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post #31 of 48 Old 05-15-2018, 12:00 PM
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I haven't watched this movie in years, but after reading this review and seeing itunes already has the free 4k upgrade, I think I'm going to put it in my watch list for the summer.
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Nice review Ralph! Do you think you will be getting your hands on "The Patriot" as well? I'm not a huge fan of the movie, per se (always felt it was a bit of thematic rehash of Braveheart), but the pre-order price on Amazon dropped to $14 one day and I couldn't resist. Should have some nice reds in it.

Would like to know if I need to cancel the pre-order, but it seems these releases are the real deal.
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Nice review Ralph! Do you think you will be getting your hands on "The Patriot" as well? I'm not a huge fan of the movie, per se (always felt it was a bit of thematic rehash of Braveheart), but the pre-order price on Amazon dropped to $14 one day and I couldn't resist. Should have some nice reds in it.

Would like to know if I need to cancel the pre-order, but it seems these releases are the real deal.

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Yes, I should be receiving a copy of The Patriot as well.


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Thanks Dan. Not sure what lies in store regarding system upgrades. Frankly, reviewing takes quite a bit of my time, leaving me with very little time to enjoy my personal collection. If the reviews are not considered to be worthwhile it may be time to move on.


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Ralph, please keep doing what you are doing. I like your reviews the best, as you are never heavy handed or make it more about yourself than the films you review. As far as your equipment is concerned, I have a 75" 12bit capable DV display (also does HDR10), in a totally black dedicated room. Your experience matches what I see the vast majority of the time.

What I believe some people are missing, is that you compare both formats on the same display, whereas most reviews are format specific. Also, different displays may offer better performance with one format over the other. There is no way you could possibly take that into account.

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Ralph, please keep doing what you are doing. I like your reviews the best, as you are never heavy handed or make it more about yourself than the films you review. As far as your equipment is concerned, I have a 75" 12bit capable DV display (also does HDR10), in a totally black dedicated room. Your experience matches what I see the vast majority of the time.

What I believe some people are missing, is that you compare both formats on the same display, whereas most reviews are format specific. Also, different displays may offer better performance with one format over the other. There is no way you could possibly take that into account.

I very much appreciate what you do.

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Braveheart is one of those incredibly special movies that is so amazingly well told, well acted, well directed, and choreographed perfectly with music and pace.

In this politically charged time, we get so few of these anymore. The minefield of today pulls producers and directors to projects most of us simply don't want to see.

Gladiator
Braveheart
Forrest Gump
Goodfellas
Shawshank Redemption
Silence of the Lambs
Pulp Fiction
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Fargo
The Matrix
Schindlers List
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Goodfellas

Where did these movies go? They're so few and far between anymore. Sure, we get Interstellar or The Martian now and again, or a great movie like Darkest Hour, but for the most part it's just rehashed Marvel nonsense or PC lectures. The best stuff anymore comes in the form of series on Netflix or Amazon. I like a good series like Narcos or Breaking Bad, but I much prefer a great movie like Inception. More of that please.
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Braveheart is one of those incredibly special movies that is so amazingly well told, well acted, well directed, and choreographed perfectly with music and pace.

In this politically charged time, we get so few of these anymore. The minefield of today pulls producers and directors to projects most of us simply don't want to see.

Gladiator
Braveheart
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Goodfellas
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Silence of the Lambs
Pulp Fiction
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Fargo
The Matrix
Schindlers List
Groundhog Day
Goodfellas

Where did these movies go? They're so few and far between anymore. Sure, we get Interstellar or The Martian now and again, or a great movie like Darkest Hour, but for the most part it's just rehashed Marvel nonsense or PC lectures. The best stuff anymore comes in the form of series on Netflix or Amazon. I like a good series like Narcos or Breaking Bad, but I much prefer a great movie like Inception. More of that please.
I’m with ya. I think some of the best stuff put on screen in recent years comes in the form of HBO series. Season one of True Detective is among some of the best things I’ve ever watched, chalk it up there with my personal favorite, Deadwood. HBO has tons of little mini series too that are fantastic. Band of Brothers and The Pacific are both superb, as well as John Adams and a little known series starring Benedict Cumberbatch called Parades End.

