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Old 03-28-2016, 02:56 AM   #41
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In no paticular order.

The Martian
The Lego Movie
The Peanuts Movie
Mad Max Fury Road
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:50 AM   #42
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"Life of Pi" makes my number 5 spot.

Such a great film too.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:19 PM   #43
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I only have 2 so far: Ender's Game and The Martian.

I have been pretty impressed with both. Ender's Game looked the best IMO.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:29 AM   #44
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In no paticular order.

The Martian
The Lego Movie
The Peanuts Movie
Mad Max Fury Road
And none of those movies was mastered with a 4K digital intermediate... you have not seen any "real" 4K resolution movies yet unless you have a Sony tile or some Lionsgate titles (The Last Witchhunter came from a 4K digital intermediate).

You can research which titles were produced from 2K or 4K digital intermediates by going to IMDB.com, find the movie you want to check, go to the technical details, expand the list of details, then look down towards the end of the list for Negative Format (quaint since most movies these days have no negative); Cinematographic Process. Negative format will tell you the camera resolution used to shoot the movie (or the film format used if it is one of the few movies being shot on film any more). If the camera resolution is lower than 4K, it's pretty much guaranteed that the digital intermediate will be 2K. But if the camera resolution is 4K or 6K or 8K, you could STILL have a 2K digital intermediate. The next item usually tells you want the resolution of the digital intermediate was. Even if the movie was shot on film, these days, all the editing is done digitally so they still create a digital intermediate for color grading, inserting SFX, retouching (removing undesired things from the frames, like wires or other things they don't want in the final frame)). They spend a LOT of time and money creating the digital intermediate. It costs so much to create these digital intermediates, that it is not economically feasible to create a new 4K digital intermediate for 4K UHD discs if the movie was created with a 2K digital intermediate. No Fox or Warner title (so far) has a 4K digital intermediate. Some Lionsgate movies do have 4K digital intermediates (some don't). And Sony releases movies that could be 2K DI or 4K DI... but they have only released movies with 4K DIs on 4K UHD discs so far. One last item... I have seen some movies on imdb.com that do not specify the resolution of the DI (I hope this doesn't get worse as studios try to "protect themselves" from being"unmasked" for releasing what are essentially 2K movies on a 4K disc), If they don't list the resolution of the DI, the camera resolution may provide a clue if that's included...the last one I looked at had 3.4K camera resolution with DI not specified, but they can't create a legit 4K DI from a 3.4K camera capture... so the assumption would be that the movie had a 2K DI. These movies that have 2K DIs still have HDR in the 4K UHD version and "normal" gamma in the Blu-ray version. That makes it damn near impossible to compare "resolution" between the 4K UHD disc and the Blu-ray disc because HDR makes the images look SO MUCH MORE DIFFERENT than the standard gamma used to master the Blu-ray version that your eyes can't really make a solid comparison between the 2 disc formats.

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Old 03-29-2016, 03:38 AM   #45
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I only have 2 so far: Ender's Game and The Martian.

I have been pretty impressed with both. Ender's Game looked the best IMO.
2 more movies mastered to UHD with 2K digital intermediates. Ender's Game was captured with a 5K RED camera (Redcode is the data format used by those cameras), but the digital intermediate was 2K and that's where they add the SFX, do color grading, and all manner of other editing and that finished 2K DI is the source for mastering discs, distribution to movie theaters, etc. Interestingly, there are now a fairly large number of 4K digital cinema projectors out there in theaters, but studios continue to send them movies with 2K resolution, even big blockbuster movies like The Martian. Kind of a dirty little secret. It's really good 2K but it's still 2K.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:23 AM   #46
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List of UHD movies from the first post in this thread annotated with either red (mad) face or green (happy) face for 2K digital intermediate (red face) or 4K digital intermediate (green face). Essentially we are being misled by studios who are releasing most UHD movies using 2K digital intermediates. Once the resolution is gone, you can't get it back when you make the UHD disc. The confused face is there for titles that have a mix of things that could be good or not good depending on how well or poorly they were done. Those movies have a little explanation for why the confused (blue) face was used.

The poster who created this list was listing them in order of best looking images at #1 and worst looking at the end of the list. Note that 2 of the titles lowest on the list were 2008 releases shot on film from which a 4K Digital Intermediate was created. So there are things that can make movies with a 4K digital intermediate not look as good as you might hope. It does not seem that movies shot on film, then converted to 4K digital intermediate are necessarily going to be great looking movies. Another 2010 title (Salt) was also shot on Super 35mm film and converted to 4K DI. So having a 4K DI isn't a guarantee of a great looking movie. But that's no excuse for selling UHD movies to the public using 2K DIs. They may as well have just gone back the the HD Blu-ray disc version and changed from a standard gamma to HDR and called it done.

Sony is the only studio that has, so far, only released UHD titles of movies that had 4K DIs... but clearly, they haven't produced the best-looking UHD movies. Unfortunately. Some day, some studio is going to release a great looking movie from a 4K DI and it's going to look far better than any of these early UHD format releases. Even the fabulous-looking Avatar came from a 2K DI so when it is released on UHD we aren't going to see more resolution than we have seen in the past. Keep your fingers crossed for Avatar 2, shot in 8K with a 4K DI, it could potentially be fabulous looking.

