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The Karate Kid (UHD)
I was browsing Ralph Potts' review site the other day and was pleasantly surprised to learn that The Karate Kid had been released on UHD. This "classic" has been a favorite of ours for many years and since I hadn't purchased a copy since the VHS release "back in the day," I decided to purchase it. Let me just say that for a 1984 film that looked "horrendous" on VHS, "fairly good" on DVD, "definitely improved" on its 2010 Blu-ray release, is now "much better" on this UHD version which takes it up at least a couple of notches, with superior colors, stronger contrast, better details & depth, and amazing black levels.
One thing that will turn off some is the heavy grain structure, which, at times, appears a bit "noisy."
This is NOT reference quality, but I do believe it should land on one's "demo shelf." I would place it right here....
Tier Recommendation: 1.5*
PS The Dolby Atmos mix had its moments, but overall I was underwhelmed by it.
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Last edited by djoberg; 05-02-2019 at 06:28 AM.