4K UHD/Blu-ray/DVD Community Thread: Bringing the Theater Home!

Darknight

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Oct 25, 2017
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I picked up Apollo 11 yesterday and man it's such a damn shame there isn't a 4K UHD release. Even digitally it's not 4K. Picture quality is stunning and I'm kind of surprised given how it's only about 16.6 GB in size from ripping it and yet over 90 min. I figured the bitrate wouldn't be up to par, but it still looked great. Reviews seem to feel the same way too. I saw it in IMAX originally and while even projected at home it doesn't match up, it's still great to watch again.
 

GammaGoblin

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Oct 26, 2017
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the middle of the woods
Official: Shining comes out October 1. WB just sent out an email.


Regular version:
Think i will pick it up at release day, have not seen it before.

Think it's great with that a lot of old/classic movies get a rerelease, some also get improved as for example colour correction of matrix. Alien was also great to see in HDR. Tomorrow I get the Big Lebowski uhd, shamefully also never seen before.

This German site is great with the sliders to see the diffrence between Blu Rays and UHDs
https://blu-ray-rezensionen.net/alien-das-unheimliche-wesen-aus-einer-anderen-welt-40th-anniversary-4k-uhd/
 
Nov 5, 2017
407
Bakersfield, CA
Just pre-ordered Apocalypse Now and Shining in 4K.
I bought a ton of blu-rays over the years but now I'm only getting 4K discs of movies I absolutely love, everything else will be digital.
Speaking of which, does anyone know what I should do with my old blu-ray collection?
I have 200+ blu-rays that I don't watch anymore. I'm thinking about donating them to a local library.
 

DJ Lushious

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Oct 27, 2017
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I too have withheld my Aquaman watch until I had access to a DV capable player. Gonna give it a spin this weekend finally!
Oh, you are in for a treat! The Atmos mix is a showcase, too.

I also find the movie a ton of fun, but that's beside the point. 😜

Speaking of which, does anyone know what I should do with my old blu-ray collection?
I have 200+ blu-rays that I don't watch anymore. I'm thinking about donating them to a local library.
That's a super noble and awesome donation in support of your local library, if you go that route.
 

Lakeside

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Oct 25, 2017
3,317
So I had a bad thing happen that affects Movies Anywhere.

My "forever" e-mail account that I've had for decades was deleted without warning a couple of weeks back (the whole domain was killed off). Naturally this is the address that I used with Movies Anywhere (and every other streaming thing).

It seems fine for most services but Movies Anywhere actually will not allow any e-mail address updates/changes. Is there a work-around for this? I know that people cheat the system in various ways with syncing but I may be forced to do this if I wish to keep my 827 movies.

What a bunch of amateurs.. How can you launch a huge service like this with no way for updates?

Thanks!
 

Darknight

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Oct 25, 2017
5,383
So I had a bad thing happen that affects Movies Anywhere.

My "forever" e-mail account that I've had for decades was deleted without warning a couple of weeks back (the whole domain was killed off). Naturally this is the address that I used with Movies Anywhere (and every other streaming thing).

It seems fine for most services but Movies Anywhere actually will not allow any e-mail address updates/changes. Is there a work-around for this? I know that people cheat the system in various ways with syncing but I may be forced to do this if I wish to keep my 827 movies.

What a bunch of amateurs.. How can you launch a huge service like this with no way for updates?

Thanks!
I'm in the same boat. From Googling it, it sounds like some people have had luck having it merged into a new address, but I haven't tried it yet. Having to move everything from one e-mail address to another has been a huge eye opening experience for me, especially how widely different everyone handles the process. Kind of scary in some cases. I'd be curious what the answer to this is too.
 

Lakeside

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Oct 25, 2017
3,317
I'm in the same boat. From Googling it, it sounds like some people have had luck having it merged into a new address, but I haven't tried it yet. Having to move everything from one e-mail address to another has been a huge eye opening experience for me, especially how widely different everyone handles the process. Kind of scary in some cases. I'd be curious what the answer to this is too.
Yeah the whole thing is nuts. My university (way back) provided a "forever" e-mail account for alumni so it seemed a safe choice. Then they decided to switch from a paid hosting to in-house and they switched domains. They alerted some people and missed others so it just went poof overnight. It's been pretty painful.

Movies Anywhere responded that this is a future feature they plan to support. It's astounding that they launched without it.
 

leng jai

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Nov 2, 2017
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Surprisingly we keep getting some amazing UHD deals in Australia, JB and Amazon are currently doing a buy one get one free promo this weekend. JB also gives you a $10 coupon top every time you ask them to send a digital receipt to your phone and I've got a bunch left over from last time. Haul came out as:

Aquaman - $15
Venom - $15
A Star is Born - $10
A Quiet Place - $10
Bad Boys 1 & 2 - $10 each
Captain America Trilogy - $7.50 each
Avengers Infinite War - $7.50

Only watched Aquman so far. Entertaining and up there with the best PQ and AQ I've ever seen.
 

Darknight

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah the whole thing is nuts. My university (way back) provided a "forever" e-mail account for alumni so it seemed a safe choice. Then they decided to switch from a paid hosting to in-house and they switched domains. They alerted some people and missed others so it just went poof overnight. It's been pretty painful.

