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ChristineBCW

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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2018, 05:33:27 PM »
I remember "8k" was touted at conventions a couple of years before anyone mentioned "4k", and then 8k Chatter was shushed.  In the year before 4k arrived, the excuse of avoiding 8k topics was "the expense", "limited resources ie bandwidth (as is streaming was make or break 2k, 4k, etc.)" and there was probably panel-manufacturing doubts, too. 

This all smacks of babysteps only to ensure at least one more purchase is required for the consumer in hopes they'll be scammed into purchasing the Next Thing, and not waiting on the Next Right Thing. 

Personally, if I'm going to have to buy The White Album again, I really want about 12 new songs on it.


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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2018, 02:46:43 PM »
I remember "8k" was touted at conventions a couple of years before anyone mentioned "4k", and then 8k Chatter was shushed.  In the year before 4k arrived, the excuse of avoiding 8k topics was "the expense", "limited resources ie bandwidth (as is streaming was make or break 2k, 4k, etc.)" and there was probably panel-manufacturing doubts, too. 

This all smacks of babysteps only to ensure at least one more purchase is required for the consumer in hopes they'll be scammed into purchasing the Next Thing, and not waiting on the Next Right Thing. 

Personally, if I'm going to have to buy The White Album again, I really want about 12 new songs on it.
Like I said, I'm waiting for 16k before even considering an upgrade.

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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2018, 11:57:44 AM »
Like I said, I'm waiting for 16k before even considering an upgrade.
AND we want the 85-inch'ers to be around $400.  Along with those 24tb hard drives at $129 each.

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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2018, 12:49:50 PM »
AND we want the 85-inch'ers to be around $400.  Along with those 24tb hard drives at $129 each.
Damn right!
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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2018, 04:15:13 PM »
You only need that kind of clarity when you watch porn. Like most people here, only a third of my collection is dedicated to smut. Doesn't seem worth the upgrade.


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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2018, 10:33:52 AM »
I've got a blu-ray player, but still collect mostly DVDs and only get blu-rays when there is a worthwhile restoration of the film that I am buying.

In the case of 4K, I'm not too familiar with the technology - but I get the feeling that it won't be worth much for (most) of the films that us fans like to watch. I think 4K is best for these newer ultra HD shot Hollywood films - but I could be wrong. I still prefer my old scratchy transfers on DVD most of the time - so I'm definitely not the right audience for 4K.
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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2018, 07:31:59 PM »
Same here.
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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2018, 09:33:06 PM »
I currently have the blu-rays and I donít plan to buy the movies again until they release the holographic, 3D, immersive, virtual reality versions of the films!!!  ;D
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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2018, 09:59:12 PM »
I currently have the blu-rays and I donít plan to buy the movies again until they release the holographic, 3D, immersive, virtual reality versions of the films!!!  ;D
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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2018, 10:19:31 PM »
Well,  I'm just happy with my "old-time" vhs,  still works exellent, and, finding movies all the time at the local Goodwill outlet,  and since it's an outlet,  the price right now is 1.54 a pound, quite the bargain for those that seek!

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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2018, 09:18:15 AM »
I have the Essential Collection, and the Frankenstein and Wolf Man Legacy blu-rays. Honestly, I will not be buying 4K.
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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2021, 08:22:04 AM »
The Digital Bits recently ran this:

DRACULA 4K ON APPLE TV, UNI MONSTERS COMING TO UHD DISC ...
July 23, 2021 - 7:02 pm   |   by Bill Hunt

"...  Universal Monsters fans may be pleased to learn that Tod Browningís Dracula (1931) is now available for purchase on iTunes/Apple TV in 4K UHD with HDR. And the SRP is just $4.99. It looks fantasticóthe high dynamic range really does make a difference in subtle things, like shadow detailing, candle and moonlight luminance, Draculaís glowing white eyes, and the like.

As I mentioned in my review of the complete Universal Monsters Blu-ray Collection back in 2018, all of these films were remastered from new 4K scans. So potentially, they could all be made available in native 4K, both digitally and on disc. And in fact, weíve had Dracula on our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits for many months now. Both Dracula and Frankenstein celebrate their 90th anniversaries this year. The Mummy turns 90 next year, while The Wolf Man celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2021.

So here the even better news: Our studio sources have informed us that Universal is indeed quietly preparing to release all four films on physical 4K Ultra HD in late September or early October in a Universal Monsters Classics Collection. The set is starting to appear for pre-order on select European retail sites, and we expect it to be announced here in the States in the weeks ahead. What we donít know yet is whether single-film 4K SKUs will be available immediately, or not until next year (as was the case with Universalís recent Hitchcock 4K set).

In any case Universal Monsters fans should have good reason to rejoice soon. Donít expect miracles in terms of the image quality upgrade over regular Blu-ray, but there should definitely be subtle improvements in fine detailing and again the HDR will make a real difference."
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Re: 4K and Universal Monsters + Everything Else
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2021, 11:14:29 AM »
Most likely a pass for me mostly cause I donít have a 4K player anyways but I will throw this out there. Last chance Universal to give Frankenstein the audio treatment it rightly deserves!!

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