1) Exodus: Gods & Kings
2) The Peanuts Movie
3) The Martian
4) Ender's Game
5) Sicario (3.4K camera, 4K digital intermediate, ALMOST real 4K)
6) Fantasic 4
7) Hitman: Agent 47
8) The Kingsman
9) Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
10) Chappie
11) The Amazing Spider-Man
12) The Last Witch Hunter
13) The Maze Runner (2K and 2.8K camera capture, 5K SFX capture, 4K Digital intermediate... so movie contains a mix of UHD and upconverted HD res)
14) X-Men: Days of Futures Past
15) Salt (Super 35mm film to 4K Digital Intermediate)
16) Hancock (Super 35mm film to 4K digital intermediate)
17) Pineapple Express
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:05 PM   #47
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Haven't been around because movie releases have dried up a little. Planning on picking up the 5th Wave.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:55 PM   #48
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1) the martian
2) kingsman
3) maze runner

got asm2 and sicario to watch still. sicario will be on in 30 mins!
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1. The Revenant
2. Sicario
3. The Martian
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Life of Pi
6. The Peanuts Movie
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past
8. Kingsman The Secret Service
9. The Lego Movie
10. Salt
11. San Andreas

The Revenant,Sicario,and The Martian are the clear top three choices. The Martian has parts that beat out The Revenant but it can't top it,or Sicario, for overall consistency.
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:05 AM   #50
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In no paticular order.

The Martian
The Lego Movie
The Peanuts Movie
Mad Max Fury Road
This is my top one.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:25 AM   #51
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Quote:
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You can research which titles were produced from 2K or 4K digital intermediates by going to IMDB.com
Except, IMDB is user based edited, for "The Martian" for example, seems like they dit another master combining 2k upconverted and 5K Red Dragon source.

Here's what Fox had to say about this :

https://twitter.com/FinnJ/status/686724096059559937


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15) Salt (Super 35mm film to 4K Digital Intermediate)
16) Hancock (Super 35mm film to 4K digital intermediate)
Waow, why confused ?

You know that a good 35mm stock film is equivalent to 6K, right ?!

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Old 05-02-2016, 08:48 AM   #52
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Not my top 5, just every UHD BD I've seen so far:

1 The Revanant (Great picture, too bad the colors are so dull most of the time - I know that's how it's supposed to be.)
2 Sicario (Also great picture. The flashing lights of the police cars at night are great HDR demo material.)
3 The Expandables 3 (I had no problems with grayish blacks. The native 4K content is obvious most of the time.)
4 Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Especially the truck chase at the beginning and the times square scene at night look great. But the last third of the movie didn't impress me that much. Maybe it's because of all the upscaled 2K effects?)
5 The Martian (No real flaws but nothing jaw dropping either - most of the time.)
6 X-Men: Days of future past (Increase in resolution is minimal but the fight scenes in the dark places look so much better. But I really missed the Rogue cut...)
7 San Andreas (The disc didn't impress me that much - until I compared it to the Blu-ray. But I guess the BD isn't as good as it could be.)
8 Maze runner (Not bad but this isn't any better than the 2K upscales - it's said to be a native 4K master...)
9 Maze runner: Scorch trials (Nothing that impressive except a few scenes. But maybe I'm a bit biased because I hated the movie.
10 Ender's game (Nothing special to mention here. An average disc compared to the others.)
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:56 AM   #53
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Ender's Game decent movie with some stand out 4k scenes, but doesn't surpass any movies I've already watched.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:04 AM   #54
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Seeing Exodus mentioned a couple of times, is it worth it?

My top 5 are:

Revenant
Mad Max
Peanuts
Life of Pi
Sicario
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:19 PM   #55
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I have it and I live how it looks. Clearly an improvement over the HD Blu ray. Dark scenes have plenty of detail, while the don't have such level of detail on BD, some staff get lost in the dark. It has vibrant colors also.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:36 AM   #56
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Checked out Salt and Hancock. Looked very nice. Haven't compared to Blu-ray yet but both easily made my top 5. I haven't edited my op post yet but will list current top 5 as of now -

01) Revenant
01) Sicario
03) Salt
04) Life of Pi
05) Hancock
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:30 AM   #57
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I own Smurfs 2 and Amazing Spiderman 2. Both look fantastic IMO.

I hadn't planned on going to 4K so soon but the Vizio P series changed my mind.

Looking forward to Deadpool next week.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:15 AM   #58
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Checked out Deadpool.

Some of the cgi flames
[Show spoiler]during the facility explosion fight scene
looked overly... hot and lacking detail but overall, was very impressed. There was great detail, color reproduction and dynamic range found in pretty much every scene.

Deadpool still doesn't quite top the PQ of Revenant and Siacrio in my book but it easily makes my number three spot.

Haven't compared the UHD to BD yet.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:12 AM   #59
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I bought Deadpool yesterday. And while I thought it was a good transfer, it doesn't crack my top five.


1. The Revenant
2. Sicario
3. The Martian
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Life of Pi
6. The Peanuts Movie
7. Deadpool
8. X-Men: Days of Future Past
9. Kingsman The Secret Service
10. The Lego Movie
11. Salt
12. San Andreas
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:16 PM   #60
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Don't have a 4k player yet ,but I see 4k movies in two apps on Sony bravia .

Best 4k movies include

Terminator gensis
Titanic
Transformers
Hotel transvannia 2
Pixels
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