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[Amazon Canada] Dunkirk (4K ultra HD) $25.02 (52% off)

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WiredRacing wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 7:40 pm
There are in-depth comparisons of 4K UHD Blu-Ray vs AppleTV 4K streams online that indicate it's difficult to discern any noticeable difference from a proper viewing distance. Considering this movie is on for half this price via AppleTV, in Dolby Vision via the AppleTV and this is not a Dolby Atmos release on Blu-Ray... I bought it for $12.99 via Apple (actually less considering all the iTunes cards I bought at 20% off). Basically the discs are for people with poor internet connections and or purists.

That said, I can't recall if Dunkirk changes aspect ratios like several of Nolan's other movies. If so, the ATV streams do not and that becomes a much larger reason to own the disc version... which is why I didn't buy the Dark Knight Collection when it was $29.99 the other week.
Forgive my ignorance, but what are all the ways to play a movie file that has 4K HDR/Dolby Vision with Dolby Atmos without an AppleTV box on my 4K HDR Smart TV?
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Hoping blade runner 2049 follows similar pricing.
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Hello everyone, this movie is NOT 52% off. I buy movies (4k and 3d included) very often and watch prices on them.

4k movies are going up in price, but they always start out high, like 36$+ and they go on "sale" at most places for 32$ or 29$ pretty much on release. The normal price for a 4k is 29$-32$. Anything below that is considered a "sale".

So yes, this is a good deal, you are saving 5$ or so. But not a 52% off good deal.

Please be careful and keep that in mind.
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The movie is so boring so you can concentrate on the image quality even more.
Soldiers lining up so nicely while aircraft dropping bombs on them is a plus.
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WiredRacing wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 7:40 pm
There are in-depth comparisons of 4K UHD Blu-Ray vs AppleTV 4K streams online that indicate it's difficult to discern any noticeable difference from a proper viewing distance. Considering this movie is on for half this price via AppleTV, in Dolby Vision via the AppleTV and this is not a Dolby Atmos release on Blu-Ray... I bought it for $12.99 via Apple (actually less considering all the iTunes cards I bought at 20% off). Basically the discs are for people with poor internet connections and or purists.
I find this claim highly suspect. Please provide links to your "in-depth comparisons".
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WiredRacing wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 7:40 pm
There are in-depth comparisons of 4K UHD Blu-Ray vs AppleTV 4K streams online that indicate it's difficult to discern any noticeable difference from a proper viewing distance. Considering this movie is on for half this price via AppleTV, in Dolby Vision via the AppleTV and this is not a Dolby Atmos release on Blu-Ray... I bought it for $12.99 via Apple (actually less considering all the iTunes cards I bought at 20% off). Basically the discs are for people with poor internet connections and or purists.

That said, I can't recall if Dunkirk changes aspect ratios like several of Nolan's other movies. If so, the ATV streams do not and that becomes a much larger reason to own the disc version... which is why I didn't buy the Dark Knight Collection when it was $29.99 the other week.
As someone who is not a fan of changing aspect ratios on home theatre setups (much too noticeable, distracts me from the film) I am now very disappointed I didn't jump on the Dark Knight trilogy on iTunes
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harrypotter222 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 8:36 am
The movie is so boring so you can concentrate on the image quality even more.
Soldiers lining up so nicely while aircraft dropping bombs on them is a plus.
Disagree. I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. Tension + visuals + soundtrack but to each their own! Some of my friends got bored.
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Andrew765 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 7:36 pm
$13 on iTunes right now also.
That's not the same quality as a 4K Blu-Ray disc.
It's more like 4K Lite. Winking Face
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Thanks OP! PM'd Best Buy and it looks sweet on my 65" OLED. I actually like it better than when I saw it in IMAX.
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I watch Vincent Teoh from the youtube chanel HDTVTest do the comparison between Apple 4k HDR vs 4k HDR on disc. He's a professional calibrator and TV reviewer and his conclusion is that the disc is slightly better but not by much. His test was very thorough, paused and pixel peeped, played dark scenes and bright scenes. Multiple movies.

Back on Topic, I haven't seen the movie yet but I don't have a 4k blu ray player! Otherwise I would get it along with the Planet Earth 2. All for the sake of pleasuring my eyes.
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WiredRacing wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 7:40 pm
Basically the discs are for people with poor internet connections and or purists.
Audio is a huge portion of the movie experience. What's Apple streaming for audio these days? Is it DVD-era (Dolby Digital) like Netflix?

Streaming audio is generally far, far inferior to the uncompressed tracks on blu-ray and 4K blu-ray. Sometimes a disc will default to the DD track, and when you realize why the disc sounds so bad and switch it to the uncompressed track, it's amazing how much the sound stage opens up.
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The markup on these is just insane... they’re charging each disc at least $10 more compared to blurays just for the added cost of mastering in 4K jeez

Edit: I guess dual layer or whatever disc format they’re burned on also costs more. Cost of filming in 4K I’m ignoring cause lots of 4K discs were shot on 2K master anyway, so clearly lots of studios don’t even bother and are content upscaling 2K and call it 4K
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downwardCorgi wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 12:06 pm
The markup on these is just insane... they’re charging each disc at least $10 more compared to blurays just for the added cost of mastering in 4K jeez

Edit: I guess dual layer or whatever disc format they’re burned on also costs more. Cost of filming in 4K I’m ignoring cause lots of 4K discs were shot on 2K master anyway, so clearly lots of studios don’t even bother and are content upscaling 2K and call it 4K
I agree, a lot of 4k Bluray movies are shot in 2k and remastered into 4k. Buyer beware, even for newer movies like American Made and Mother! is all shot in 2k. Movies like the Nolan Collection (Dark Knight Trilogy, Interstellar, Inception) is shot with 45mm 4K cameras.
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harrypotter222 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 8:36 am
The movie is so boring so you can concentrate on the image quality even more.
Soldiers lining up so nicely while aircraft dropping bombs on them is a plus.
Boring? It's a visual masterpiece. Go see it in 70mm IMAX for the best experience.
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harrypotter222 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 8:36 am
The movie is so boring so you can concentrate on the image quality even more.
Soldiers lining up so nicely while aircraft dropping bombs on them is a plus.
Yes, everyone said it is a great movie, but I found it very boring too.

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