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Old 08-05-19, 07:53 PM
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Maybe it was covered before but when is Taxi Driver coming out on 4K?

I don't think this counts as actual 4K content.


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Old 08-05-19, 08:15 PM
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Re: UHD release announcements

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Maybe it was covered before but when is Taxi Driver coming out on 4K?
You won’t have to wait long!

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Taxi Driver is hitting Ultra HD Blu-ray on November 3rd. Official word from Sony and everything!
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Old 08-05-19, 09:53 PM
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Why does that Blu-ray say "Optimized for 4K" when the disc is 1080p?

Adam Tyner the link makes no mention of 4K release. Perhaps Sony pulled out of it?
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Old 08-05-19, 10:14 PM
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Why does that Blu-ray say "Optimized for 4K" when the disc is 1080p?
Sony claims that the disc is masted in a way to optimize the upscaling on their UHD TVs.
https://www.sony.com/electronics/sup...icles/00044452
What Is Mastered in 4K?
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released Blu-ray Disc™ movies Mastered in 4K and Optimized for 4K Ultra High Definition Televisions. These Blu-ray Disc movies include the following technologies to yield the greatest possible high definition picture quality, and will upscale to create a satisfying 4K experience:
  • Utilization of 4K movie masters created either from a film source scanned digitally with more than 4K resolution, or shot with 4K digital cameras that provides a more precise and detailed picture.
  • The utilization of x.v.YCC color gamut to the 4K movie master delivers an expanded range of rich color contained in the original source when viewed on a high definition television compatible with x.v.YCC specification.
  • We worked together with Sony Pictures to optimize the algorithms of down-converting 4K movie masters to upscale it with the 4K-Reality Pro Engine, when viewed on a 4K LED TV.
So it's mostly marketing BS, but if you have a Sony UHD TV with the right upscaling engine, it may look better than some other upscaled release.

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Adam Tyner the link makes no mention of 4K release. Perhaps Sony pulled out of it?

The reference to the UHD Blu-ray was removed, but it could've been for marketing reasons.

This is what the page used to look like:
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Old 08-05-19, 10:17 PM
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Re: UHD release announcements

Just put out a real 4k version. Stop with the maximizing stuff. It is still on a BD.
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Old 08-05-19, 10:26 PM
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@Jay G. thanks for the post very interesting stuff.

@dsa shea exactly! lol
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Old 08-06-19, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea View Post
Just put out a real 4k version. Stop with the maximizing stuff. It is still on a BD.
To be fair, the "Mastered in 4K" line, including the Taxi Driver disc, premiered in 2013, or 3 years before UHD Blu-ray as a format was released in 2016. So, at the time, there wasn't a way to put out a real 4K version.
https://www.cnet.com/news/sony-maste...ixed-blessing/

It looks like Sony hasn't used the "Mastered in 4K" branding since 2014. In 2015 they introduced the "Supreme Cinema" series, which they used on some titles through 2016, and contained transfers mastered in 4K, so it seems like it was replacement branding for their "premium" Blu-rays.
Sony puts quality first with upcoming Supreme Cinema Blu-Ray releases - DVD Review & High Definition
https://www.blu-ray.com/search/?quic...n=bluraymovies

Sony also had a few Blu-rays that used a 4K master without any overt branding on them,
https://www.blu-ray.com/search/?quic...leasetimestamp
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Old 08-06-19, 08:41 AM
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Yep, Sony only released a few under that "Mastered in 4K" banner, and well before the 4K UHD discs became available to the public. I picked up a couple of those old blu's, but I didn't see any overt difference between those and the older blu's, even with using my upscaling player.
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Old 08-06-19, 09:45 AM
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October 15th




The 2007 Ridley Scott directed film
American Gangster American Gangster
starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe is coming to
4K UHD Blu-ray 4K UHD Blu-ray
on October 15th via Universal. The film, nominated for two Academy Awards, co-starred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, John Hawkes, RZA, and Ruby Dee. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the
4K UHD Blu-ray 4K UHD Blu-ray
now available to pre-order over at
Amazon Amazon
. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
  • Feature Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zaillian [also on the 4K disc]
  • Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster
  • Case Files
  • Hip Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I.
  • The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster
  • Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look
  • “Do You Feel Me (Remix)” performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah
  • “Blue Magic” from Jay-Z’s Album American Gangster
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • U-Control: Picture in Picture
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Old 08-06-19, 12:31 PM
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First amazon murdered the Gremlins UHD order page and now they have struck another blow against Scarface.

I know both will be up before release date but they really need to get their shit together over there. There are so many newer release movies and TVs shows that are out of stock. It is even worse for music.
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Old 08-06-19, 03:37 PM
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I will be buying American Gangster



To buy or not to buy is the question. I really like that statue but if it's cheap plastic then the $70 for it is not worth it. This set is $100 - $29 (movies) = $70 for statue.

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Old 08-06-19, 06:07 PM
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I'm calling it right now. That limited edition will be a lightning deal on Amazon during the holidays for $40 or less.
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Old 08-06-19, 09:14 PM
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I'm calling it right now. That limited edition will be a lightning deal on Amazon during the holidays for $40 or less.
That would be awesome. I might wait it out for awhile if that's the case.
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Old 08-09-19, 10:41 PM
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Deepdiscount.com got the Scarface Limited Edition for $65 preorder price.
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10/15

SRP $54.99!?




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Old 08-10-19, 03:39 PM
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10/15

SRP $54.99!?




Probably $39.99 on release. $10 each for 4K not bad at all.
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Old 08-11-19, 03:37 PM
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If the Craig set is individual cases I will get it, If it is all four in a jumbo case I will pass and wait for the five film set after Bond 25 comes out.

But then again if Bond 25 is awful then I will get the above set since SPECTRE is a really good way to end this series of films if it comes down to it.
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Old 08-12-19, 06:34 AM
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I'm waiting for a full Bond set. The Craig set won't even be "Complete," so why buy it?
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Old 08-12-19, 10:00 AM
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Well the Craig set isn't being marketed as a complete set, but I get your point. I'll more than likely do the same and just wait for the next "full" Bond release. 4K or no sale for me.

Guess it's time to offload the old sets.
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Sony Releasing Original ‘Hellboy’ Film on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Oct. 15


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The Hellboy 4K disc includes both the theatrical and director’s cuts of the film, each newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative with exclusive Dolby Atmos audio, along with the original theatrical 5.1 audio. The 4K disc also includes a new introduction by del Toro; the new “To Hell and Back” retrospective, featuring a new interview with del Toro; three audio commentaries featuring del Toro, Mignola and the cast; the documentary “The Seeds of Creation”; and theatrical trailers.

A regular Blu-ray disc included in the combo pack will include a remastered theatrical version of the film, deleted scenes with optional commentary, makeup and lighting tests with commentary, VFX How To’s, “A Quick Guide to Understanding Comics” with Scott McCloud, “Right Hand of Doom” set visits and factoids, Q&A Archive: Comic-Con 2002, Mike Mignola pre-production art, animatics, board-a-matics, multi-angle storyboard comparisons, TV spots, photo galleries and more.

https://www.mediaplaynews.com/sony-r...lu-ray-oct-15/
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Old 08-13-19, 07:34 AM
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Finally! I thought it was weird that they released the second and not the first when the new movie came out, I didn't realize that they were released by different companies.
I did a quick comparison and it looks like this will have everything from the Blu-ray, and it will have a bunch more stuff from the DVD but probably not quite everything (depends on what 'and more' means). The most prominent feature still missing is the DVD comics.
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