Thanks for the kind words, I am on the mend. It’s great to see you’ve been holding it down here with regular reviews which (along with the other contributors) continue to be a good barometer of all things HD/UHD. I don’t even think UHD had landed prior to my last review. Glad the TV situation is resolved, I can’t imagine how epic a 77” display must look!
Back to the reviews...
Murder on the Orient Express - (Regular BR 1080p)
Things started off well PQ wise with some fantastic clarity in the opening scenes and aboard the initial part of the train journey. Notable highlights: any close ups of Judi Dench which revealed excellent facial detail, a beautiful, crisp colour scheme which really captured the feel of the train carriages - I loved the glow of the Art Deco lights against the wood panels. Whilst they did look a bit CGI’ish, I did also enjoy the swooping panoramic shots of the train in motion, especially the night ones which had good shadow detail. Another high point was fabric textures - the outfits of Penelope Cruz and Daisy Ridley being the best examples.
Sadly however the PQ took a nose dive towards the end of the movie and my potential upper Tier 1 ranking became questionable with, to coin the phrase, ‘softness creeping in’ in quite a few shots. It’s a shame, but owing to this, my final placement is...
Edit - Denny I just found your review of the above movie with a .75 ranking. I must admit I did debate either 1.5 or 1.75 but plumped for the latter in the end - for me it definitely fell apart around the big reveal!
Hopefully I’ll be reviewing IT, Deadpool, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle and The Commuter in the next few days!
Last edited by rusky_g; 05-17-2019 at 07:04 PM.