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post #31 of 38 Old 11-12-2018, 02:43 PM
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Great review Ralph, as always. I was 12 when I watched Superman at the cinema in 1978, and although I was in a different country, I experienced the same emotions, so thanks for sharing

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I thought the audio was great, especially in the intro, and I thought the opening scenes on Krypton and space looked fantastic, but after those scenes, there weren't a huge amount of times where I felt HDR was really being used much. Now, I didn't compare it to the standard Blu-ray or anything, so this is more of a general comparison to other HDR content I've seen. The 4K detail was good, but personally I'm more interested in a good HDR grade than added detail. While black levels were usually fine, there were a few scenes where I noticed them look a bit hazy, and even in scenes where the black levels were good, shadows still looked a bit flatter than I would have liked. I personally think applying a higher "gamma" curve would have both revealed better use of color and would have allowed for better dynamic range. Overall, I'm glad I received this as a gift, as I don't quite think it would have been worth the money for a double dip. Also, while the usage of HDR is minimal, it's still an overall better looking image with a great soundtrack, and I'll certainly be watching this version on future rewatches.
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You're killing me Ralph.

I just pulled the trigger on this... it's been in my Amazon cart for a few weeks I just hadn't gotten around to reading reviews on it. Reference video and audio is enough. I picked this up along with the Superman II Donner cut as well as the 2006 Superman Returns. Most reviews have said to pass on III and IV which I did. I've seen all but Superman Returns although it has been many years. Looking forward to revisiting these films. I also picked up 2013's Man of Steel 4K which I saw in theaters.


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You're killing me Ralph.

I just pulled the trigger on this... it's been in my Amazon cart for a few weeks I just hadn't gotten around to reading reviews on it. Reference video and audio is enough. I picked this up along with the Superman II Donner cut as well as the 2006 Superman Returns. Most reviews have said to pass on III and IV which I did. I've seen all but Superman Returns although it has been many years. Looking forward to revisiting these films. I also picked up 2013's Man of Steel 4K which I saw in theaters.


The collection is now over 150 UHD discs and 150 1080p discs since I bought the OLED in February... and I'm not adding it all up... but when the g/f asks I am blaming you.


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I really enjoyed this on 4k UHD Blu-ray. I especially enjoyed the opening credits in Dolby Atmos. Picture quality was superb compared to the iTunes 1080P that I owned prior. I need to watch the other Superman movies.
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I watched it last night and was impressed. It looked as good as any 40 year old movie is going to look. The HDR upgrade was obvious in some scenes. Resolution was good. Atmos upgrade was solid. The first viewing for me in many years. Will be following it up soon with a viewing of the sequel. I bought the Donner cut the same time I bought this...
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Watched the movie a few days ago, and I agree that the audio was really good. Although I think Ralph was quite generous on the video side. It looks quite good for an old movie, but I wouldn't give it such a high score.


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Watched the movie a few days ago, and I agree that the audio was really good. Although I think Ralph was quite generous on the video side. It looks quite good for an old movie, but I wouldn't give it such a high score.


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