I’m not sure I’ve ever actually sat down and watched all the way through Braveheart but if it’s as good as some of the other older releases Ralph’s been reviewing it might be time.
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Watched it last night, spot on Ralph this is a fantastic release in 4K uhd, these are great times to be in our hobby!
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Hi Ralph

Count me as one of those people who eagerly look forward to reading your reviews of movies. Like one of the other posters said, I very often make my decision to either purchase or not purchase a disc after reading your reviews. I can also say that there are countless movies that I have rented on Netflix only because you reviewed it and piqued my curiosity. Please do not let one of your readers leave you with the impression that your reviews cannot be trusted. I for one would be very sad to see you stop reviewing movies. So please keep plugging away and writing the terrific reviews that almost all of us have come to expect of you.

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PS: I'm looking forward to your review of Die Hard now!

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Hi Ralph

Count me as one of those people who eagerly look forward to reading your reviews of movies. Like one of the other posters said, I very often make my decision to either purchase or not purchase a disc after reading your reviews. I can also say that there are countless movies that I have rented on Netflix only because you reviewed it and piqued my curiosity. Please do not let one of your readers leave you with the impression that your reviews cannot be trusted. I for one would be very sad to see you stop reviewing movies. So please keep plugging away and writing the terrific reviews that almost all of us have come to expect of you.

With best regards.

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PS: I'm looking forward to your review of Die Hard now!
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May is turning out to be an expensive month for UHD Blu-Ray just ordered this along with quite a few other movies. Looking forward to listening to the Dolby Atmos soundtrack. I don't own it on Blu-Ray and it's been quite awhile since I last watched it.
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The credits are rolling and I'm happy to report that the PQ was fantastic, most definitely a notch or two above the 1080p version. I won't repeat the excellent points that Ralph mentioned but I do agree with them 100%. Besides the obvious rise in details, the colors were better and I don't recall the black levels being this good. This was pure EYE CANDY from start to finish (with the exception of a few soft shots here and there)!

Let me add that this is probably my 6th viewing of this film and IMHO it gets better with each viewing!
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The credits are rolling and I'm happy to report that the PQ was fantastic, most definitely a notch or two above the 1080p version. I won't repeat the excellent points that Ralph mentioned but I do agree with them 100%. Besides the obvious rise in details, the colors were better and I don't recall the black levels being this good. This was pure EYE CANDY from start to finish (with the exception of a few soft shots here and there)!

Let me add that this is probably my 6th viewing of this film and IMHO it gets better with each viewing!

Greetings,

Fantastic! Glad to hear it didn't disappoint Denny. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts/impressions.


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I bought the UHD hDR TrueHD Atmos Braveheart disk from Amazon in May, the week it was released, and watched it the night it arrived but I overlooked posting here then.

This evening, I decided to give it a second look and was glad I had. Braveheart is a masterpiece, one of the all time great historical epics. The film is filled with great performances, particularly Angus Macfadyen as Robert the Bruce and Sophie Marceau as Princess Isabelle. Patrick McGoohan was also great as Longshanks. The UHD HDR video and TrueHD Atmos audio blew me away. Both were demonstration quality. In fact, the soundtrack is one of the best I have heard. No wonder the film won one of the Best Sound Oscars and was nominated for the other! I have seen Braveheart more times than I can count but it retains its power to move me every time. Not to be missed, 10 Stars out of 10.

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Incredible disc Ralph -what an image and film!
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I have it in my collection still haven't seen it in UHD

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Frank. — It’s not to be missed. I watched it again on Friday evening and was once again blown away. It’s video and audio are both demonstration quality, on top of which it’s one of the greatest historical dramas ever filmed. If this one can’t make you cry, nothing can.
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Definitely will be watching it this week Reading Ralphs review im glad I bought it on UHD
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