Terminator 2, directed by James Cameron is a Carolco film, which may, or may not, have something to do with what I’m seeing.
An important film for fans, and something that should be important to the overall lay of 4k turf.
Problem is, whether by design or error, and it really doesn’t matter which, the Lionsgate release is in some ways the 2017 version of the original Patton Blu-ray, and has no reason to exist on 4k media.
Any original film grain is gone. The image is slightly sharpened, made all the more obvious by 4k, and any highly resolved information that might have been on the original work, is gone.
The overall aura is one of being slightly plasticized.
Not nearly as problematic as Patton 1, but the same idea.
This is a pity, as it’s an entertaining film.
What crossed my mind, was that this may be the same old HD master used for the DVDs and older Blu-rays, but I have trouble believing that.
Image – 3
Audio – 5
4k – 2
Pass / Fail – Fail
Upgrade from Blu-ray – No