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George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second Sight

Old 11-23-20, 02:53 PM
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

The box was too oversized. So it bounced around within the box.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

My set just arrived from DHL. Mint condition. The box was perfect in size even though they only padded the bottom part with brown construction paper? No bent corners or anything. Gonna fire it up tomorrow..

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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

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The box was too oversized. So it bounced around within the box.
if Amazon try to get something. All I did was complain about box and hod to actually take pic and email to him while on phone and got full refund. I was hoping for like $5USD to gift card. Can’t hurt.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

I can’t get over how much different the blood looks. It no longer resembles melted crayon.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

I just got my "dispatch" notice from Amazon UK. I'd about reconciled the idea I wouldn't be getting it; I was one of those that placed a very early order with Base, -and you probably know how that went.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

I don't want to start a new thread just for a poll- but I'm curious what versions people ordered.

So far OldBoy and I both got the Bd version. Anyone else? Or is everyone going for the 4K set?
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

4K for me.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

When I checked tracking a day or two ago, it said my package was due for arrival Friday. So, I was definitely surprised when it showed up today. Not a ding or crease on it, but Diabolik usually packs things right.

I might not have a chance to watch it until the weekend, but I'm looking forward to seeing the upgrade to 4k. I wasn't sure if I'd ever be able to retire the DVD.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

Originally Posted by Paul_SD View Post
I don't want to start a new thread just for a poll- but I'm curious what versions people ordered.

So far OldBoy and I both got the Bd version. Anyone else? Or is everyone going for the 4K set?
Trust me, 4K is the way to go for this set. That's what I got.
Old 11-24-20, 07:55 PM
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
4K for me.
For me as well.

Although Zavvi hasnít delivered mine yet, and even though Iím still within the window they estimated, Iím getting a little nervous.
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4k.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

4K here, which finally shipped from Amazon UK yesterday and the tracking says will be here on Friday! Also, I think this is the first time I had actual tracking from an international order. Apparently it was shipped 'UPS Express Saver'
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4K here, which finally shipped from Amazon UK yesterday and the tracking says will be here on Friday! Also, I think this is the first time I had actual tracking from an international order. Apparently it was shipped 'UPS Express Saver'
The same, though my tracking just says "UPS" and the projected date is next Thursday. Of course, for a couple years before all this, I was used to waiting 4-6 weeks for a package from Amazon UK to show up.

Update: I'm still not used to this fast shipping, though that's what I'm paying for. It's still projected for Dec 3, but last night it went from Great Britain to Lexington KY by early morning and it's now at the local UPS hub.

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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

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4K here, which finally shipped from Amazon UK yesterday and the tracking says will be here on Friday! Also, I think this is the first time I had actual tracking from an international order. Apparently it was shipped 'UPS Express Saver'
Mine says Friday as well. I know what I'M doing on my day off Friday!
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

Is anyone having weird audio issues? I get some weird distortionish noise out of my right speaker.
Tested a bunch of other stuff with no problems.
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Where? Which disc? Which part? I’ve gone through all 3 cuts and didn’t have any issues at all.
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It’s happening sporadically throughout the extended cut. If I remember correctly it happened during the Argento cut, but not to this extent. Theatrical was totally fine.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

I'm currently more than halfway through the theatrical cut, and I can't imagine being more pleased with the presentation. The 4k is pretty flawless, and there's actual grain! That's always nice to see.

As to the audio issue mentioned, I haven't experienced any problems. Everything is clear, no issues. It was worth the wait to finally upgrade the old Anchor Bay set.
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Old 11-29-20, 12:33 AM
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

I watched the TC today and it was stellar!
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I watched the Theatrical Cut and have just started the bonus disc. I didn't expect much from the first segment "Motorcycles and Zombies" and was wary when I saw it was an hour long. However, it turned out to be a lot of fun, and an interesting angle for a behind the scenes look at the film through present day interviews with many of the extras who worked on the film. The next segment has Tom Savini, his pal Taso, and Michael Gornick touring the mall and telling stories.
The updated "Document of the Dead" now includes segments that follow up on the original documentary with the filmmaker visiting Romero on the set of "Two Evil Eyes", "Land of the Dead" and "Survival of the Dead", which adds a bit of melancholy as you watch the late director grow older and become more frail in appearance.

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Old 11-30-20, 07:42 AM
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

Anyone here interested in a set? Figured I’d ask before I looked into other options. My Diabolik copy gets here Saturday.
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Re: George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD -- 4K UHD (Theatrical, Cannes, Argento cuts) coming from Second S

I watched the theatrical cut. There's nothing particularly "HDR" about the image, but it's very sharp and detailed and has nice colors. The grain sometimes looks a little noisy, but nothing serious.

Anyone have a preference for the soundtrack options? I played around with all three and eventually settled on the stereo mix. The mono (which supposedly had the bulk of the restoration work) sounded very weak on my system, while the 5.1 was spread too thin and sounded a little gimmicky. The Goblin score sounded best in the stereo mix to me.

The movie itself holds up great. I was a little worried that it might not.
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I watched the theatrical cut. There's nothing particularly "HDR" about the image, but it's very sharp and detailed and has nice colors. The grain sometimes looks a little noisy, but nothing serious.

Anyone have a preference for the soundtrack options? I played around with all three and eventually settled on the stereo mix. The mono (which supposedly had the bulk of the restoration work) sounded very weak on my system, while the 5.1 was spread too thin and sounded a little gimmicky. The Goblin score sounded best in the stereo mix to me.

The movie itself holds up great. I was a little worried that it might not.
I'll agree that the HDR element wasn't very pronounced on the Theatrical cut, -I'm sure it's the same on the others. I started with the 5.1 but the center channel dialogue seemed soft to me, and I went with the 2.0 for the rest of the film.
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I started with the 5.1 but the center channel dialogue seemed soft to me, and I went with the 2.0 for the rest of the film.
Yes, exactly. The dialogue in the 5.1 track got buried in the mix during the opening scenes. I got better results upmixing the stereo track using Neural:X.
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My Zavvi order took the long, long way around:



But it's here at long last!

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