iTunes USA has it in 4K with Dolby Vision (But of course the standard Dolby 5.1 soundtrack)Not sure we needed a 4K version, but I'll take it. Hopefully my HD purchase on iTunes gets a 4K upgrade.
I believe part of its appeal is that it is a kids' Movie that can entertain Adults as well. No big hurry for me, but would enjoy seeing a pristine version.
iTunes USA has it in 4K with Dolby Vision (But of course the standard Dolby 5.1 soundtrack)
Same thing with Alien. I bought the Alien 4K disk anyway because it is in my top ten, but it would have been nice for the iTunes version to be upgraded, instead of a "separate" release in 4K.iTunes UK has the 4K Dolby Vision release too, but Warner cheekily re-listed it recently to deny exciting owners the upgrade
Well thats a bugger. I assume Apple will drop Warner from their store for "violating T&C's" lol.iTunes UK has the 4K Dolby Vision release too, but Warner cheekily re-listed it recently to deny exciting owners the upgrade. I fell into their trap and double dipped so I could watch it last night. Not something I wanted to do but still far cheaper than a disc.
I thought it looked pretty good and was a huge upgrade on the old HD transfer. Some weak black levels in places and some soft looking shots here and there, but overall a nice improvement. Bizarrely the old iTunes HD version only had stereo sound, so the jump to 5.1 on this one was also a nice upgrade.
As for the movie, it's just great. I've seen it countless times since I was a kid and I never get bored of it. The chemistry between Chunk and Sloth is absolutely superb. Actually Chunk in general is just a great character. The blender scene where he's telling the Fratellis his life story is hilarious.
Have the Blu-Ray edition and audio is presented in a so-so quality Dolby True-HD.
I hope the DTS-HD MA on this UHD release is way better than the former.
Best regards from a COVID-19 terrified Brazil.
The blender scene where he's telling the Fratellis his life story is hilarious.
The adult version of me acknowledges, there’s a hell of a lot of kids shouting at one another in this film.I just remember it for a bunch of American kids running around and shouting a lot for 90 mins or so, didn't click for me but cool it's out there now for the fans.
I was lucky enough to see The Goonies at the cinema when it was released. I would have been 11 or 12 - exactly the right age. Even back then, it always struck me how natural the child actors are - They all act exactly like kids would, even down to the swearing. But what sets this apart for me is this scene. Surprisingly moving.
It always amazes me how busy Spielberg was throughout the late 70's and 80's. He had his fingerprints on just about everything.It's perhaps the best Spielberg film that he didn't actually make himself. He wrote the original story of course, and the much maligned (unfairly I think) Chris Columbus wrote the screenplay.
I think the cast is just great, they're all perfect in their roles. Some have more to do than others, and Josh Brolin is pretty one dimensional, but the core Goonies themselves are all fantastic.