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

Added to Calendar: 08-16-21

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Release date: August 16, 2021
Purchase link: Zavvi (Pre-order on July 3, at 12 PM for Red Carpet, at 6 PM general sale - UK time)
Price: £27.99

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Jun 4, 2013
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To put a “film” down for being grainy seems silly to me. Film IS grainy; that’s how the picture is made up from strips of “film”. You cant just crank up the exposure on a dial like modern digital movies. in low light conditions you have to use higher rated film that is more grainy. Brighter conditions allow for slower film with fine grain. 24 frames of film per second means even on a still shot there are 24 different “photographs”. If the new 4K scan has been done properly you get a beautiful glistening picture. I love the look of older films in 4K, they are a true joy to watch. And I can honestly say this movie looks wonderful. They’ve done a great job.

Find it silly then. I can’t f**king stand grainy films. Love oldboy, hate the grain. Ruins films. Glad to hear the 4K is decent. As long as it’s better than that awful Blu ray transfer then it’s a win in my book. Now give me a premium 4K with better art than this sh!t
 
Mar 24, 2013
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Iconic poster on the front inspiring equally effective posters for other movies such as ...

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... with a different treatment this time around
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would make this steelbook a must buy.
 
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Sep 21, 2020
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Find it silly then. I can’t f**king stand grainy films. Love oldboy, hate the grain. Ruins films. Glad to hear the 4K is decent. As long as it’s better than that awful Blu ray transfer then it’s a win in my book. Now give me a premium 4K with better art than this sh!t
Hey I’m not putting you down your own preferences; just saying by using DNR on these classics you’d be destroying them. At some point directors will stop using film so grain will become a thing of the past - a win for you. Personall, I love the sparkly effect of a good scan but I also like modern digital films such as Bladerunner 2049.
 
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Feb 29, 2020
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Hey I’m not putting you down your own preferences; just saying by using DNR on these classics you’d be destroying them. At some point directors will stop using film so grain will become a thing of the past - a win for you. Personall, I love the sparkly effect of a good scan but I also like modern digital films such as Bladerunner 2049.
Directors will never stop using film.
 
Sep 10, 2020
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If they just used this as the complete cover for the front without the ammo box border I'd be in

Given it's been a couple of years since the best buy version I really was hoping for something different this time around but sadly no.. The only minor thing I will say is that the ammo box style will look better with a matte finish (as it undoubtedly will be) compared to gloss imo
 
Oct 21, 2013
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I like grain. It gives the image more depth and authenticity, I think. Even if film is no longer used, they might add film grain in post processing just for style.

I mean, the 80's are long gone but that doesn't stop film makers making 80's style films.

I will buy this steel just because I haven't owned it before. but yeh, unfortunate they re-used the old design. at least its not pop art.
 
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Feb 28, 2015
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Even if film is no longer used, they might add film grain in post processing just for style.
25 years ago - working with early AVID units - I used to love playing around with early film plugins.
A chance to add some character back into high quality, but often soulless broadcast/digital footage.
 
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