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Most Impressive 4K Movie

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Marky, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. barmyllama

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    I think it's probably true that the equipment used to make the film helps more than the final resolution on the disk.

    There are some great 4k Blu-ray's with 2k DI's and equally some 4k DI's that really don't impress at all.
     
  2. Besty

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    Rogue One from the 4k Blu-ray Disc in HDR.

    Not the streaming versions.
     
  3. iamtheoneneo

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    General rule if a film is cgi heavy it won't be true 4k, it may have been shot on 4k/5k even but gets passed to a render farm and processed to 2k due to the already insane times it takes to render cgi in films.

    That said Dunkirk is probably the best 4k film iv watched from a clarity perspective.
    HDR is also an important consideration, John Wick 2 is very pretty with it.
     
  4. 5punk3monk3y

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    Top Gun
    Batman (89)
    Batman Returns
    Transformers The Last Knight
    Mad Max Fury Road
    1917
    Alien
    Ready player one
    The Goonies
    Hacksaw Ridge
    All the marvel movies
    All the DC movies
    All the fast and the furious movies
     
  5. iBSOD

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    Nolan films swap between 16:9 imax and ultrawide/cinemascope. The latter scenes always look lower res
     
  6. Too Tall

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    Ready Player One?
     
  7. Rroff

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    Unless they were shot on top tier equipment originally especially when it comes to lenses and scanned/processed by someone who knows what they are doing 35mm scanned to 4K I find the noise detracts too much from the resolution and spoils the impression of high definition.
     
  8. 5punk3monk3y

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    Don't watch Top Gun then..
     
  9. Ayahuasca

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    Most of them have been mentioned already, a one I watched recently that stood out as a good conversion was Taxi Driver.
     
  10. Rofflay

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    If you look the fine detail, The newest big releases seem to go for 1080p upscaled. Look at Harry Pottrr and Star Wars and a few of the war films all upscaled.


    They plan to cheap out so thats the bluray transfer, Then in a few years they do an 8k scan and sell it again!! To hell with it unless the film is true native 4k and reviewed as such NO BUY! Thankfully for me being a post 2012 Hollywood shunner that means most of my old movies get a true 4k first time around. :)
     
  11. robfosters

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    Apparently, the new Jaws release is a stunning conversion. It will be landing on my doormat tomorrow.

    don’t forget the site www.blu-ray.com

    They have excellent reviews on the PQ and AQ of new UHD releases
     
  12. chroniclard

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    The elephant documentary on Disney+ looks superb in 4K. :p As do the other animal docs on there.
     
  13. SixTwoSix

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    Further to this, Planet Earth 2 on Netflix is stunning.
     
  14. 5punk3monk3y

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    Got this in my iTunes library but haven't watched yet, quite looking forward to it when I get time.
     
  15. robfosters

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    I doubt it will match up to the blu-ray
     
  16. 5punk3monk3y

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    It's the new 4k rescan with Dolby Vision. So should far surpass the "Blu-ray" version :p

    Unless your implying that unless I have it on a 4k disc all other versions are vastly inferior.

    https://youtu.be/WbKCZpQN72c
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
  17. robfosters

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    You know what I mean lol

    I don’t know what the bitrate is for Apple 4K. I know the disc is 36Mbps.
     
  18. 5punk3monk3y

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    30 - 40Mbps

    Basically first is disc, second (and it's close) is ATV

    I daresay that if the disc has an avg. Bitrate of 36Mbps ATV may be unity on this one
     
  19. robfosters

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  20. 5punk3monk3y

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