Originally Posted by MSchu18
watched this version last night... the new master is amazingly good. the color subtly and dynamic range is really impressive even though I am still watching it on 1080 plasma.
worth every penny and I can not wait to buy more of these releases.
That, is very good news to read...as I too have only a 1080p plasma TV.
But don't buy too many of them...there are three now from Sony...with Atmos...and UHD Blu-ray is just around the corner...the next phase up in quality picture. Then we'll have to upgrade our old TVs for newer ones (true 4K) and also our old BR players for newer ones (true 4K), and also our old pre/pros and receivers for newer ones (with true HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2), and perhaps some new HDMI cables too.
* In January 2016, when we visit Ralph's new Blu-ray movie reviews in true 4K (UHD) it'll be a brand new world...and it's us who will be deciding on the ultimate faith of UHD Blu-rays going forward...with the movie studio's own pricing and all that transfer jazz.
Will it be a success for the masses, or just a niche market, or a fiasco...only tomorrow knows for sure with all the main players involved...all of us together and all the streaming and downloading movie companies/outfits...like Netflix and Vudu just to name two. ...And the future of (((3D))) of course.
'The Fifth Element' would be real cool to be remastered in 1080p (((3D))) ... can you simply imagine!
But...that'll be the day!
...Leeloo and multipass in 3D...just wow! ...Plus Gary selling his new gun toy...all in 3D.
Seriously, this flick is crying for a 3D mastering (quality conversion) ...just like they did with 'Jurassic Park'.
Leon and Dracula ... are fine in 2D ... no need for 3D here ... but 'The Fifth Element' ... definitely, oh yeah!
And please, save some bucks...don't go for that transparent plastic case with that small booklet inside and with the pictures upside down and the booklet binders breaking off...Sony is after your wallet and their strategy is aimed @ the people who simply don't know about it and have money to give to them.
Instead get the simple one with the blue case and without that booklet from hell. It is much cheaper and it's the exact same disc...and by Christmas it'll be less than ten bucks.
So next year when we'll buy 'The Fifth Element' in true UHD/4K we'd have only spent $15 or less before we'll spend another $35-40.
The times they are a changin' ... and with it Sony is taking advantage. ...Of course, it's Sony after all.
...They are simply giving us a taste of what's to come...what to expect...checking the playing field and see if we are going to bite the bait.
I'll be keeping a close eye on my TV screen...