. Probably not today, but I'll finish doing so early tomorrow morning.
     
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    Well I was wrong, as noted in my previous post, iTunes now has a 4K/Dolby Vision Digital version.
     
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    It is indeed 4K and Dolby Vision!
     
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    OK - probably silly questions but I don't use iTunes for movies.

    If I buy the iTunes version, can I play it from my PC via iTunes if it's connected to my HT system with HDMI? Or do I need an Apple TV device? If I don't have 4K (I don't), I'll only be accessing the HD version, correct? How about it I hook up my iPad or iPhone to my HT system via a Lightning to HDMI connection?
     
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    It will automatically play HD if what you are using to watch it is not 4K. On my computer and iPad WOTW will play HD one;y
     
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    I picked up both films
     
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    Not quite in the same league, but Pal's THE CONQUEST OF SPACE is available on iTunes too.
     

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