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

leng jai

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Nov 2, 2017
8,767
Cover art is almost always designed to stand out on a shelf as opposed to actually looking good. It's incredible how many games/films with incredible art end up with truely terrible covers.
 

Kalik

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Nov 1, 2017
1,695
just picked up Into the Spider-Verse on 4K...wow...right up there with HTTYD: Hidden World as the best looking animated 4K disc
 

Westonian

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Oct 27, 2017
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I picked up Rambo 4K this week. It's easily the least visually impressive of the four films, even though it's the newest. Hardly any HDR at all. The movie itself was pretty bad too. Worse than Rambo 3..
 

Oozer

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Oct 25, 2017
1,258
I have the original Best Buy steelbook for Big Hero 6 (which is very pretty), but that new one is gorgeous. Similarly, I already have a beautiful steelbook for Moana, but I love that movie so much I don't know if I can resist buying another. That Tangled one is definitely coming home with me though.
 
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KDash

KDash

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Oct 25, 2017
1,133
Florida
If anyone here has been hoarding Disney Movie Rewards points, there's a big sale right now with stuff being up to 70% off. It ends on the 9th, and then there will be a period between the 10th and 25th where you won't be able to redeem anything while they rework the program into the new Disney Movie Insiders program.

I just ordered Bambi Signature Edition, The Good Dinosaur Ultimate Collector's Edition, and Finding Dory Ultimate Collector's Edition.

Still got enough points left for another order or two. Thinking of ordering Lilo & Stitch 2-Movie Collection, but I don't like it being in a DVD case (it includes DVD + Blu-ray). Others I'm considering are Cinderella Diamond Edition, Jungle Book Diamond Edition, Tinker Bell, and the Tangled: The Series DVDs. Hmm...also kinda want that Tinker Bell "Tink Memento Box," though that's not really relevent to this thread, I just like it. Hah.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
9,530
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If anyone here has been hoarding Disney Movie Rewards points, there's a big sale right now with stuff being up to 70% off. It ends on the 9th, and then there will be a period between the 10th and 25th where you won't be able to redeem anything while they rework the program into the new Disney Movie Insiders program.

I just ordered Bambi Signature Edition, The Good Dinosaur Ultimate Collector's Edition, and Finding Dory Ultimate Collector's Edition.

Still got enough points left for another order or two. Thinking of ordering Lilo & Stitch 2-Movie Collection, but I don't like it being in a DVD case (it includes DVD + Blu-ray). Others I'm considering are Cinderella Diamond Edition, Jungle Book Diamond Edition, Tinker Bell, and the Tangled: The Series DVDs. Hmm...also kinda want that Tinker Bell "Tink Memento Box," though that's not really relevent to this thread, I just like it. Hah.
Thanks for the heads up. Grabbed Cars 3.
 
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KDash

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Oct 25, 2017
1,133
Florida
Thanks for the heads up. Grabbed Cars 3.
Awesome! Glad to have helped.

Managed to get a bunch more points from my family, and ordered Cinderella Diamond Edition and Jungle Book Diamond Edition. Still got a lot of points in my account, and a bunch more codes left to activate. But there's a 10 code a day limit, so I gotta wait a few more hours to activate the rest. Might order the three Cars movies later to help complete my Pixar collection.

Edit: Some of the codes didn't work. But I did manage to order the Cars trilogy.
 
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zetsubou

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Oct 25, 2017
1,378
United States
What's everyone's preferred way of playing 4k videos? I just got a Samsung QLED and at the moment I'm limited to the apps on the tv. Vudu and YouTube seem nice and sharp. However the AppleTV, Fandango Now and Google Play don't seem as sharp and detailed and sometimes seem splotchy.
 
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KDash

KDash

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Oct 25, 2017
1,133
Florida
Picked up the Target exclusive version of Aladdin (1992) 4K, along with the standard 4K releases of Finding Nemo and Ratatouille.



 

-shadow-

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Oct 25, 2017
3,950
I'll wait for the entire boxset, I bought the 50th anniversary set for €120, figure with some time the 4k ones will also lower in price nicely. I need From Russia, OHMSS, License to Kill, and Goldeneye in all of their glory. Especially Goldeneye which had a real funky blu-ray unlike any other of the films on the format.
 

AegonSnake

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Oct 25, 2017
5,175
Found a family video store and have been renting some 4k blurays. Avengers End Game looked fantastic, hulk especially looks excellent. I wish the final battle was longer. it felt like a montage then an actual setpiece, but it all looked very good.

Godzilla is a gorgeous movie from start to finish. not sure why it got bad reviews and a meh reception. it had a lot of action unlike the first movie. loved the cinematography. must watch just for the 4k hdr visuals imo.

Aladdin was kinda lame. lots of singing and not enough action. there were some cool hdr scenes and the movie is VERY colorful overall which is always a good showpiece for HDR, but i dont think the movie is fun enough to recommend. and i say this as a big Guy Ritchie fan. would recommend king arthur over this.
 

eerik9000

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Oct 27, 2017
648
Mmmm... look at these things.




I love that the French are such nice people and include English subtitles on most of their domestic releases of restored classics, something the Germans should learn. "Das Weib des Pharao" is a rare exception.
 

-shadow-

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Oct 25, 2017
3,950
Mmmm... look at these things.

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I love that the French are such nice people and include English subtitles on most of their domestic releases of restored classics, something the Germans should learn. "Das Weib des Pharao" is a rare exception.
Never heard of these, but these look really interesting, doesn't seem to be available through MediaMarkt or Amazon Germany though?
 

NealMcCauley

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Oct 27, 2017
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Picked up the 4k steel of Casino at BB earlier. It's actually $2 cheaper than the regular release so sub-$20 total with tax. Cant wait to watch. Always thought this was Scorsese's best looking movie.
 

regawdless

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Oct 28, 2017
3,944
EU
Watched the Avengers: Endgame UHD yesterday.

Quite nice image quality despite being a 2k upscale. Also good effects and overall look. The effects could use some more pop though.
The movie itself was good and entertaining. But some characters felt heavily underused. Some decisions, especially in the final battle, were dumb and just there for the drama.
Infinity War was a lot better in my opinion.
 

eerik9000

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Oct 27, 2017
648

-shadow-

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've been working my way through the MOC line from Eureka. Have about 20 of them, but unfortunately some are oop, which makes those pretty expensive now. They had Cleopatra, but for whatever reason not anymore and on eBay it fetches quite a few pounds :(
 

Kalik

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Nov 1, 2017
1,695
how does the 4K/HDR picture quality of Casino compare to other catalog titles like Blade Runner: Final Cut, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Apocalypse Now: Final Cut?
 

Lakeside

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Oct 25, 2017
4,398
I had waited for the 4K Batman 4 movie steelbook set. Given my luck and reviews concerning people hunting all over for a set that wasn’t mangled. Feels bad but canceled.