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post #61 of 73 Old 05-28-2020, 03:28 AM
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I received the movie yesterday from Amazon and plan to watch it tonight. Looking forward to it and cannot wait! I'll post my impressions over the weekend.

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I watched the movie over the Memorial Day weekend and my take is that while the PQ is a noticeable but not spectacular improvement over the BD, the Atmos soundtrack rocks. I recognize the folks who remastered the PQ could only do so much with a 30 year old movie, but they certainly excelled themselves with the soundtrack. I know that I will watch this movie again in the very near future.

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watched it last night and the sound quality was awesome. Even the Dolby Vision presentation was great for an older 80's movie. so glad I purchased this. Not even sure why my BD copy was so it had been many years since I watched it.

So inspired I pre-ordered the Jaws 4K disc which releases next Tuesday.

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Watched it last night, excellent movie. This is what my HT with Dolby Atmos was waiting for.. Like I said in previous posts, if there ever was a movie made for DA. this is it.. Bring on Top Gun 2 December 23rd...

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Excellent review Ralph, will be picking up. Saw this on a date in theatres, great date movie! One question though: Did Paramount master it from 35 mm? I remember that the theatres were screening it in 70 mm, I assumed it was also shot in 70 mm as well?
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This is another film I have never seen. Not sure what I was doing in the 80s.

I thought it was terrific. Both video and audio and the movie. That Cruise guy is going somewhere.
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Excellent review Ralph, will be picking up. Saw this on a date in theatres, great date movie! One question though: Did Paramount master it from 35 mm? I remember that the theatres were screening it in 70 mm, I assumed it was also shot in 70 mm as well?
I found this on IMDB:

Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)

Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Eastman 5384)
70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)

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I found this on IMDB:

Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)

Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Eastman 5384)
70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)
Thanks. So the 70 mm was an enlargement of the original for theatres. Would there be an advantage to this, or was it just a gimmick? Fantastic visuals for the time, either way.

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Thanks. So the 70 mm was an enlargement of the original for theatres. Would there be an advantage to this, or was it just a gimmick? Fantastic visuals for the time, either way.
There is a really good section on Wikipedia that covers the blow-up process.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/70_mm_film

And another article from April of 1964 that explains the revolutionary process.

http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/35-70mm.htm

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Just got my copy. Hope to see it soon!
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Hey Ralph,

I was watching the UHD and I noticed a dramatic shift in brightness during the scene where Maverick goes to Viper's house. In one scene it Maverick is brightly lit and then when they go back to him he's much darker. I watched the old blu ray and it didn't have that issue. Is there something wrong with my tv?? Do you see the same thing? This is with Dolby Vision. I included a clip for reference. It's at the 9:42 mark in the video(it doesn't seem to want to jump there automatically) Hope it's okay to post the link.


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I was streaming via Vudu last night and was not impressed with the PQ. Do not have Atmos, so not sure about audio quality. As comparison, my War of the Worlds 4k BR physical disk displayed and sounded much better. Was it due to streaming from my Roku Ultra? My wifi speed was about 50-100 mbps.

I could test Passenger on Vudu vs. hard media tonight for comparison.
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i cant believe im about to quadruple dip on Top Gun...for the 4K UHD disk. but before i do...is the atmos mix and 4K a marked improvement from regular 1080p/DTS 6.1?
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i cant believe im about to quadruple dip on Top Gun...for the 4K UHD disk. but before i do...is the atmos mix and 4K a marked improvement from regular 1080p/DTS 6.1?
The picture and audio quality is quite an improvement over the Blu-ray. With that said, the bass track is not the same as the Blu, with the UHD having a significant drop staring at 40hz. If you have a MiniDSP, you can get it back using BEQ. If not, you’re stuck with the less bass friendly version.

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