Black Panther 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. TrevorPhil

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      Just received my copy. The art direction of Black Panther is so stunning, i can't wait to see it again
       
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      huh!!!
       
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      Another insightful review, Cas.
      I actually read this more in interest to the review itself than the film, which I found somewhat under inflated in content and over inflated in hype and therefore expectation. And, all in all, it'd appear this release is the same in areas.
       
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      Er, wasn't that 'right idea' mass war, subjugation and/or annihilation? Very positive.
       
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      Black Panther movie has Bad CGI effects in places especially the car chase scenes.
      Sometimes Less is More with CGI
      Definitely just a One watch movie
       
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      This is a typical (recent) disney release.

      Reference picture quality, seriously lacking in the sound department.

      They really need to approach Chris Nolan's sound team......they know how do a proper audio mix! (and he doesn't even do atmos or dts:x)
       
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      LoL :)
      I can get quite caught up with this so I am always trying to ignore comments which to me seem borderline trolling.
      But here is the thing:

      Lot's of people get it but don't necessarily agree with it.
      It's not even a colour thing, more a culture thing. In the UK where the major cities are pretty mulicultural most people understand the references and issues "lightly" touched on in this film. But maybe some of those people don't want to see this in a "Superhero" film.

      Some people don't get it!
      It's simply not something they can relate to at all.

      Some won't get it!
      Don't get it, don't want to.

      ....and some miss the point entirely lol.
       
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      A bass junkie @ AVSForum said the UHD Atmos audio sounds similar to how it sounded at Dolby Cinema. Looks like these were poorly mixed with more emphasis to music over action.
       
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      which suffers from Clipping and mixed hot & loud (ex. Dunkirk and original Interstellar Blu-ray release). :laugh:
       
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      Mate, I didn't even get to the part where they've just let millions and millions of other Africans starve and be taken advantage of and exploited by other nations when they could've stopped it all.
       
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      When doing my weekly shop at my local Asda last night I was surprised to find the 4K version of Black Panther sat there next to the normal Blu-ray. First time I've seen a 4K Blu-ray for sale in Asda, hopefully they will start stocking more.
       
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      Anyone got thoughts on the picture quality on this with an OLED ? Quite why it was done on an LCD is puzzling.
       
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      Because it’s what the reviewer has?

      But quite what difference it makes I’m finding hard to fathom.
       
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      I saw my first Asda 4K last week. The new Jumanji. I was very surprised as their standard blu selection is so pitiful.

      Bri
       
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      I would have been happy to discuss the differences between LCD and OLED with you, but you're finding it hard to fathom them. I don't have the time, but if you look around and read up on these very forums, you may be able to learn a little about them.
       
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      I know the difference between the two technologies. I’d like your take on why it matters to a review of a movie given you made the remark.
       
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      Big Marvel fan. I was dissappointed with this on my first viewing, with all the hype surrounding it I was hoping for a lot better, I have loved the Black Panther since back when I first read comics, his appearance in Civil War gave me goosebumps, it was so good, this film though was painfully dull, I will watch it again, maybe something will unlock for me. 6/10.

      Picture quality was great, sound quality was great, 3D was terrible, to dark, switched it off and watched 2D.
       
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      You said you couldn't fathom the differences it makes, which means you have given it some thought already and see no difference. I'm happy to leave it there, your mind is already made up.

      Enjoy the movie, its rather good.
       
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      Max brightness is a bourgeois concept :cool:

      If the All-Mighty Dolby cinema is a couple of hundred nits (max) and iMAX itself is sub 100 nits... Sit back, stop worrying and learn to love your OLED, LCD, QLED, FALD, ZXYLED Tvs... :D

      Enjoy your movies...

      Seriously though, I suspect that getting the tonemapping right and TV/Projector settings close to calibration matters more than the max potential of a display... So far, has anyone complained of Dolby Cinema HDR being too dark?
       
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      imo, not that good a film overly long,totally obvious plot,some very annoying characters,image vg tho
      one of the lesser marvels i feel
       
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      My Morrison's, Tesco and Asda all have a few 4k discs on the shelves, which is a good sign.
       
