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Old 08-19-2016, 12:36 PM
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Justice League: Gotham City Breakout

recommendation: Tier 1.25*

WB Animation serves up another direct-to-video LEGO movie. I've generally been impressed by their animated LEGO features' picture quality and this one is no different. Crisp black levels, strong color saturation and perfectly rendered 3-D CGI animation easily qualifies for Tier One.
How is the movie? I've been considering this one for my son (turning 5 soon).

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How is the movie? I've been considering this one for my son (turning 5 soon).
He'll love the Nightwing LEGO figure that comes with it.

JL: Gotham City Breakout is definitely all-ages fun mostly written for children under 10 with a lot of recognizable DC superheroes. The plot is silly despite involving Deathstroke and the Joker. Joker takes over Gotham...with a spoon. Most children will enjoy it. I'd actually recommend an earlier LEGO movie before it as more entertaining, LEGO Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

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The one DC LEGO movie I'd avoid is Justice League: Cosmic Clash. That one is less entertaining and the humor falls flat.

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How is the movie? I've been considering this one for my son (turning 5 soon).
Are you setup for streaming off VUDU or another UltraViolet provider? You can have my UV code for JL: Gotham City Breakout. It's not the Blu-ray but I don't think your son will notice the difference.

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Clown

recommendation: Tier 2.5*

Clown, a new horror movie coming out next week from Starz, isn't demo material. This is a horror movie with unfiltered detail and without a drastic color grading. This Blu-ray showcases the movie's solid picture quality in fine form.

I probably would have ranked this disc higher in the past. The video's sharp, detailed definition doesn't really pop like most Tier One discs.

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Are you setup for streaming off VUDU or another UltraViolet provider? You can have my UV code for JL: Gotham City Breakout. It's not the Blu-ray but I don't think your son will notice the difference.
I'd appreciate it. PM me if you like and we'll definitely give it a watch.

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I have been on a business trip recently or I would have written earlier to let you know I have somewhat of a dilemma. I purchased a UHD Blu-ray player to go along with my Sony 4K display and now the only Blu-rays I'm buying are UHD Blu-rays. So, unless I am renting a Blu-ray release, I'm not in a position to review what I'm watching. (Having said that, there will still be a fair number of releases that won't be released on 4k or that I won't want to buy, so I should still be chiming in with reviews, but not as often as in the past.)

While I'm on here, I thought I would ask Phantom if he has heard anything about the new horror show Clown. Does it sound interesting and who will be starring in it?

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I have been on a business trip recently or I would have written earlier to let you know I have somewhat of a dilemma. I purchased a UHD Blu-ray player to go along with my Sony 4K display and now the only Blu-rays I'm buying are UHD Blu-rays. So, unless I am renting a Blu-ray release, I'm not in a position to review what I'm watching. (Having said that, there will still be a fair number of releases that won't be released on 4k or that I won't want to buy, so I should still be chiming in with reviews, but not as often as in the past.)

While I'm on here, I thought I would ask Phantom if he has heard anything about the new horror show Clown. Does it sound interesting and who will be starring in it?
I figured with a new 4K display that a UHD player wouldn't be far behind for you, Djoberg. Though I believe most UHDs also come with a regular Blu-ray, maybe you could take a quick peek at them for comparison if you get the time. Others will have to pick up the slack on new releases as I tend to focus more heavily on older catalog titles for the PQ Tiers. You've been great at reviewing new movies on Blu-ray here for a long time.

I am aware of the new horror movie Clown, it's coming out this week on Blu-ray. If there is a show by the same name, I haven't heard about it. The movie is decent indie horror fare, if a bit tedious with too much character development. There may or may not be a full review for it that will soon be posted elsewhere.

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I figured with a new 4K display that a UHD player wouldn't be far behind for you, Djoberg. Though I believe most UHDs also come with a regular Blu-ray, maybe you could take a quick peek at them for comparison if you get the time. Others will have to pick up the slack on new releases as I tend to focus more heavily on older catalog titles for the PQ Tiers. You've been great at reviewing new movies on Blu-ray here for a long time.

I am aware of the new horror movie Clown, it's coming out this week on Blu-ray. If there is a show by the same name, I haven't heard about it. The movie is decent indie horror fare, if a bit tedious with too much character development. There may or may not be a full review for it that will soon be posted elsewhere.
Yes, I could "take a quick peek" at the regular Blu-ray which, as you say, is included with the UHD version. That is most likely what I will do, if time permits me to.

I will look forward to seeing a review from you on Clown.

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Has there already been a discussion of whether 4k stuff will be included here?

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Has there already been a discussion of whether 4k stuff will be included here?
Phantom can give you the definitive answer to your question, but if memory serves me he decided that we would limit this thread to 1080P material. I know that when I read "professional" reviews online they will always distinguish between 1080P and 4K releases. Our "resident AVS reviewer," Mr. Ralph Potts, usually gives TWO separate reviews of PQ, one for 4K and the other for 1080P.

I can well imagine that in the future (near or not-so-near), MOST members will indeed own a 4K display AND a 4K UHD Blu-ray player and that MOST Blu-ray releases will indeed be in 4K. At that time the "PQ Thread" will no doubt transition into 4K reviews EXCLUSIVELY.

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Has there already been a discussion of whether 4k stuff will be included here?
For the moment 4K UHD discs aren't being included in the PQ Tiers. Feel free to discuss them here since they are the next step in picture quality but we really don't have a mechanism for ranking them...yet. I am interested in hearing the qualitative differences between UHD and highly ranked BDs.

It wouldn't bother me if someone wanted to step forward and run their own independent UHD PQ Tiers. At the moment this thread will continue to rank Blu-rays by picture quality, I don't plan on abandoning it.

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