How does it do this - does it play the full intermission?Note: Film is split into two discs, the break is during the film's ‘intermission’ but sadly it does not pause and allow you to enter the second disc to continue on uninterrupted, the first disc returns to menu with the second disc booting up normally to menu.
I've seen those discussions too. However, its still a big upgrade on the reference blu-ray from what I've read there.OK first of all not a fan of this movie but this is not my rant. The picture quality is NOT a 10 why are all the reviews for this movie gushing about the picture quality?
What about the frozen grain in chapter 5, the HDR highlights several artifacts which is not on the Blu-ray. Columns of banding appear now and again. This was done from a scan many years ago if was done today what with more modern technology this would have been an improvement.
Only one person i have read who reviewed this on a popular forum by the name of Geoff D got this spot on, i think he appears on this forum now and again.
I do wonder if you are watching these discs or just skimming through at certain scenes and going yes perfect it's a 10. The picture is easily a 8 and no more and this is not because i do not like the movie, i did not like Gandhi but that is stunning and agree with the score of 10.
Watched on a Panasonic GZ950 65" and Oppo with Dolby Vision.
Gobsmacked by the rave reviews for this.
Geoff D where are you please back me up, before i get all the hate comments down below.
I have the 50th anniversary bluray and that was a real treat and probably the best that it has been seen other than on it's initial release.
Now we have the superlative and definitive edition, can hardly wait to get it but will have to wait until it is a stand alone release as other than Gandhi I am not really that bothered about the rest.
@Simon Crust Mr Crust, like @kbfern I'm very pleased indeed to have the previous 2012 50th Anniversary Blu-ray:I've seen those discussions too. However, its still a big upgrade on the reference blu-ray from what I've read there.
Reference for a blu-ray...which won't be as good as this 4K I would think.@Simon Crust Mr Crust, like @kbfern I'm very pleased indeed to have the previous 2012 50th Anniversary Blu-ray:
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which I bought on the strength of the Home Cinema Choice review "A sensational restoration" and "This staggering hi-def release" it concluded. Now, of course standards move on, which is a good thing. My question is Mr Crust, if this new 4K release is now judged overall at 10/10, set against it, what score out of 10 would you now give the previous 2012 Blu-ray, which was itself rated so highly when it was new, as @kbfern and @Jim Di Griz have noted?
And as other people have said, I'll wait until this new 4K disc is available as a single release before buying it, even if the whole box set were reduced to the price of a single 4K disc. I don't have much spare space on my shelves!
I agree with you Sony made a huge effort more then any other studio. Why did they use a very old scan for Lawrence and add HDR which is what caused the grain structure to freeze in columns e.t.c. A new scan could have solved these issues, clearly made the effort with the rest of the set but dropped the ball on the biggest classic (the overall general public opinion but not me)What I think is beyond debate, is the sheer amount of effort Sony have put into this set, even going so far as to split Lawrence of Arabia and Gandhi over two discs each. No expense has been spared. Sony deserve a truckload of praise and goodwill - I hope this classics set sells like the clappers. Contrast this with Disney, seemingly content with cramming a 3-hour box office juggernaut like Avengers Endgame onto a BD-66 and now pretty much giving up on the UHD format, and it kind of makes you want to weep or throw something.
Not sure if its the same person but there is someone that goes by that handle and posts regularly on the blu-ray.com forums. You will probably notice his posts on the UHD threads.Geoff D used to post on avf fairly frequently and I have not seen him for a long while. What forum does he post on now and under what name please. I used to like to read his postings they were always informative. Send me a pm if you don't want to post on the thread.
Its him. He gave up here a while back.Not sure if its the same person but there is someone that goes by that handle and posts regularly on the blu-ray.com forums. You will probably notice his posts on the UHD threads.
Edit: found a post: Blu-ray Forum - View Single Post - Disney shelving Live Action UHD Catalog Titles (besides new films)