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War of the Worlds (1953) UHD

This is on Vudu in UHD Dolby Vision and DD+ for $12... I haven't seen anything about a UHD disc release. Anyone know anything?
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This is on Vudu in UHD Dolby Vision and DD+ for $12... I haven't seen anything about a UHD disc release. Anyone know anything?
Vudu has a sale on it. It's $24.99 ($7.99 rental) on Amazon Prime. It's on iTunes also. UHD version is a digital only release. No word on physical media.

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I have it UHD HDR version on Kaleidescape very nice looking title. Interestingly, the threads supporting the machines, visible on the DVD, have been removed.

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This is on Vudu in UHD Dolby Vision and DD+ for $12.
Thanks for the heads-up on this.

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The HD version was shown on TCM last week and looked gorgeous. I assume this is the same transfer.

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The HD version was shown on TCM last week and looked gorgeous. I assume this is the same transfer.
Not sure, but I can say that it looks really, really good!

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There is a decent HD version of this that Paramount never put out on Blu-ray, there was a period a few years back when Paramount and Lionsgate starting offering titles in HD but not on disc. They weren't bad movies but they were moving to blockbuster titles mainly for disc release.

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If you have the Movies ! channel/sub-channel on your OTA and/or cable system this will run on 7-27-19. I can't vouch for what the quality will be but you can't argue with the cost. Something tells me I'll pick the 4k version from the iTunes store eventually.

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If you have the Movies ! channel/sub-channel on your OTA and/or cable system this will run on 7-27-19. I can't vouch for what the quality will be but you can't argue with the cost. Something tells me I'll pick the 4k version from the iTunes store eventually.
The recording came out OK, it's looks like the transfer was the one for TV that's made it's rounds for who knows how many years. The DVD looks better. Looks like I'll be investing in a digital copy.

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It has always bugged me that War of the Worlds never was on BD. I have the dvd of it and its not that good. For a classic great movie it should looked great. I am glad to hear that their are some good master 's of it. I have seen it a 100 times I bet but love it every time. Just a great story. To bad the new version did not live up to this one except for the effects. The tripods were killer and like the book but the story itself just was weak.
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It has always bugged me that War of the Worlds never was on BD. I have the dvd of it and its not that good. For a classic great movie it should looked great. I am glad to hear that their are some good master 's of it. I have seen it a 100 times I bet but love it every time. Just a great story. To bad the new version did not live up to this one except for the effects. The tripods were killer and like the book but the story itself just was weak.
I still hope someone will do the story, as H.G. Wells wrote it as a period piece set in England, complete with tripods and all that good stuff.
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I still hope someone will do the story, as H.G. Wells wrote it as a period piece set in England, complete with tripods and all that good stuff.
The BBC has a miniseries in production that is supposed to do that:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wa...ds_(miniseries)
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