Heat (4K+2D Blu-ray SteelBook) (Zavvi Exclusive) [UK]

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paulboland

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Release date: August 8, 2022
Purchase link: Zavvi (Pre-order on June 15, at 9 AM for Red Carpet, at 12 PM general sale - UK time)
Price: £27.99
Notes: 3 discs - Film on 4K and Blu-ray and Blu-ray Extras Disc


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Sep 21, 2020
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That's somewhat disappointing. I was on the verge of cancelling this too before Rambo got pushed. Oh well.
Maybe issues with cramming it onto a lower capacity disc and the cool filter look compared to earlier releases. Still better than the blu ray though supposedly. I quite like the steelbook personall.
 
Sep 21, 2020
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It's a waste of higher resolution. I wish they'd just back off with that HDR and didn't screw with colors.
HDR is good, filtering alters the whole mood of the film. When done correctly HDR will bring out loads of detail in burned out highlights and crushed shadows. Look at the light that Indy and Marion are tied to at the end of raiders of the lost ark; on the blu ray it looked like the moon above but now we see it’s actually a lamp post.
 
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Apparently the transfer is weak also!
Slightly improved detail, but the transfer is bit starved so has some blocking. It also has a weird brownish tint to it so whites aren't white.

Example below between 1080p blu-ray upscaled to UHD vs UHD. Colour change isn't due to HDR conversion, it's how they appear on screen naturally.

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UHD

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Slightly improved detail, but the transfer is bit starved so has some blocking. It also has a weird brownish tint to it so whites aren't white.

Example below between 1080p blu-ray upscaled to UHD vs UHD. Colour change isn't due to HDR conversion, it's how they appear on screen naturally.

Blu-ray

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UHD

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Is the included blu ray the same colour timing? just wondered if the blu ray was the earlier release. the director wanted the colour tint change supposedly. Almost like an apply to all kind of filter rather than a frame by frame hdr. Application. ie cheap.
 
Sep 27, 2012
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Personally I love the steelbook, the transfer looks fantastic but as with all Mann films, he has a distinct grit that doesn't make for a night and day difference (Collateral 4K for example).

Now I need him to do a 4K of his Miami Vice director's cut.
 

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I haven't found an unboxing video for the US release yet but I read elsewhere from somebody who already received it that the steelbook has a gloss finish.

Hopefully there will be a video somewhere soon.
 

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Here's a quick unboxing video for the US steelbook. Not a very good one but it's short and I'm just posting it so you can see that it's glossy for the few seconds that you actually get to see it.

Looks really good. Especially the colour.