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Mission: Impossible 3 (UHD)
Okay, I truly thought I would be placing this in the bottom of Tier Blu, for the first 80-90 minutes were pure EYE CANDY, with mesmerizing details, striking clarity, accurate flesh tones, deep & inky black levels, and amazing depth. But in the last scene, which took place in Shanghai, the PQ was a mixed bag, with a long night scene that featured numerous soft focus shots, some crushed blacks, compromised flesh tones, and a loss of details and depth, especially in the heavy action scenes. In fairness, the daytime scenes in Shanghai were excellent.
Before I give my placement recommendation, I have to give a HUGE shout-out to the stellar Dolby TrueHD mix AND the Dolby Upmix provided courtesy of my Denon AVR. It was pure Reference Quality all the way through!! Some of the explosions yielded fantastic bass/LFE; the action in the Surrounds and Height Speakers was pure AUDIO BLISS; and the dialogue remained intelligible from beginning to end.
I see the 1080p version is sitting at 1.75 currently. I think this deserves to be raised at least a couple of notches...to the same ranking as MI:2.
Tier Recommendation: 1.0*
PS I had forgotten how much I liked this installment. Perhaps it is right up there with Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation.
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Last edited by djoberg; 12-18-2018 at 07:13 PM.