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      Hear hear!

      Black Panther is on my "overrated movies" list. It's not a bad film, by any means, but in many ways it's a decidedly average one, which comes nowhere near living up to the hype. You don't expect a high level of realism in superhero movies(!) but there does need to be at least some kind of consistent internal logic, and that far too frequently fell by the wayside, here.
      (Spoilers follow!!!)

      One character says he's been working his entire life to get back to Wakanda, and all I can think is "Really? You knew where it was, all you had to do was steal a plane and fly there - what stopped you?"

      One character refuses to help, then shows up up in the nick of time, with absolutely no reason for his change of heart.

      One lot of good guys just happen to stumble across the hero in a place they couldn't possibly have anticipated he would be, because the plot needs then to be reunited.

      Characters ally themselves with either hero or villain for no very good reason other than an attempt to generate tension.

      Those weird vision sequences - are they purely hallucinations, or are ancestral spirits really taking an interest in events? The film doesn't seem to care.

      And so on.

      I would have liked to have seen less of Michael B Jordan, and a lot more of Andy Serkis.

      (Major spoilers follow!!!)

      And the feel was wrong in places - it was a really odd decision to have the villain defeat the hero in a fair fight. I was expecting there to be some reveal later that he had actually cheated - spiked the hero's anti-herb drink with some kind of poison, perhaps - but no.

      And, as the reviewer says, virtually every beat of the plot was not just familiar but clichéd and stale - nothing that happened surprised me (other than some of the things I've already mentioned, which surprised me in a bad way!)

      And quite a few of the characters really didn't interest me much.

      I agree that the world desperately needed a mostly-black superhero-movie blockbuster - but did it have to be this one?

      I can't help wondering whether some of the praise lavished on this film is more because of its perceived "worthiness" than its actual quality.

      It's not without merit, of course. Visually it's interesting - unusual colour palette, and a distinctive look. Chadwick Boseman has charisma, so does Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis is an absolute scream, and there's sturdy support further down the cast-list from people like Forrest Whittaker.

      I did not, for one second, believe that Martin Freeman was an ex USAF pilot, though. :)

      Even on a list of "best MCU movies" this is not going to get higher than (maybe) 7th place. A wasted opportunity, IMO.
       
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      Watched the 3D version on 2D with DTS-HD MA 7.1.

      There was plenty of LFE and a bit of ULF but ultimately the mix itself lacks dynamics and precision. It was still a fun track in places but it's a bittersweet experience. This is easily the weakest and overrated MCU film I have seen.

      Those who are saying this lacks bass must recheck their subs.
       
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      Hi Nic and others the spoiler tagging is now under the 3 horizontal dots 4th from the right on the bar e.g. ...
       
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      couple of bits in reply although ive only watched it once and need to re-watch my 4k disk... for the most part a lot of the issues youve listed are pretty standard marvel fodder in my opinion...

      i do agree with some of your points though (spirit world) but mostly i thought it was a solid entry in the MCU..... its certainly no winter soldier - id probably rank it a bit of middle entry overall.

       
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      Just finished watching the regular Bluray edition and it's certainly stunning to look at, but oh my, that soundtrack is low. I had my receiver at -13db for it to match my usual listening level of -28db. As for the film itself, I loved it.
       
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      Watched it last night and I thought it was quite good. It has excellent picture quality but my the sound left a lot to be desired, had to turn it right up for anything resembling a sound track, I think that the mix was wrong, voices were often to loud in the mix compared with the effects and the dynamics were flat (it had no wack and oomph to it) I could possibly have made it sound better by adjusting the speaker levels but hay why mess up a perfectly set up amp for one film.
       
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      Finally got a copy. I had no issue with bass as such. It's not Nolan levels of bass but it's OK. On the few minutes I have spent watching clips I found that there were good use of surrounds.
      But....the two Disney problems were there again: (Extremely) low volume, worse than Thor, and
      poor dynamics, pretty much the same as Thor. I personally think that it has better bass than Thor which needed a bit of trickery got increase the levels, but the very low volume is crazy. On my receiver volume level 50 is pretty loud. For this film, level 70. Ridiculous!
       

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