Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Ultra HD Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Simon Crust

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      Thanks for this Review. As we already own the Blu-Ray collection, I am looking forward to reviews of the rest of the Films, to see if the 4K collection purchase is worth it or to stay as we are
       
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      Turn you Color up a bit, that's basically all they've done, having viewed the discs on a series of TVs there's such a tiny amount of increase it really isn't worth the price at all and I'm a massive Harry potter fan.
       
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      Ok - good to hear :thumbsup:
       
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      The review is a bit much spoiler wise if you haven't seen the movie (OK it's a while since it came out) but
      "But perhaps the worst is the lack of time given to involve Cedric Diggory the poor student that holds the key to the climax, leaving his death lacking impact. It should have been a shock but it is only noteworthy through Harry’s breakdown."
      No shock factor possible there if you've read this review...:(

      I've spoilered the above in the hope @Simon Crust removes that paragraph which adds little to the review imo.
       
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      I’d say that if your tv supports wide colour gamut and HDR then the set is a definite upgrade over Blu Ray.
       
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      the dtx mix ......IF your amp supports it is superb on all the movies in the box set, that and the hdr ,wcg make buying it well worth while......i paid £75 for the uhd boxset. thanks for reviewing all the movies simon c.
       
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      Ah, Ok, now I am back & split again, as I have an LG 55B7, which supports both :)
       
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      Ooh. Last few (especially) will be stunning on that. I’ve yet to watch the final one, but it’s lined up for the weekend
       
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      With an LG Oled you have to be warned that its ASBL feature will dim dark scenes until they are at the point where you can't see anything. You either have to constantly bring up the info/settings/sources menu when this occurs or turn off ASBL function in the service menu. Particularly bad in the later HP movies.
       
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      I'd be curious as to what TV(s) you watched these on.

      Philosopher's Stone is a very nice upgrade, the Blu looks so processed (especially edge-enhancement and that typical DVD-era harsh colour grading). Sure, it doesn't look like a brand new film, but given it was a modest budget film, it doesn't look too bad really.

      Chamber of Secrets is a huge upgrade. Maybe not quite as good as the likes of The Mummy (99), but probably the most impressive of the 8 for me, given what the original was like, no complaints with this one at all.

      Prisoner of Azkaban fixed the elevated blacks of the Blu, while not crushing as much, so for those alone it was worth upgrading. Some nice use of HDR, especially Harry's Patronus spells.

      Goblet of Fire is probably my favourite or second favourite of the 2K DI upscales from this series, mostly because the 4K UHD fixes the horrible compression that riddled the Blu, which was borderline unwatchable in some of the darker scenes. Only complaint is this movie (in two scenes) really highlights the weaknesses of older/less capable HDR displays that can't tone-map as well as newer TVs, but that's a TV issue not a disc problem.

      Order of the Phoenix is a decent upgrade, nothing major stands out, but colours look more natural (Dolores' pink outfit springs to mind here), and far from just "turning the colour up".

      Half-Blood Prince may be my favourite disc visually, although the cinematography could be the main reason for that. In any case the HDR works really well here.

      Deathly Hallows 1 and 2 are nice, although IMO these could do with brand new 4K DIs. The main issue for me is the weird grain effect, you see it swirling around in parts, like on Hermione's face just before she leaves her home at the start of DH1. But it does at least remove the tint from the film that was on the Blu.

      Personally I thought this was a very worthwhile upgrade, especially after selling the digital copies, must have only paid about £35-40 in the end.
       
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      There is no way this is launching at £79.99 is there??
       
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