Discussion in '4K Ultra HD Blu-rays' started by Ewoody, Feb 11, 2019.
Personally, I’m a big fan of Ready Player One, and Life of Pi. The effects in the former are just amazing in 4k, and the colours in the latter are eye popping. Also, if you can get hold of Coco, that looks fab too.
I'd second Life of Pi, especially the jumpy-whale bit. It's only a 2k DI, which some would dismiss as 'not true 4k' but it's stunning.
I would recommend "A Beautiful Planet". An IMAX production in cooperation with NASA.
Planet Earth II, simply stunning in 4K HDR Ultra Blu-ray.
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 is true 4K (shot in 4K and from a 4K digital intermediate), as is Passengers, and Interstellar.
All sci-fi, sure, but if you want to inspire awe it's the best place to start. GOTG2 is my go-to demo disc. Image-wise it's the closest to perfect I've ever seen. I wouldn't recommend Life Of Pi as some have further up as it's fake 4K (upscaled from 2K), so not going to show off that extra detail. I won't deny it's colourful, though.
John's suggestion of A Beautiful Planet is also a good one, though I wasn't as impressed with it as some were. GOTG2 looks a lot better, IMO.
Pacific Rim will blow their socks off, it's an all-out assault on your eyes and ears.
Blade Runner 2049 is pretty amazing
Funny that as someone posted in the Xbox section saying they had just bought an OLED and found the UHD of Planet Earth II barely any different to the Blu-ray.
That shocked me!!
as good as the bd is, the HDR imo is stunning; however there some shots that are from inferior cameras which is noticeable
Blue Planet 2.
Blade Runner is also stunning.
I imagine 2001 A Space Odyssey will also be demo material once I get my hands on it.
It really is. I believe most work was filmed higher than 4K. Surprised at the xbox comment but there we are.
2001 is good, really good, but I still think the two from BBC (Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II) are superlative and whilst I would use 2001 for films, the what it can do well, back to Planet Earth II.
One of the big draws for me with this is the various parts of the world it is filmed in, there is a wide variety of scenes with differing animals and what they are up to on show and a lot of it eye popping good.
The Dark Knight Rises is pretty stunning too, especially the IMAX sections
I'd throw John Wick 2 into the mix, thought that was decent in HDR!
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks stunning. Movie itself not one of the best but visually outstanding.
It may not be everyone's cup of tea but, The Batman Lego Movie in 4K looks absolutely amazing. The colours are outstanding. One of my go to 4K discs for wowing friends.
Can we petition the BBC to get the name changed to this?
I second blade runner. I was very impressed with the visuals of Paddington 2.
I have always thought there needs to be better names.
2001 becomes "Monkeys get influenced by an alien block and become clever monkeys and chuck spaceships at planets"
PEII does show up all the various textures well with all the different habitats, it is a quite a wide range of colour and detail and various light levels to chuck at a player and TV to come out well.
On that note, I have not seen Dynasties on disk yet but the trial on iPlayer looked like another one to hold up there.
Totally agree. Blue Planet II is stunning too. I watched the Coral Reef episode last night - the colours on the UHD are absolutely amazing. Beautiful image.
Reminds me of this amazing thread... b3ta.com challenge: rename films badly
Need to revisit a few discs since I've settled on new settings but for film clarity Sully is hard to beat.
Agree with many above, 2001 (looks fantastic), Dunkirk looks very nice too, I think the one I noticed most was Murder on the Orient Express, stunning disc.
Murder is full fat 4K IIRC
just bought Planet Earth II following recommendations on here, no doubt I'll be buying others also mentioned on here.
I recommend the IMAX scenes in MI fallout. Brilliant.
Ok enough of the whining. Thread stays.
Lucy is also very good, 4K and very high bit rate.
Ready player one looks and sounds amazing as does the opening scene in John Wick 2.
I also thought the sound and PQ on Pacific Rim and Greatest Showman was superb.
There's far too many to name tbh.
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