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UHD Review X-Men: Dark Phoenix UHD Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Neil Middlemiss, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Neil Middlemiss

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    Thanks for the review. I didn't catch this at the cinema and will be buying the 4k. Plus Jessica Chastain is in it.
     
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    You might want to do a correction to your post as I do not think it is possible for a Dolby Atmos track to default to DTS-HD Master Audio. Non Atmos receivers or pre/pros will end up decoding the core Dolby True HD or Dolby Digital Plus track depending how the studio encoded the disc. Most likely though the audio will default to Dolby True HD and not DTS.

    Thank you for the nice review as I am looking forward to adding this title to my 4K collection. :D
     
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    I looked forward to the 3D blu!:(
     
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  5. Neil Middlemiss

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    Hmm. Let me check again tonight. Thanks!
     
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    Dark Phoenix 4K.

    I am actually surprised that Fox did not use DTS-X with a DTS-HD Master Audio core or just plane DTS-HD Master Audio like they usually use. I have many Fox releases on Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray in DTS.
     
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    Just received my X Men Blu ray “package” from A.ca. Wow did it seem cheezy. There is a digital code, but only one disc. Usually, to make up for no 3D disc somewhat, they at least include the DVD.
     
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    Yet another one I will have to buy on eBay for 3D.
    Sad. :(
     
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    I believe it’s not available in 3D at all.
     
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    Correct. No 3D release.
     
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    Yeah- I looked and looked and nada- so a little unhappy.
    However 3D Avengers End Game arrived yesterday and it looks AMAYzing! I only saw the flat version theatrically at 2-4-1 AT&T Tuesdays. This is like an entirely different film. So happy.
     
  12. Neil Middlemiss

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    Thanks for this, Dave. I've been away on business this week and was able to check tonight. I read my receiver display wrong :) I've updated the review.
     
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    Thanks for the review, Neil. I ended up renting this for free via Amazon using some digital credits, and I was equally disappointed in the film. I do not feel the need to buy this on UHD.
     
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    I liked this film more than most around here, but I'm more likely to purchase the 4K digital than this 4K/UHD release.
     
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    Just finished watching the UHD disc. Really enjoyable film and the 4k is one of the best I have seen, very immersive.
     
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    I watched this tonight for the first time, and I'm right down the line with Neil's review, point by point. There were some moments of interest and involvement, but far less than I am accustomed to in the X-Men universe, and I wasn't nearly as emotionally invested in this one as I have been in almost every other installment in the series. The HDR was VERY effectively applied to the visuals in the UHD transfer, and I loved the look of the film.
     
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    This movie was brutally awful.
     
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    It wasn't for me as I'm going to see the movie again tomorrow when I watch my 4K disc.
     
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    After watching this movie again on 4K/UHD disc it confirmed my earlier assessment of the film. It's not among the best X-Men movies, but I give it a 3.5 film grade. The 4K disc itself is outstanding both video and audio-wise.
     
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    Agree, outstanding disc and great for showing friends how good 4k can be. Also, unlike many contemporary blockbusters, it's running time is under 2 hrs. No filler!
     

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