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Old 02-23-22, 01:05 PM
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Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

There's gotta' be some of you that do this, right?

I just snagged the recently Kong/Godzilla flicks. I didn't hate them but I didn't really like them, either, but I kept reading about how the audio surround mixes are so amazing I had to hear them for myself.

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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Too bad too, because I like the Eurocomics.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

I'll also add those Bay Transformers movies to my list of something I only got because of sound mixing.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

Not that I donít like them, but I bought Planet Earth, Blue Planet 4K discs for background viewing. Sometimes itís fun to watch them with alternate music playing, almost like music videos.

Iím not going to watch them one by one or anything like that.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

From the other thread, Transformers The Last Knight in 4k absolutely. The movie is 'meh' (better than most in the series) but looks fantastic in 4k
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

Tons of 3D titles- even imported Hobbs and Shaw from Germany!
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

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From the other thread, Transformers The Last Knight in 4k absolutely. The movie is 'meh' (better than most in the series) but looks fantastic in 4k
That was definitely one for me, and it was my go-to whenever I wanted to show off my TV or shiny new home theater, although The Last Knight is now one of the very few UHD titles in my "get rid of" pile.

Back in the DVD days, I think The Fast and the Furious was the first movie I ever bought purely for the presentation. Or at least it's the first one that springs to mind.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

I actually donít know if Iíve ever bought a disc of a film I didnít care for just for demo purposes.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

Too many to list. I regret nothing.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

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That was definitely one for me, and it was my go-to whenever I wanted to show off my TV or shiny new home theater, although The Last Knight is now one of the very few UHD titles in my "get rid of" pile.

Back in the DVD days, I think The Fast and the Furious was the first movie I ever bought purely for the presentation. Or at least it's the first one that springs to mind.
It's still in my 'keep' pile (see other thread) but also just because of Stanley Tucci.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

Baraka (1992)
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

For the most part, just about every DC 4k disc. I haven’t gone though any of them in full, but the sound is reference. So all action sequences. I skip the talky parts.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

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For the most part, just about every DC 4k disc. I havenít gone though any of them in full, but the sound is reference.
It really is unreal. I remember watching Man of Steel and Black Panther on consecutive days, being blown away by how immersive the Atmos was in MoS (the aerial action in particular takes strong advantage), and then Black Panther was just so limp and lifeless by comparison, with even the ships flying overhead in the climax not making nearly as much of an impression.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

(Without being too specific).

Generic action movies and lousy sci-fi movies on bluray.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

None. There's plenty of 4K demo stuff on YouTube with tranquil accompanying music. Makes for a nice background and saves wear on the player.

eta: Maybe the closest disc would be Gemini Man.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

I try not to. I mean, I have some popcorn flicks that aren't exactly really deep or anything but are still fun to watch and enjoy (The Fifth Element comes to mind).

And I couldn't have a gap in my Star Wars collection so I have The Last Jedi in 4K.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
It really is unreal. I remember watching Man of Steel and Black Panther on consecutive days, being blown away by how immersive the Atmos was in MoS (the aerial action in particular takes strong advantage), and then Black Panther was just so limp and lifeless by comparison, with even the ships flying overhead in the climax not making nearly as much of an impression.
Absolutely. WB usually does a solid job with their sound with home releases. The MCU movies - and just about every Disney owned movie in general - has not delivered with this at all. Iím not sure why.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

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eta: Maybe the closest disc would be Gemini Man.
+1 yep, Gemini Man is the truth in demo worthy stuff. But I actually like the film in itself too.

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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

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+1 yep, Gemini Man is the truth in demo worthy stuff. But I actually like the film in itself too.
I had picked it up on sale. I was happy with my purchase.
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Re: Films you don't really like but bought because of audio/video presentation

This is not meant to be a snooty remark, but I don't buy any films I don't like. Life is too short.

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