The Deer Hunter 4K Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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    2. kingkarl

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      Awesome review Cas could not have said it better myself .... got mine Monday and it's a beauty of a set.
      Just a landmark movie nothing more to be said pal.
       
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      Thanks for the Review Cas. Really spot on.
       
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      Great as always Cas. What a film this is, it takes you deep into the minds of the the main 3 characters. Also a great performance from Meryl Streep. I would normally be a little critical on a film getting a 10 but this is no doubt a masterpiece and deserves the full marks.
       
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      I haven't seen this since I was a teenager, but I remember being bored to tears for most of it. All the wedding stuff, and the post war part of the film dragged on. Perhaps I should give it another go, but I feel like many of these supposed classics are vastly overrated.
       
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      Nah, this is a good one. The russian roulette scene is one of the most intense pieces of acting DeNiro ever did. It is however, relentlessly depressing and for that reason one that I haven't returned to for a very long time.
       
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      The Specs page says this is HDR10, but the Review page says Dolby Vision (but also says 10-bit depth). I am confused!
       
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      Thanks for the review Cas,but always been one of those movie i just can't get into,it's the part when their in Vietnam,turn into more like Chuck Norris Missing in Action movie :thumbsdow
       
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      HDR is HDR10 and not Dolby Vision. There's no release of this title with Dolby Vision HDR.
       
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      Yes, I appreciate that.
      But the Review says " It uses 10-bit video depth, a Wider Colour Gamut (WCG) and High Dynamic Range (HDR), as well as Dolby Vision, and is encoded using the HEVC (H.265) codec."
       
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      I'm sort of with you here fella as the last time I watched this was in the video tape era and although it did leave an impression back then I've not felt the need to revisit it . The steller review ( cheers @Casimir Harlow ) has got me thinking I may just appreciate the film more as an old n somewhat wiser :) gent .
       
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      I agree. I remember at the time I was more into Steven Seagal's back catalogue than anything else so perhaps my judgement was impaired somewhat. As @PC1975 said though, interminable bleakness doesn't really make me want to give it another shot.
       
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      Think it was probably Apocalypse Now that turned my head away from this film back in the day with the shere spectable of it all .
       
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      That is incorrect, there is most definitely a Dolby Vision layer on this release.;)
       
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      And the review is correct. The HDR10 layer is 10-bit.:smashin:
       
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      I watched this earlier today on iTunes with Dolby vision on my Apple TV 4k. I love this film but not as much as the chaotic and underrated Heavens Gate. Interesting how making it up as you go along eventually did for Cimino. Personally I will keep on with this approach as long as I can.
       
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      Isn’t this the one where the guy must be the luckiest man in the world? I mean we leave him at one point playing Russian roulette then come back to rescue him months (years) later and.........he’s still playing Russian roulette?

      Sorry I know it’s a spoiler but feel fair game with a film this age?
       
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      Nice review Cas, this is no doubt a great film, I'd give it a solid 9/10.

      But what I don't understand is how a UHD can score 8/10 for having a 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio track?

      Also, a 10/10 for a UHD should not only be a fantastic film but also have fantastic all round sound and vision, otherwise it becomes just a 'movie review'. I can understand how this is a classic film and a favourite of many. But to give this 10/10 for a UHD review seems a little strange. And if you average all four scores (which I'm assuming is how you get the 'overall' score) it is actually a 9/10.
       
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      Dr Kermode isn't a fan :eek::D
       
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      Tough call if this or the original Rear Window is my favourite film of all time, I think this has more weight. Cant wait to see it in all of it's glory.
       
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      It doesn't mention it anywhere on the packaging but this release includes Dolby Vision.
       
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      Please stop with these superb reviews Cas, It is costing us a small fortune :facepalm::laugh:
       
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      I gave to agree with @rhino2k, an excellent review of an excellent film. Defo one for the 'to buy' list!!
       
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      Id advise blind buyers to be careful...
       
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      Yes if I was blind I would give it a miss :D
       
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      Its possible some people may drink themselves blind whilst enduring the wedding that never ends...
       
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      If the wedding scene is that long i would probably fall asleep.

      Great review as always Cas but i think i will give this one a miss.
       
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      I totally get that people rag on the infamous wedding scene but I think it's perfect and utterly needed.

      It shows the intimate character interaction between these lifelong friends, before they get torn apart and thrown into hell. It shows the relationship between Streep, Walken and DeNiro, the foreboding bad luck of spilling the red wine, the oblivousness they have towards the Marine's monosyllabic dismissal of their arrogant over-eagerness. It shows the dominant characteristics in each of them - DeNiro's tough, Walken's more restrained etc. etc. It's perfect in this movie, IMO, and, without it, what follows would have far less impact.
       
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      I think at the time I watched it I was expecting some sort of Apocalypse Now style war epic, and I knew there was an infamous Russian roulette scene too. So when I had to watch a never ending drunk wedding I was wondering if I was watching a different film. So it might just be a question of misjudged expectations that caused many of us to be disappointed. Perhaps a second viewing would be beneficial knowing what you're getting into.
       
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      i haven't seen this film since the early days of vhs, since ive matured (i hope) i think it deffo deserves another viewing...thanks for the review and recommendation Cas, i will seek it out and re-watch
       

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