Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Die Hard 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics

Die Hard 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Die Hard 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics




Die Hard 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Die Hard 4K Blu-ray
30th Anniversary Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
20th Century Fox | 1988 | 132 min | Rated R | May 15, 2018

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Original aspect ratio: 2.36:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD-66, 1 BD-50)
4K Ultra HD (UHD)
UPC 024543471004

Die Hard Story: The Basics


Die Hard 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

New York City detective John McClane, newly arrived in Los Angeles to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged wife, but as McClane waits for his wife's office party to break up, terrorists take control of the building. While the terrorist leader, Hans Gruber rounds up hostages, McClane slips away unnoticed. Armed with only a service revolver and his cunning, McClane launches his own one-man war. A crackling thriller from beginning to end, Die Hard explodes with hear-stopping suspense.

Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Roderick Thorp, Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza
Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason, William Atherton

Die Hard 4K Video: The Basics


Die Hard 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Die Hard on 4k looks okay, I'd say average at best, its very nice that nothing was added. What I mean by that is, there is no digital edge enhancement or any of the nasty digital tricks added. This 4k certainly looks better than than the Blu-ray, but overall I think more could have been done here to make this movie look better. When panning from left to right, I'm honestly not sure what this term is called, but I would call it crawling. For me its where the film grain becomes slightly blurry, I don't know whether this is just low bit rate or what, but its consistent through the movie, and I didn't like that. Again, similar to the Predator; no love was or extras was put into the movie, which I do appreciate but in turn, please increase the bitrate, at least for movement scenes. Average looking disc, but Die Hard has never looked better at home, so its nice to see it at the very least looking this good.

VIDEO SCORE = 3 out of 5


Die Hard 4K Audio: The Basics


Die Hard 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The sound for Die Hard is DTS Master Audio, so no Dolby Atmos which is a shame for a movie like this, especially with all the movement around the elevators, and other scenes, a missed opportunity I think. Dialogue seems a little low, and there is no major use of surround sound. Nothing special.

AUDIO SCORE = 3 out of 5





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How I Review: The Basics


I just write what I see, nothing super in depth, just what I see. Do I see noise in the blacks? Edge enhancement? Digital Issues? Scaling Problem? I will let you know if I see any errors in the discs, and how good they really look. Same with the audio, super basic, if its good I'll let you know. My reviews will not get a reference certificate unless its flawless, I will not be giving out 10/10 video and audio without merit. I'm going to keep this really simple, and I hope you enjoy that side of my Reviews. Thank you.

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OPPO - UDP-203 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY PLAYER
XBOX ONE S
VIZIO - P75C1 - ISF CALIBRATED - DOLBY VISION



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Monday, December 3, 2018

2001: A Space Odyssey 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics

2001: A Space Odyssey 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

2001: A Space Odyssey 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics




2001: A Space Odyssey 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Blu-ray
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
Warner Bros. | 1968 | 149 min | Rated G | Dec 18, 2018

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision + HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.20:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French (Canadian): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English, Spanish, French (Canadian)

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (1 BD-66, 2 BD-50)
4K Ultra HD (UHD)
UPC 883929596003

2001: A Space Odyssey Story: The Basics


2001: A Space Odyssey 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

A mysterious black monolith appears on Earth in prehistoric times, changing the course of human evolution. When it reappears on the Moon in 2001, astronauts embark on an ill-fated interplanetary voyage to discover.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack

2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Video: The Basics


2001: A Space Odyssey 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Wow, what a pleasure it is to watch a movie this old (1968) and it look this good. 2001: A Space Odyssey looks incredible on 4k UHD and comes with Dolby Vision which is awesome. There are some early scenes with the monkeys that looks so good, it looks like a camera was taking the shots with still images, truly superb. There are issues with 2001 however, there is color bleeding in many shots. Now this maybe due to the master, and I understand the need leave things as they are, but I think its a shame to have a few scenes left like this. I wrote a few time stamps down, 56 mins, 47 seconds, there is color bleed in the black chairs, and is a low res shot. 1 hour, 13 mins, 41 seconds has more color bleed on the pod, dark circles bleed blue. I noticed this to be an issue is quite a few more shots where blues would bleed. Film grain is relatively consistent, but not equal throughout the entire disc. I'm not saying any of these issues are issues because of the format, but rather the stats of the negative / master. If you have read some of my previous review you will see that I am extremely picky about image quality, and I want nothing but the best, and I will pick out everything that I see as issues and errors. I will be looking back at this review in 5 years time and thinking, wow, I gave this a reference 5/5, there's no way. In my humble opinion this is not a reference disc because of the errors on the disc. I have to be true to the way I feel about what I see and what I think good video is. So, I think 4.5 out of 5 is 100% fair, based on me being as picky as humanly possible about what I see.

This is a great disc, and its the best the movie has ever looked, and you will not be disappointed with how this movie looks. It still amazes me looking back a few more times, its a shame that the master had some low rest shows and color bleeding issues. However, with all that said, this is still a must own movie for the 4K format.

VIDEO SCORE = 4.5 out of 5


2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Audio: The Basics


2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The sound for 2001: A Space Odyssey is also excellent, however there is audio tearing (Distortion) in some scenes. 45 mins, 44 seconds is one example. This is obviously more master issues, but I still think its a shame to hear this. There are a few more issues like this, but nothing crazy, and apart from this the disc does sound excellent. Voices are very clear, and the music is incredible. A good sounding disc.

AUDIO SCORE = 4.5 out of 5





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How I Review: The Basics


I just write what I see, nothing super in depth, just what I see. Do I see noise in the blacks? Edge enhancement? Digital Issues? Scaling Problem? I will let you know if I see any errors in the discs, and how good they really look. Same with the audio, super basic, if its good I'll let you know. My reviews will not get a reference certificate unless its flawless, I will not be giving out 10/10 video and audio without merit. I'm going to keep this really simple, and I hope you enjoy that side of my Reviews. Thank you.

My Review Device Equipment Gear List


LINE CONDITIONER - FURMAN ELITE-15 PF I
DENON - X6300H
ELAC - DEBUT SERIES - DOLBY ATMOS - DUAL SUBWOOFERS
OPPO - UDP-203 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY PLAYER
XBOX ONE S
VIZIO - P75C1 - ISF CALIBRATED - DOLBY VISION



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