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The Fifth Element 4K Ultra HD/Bluray/Ultraviolet $14.99

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Feb 6, 2017
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who cares about 4k for a movie this old.....
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james50a wrote: who cares about 4k for a movie this old.....
The 4k transfer looks better than the bluray but PQ is not the only reason to buy a 4k Bluray. An ATMOS track is always welcome.
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Damn I want the vhs

Looks like there are several more 4K marked down to $15
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james50a wrote: who cares about 4k for a movie this old.....
Ignorant comment. It's older movies shot on film that actually benefit from 4K unlike the pretend upconverted junk you probably think is awesome. Take Kubrick's 2001 for instance - this could be scanned at 8K and you'd still have more detail to extract fun the original film. Educate yourself and stop posting until you do.
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For those wondering,

Its on Netflix, 1080p though
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It's always floating around the $15 mark.

If you want the better 4k encode.,get the. Uk version. It's a far better 4k encoding as this one is based on the older first 4k release since 2017.
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PCDawg wrote: It's always floating around the $15 mark.

If you want the better 4k encode.,get the. Uk version. It's a far better 4k encoding as this one is based on the older first 4k release since 2017.
Apparently this is based on the 4K Blu-ray remaster adding HDR highlights... am I wrong?
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Most older movies shot on film contain enough detail to transfer to true 4k really well. Most if not all of the MCU movies Are shot 2-3k and upscaled but not 100% sure. Either way don't think you can tell the diff. Lots of good and bad transfers both ways.

https://4kmedia.org/real-or-fake-4k/
james50a wrote: who cares about 4k for a movie this old.....
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Must own disc for fans. I'm waiting for Leon to dip down below $15.

I noticed that black hawk down and close encounters are also $15 right now. I ordered CE.
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Thanks - one of my favourite movies. 84GB file available on Usenet for those so inclined.
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Bought this last year, the image quality is great and the movie is still worth it for sure
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txenglan wrote: Ignorant comment. It's older movies shot on film that actually benefit from 4K unlike the pretend upconverted junk you probably think is awesome. Take Kubrick's 2001 for instance - this could be scanned at 8K and you'd still have more detail to extract fun the original film. Educate yourself and stop posting until you do.
Old movies on film also tend to have a lot of grain. And usually the CGI doesn't hold up like Men In Black, for instance
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james50a wrote: who cares about 4k for a movie this old.....
You might be surprised what old school film...scoff...can pick up in terms of resolution. The mighty 35mm film.
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Cinematic film used for numerous decades can be digitized into a clean 8K copy, or an edge-case 16K copy. Both 8K and 16K will require modern editing and refinement to clean up artifacts and correct for legacy film weaknesses. Beyond 16K, last I researched this topic, there's nothing but noise in the film. That's not to say that modern techniques couldn't produce amazing upscales at 32K, but that's pure speculation.

In 5 to 10 years, I can see studios scanning their original film at these mega-resolutions, and then archiving the original film for the indefinite future. At retina PPI with reasonable distances, 16K / 32K allows you to animate the side of buildings with visually flawless content.

Check this out, we're getting better at further enhancing dirty lower resolution sources.


Check out this video from 1899 colorized and enhanced with sophisticated modern techniques (both audio and video):
https://redditsave.com/info?url=/r/Damn ... 99_little/

The above was possible because film, almost since inception, provided resolutions that exceeded modern digital video and photography until 10 or 15 years ago (if you ignore less common or highly specialized commercial applications).

It's a fortunate gift from the past that film technology may immortalize old content in very high resolution for current and future generations.
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Special place in my heart for this DVD as it was the first one I ever saw.

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