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[Amazon.ca] 1917 movie (4k) - $17.99

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Aug 25, 2017
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Slono wrote: I’m sure it’s a great price so thanks for the post OP but seriously, who still buys movies.....?
It’s funny but I went close to 15 years without using physical media, yet find myself going back to it now.

Main reason is how fragmented streaming services have become. Content is so spread out I’m tired of having to search to figure out which one has it, resubscribe for one movie, etc. Plus 4K streaming isn’t as widely available/consistent on Shaw internet as I’d like.

Piracy always remains an option but streaming-wise tends to be way lower than 4K quality and it’s been ages since I last messed around with Torrents/etc. I’m sure there’s a way for anyone so inclined though.

Plus there is something enjoyable about waiting for deals and scooping up some of my favourite films for $10-$15 apiece. Snagged the 4K remaster of Casino for $15 last week.
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Aug 16, 2015
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unshavenyak wrote: All three of the consoles are actually not so great. They do not support Dolby Vision or HDR+ when playing blu-ray discs and their tone mapping is off. If you are serious about experiencing the best that 4k HDR movies has to offer, just get a dedicated UHD blu-ray player.
Agreed, but he didn’t ask how best to watch 4K movies - just the basics. And they do HDR10, just not HDR10+ or Dolby Vision ( and most of the benefits of Dolby Vision are mostly marketing given that most TVs aren’t 12bit and don’t come close to the required nit levels (especially OLED)). But the Xbox one s and x actually beat most cheap dedicated players if you aren’t going to fiddle with settings. And if you are truly serious about the best that 4K has to offer then you are going to get an old OPPO, panny ub9000 or pioneer lx500/800.
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DealsHunterCo wrote: It's on Crave. Free trial signup gives you 7 days. If it's that's great sign up and watch 1917 for 7 days, once a day. Maybe twice if you want. Free is better than $17.99. Buy dinner for $17.99 then you have dinner and a movie for $17.99
Pretty sure most people who would buy this aren’t concerned with cheaper non-4K options. People usually buy physical 4K movies for that true 4K goodness (although some 4K releases are a pile of dogshit and no better than the cheaper HD Blu ray).
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Aug 7, 2012
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Vancouver
That movie was all running just to give 1 message LOL
Glad we got smartphones
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Oct 15, 2008
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LOL @ the people calling 1917 boring. I was captivated the entire way through.
totalcool wrote: Great film, how did it lose to Parasite......
1917 is a great film.
Parasite is an exceptional film.
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cooper83 wrote: LOL @ the people calling 1917 boring. I was captivated the entire way through.
1917 is a great film.
Parasite is an exceptional film.
Haha I remember when during the Oscars, I was rooting for parasite to win.

That movie is really one unpredictable movie, but in itself, was a wonderful piece of art.
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georgep wrote: Agreed, but he didn’t ask how best to watch 4K movies - just the basics. And they do HDR10, just not HDR10+ or Dolby Vision ( and most of the benefits of Dolby Vision are mostly marketing given that most TVs aren’t 12bit and don’t come close to the required nit levels (especially OLED)). But the Xbox one s and x actually beat most cheap dedicated players if you aren’t going to fiddle with settings. And if you are truly serious about the best that 4K has to offer then you are going to get an old OPPO, panny ub9000 or pioneer lx500/800.
You don’t need to go that far. A UB-420 will be better than the consoles and is ~$200.
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Aug 25, 2017
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renegadeavenger wrote: Haha I remember when during the Oscars, I was rooting for parasite to win.

That movie is really one unpredictable movie, but in itself, was a wonderful piece of art.
I’d go one step further and say an essential piece of art for the times we’re living in.
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Dec 15, 2018
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Probably looks great in 4k with Atmos etc but there's like 100 better war movies than this one imo. Saw it in theatres and not sure why I'd want to see it again. A lot of movies these days have no rewatchability.
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Dec 5, 2010
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movie was fine and good loved how they shot this movie as if it took one take, but not the type of movie worth watching again and again with time...
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Nov 25, 2014
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OLED and proper Atmos setup, great movie
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Aug 25, 2019
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Kevcorm wrote: Overwhelming majority of people on the internet who review movies yes, but that isnt the overwhelming majority. This is why so many movies with high scores are box office bombs and multiple low rated movies are huge successes. I haven't seen it myself, I think I would probably like it. Some people dont really like war movies unless they are 100% action, I dont think this one is.
IMDB is my first source before I check out rotten tomatoes

Saving Private Ryan HERE
"It is not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Anonymous
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Dec 12, 2019
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tarushin wrote: movie was fine and good loved how they shot this movie as if it took one take, but not the type of movie worth watching again and again with time...
I disagree. I've watched it several times, I anticipate several scenes that I absolutely love and enjoyed showing it to people who visited us (prior to the lockdown obviously).
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May 4, 2018
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Movie looks great but other than an excuse to flex your setup the movie is pretty shallow.
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Jul 17, 2012
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canadianamigo13 wrote: Meh price for a meh movie....
Before joining army i watched full metal jacket and didn't get it at all and didn't like war movie. then after joining army every single war movie WWII or modern are just so much fun to watch. Not in army anymore and still enjoy war movies. you can really tell if it's well made or not based on how they talk on radio and during fire missions.

i haven't watch this movie yet, saving the special occasion for undisturbed time. too busy with work and toddler these days, and looking for deals. lol.
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Sep 16, 2008
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This movie is hot garbage and that price is way too high. The only thing that was good about the movie was the sound and camera work, so if you want a demo for great sound and 4K color quality, it’s great for that but the movie is a snooze fest, doesn’t say much about the 1st world war. Pass on this unless it’s maybe 5 bucks, even at that price I dunno if I’d buy it.
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Jul 4, 2005
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Just this watched this movie on f3movies streaming to my laptop then HDMI to the bedroom tv. Good movie kept me up entire time.
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+1 1917 was a very good movie.
+1 Parasite was way overhyped.

For the record I found Telnet intriguing although I have the see it a second time to understand what is going on. Yes, a good movie is a movie one does not mind seeing a 2nd time.
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Oct 31, 2019
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bobbings wrote: RFD has a mixed review of the movie. Hmm... should I get?
If it comes with a complimentary spatula you should definitely get it!!!

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