Elysium 4K Blu-ray Review & Comments

Daniel M13

Active Member
Thanks for the review Cas. My copy from zoom popped through the post yesterday. Thought the PQ was superb, I really like this film and don't think it gets enough credit. Blomkamp is a great director imo, visuals are stunning. I also agree with fosters voice and I'm glad you also picked up on that and it wasn't just me !
 

BrynTeg

Distinguished Member
I really enjoy this film also, love the look of the design's , The Data Heist scene was always one i would show to people ... Look forward to seeing it in 4k
 

steviedr

Distinguished Member
Thanks for the review, I haven’t seen this since the cinema, the aerial photography/fx when coming from space into the Torus are still clear in my mind. I loved this paradise, showing its curvature as ships fly in, glad to hear the effects still hold up. Will check this out.
 
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Jim Di Griz

Distinguished Member
Thanks Cas. Everything I wanted to see there! The old blu-ray was very strong in its day - I remember it activating some kind of enhanced mode on my old plasma which only a few discs did.

And yeah...wasnt he involved in a Halo film which got aborted before this? Because some of it made its way into this film for sure! As close as we will get anyway. Plot is a lot easier to follow than Halo mind! :D
 

mb3195

Distinguished Member
Thanks cas, not surprised that this is AV demo material, always looked and sounded great on Blu.
 

Evinger

Distinguished Member
Thanks for the Review, Cas. Yep will be renting this for sure!
 

BrightonChris

Distinguished Member
I've never seen this as it's got a bad rep, perhaps now is the time to check it out. Even if the film's no good at least I know it'll be an AV treat.
 

Simon F

Distinguished Member
Cheers Cas, appreciate the review. I quite enjoy this film, once getting over the oddly cast MD for the role, I like it. always felt a UHD 4K disc would look the business. Looking forward to a rewatch when I get my hands on it.
 

adbailey18

Well-known Member
Watched this on the Sky box, thought it was more than acceptable quality so saved me a few quid!
 

1080 jawbreaker

Well-known Member
major let down. To many garbage actors
 
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1080 jawbreaker

Well-known Member
I've never seen this as it's got a bad rep, perhaps now is the time to check it out. Even if the film's no good at least I know it'll be an AV treat.
the trailer was top notch, the movie was a stinker
 

matthewricha

Well-known Member
Been waiting years for this to come out on 4k disc. Have it on google play in 4k. Really liked this movie and also think it's underrated. It actually has quite a powerful message for our society today with 1st and 3rd world countries and migration.
 

u4coffee

Active Member
Never really liked this film since it has no characters that you can really empathise with, even the Matt Damon character is not likeable.

Want to revisit though since I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently, as it seems a bit prophetic. It really does seem that the richest 0.1% want the rest of us in some sort of perpetual serfdom.

Ditto with Brazil. It was once my favourite film, but back then I didn’t realise I’d be living in that dystopian future.
 

Roohster

Distinguished Member
I'll have to admit that I've never really got into this film, always thought it dragged a bit... but maybe it's time to give it another go.
 

Mack errol

Active Member
Personally I think this is a really good film probably watched it 4/5 times , if you go looking for faults then yes, but just sit back and enjoy.
It looked and sounded great on Blu-ray and I’d forgotten it was be released in 4k so
I’ll be acquiring shortly.
Thank for the review.
 

rebel_scum

Distinguished Member
Woohoo!
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Simon F

Distinguished Member

LotusElan

Distinguished Member
Thanks for the review Cas. Sounds like a definite purchase for me (albeit probably in a 3 for £30 offer) as I really enjoyed the film when it came out but it's a little strange because for some reason I've never bothered to watch it again since then!

And it looks like you've somehow managed to have been given a few (half) decent films to review this week for a change (the other ones I'm thinking of are Possessor and Greenland). :D
 

Jim Di Griz

Distinguished Member
Never really liked this film since it has no characters that you can really empathise with, even the Matt Damon character is not likeable.

Want to revisit though since I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently, as it seems a bit prophetic. It really does seem that the richest 0.1% want the rest of us in some sort of perpetual serfdom.

Ditto with Brazil. It was once my favourite film, but back then I didn’t realise I’d be living in that dystopian future.
Exaggerating much? :D

I'm pretty sure we are not living in Brazil's dystopian future. For a start...the TV's and monitors are way better!
 

carpman0401

Active Member
Great review thanks Cas, this is a must buy for me . 👍
 

rebel_scum

Distinguished Member
No slip? I did see there’s no slip, waited to see to be sure. I’ll wait for this to be in the sale/reduced.
Given their relative lack of output, it's easy to forget that Sony UK stopped issuing bog standard catalogue titles with slips, in late October 2019.

Note that I don't count 'classic' or Anniversary catalogue titles like The Dark Crystal, (Nov 2019), The Bridge on The River Kwai, Easy Rider, (both Dec 2019), or Boyz In The Hood, (Feb 2020).

Everything else...
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...no slips.

Don't count on Gattaca having one, either.
 
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