The Revenant Blu-ray Review

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Got mine from the US the UHD one, havnt watched the blu ray,but it does look really stunning in 4K UHD HDR,and as you say a very good movie :)
       
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      I thought this was the most over blown, cliched, Oscar bait movie of all time and in the end way too long and boring,
      Saw it at the cinema and have no wish to see it again

      The first 45 , mins up to and including the bear attack was interesting and then it descended into farcical nonsense

      5/10 mainly for the scenery
       
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      I thought it was a magnificent piece of filmmaking, with incredible performances and some unforgettable moments. And yet...

      ...I don't find myself in a hurry to get the blu ray. Unlike The Hateful Eight or Creed. Perhaps it's one of those movies to be appreciated more than enjoyed.
       
    5. Steve Withers

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      I agree it's a staggering achievement in terms of filmmaking and the Blu-ray and UHD Blu-ray look stunning but I found the film itself difficult to like.
       
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      I felt much the same when I saw it at the cinema, it's a beautiful, incredibly well acted and crafted film but it also felt more like a test of endurance, than an enjoyment experience. I'm glad I saw it but I'm in no rush to see it again!
       
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      I seen it in the cinema with my girlfriend in a nice 4k setting and it is simply stunning to look at and the well known bear scene is totally stunning!

      But;

      I always thought and felt the movie was pushing too hard for Oscars, it for me was an Oscar vehicle and especially for Leo to finally get one and yet the bear was the better actor! My GF immediately at the cinema said "oh common' at the dead floating wife scene, when I asked she said "this is desperate oscar pandering" and she is right...

      There are the other things that it borrows from other movies too heavily to be acclaimed as a masterpiece in anything other than the sound, visuals and bear scenes for me, his victory with the clothes swap, was that not borrowed from an old Charles Bronson wilderness movie? Death Hunt (had to look up as I forgot the title), not comparing the movie but sure it was the same trick pulled at the end and then there is Seraphim Falls - not a great but had a lets play hide & seek in a dead animal scene too. But am I wrong or when escaping on horseback didn't leo fire 2 shots from a musket pistol?, really would have to watch again but I can't see reloading this either while he was running and escaping or riding the horse so i hope I'm wrong about that Scene!

      All movies are subjective to tastes but I wouldn't be bothered about watching again for anything other than demo material... just my opinion though
       
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      Is this being output in native 4K? As in. Its filmed in 4K and output in 4K vs a lot of films which are filmed in 6K and then output in 2k/3K.
       
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      For me it’s only one of a handful of remake’s that not only matches but surpass’s the original,i agree it’s no masterpiece the exception being DP Lubezki and his wonderful long takes of majestic vistas and nature which i could happily watch all day long.
       
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      The Revenant was shot at a resolution of 6.5K and finished at a resolution of 4K, so the UHD Blu-ray is native 4K.
       
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      Since there was barely any visual effects
      the movie was mastered in 4K. The VFX was probably not done at 4K though.
      It was shot
      3.4K Arri Alexa XT and XTM
      6.5K Arri Alexa 65
      6K Red Epic Dragon
       
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      January 2016 American Cinematographer has full article telling you exactly how they made it all.

      The
      Revenant ultimately relied on a combination
      of Arri Alexa cameras: the Alexa
      XT, which was used primarily for
      Steadicam and crane shots; the Alexa
      M, which was designated as the
      primary camera; and the new Alexa 65
      system, an early version of which Arri
      made available to the filmmakers

      According to Lubezki,
      approximately 13 percent of The
      Revenant was shot with the Alexa 65.
      The Arri 65 was only made available 1/3 of the way during the shoot.
       
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      I love a revenge story. I watched this at the cinema and then again with my wife who didn't really know anything about it but absolutely loved it.

      I watched the BD from the UHD package on my X35 and was blown away.
       
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      Saw this at the cinema and borrowed my mates Samsung 4K player and the US UHD Bluray of the Revenant and watched it 2 days ago.

      Simply stunning visuals, i did think it a little long for what it is but i never got bored.

      The character Dicaprio plays never recovered the use of his legs and crawled all the way back and then regained the use of his legs.
       
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      Some people really do have an over-developed sense of survival.
       
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      What's unrealistic about that?
      I've achieved this many times in the past,on a Sunday morning...:)
       
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      I don't know if or how much of a spoiler that is so no infraction but if it was please be more careful in the future giving major plot lines and developments away.
       
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      Apologies for the quote.
      Didn't occur to me...:rolleyes:
       
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      I thought this was a fantastic film, Well deserved 10!

      I would also suggest if you like this to watch Bone Tomahawk :D
       
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      We watched it last night on blu ray. Both of us enjoyed it. Not that much of a plot line but it kept our attention for the whole of the film. Visually stunning. A good 8/10.
       
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      Incredible footage and cinematography but that plot was dull. Just a shiny looking revenge flic that nobody wants to watch twice.
       
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      Thats a bit harsh, i enjoyed it however i thought it was a tad too long.
       
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      I just watched the blu ray again on my new LG55E7 and it looks stunning. I must admit that most modern films just don't deliver anymore and I find myself re watching classics like Alien, Blade Runner and Braveheart just to enjoy film again. The Revenant for me after my third viewing is a masterpiece and a lot of that is the camera work and the quality of the print. Add this to a brutal environment and some great acting and you're on to a winner. Just brilliant.
       

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