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Blade Runner 2049 [4K UHD + Blu-ray] [2017]

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Despite my trepidation and fear, I began to get interested in the project when I saw Denis Villeneuve attached to the project as director. It’s a very intriguing story, although in fairness it can be a bit slow at times, and its overall story is something that makes more sense upon multiple viewings (for most).

I did have a question that started to linger in the back of mind as I read through your reviews though. I want to continue in this series of comparisons showing resolution of 1080P Blu-Ray versus the 4K UHD Blu-Ray version of the same film. More human than human, he is part of a division of the LAPD under Lieutenant Joshi (Robin Wright) whose sole purpose on Earth is to kill those like himself. You could argue, too, that the relatively dark feel of the film is entirely appropriate to its themes and ‘feel’. Media criticism (66) MQA (47) Computer Audio (45) DAC (39) Listening Test (36) Hi-Res Audio (29) Digital Filters (27) Audiophile Philosophy (26) Snake Oil (26) Amplifier (21) Audio Cables (21) Multichannel audio (19) Vinyl (16) Audiophile psychology (15) Audio Shows (14) Jitter (14) Objectivism vs.

Coming out of Sicario I was excited to see what Villeneuve could do with Arrival as the original short story was so short but heady.

While Blade Runner felt small and contained, 2049 aims for an epic and sweeping quality that's not far off David Lean's widescreen images. Ultimately, though, while I admire Blade Runner 2049 and enjoyed unlocking more of its narrative secrets on a second viewing, it’s not honestly a film I expect to watch again and again for years to come in the same way I have its predecessor. While the small boost in luminance range and consistently enriched colors are certainly welcome, though, and manage to deliver a visual experience that exceeds the one I had in a (non-Dolby Vision) cinema, it’s hardly a demo-grade showcase of what HDR can do. Like usual, Warner has put the advanced generation Atmos track on both the 4K UHD disc AND the 2D Blu-ray (while leaving it off the 3D disc), but have also included a 5.Blade Runner 2049 is an excellent film with stunning visuals that smartly expands upon the world and themes of the original while charting its own course with compelling new characters.

The picture and sound are simply perfect, whilst the set is funded off with a decent selection of extras that expand on the film's production and ideas. It’s consistently gorgeous to look at, tells a complex and engaging tale, and manages to advance the original film’s themes and preoccupations in new and mostly satisfying directions rather than just re-treading the same old ground. Back in 2020, a scant year after Deckard and Rachel dropped off the face of the earth, the Tyrell corporation collapsed as their products were seen as too dangerous.

Shot with Arri Alexa cameras and finished at a 4K digital intermediate master, Blade Runner 2049 looks absolutely amazing.

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