Originally Posted by mo949
You're being generous imo. Its the 3D rollout all over again. HDR isn't going to make a bad film good.
Hmmm, interesting, you find me generous.
...I try to have an objective "vision". ...A realistic one.
* It has more to do with the latest film technologies...Dolby Vision HDR picture and Dolby Atmos sound.
And I totally agree with you; a pristine picture and sound won't transform a lesser film (value content, story) into a grandiose cinema masterpiece.
I have yet to see...all of them...the thirteen movie titles enumerated by Scott. And there is no such highly equipped theater in my neck of the woods.
So it's Blu-ray (next week with 'San Andreas') and UHD Blu-ray in 2016 (next year)...with Dolby Atmos sound.
The people living near Hollywood, New York, and any other places in the world near theaters equipped with the latest and best, are lucky people.
The rest, us, we just wait for UHD Blu-ray. ...And we'll be able to pick the ones we like...from the aspects we value the most...sound, picture, and film quality...rewarding for our own senses and soul.
<<>> 'The Martian' seems to have some value? ...Not from everyone though...an "ok" film, not a masterpiece.
Us, all film lovers and aficionados and cinemaphiles ... we all vibrate to different various movie chords/senses.
One thing is solid; the prettier the picture (2D & 3D) and the more immersive the sound experience the better it'll enhance a good film with higher value.
And that value, is a personal thing for each moviegoer/watcher.
Again, we can only learn from the people who live close to those theaters...technically. ...Most people aren't so lucky.