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T2 Trainspotting Ultra HD Blu-ray Review & Comments

two2midnight

Distinguished Member
with stables like skin texture and clothing weaves being very discernible
staples?

I found the changes in filming methods did jar at first with it going from sharp and detailed to grainy and mushy on almost a scene by scene basis. But it settled down as the movie went on (or it ceased to stand out so much). The HDR/WCG really made a difference on this UHD over the blu-ray.

I think there was some talk in the discussion featurette on the blu-ray on how many camera types were used. In addition to the Arri Alexa's mentioned in the review there was also the Canon C300 and Flare 2KSDI and 4KSDI cameras. Flare 4KSDI Features

And a surprising amount of digital trickery took place on the locations. Trainspotting 2: zeitgeist of 2017 despair | fxguide

All in all I enjoyed it but for me comes a 2nd place to the first movie. A worthy 2nd place but often lacking the visual humour and manic intensity of the original.
 
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raymondo77

Distinguished Member
I'm surprised to see the film itself getting only a 7. For me it's probably the best I've seen this year. How much of that can be chalked up to nostalgia I couldn't say, but I thought the story line was nice and tight, it was great to see the guys back together again in a more contemplative stage of their lives. Spud was the heart and soul of the film, hats of to Ewen Bremner.

I'd be interested to know if the UHD Blu-Ray was mastered to 1000 or 4000 nits, on my E6 OLED there was a lot of obvious clipping in sky scenes (especially in the running sequence mentioned in the review), which I pulled back using the Dynamic Range slider on the Panasonic UB900. Obviously, with the OLED topping out around the 500-600 nit mark some clipping is to be expected, but it was quite an eye opener. Otherwise I found the presentation to be generally excellent.
 

MartinH32

Prominent Member
Only a 7?
Trainspotting was always going to be a difficult film to make a sequel to, especially twenty years later but I think it's been done extremely well. The characters and environment are just as you would imagine 20 years later and the story is told well. I don't Danny Boyle has done anything which requires merit in respect of direction - it's done well but that's it, nothing spectacular, but with this story I'm not sure it needs it.

I thought the soundtrack was thumping especially in Atmos but the picture quality did leave lots to be desired.
 

yandybox

Distinguished Member
I'm surprised to see the film itself getting only a 7. For me it's probably the best I've seen this year. How much of that can be chalked up to nostalgia I couldn't say, but I thought the story line was nice and tight, it was great to see the guys back together again in a more contemplative stage of their lives. Spud was the heart and soul of the film, hats of to Ewen Bremner.

I'd be interested to know if the UHD Blu-Ray was mastered to 1000 or 4000 nits, on my E6 OLED there was a lot of obvious clipping in sky scenes (especially in the running sequence mentioned in the review), which I pulled back using the Dynamic Range slider on the Panasonic UB900. Obviously, with the OLED topping out around the 500-600 nit mark some clipping is to be expected, but it was quite an eye opener. Otherwise I found the presentation to be generally excellent.

It's a Sony title which are normally 4000 but I would think someone with an Oppo could confirm.

But yeah, nostalgia aside it still hit more than it missed for me. Like another sequel this year the soundtrack doesn't match the first movie but it's still good. Any movie with The Rubberbandits in, wins for me.
 

Spacecat

Banned
A solid 8 for me, I must be one of the few people in the world who saw T1 for the first time 1 week before T2....which made it a very interesting watch for both films as it was not part of my movie watching history

I regard them more as a two parter....I found T1 slightly overrated and T2 slightly under...But both great
 

kahlua

Prominent Member
It's a Sony title which are normally 4000 but I would think someone with an Oppo could confirm.

But yeah, nostalgia aside it still hit more than it missed for me. Like another sequel this year the soundtrack doesn't match the first movie but it's still good. Any movie with The Rubberbandits in, wins for me.
yea 4000 nits,i really enjoyed it picture and sound were ok.
 

Smudger1

Established Member
I've bought it on UHD but not watched it yet. I was a big fan of the original, and have read both the original novel and the sequel (not sure if the name will be on a banned list), how closely does the plot follow the book? (short name for naughty books/magazines).
 

kahlua

Prominent Member
I've bought it on UHD but not watched it yet. I was a big fan of the original, and have read both the original novel and the sequel (not sure if the name will be on a banned list), how closely does the plot follow the book? (short name for naughty books/magazines).
Porno,:D it really only follows it loosely.
 

Smudger1

Established Member
Thanks! That answers both questions!
 

Roohster

Distinguished Member
I'd rate it as at least an 8, I really enjoyed it.
 

Smudger1

Established Member
Well, I watched it at the weekend, and was kind of impressed. The plot really is nowhere near that of the book, other than it's got the 4 main characters in it, but seen as a movie rather than a movie of a book, it does quite well. Noted the homages to the first film, one in particular being when Renton pulls himself through the loft hatch near the end, reminded me of the 'Worst Toilet in Scotland' scene in the first film. The soundtrack was pretty good, too.

7.5/10
 

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