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

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It's a Wonderful Life 4K Blu-ray Review

Ad Astra 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray (December 17)
SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by James Gray
    • "The Void"
    • "Epilogue"

  • To the Stars
  • A Man Named Roy
  • The Crew of the Cepheus
  • The Art of Ad Astra
  • Reach for the Stars
  • Audio Commentary by Director James Gray
  • Space Age: The VFX
4K BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECS:
  • HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, and French DTS 5.1
  • Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish, and French
Midsommar 4K Blu-ray (Italy-November 13)
 
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Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review
Arriving on Blu-ray from WB, Batman Beyond features a 1080p MPEG-4 AVC encoded high definition presentation in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1 full frame. The series has been newly remastered using the best available elements. 41 episodes from the series run have been given excellent new scans from the original 35mm source footage or from the digital camera negatives. The remaining 11 episodes did not have available prints for brand new scans to be produced (due to time-related damage to the original materials) and were given an upscaled presentation utilizing a standard definition source.

The affected episodes are mostly from the second-half of the second season (and there is one episode of the third and final season which was also affected). The affected episodes were each presented with an upscaled presentation as follows:

Season 2:

"Eyewitness", "Final Cut", "The Last Resort" "Armory", "Sneak Peek", "The Eggbaby", "Zeta", "Plague", "April Moon", "Sentries of the Lost Cosmos"

Season 3:

"Speak No Evil"
 
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An 8K disc format is unlikely. Here's why

We’re probably not going to see a new optical disc format with higher capacity, using shorter wavelength lasers (never mind the fact that ‘UltraViolet’ discs would be terribly confusing), but 8K video could probably be squeezed onto the current 100GB BD-ROM 3.0 discs with decent quality when using new codecs like VVC. While such standardization would involve much less effort than previous video disc formats, it’s unlikely to happen for now considering a complete lack of 8K content and an installed base of 8K TVs that will take years to grow.
 
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Kino: The Man with No Name Trilogy 4K Blu-ray Release Canceled
The tentative release of the Leone/Eastwood 'Man with No Name' trilogy on 4K Blu-ray is now cancelled. We know this news is very disappointing to the fans of the films and format, as it is to us, but after some extensive tests and potential costs of creating newly color-graded HDR Dolby Vision masters, we decided to confirm this cancellation. We will continue to support the format and plan to release three yet-to-be-announced titles on 4K Blu-ray in 2020, and are working on some more projects.
 

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What are y'all looking to pick up on Black Friday? Any good deals? I haven't really looked yet.

Hoping I can grab some of the new Pixar UHDs, it's a wonderful Life, John wick 3, and the Cornetto trilogy on sale
 

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What are y'all looking to pick up on Black Friday? Any good deals? I haven't really looked yet.

Hoping I can grab some of the new Pixar UHDs, it's a wonderful Life, John wick 3, and the Cornetto trilogy on sale

Black Friday deals spreadsheet courtesy of the Blu-ray.com forums.

I’ll probably hit up Best Buy for some blus and whatever else. Maybe some games. Not really looking for anything in particular this year.
 

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I'm hitting best buy but i still need to check out the other deals. I'm still pissed I didnt get the big universal monster collection when it was on sale.
 
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I'm hitting best buy but i still need to other deals. I'm still pissed I didnt get the big universal monster collection when it was on sale.
It was on sale for like a month. Pretty nice set too!
 

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So including all my recent BF, etc. pickups my 4K collection now looks like:

Alien
The Amazing Spider-Man Collection
Apocalypse Now
Batman Returns
Blade Runner
Blade Runner 2049
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Dark Crystal
The Fifth Element
First Blood
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Halloween[original]
Hellboy[original]
Hulk
It's a Wonderful Life
The Karate Kid
Labyrinth
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Pacific Rim
Pet Sematary
Phantom Thread
Predator 3 - Movie Collection
The Punisher[2004]
Rambo
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
The Shining
Space Adventure Cobra
Suspiria[original]
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
The Wizard of Oz

I also got some MCU flicks but I don't really feel like including them.
 
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I'll pick up the Mission impossible films on 4K. I've always been annoyed that the first 3 only have Dolby digital audio. It's bullshit.
 

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The big universal monsters set is gonna be on sale today. Bout 15 hours from now
 

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It's a very slow burn, rent and watch first if you can. Some of the visuals are very nice though, I must say.
 

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It's a very slow burn, rent and watch first if you can. Some of the visuals are very nice though, I must say.
I imagine it will look pretty fantastic. The movie itself is alright. A little heavy on unnecessary narration but it's got this really cool vision of the future.
Cool, will keep an eye out for the reviews. The trailers gave me Interstellar and Solaris vibes. If the Atmos mix is solid I'm in.
 

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Cool, will keep an eye out for the reviews. The trailers gave me Interstellar and Solaris vibes. If the Atmos mix is solid I'm in.
I didn't think there was anything amazing about the audio in the cinemas personally, but again, we are all different and like different things.
^__^
 
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From Blu-ray.com The runtimes of the special features (Ad Astra):
Deleted scenes (3:25 minutes)
To the Stars (8:35 minutes)
A Man Named Roy (8:45 minutes)
The Crew of the Cepheus (9:08 minutes)
The Art of Ad Astra (1:15 minutes)
Reach for the Stars (7:21 min)

Exclusive Digital special feature:
Ad Astra - Space Age: The VFX (8:10 minutes)
Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season Ultra HD Blu-ray Review



Joker 4K Blu-ray January 7



Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook



Target Exclusive Packaging (Blu-ray)

Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
    DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Joker: Vision & Fury
  • Becoming Joker
  • Please Welcome… Joker!
  • Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos
 
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Some pickups I got from sales and such:

John Wick trilogy 4K steelbook
The Shining 4K steelbook(haven't seen this in like 15 years, gonna watch it again right before I see Doctor Sleep)
Blade Runner 2049 4K
Ex Machina 4K
Dunkirk 4K
The Last Samurai blu ray steelbook
Mission Impossible Fallout 4K steelbook
Interstellar 4K
Gladiator 4K
Whiplash blu ray steelbook
Alien complete collection blu ray steelbook
Alien 40th anniversary 4K steelbook
 

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Ordered Gremlins 4k and Hellboy II: The Golden Army 4K last night

Watched It's a Wonderful Life and The Wizard of Oz 4k releases and they turned out great especially It's a Wonderful Life. Oz doesn't really start to pop until they reach the Emerald City.

Going to try and watch the 4k releases of Predator and Predator 2 tonight.
 
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Watched It's a Wonderful Life and The Wizard of Oz 4k releases and they turned out great especially It's a Wonderful Life. Oz doesn't really start to pop until they reach the Emerald City.
Last year, i watched It's a Wonderful Life (4K DV stream), and it looked really good.
 
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