The Dark Crystal was one of those movies that I watched over and over again until' the actual tape from the cassette became tangled and eventually snapped due to overindulgence. I will definitely be picking this one up. I hope for Dune and Krull, Legend. Along with a few others that come to mind to follow suit in the near future, packed with full of UHD 4k goodness, as well.
My old iTunes purchase from years back had been upgraded up 4K DV for free. Thanks Apple.
I've just had a quick look at it and it looks pretty nice. Some grain of course, mostly visible in the bright HDR areas on the screen but not too distracting. Much better than Labyrinth which looked pretty awful.
The sound mix though is still very front heavy, it's pretty much just in stereo. I wonder if the iTunes version didn't get the new sound mix? I know the ATV doesn't support Atmos yet, but they could have given it a 5.1 downscale.
I love the movie, it's such a triumph of imagination and world building. Amazing puppetry too, perhaps the best ever. I think it's a better movie than Labyrinth, although that of course has that amazing Bowie soundtrack...
Do I buy the disc for the better sound mix? One gripe I have with UHD releases is that the 4K is always vanilla, with an entirely surplus to requirements BD thrown in with the movie in 1080p plus the extras. Just give me one disc with everything on it and lower the price please!