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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Movie Character
KING Of All Schmoes
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
RED DRAGON (2002)
HANNIBAL RISING (2007)
A NEW HOPE
Battle of Yavin
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Luke vs. Darth Vader / Bespin Escape
RETURN OF THE JEDI
Battle of Endor / Luke vs. Vader + Emperor / Death Star II
THE PHANTOM MENACE
Gungans vs. Droid Army / Battle of Naboo / Space Battle / Duel of the Fates
ATTACK OF THE CLONES
Begun the Clone War Has
REVENGE OF THE SITH
Obi-Wan vs. Anakin / Yoda vs. Emperor Palpatine
GHOSTBUSTERS on 4K Blu-ray
(Ultra-HD - 3840 x 2160)
Release Date: May 14, 2013
SONY PRESS RELEASE:
The Blu-ray “Mastered in 4K” collection will set a new standard for Blu-ray HD picture and sound, creating the ultimate 1080p home entertainment experience. Created from the highest quality 4K source materials with new expanded color*, consumers can enjoy a brilliant picture with exquisite detail using their existing Blu-ray player or PlayStation®3. The Blu-ray “Mastered in 4K” collection is optimized so that 4K Ultra HD TV owners can take full advantage of the new 4K upscaling technology, delivering an outstanding near-4K experience. “Mastered in 4K” Blu-rays also work with all 1080p HDTVs for spectacular high definition picture and sound.
*Expanded color requires xvYCC-compatible TV and Blu-ray player
Why “Mastered in 4K” Blu-ray?
• Get the best Blu-ray picture possible, mastered from 4K source materials
• Push your TV to the limit with a high bitrate digital transfer for an immersive visual experience
• Ideal solution for new 4K TV owners and great for Blu-ray collectors
(1934 x 1088)
2009 BLU-RAY COMPARISONS
(1280 x 740)
The 4K Blu-ray will be film-only, no extra bonus features.
Uhhhhh I don't know, can't really see much of a difference between the 2 Blu-rays myself. The new one looks a lot darker in spots, resulting in lack of detail and clarity of objects. If anything it's more of a DE-grade rather than an improvement in picture quality...
While I had a chance, also took a look at screenshots of the original 1999 DVD version compared to the 2009 Blu-ray and.......wow.
Until I saw these shots, really had no idea how much they kind of botched the Blu-ray transfer of this movie. It seems to be have been taken mainly from that 2005 DVD re-release which in itself was, pretty bad in the 1st place. Very glad I kept my 1999 copy around, it may still stand as best transfer of the movie to date!
One thing I thought was pretty interesting to point out, due to the higher-res image quality of the Blu-ray little SFX quirks are more easily noticeable.
Such as in this shot, you can see how the effects guys screwed around with portions of the buildings in order to drop Stay Puft into the scene optically...
So fellow GB fans, are you enticed by seeing one of your favorite movies of all-time in Sony's new state-of-the-art 4K format?