After seeing it yesterday in 4k on a 37 foot screen with audio pumping through a full, highly amped Dolby Atmos system, I went away thrilled.
For the first time in aeons, I felt that I had become immersed in an example of fully organic cinema.
This is not just some summer movie.
With more than a tip of the hat toward the cinema of the past, Mr. Chu channels Busby Berkeley, Rouben Mamoulian and Stanley Donen, making their creations his own.
If one is going to view this film correctly, it’s best not to wait for the requisite 4k UHD disc, but rather to find the largest screen, running 4k, and with Dolby Atmos, and visit that venue.
For the record, shot with a Panavision Millennium, which means 8k capture.
I’m already thinking Best Picture of 2021, which would make it the first musical to win since Chicago in 2002.
And then you can look forward to blowing the roof off your screening room with Warner’s 4k disc when it arrives.
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