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TigerFanatic99
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Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
Kind of a cross over thread from the Movie/TV board, but I thought I might get better responses here. I just picked up a 85 inch Samsung QN90A with their flagship soundbar and am setting up a dedicated theater space in the basement. I am looking for some 4k movies to show my wife this shite was really worth the money. A movie or two to really highlight both the screen and the sound.

I think three right at the top of my list are:

Bladerunner 2049 - I recall it had quite a few dramatic cinematic shots and the audio was powerful, stunning at times.

Mad Max Fury Road - 2 hour long action sequence in a vivid environment with tons of explosive shit

Coco - high saturation colors and a relatively dynamic soundtrack

Anything others fit the bill that I'm missing? Only real limitation is no DolbyVision because Samsung.


patnuh
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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
Sound...Master and Commander, the first 20 minutes is intense.


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Ooh, good suggestion. That's an old favorite of mine.


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LEASTBAY
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Just upgraded my theater to the new LG 4k laser projector. Have definitive tech speakers and 3 subs. So far watched Mad Max, and Ready Player one(dumb movie) but great effects and sound.


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Most of the Marvel movies would fit the bill if you’re into it.


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Dam Guide
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Avatar or Gravity in 3D in my 50 ft virtual theater in VR with the Index with the 3090 with res, supersampling, mhz cranked to max

Has come in handy with the lockdown
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If you can find Baraka in 4K get it.

If not, the regular Blu-ray will still do the job.


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One movie that never gets mentioned in answering this question is Allied (2016). But when I watched it in 4K on a 65" screen, I was blown away by the detail. For part of the movie I sat near the screen and marveled at how clearly I could make out the fibers in the clothing, like they were sitting right in front of me.

Afterwards I looked it up, and the film was made on 6K Red cameras, so it had to be downsampled to 4K. I haven't watched a lot of movies in 4K and I don't know what other movies were made like this, but it's definitely better than movies that were originally made on film.

https://www.panavision.com/don-burgess-aligns-light-iron-and-panavision-allied


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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
Watching 13 Hours (Benghazi) and hearing bullets flying just over my head when the night fighting against the insurgents was intense. I felt like I was right there in the gun fight.


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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
The recent 4K version of LOTR is great.

The Matrix 4K was IMO really well done too, even if it's a bit older release now.

For animated, I thought Frozen II had breathtaking color. Have heard the 2nd Croods is also that way.


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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
The Ten Commandments and Lawrence of Arabia are said to be among the best 4K releases ever for picture because of the huge source material — 70mm film. They translate to 4K better than most CGI films, most all shot in native 2K.

For sound, 13 Hours is up there with Life of Pi and King Kong. Also, check out audio in War Horse.

Lot to choose from.


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SG_Geaux
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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
Godzilla King of The Monsters.


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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
Bladerunner: The Final Cut in 4k blows away Bladerunner 2049. Both great, though.

eta: caveat is it has to be from the disc. Streaming isn't near as good.
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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
Pearl Harbor is a great sound check. All of the planes dive bombing is a great sound range to really test.


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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
One of my favorites is the introduction in the Lord of the Rings, the first one. The sounds are incredible.


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TenLittleIndians
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Signs is one of the better movies to test your sound out with.


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shawnlsu
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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
The opening scene in 6 Underground is one of my favorites.


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If you can't physically feel the opening bass roll in Bladerunner, then your sub doesn't perform where you want it to.


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LEASTBAY
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re: Your best in-home cinematic experience movie
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Bladerunner: The Final Cut in 4k


Grabbing this today


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Grabbing this today
To me, watching this is now a special event. Set yourself some time to not be disturbed, maybe have some smoke, and watch this. The improvements in this movie in the 4K rendering are so good that you'll see this movie almost as if you are watching it for the first time. You'll see and hear this in a way that you never have before. From the review on Blu-Ray.com:
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Compared to the dated Blu-ray, Blade Runner's UHD presentation can't help but look better, but it's more than better—it's astonishing. The improvements begin with the opening logos, where the pixelated tree representing the Ladd Company unfurls across and down the screen without a hint of the flicker and aliasing that have been there on every prior version, including the 2007 Final Cut Blu-ray. The opening aerial views of 2019 Los Angeles have always been impressive, but prepare to gasp when the Tyrell Building comes into view, with each window, level and outcropping now sharply and crisply resolved. (The Blu-ray is blurry by comparison.) Throughout the film, the UHD's resolution reveals so much detail in the remarkable model work that it almost breaks the illusion of scale. If the cityscape were any clearer, you'd see that it was made of miniatures.

The combination of 4K resolution and HDR encoding highlights numerous fine details that have been there all along but now command new attention. I never before focused on the crisply stenciled "Tyrell Corp." on the chairs in which Leon and Holden sit during their fateful encounter, but now that logo is sharply visible. The textured vertical striping on the bow tie worn by Dr. Tyrell during his meeting with Deckard rises out of the frame, adding yet one more item to the genius tycoon's list of sartorial eccentricities. The individual strands on Rachel's oversized fur coats stand out vividly, making both the coats and their wearer seem even more out of place. (Who wears huge fur coats when it's always raining?) Individual stars in the sky above Batty as he descends from his meeting with Tyrell blaze more brightly, and more of them are visible. In the scene where J.F. Sebastian sits at his dining room table surrounded by his family of genetically engineered toys, more of Sebastian's odd creations can be seen clearly, even those at the edges of the frame, expanding the group of onlookers who will watch helplessly as Pris and Batty enter and Sebastian begins to grasp his dangerous predicament.
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Almost as impressive as the visual upgrade is the newly remixed Dolby Atmos soundtrack. I didn't think it was possible to improve on the effective 5.1 mix supplied on the 2007 Blu-ray in Dolby TrueHD, but the sound engineers have achieved new levels of intensity and immersion. The opening drumbeats of Vangelis' electronic score are thunderous and deep while remaining tightly focused. The score and sound effects have been blended and intertwined more closely than ever to create a uniquely eerie audio landscape. Background dialogue like the loudspeaker voice at the Tyrell Corporation (during Leon's interview) and the announcements from the ever-present dirigible advertising life in the off-world colonies are more distinct, while retaining their appropriate place in the background. Continuous rainfall fills the room during outdoor scenes such as Deckard's introduction, while individual effects like the flashing neon dragon's tongue at the noodle stand remain clearly localized, as does the dialogue. The hubbub of large crowd scenes like those at Taffey Lewis' club or the busy streets where Deckard pursues Zhora is both expanded and refined, so that you have the sense of being surrounded by a sea of individual voices rather than a generalized murmur. The sounds of the Bradbury Building (pigeons flapping their wings, elevators rising and descending, water streaming) are intensified and precisely placed.

One could continue noting examples for pages, but the point is that the Final Cut's UHD doesn't just feature a superior picture; it also offers a quantum leap in audio quality, drawing the viewer further into Rick Deckard's darkly mysterious world and making Blade Runner live and breathe even more vibrantly on the screen. For those with the equipment to decode it, the Atmos track alone would justify an upgrade


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