Movies Anywhere responded that this is a future feature they plan to support. It's astounding that they launched without it.
I'm curious what future means on a timeline and if you're required to have access to the old e-mail address to do the transfer as a part of their process? Because the latter is going to suck if true.
 

Lakeside

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm curious what future means on a timeline and if you're required to have access to the old e-mail address to do the transfer as a part of their process? Because the latter is going to suck if true.
Yeah me too. If they try to deny anything because I don't have access to the old address then I'd probably consider it lawyer territory for 800+ movies.
 

Televator

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Oct 25, 2017
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For years, every once in a while, I search for A Very Long Engagement on US Blu to no avail. Importing a copy wont be very cheap... 😔
 

Nerdkiller

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I imagine the concern is it is probably rendered out at a 2K resolution at best and not in HDR so it would have to be upscaled and somehow post processed to have HDR.
It was rerendered in 4k a number of years back using the same render farm that Toy Story 3 used. It was actually able to render in real time under it.
 

ClivePwned

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Oct 27, 2017
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Cambridge, UK
Digital Bits says Thor and Thor Dark World (don't laugh) are being released in August/September on UHD discs. Iron man 1-3 in August.

That just leaves the first Ant Man. I really want a phase 1 and 2 MCU UHD set rather than getting the one by one (as I have for the Phase 3 films).
 

-shadow-

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Oct 25, 2017
3,387
Alita Battle Angel is finally up for pre-order with a release date of 22 July. Seems there's only three versions available: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD and 4K + 3D + Blu-ray and add a Digital Copy to the later two for the US, they seem to skip that for Europe, though I personally prefer to just rip the disc anyway. I'm so excited to watch the film again!
 

No Depth

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Oct 27, 2017
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John Wick 2 is a reference level disc. I mean fuck that movie was beautifully shot(even if I didn’t love it as much as the first). The opening scenes with the neon reflecting in the darkness and the rain puddles, just stunning. Then you have the rooftop conversation during spring in NYC and the skyline and colors are everywhere.

The first film looked great but a bit muted, but damn at Wick 2...
 

Velasco

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Oct 25, 2017
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John Wick 2 is a reference level disc. I mean fuck that movie was beautifully shot(even if I didn’t love it as much as the first). The opening scenes with the neon reflecting in the darkness and the rain puddles, just stunning. Then you have the rooftop conversation during spring in NYC and the skyline and colors are everywhere.

The first film looked great but a bit muted, but damn at Wick 2...
If the threatical presentation is any indication, John Wick Chapter 3 will be another reference disc.
 

Scently

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Oct 27, 2017
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John Wick 2 is a reference level disc. I mean fuck that movie was beautifully shot(even if I didn’t love it as much as the first). The opening scenes with the neon reflecting in the darkness and the rain puddles, just stunning. Then you have the rooftop conversation during spring in NYC and the skyline and colors are everywhere.

The first film looked great but a bit muted, but damn at Wick 2...
Yep. Its an icredible demo disc. The first one is native 4k yet the second looks a lot better.
 

asmith906

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Oct 27, 2017
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Is there a good guide for setting up hdr. From everything I've tried all it seemed to do is make the screen dark and looks terrible.
 

woo

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Nov 11, 2017
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Doctor Strange is coming. No word on Guardians 1 yet. I was speaking personally- I'm waiting for box sets of Phase 1 and 2 movies and picking up the Phase 3 films ad hoc (so for me its Doctor Strange and Civil War are the ones I haven't gotten yet)
Ah, okay. Is Doctor Strange definite? The last I heard the rumour was found to be based on a mistake by an online retailer.
 

Fox1304

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Oct 26, 2017
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Just got a 4k HDR projector to replace my 1080p one. Even though it's "'fake" 4K by wobbulation, it's pretty damn impressive. Looking forward to watching all my 4K content again !
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Digital Bits says Thor and Thor Dark World (don't laugh) are being released in August/September on UHD discs. Iron man 1-3 in August.

That just leaves the first Ant Man. I really want a phase 1 and 2 MCU UHD set rather than getting the one by one (as I have for the Phase 3 films).
Weird that Zavvi are already popping up pre-orders for the Iron Man steelbooks but not the Thor ones.
 

DangerMouse

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Oct 25, 2017
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John Wick 2 is a reference level disc. I mean fuck that movie was beautifully shot(even if I didn’t love it as much as the first). The opening scenes with the neon reflecting in the darkness and the rain puddles, just stunning. Then you have the rooftop conversation during spring in NYC and the skyline and colors are everywhere.

The first film looked great but a bit muted, but damn at Wick 2...
Seconded. It's just crazy how good it looks. I still use that opening to look in awe at my set sometimes. Also the part at John Wick's house with the full glass walls in the pouring rain is another.
 

Blue

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,605
Greenville, South Carolina
After years of being anti-physical media, my wife got me this as a present:





And it rekindled my love of the weird and niche stuff that just isn't going to exist in our streaming-only future. Now I am hooked. Just ordered a few more discs from Arrow and spent a bit at the big sale from Vinegar Syndrome. :D


Does anyone have a good recommendation for a vendor to get region unlocked blu ray players?