Finally, they have released a version that captures the movie's amazing visuals as they should be. The 4K HDR format allows for the colors to come through as intended. Vibrant without being artificial. My player doesn't currently support Dolby Vision, but the HDR10 format was fantastic. And my Sony A1E OLED avoided issues with "banding" (or "artificial contouring") that I've had in the past with Blu-Ray and DVD copies on other sets. I'll need to try my standard Blu-Ray copy to see if the banding goes away because of the TV or the format of the movie.
The sound was also fantastic. I did not play it on a system capable of handling the overhead sound. But what I got was incredibly engaging, and better balanced with the dialogue than I recall from other copies.
I've watched this film many times, but never since the first time I saw it has it been so engaging. My heart was actually beating pretty fast a number of times when viewing this copy tonight! I don't know if it was the improved visuals or the sound that made it so incredibly visceral this time out. Whatever it was, they've clearly finally addressed all the complaints over the years from reviewers saying they took a lazy approach with previous versions. This one seems really cleaned up, as if a lot of time and attention was given. But that's only fitting for such a popular film, and one so meticulously crafted.
- Actors: Oliver Reed, Connie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Crowe
- Directors: Ridley Scott
- Format: 4K
- Language: English
- Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Studio: Universal Sony Pictures Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 15 Aug 2018
- Run Time: 148 minutes
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- ASIN: B077Y3VWBV
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
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- #211 in Movies (Movies & TV)