Saturday, May 11, 2019

Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics

Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Blu-ray Review

Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics




Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Field of Dreams 4K Blu-ray
30th Anniversary Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
Universal Studios | 1989 | 106 min | Rated PG | May 14, 2019

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS:X
Brazilian Portuguese: DTS 5.1
French (Canadian): DTS 2.0
Japanese: DTS 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French (Canadian), Spanish

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD-66, 1 BD-50)
4K Ultra HD (UHD)
UPC 191329099278



Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Story: The Basics


Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

An Iowa farmer hears a voice in his cornfield accompanied by a vision of a baseball field. He takes it as a sign to build a baseball diamond which would ennable Shoeless Joe Jackson of the infamous Chicago "Black" Sox to play ball again.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Writers: Phil Alden Robinson, W.P. Kinsella
Starring: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones



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Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Video: The Basics


Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The 4k disc certain looks much better than the Blu-ray and the UHD really is the definitive way to watch Field of Dreams. The disc however is quite noisy and film grain is inconsistent throughout the movie. Some of this I can accept being an older movie. This disc mirrors the look of Backdraft which is another Universal disc I really didn't like the look of. Universal add no thrills in their transfers, but they also do nothing to improve or better, unlike Sony who go out of their way to make 4k discs look incredible and the best they can look. Universal are one of the worst 4k distributors right now and it shows with this release. Generally speaking there isn't any edge enhancement and there doesn't appear to be any digital tom foolery going on, so I am thankful for that. The resolution is higher than standard 2k, and the color colors looks slightly bolder than the standard Blu-ray.
For me the disc doesn't look that good, however, this is a disc that could have looked like complete crap and I would still want it in my collection because the movie is so great. There are a few shots like look really nice, but not enough to make this a great disc.
The point of my reviews is not to look back at movies and think, wow I gave that a 5/5? How? It looks poor. I want a different look on my reviews where I review picture quality and that alone. I will remain strict on my reviews as always because picture quality means everything to me.

VIDEO SCORE = 3 out of 5

HD MOVIE SOURCE - Average




Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Audio: The Basics


Field of Dreams (1989) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The audio on Field of Dreams is excellent, it's DTSX and I could tell right away that the dialogue was super crisp. The budget was certainly put into audio and not video for this release, because it's cheaper to do so. It's not a surround sound extravaganza but it sounds so clear, a quality I've never heard before on this movie.

AUDIO SCORE = 4 out of 5

HD MOVIE SOURCE - Very Good DTS:X




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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Monday, May 6, 2019

Backdraft (1991) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics

Backdraft (1991) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Blu-ray Review

Backdraft (1991) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics




Backdraft (1991) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Backdraft 4K Blu-ray
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
Universal Studios | 1991 | 137 min | Rated R | May 07, 2019

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
English: DTS:X
French: DTS 5.1
Spanish: DTS 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French (Canadian), Spanish

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD-66, 1 BD-50)
4K Ultra HD (UHD)
UPC 191329099124
#Backdraft

Release date: May 24, 1991 (USA)
Director: Ron Howard
Box office: 152.4 million USD
Music composed by: Hans Zimmer
Producers: Pen Densham, Richard Barton Lewis, John Watson



Backdraft (1991) 4K Story: The Basics


Backdraft (1991) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Chicago firefighting brothers Stephen (Kurt Russell) and Brian (William Baldwin) have been rivals since childhood. Brian, struggling to prove himself, transfers to the arson unit. There he aids Don (Robert De Niro) in his investigation into a spate of fires involving oxygen-induced infernos called backdrafts. But when a conspiracy implicating a crooked politician and an arsonist leads Brian back to Stephen, he is forced to overcome his brotherly competitiveness in order to crack the case.

A childhood incident has left brothers Stephen and Brian McCaffret mentally scarred, but that doesn't stop them following in their father's footsteps by becoming firefighters. Brian, the more wary of the two, teams up with dogged arson investigator Donald Rimgale after a series of blazes, and finds himself at loggerheads with the more gung-ho Stephen when he is led to suspect someone in his former unit.

Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Gregory Widen
Starring: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn



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Backdraft (1991) 4K Video: The Basics


Backdraft (1991) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The transfer is really not what I was looking for from this movie. The movie is very soft and nothing compared to a Sony Classic 4k transfer, the movie also doesn't seem to be effected by having a wider color gamut from HDR. The grain is very inconsistent and muddy, and is borderline noisy. Universal studios are one of the worst 4k publishers right now, and it's really not good enough from a classic movie like this. Even with all that said, for me I love this movie and it's a must purchase, this is the best the movie has ever looked and is still a night day difference over Blu-ray.

VIDEO SCORE = 3 out of 5

HD MOVIE SOURCE - Average




Backdraft (1991) 4K Audio: The Basics


Backdraft (1991) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The audio was DTS:X and was excellent. Universal have a done a great job with height to this movie, it has clean dialogue and excellent bass. Very impressive disc, and definitely worth a listen.

AUDIO SCORE = 4.5 out of 5

HD MOVIE SOURCE - Very Good DTS:X




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
VIZIO - P75C1 - ISF CALIBRATED - DOLBY VISION



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Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics

The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Blu-ray Review

The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review: The Basics




The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The Karate Kid 4K Blu-ray
35th Anniversary Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
Sony Pictures | 1984 | 127 min | Rated PG | Apr 23, 2019

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD-66, 1 BD-50)
4K Ultra HD (UHD)
UPC 043396551251
#TheKarateKid

Release date: June 22, 1984 (USA)
Director: John G. Avildsen
Featured song: You're the Best
Box office: 91 million USD
Screenplay: Robert Mark Kamen



The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Story: The Basics


The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Daniel arrives in Los Angeles from the east coast and faces the difficult task of making new friends. However, he becomes the object of bullying by the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students, when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the Cobra leader's ex-girlfriend. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks his handyman Miyagi, whom he learns is a master of the martial arts, to teach him karate. Miyagi teaches Daniel that karate is a mastery over the self, mind, and body and that fighting is always the last answer to a problem. Under Miyagi's guidance, Daniel develops not only physical skills but also the faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller, William Zabka

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.



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The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Video: The Basics


The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The movie on 4k has a great transfer, yet again Sony show how they really are king's when it comes their classic movies. This is the best I have ever seen The Karate Kid look, and this movie is a must own for fans and non-fans alike. There are issues of old film grain, muddy, and grain crawl as I call it. Grain appears to follow the screen when panning from left to right. Grain isn't 100% consistent throughout the movie and does change towards the end of the movie. Transfer quality also seems to change wards the back quarter of the movie and seems to suffer from poor quality source elements. Overall however, this is a great transfer from Sony, and I'm extremely happy with the way this disc looks, I'm extremely picky with video and I believe this is a fair assessment of this movie.

VIDEO SCORE = 4 out of 5

HD MOVIE SOURCE - Great Transfer




The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Audio: The Basics


The Karate Kid (1984) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The sound is Dolby Atmos are yet again Sony have done a great job with the 4k UHD soundtrack. Nothing over the top, very subtle, but noticeable to trained ears. Clean dialogue through the center channel. Well done Sony.

AUDIO SCORE = 4 out of 5

HD MOVIE SOURCE - Nice Up-scaled Dolby Atmos




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
VIZIO - P75C1 - ISF CALIBRATED - DOLBY VISION



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