Terminator 2: Judgment Day (4K+2D Blu-ray SteelBook) (Best Buy Exclusive) [USA]

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tommyh84

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Release date: November 23, 2021
Purchase link: Best Buy
Price: $19.99
Group buy: hosted by apsmith21

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paulboland

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Okay, I just got my copy of this 4K Steelbook and I LOVE IT!! Although I was sad to find out its based off the same WAX OF HORROR 2017 transfer... therefore, what is the best 4K/Blu-ray version to own so I can import it and just stick it in my new Steelbook? If memory serves me, I believe it was the German T2 version on standard Blu-ray that (to this date) is the best version to get, with minimal DNR. Is this still the case?? Thanks in advance.
It was the 2015 USA/Canada Blu-ray releases that has the better transfer
The 2 releases below has the 2015 transfer with less use of DNR
Blu-ray discs only

USA
The 2015 Blu-ray release from Lionsgate
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Canada
Mondo X 2015 Best Buy Blu-ray steelbook exclusive releases from Mongrel Media is also using the 2015 transfer



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Aug 19, 2021
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It was the 2015 USA/Canada Blu-ray releases that has the better transfer
The 2 releases below has the 2015 transfer with less use of DNR
Blu-ray discs only

USA
The 2015 Blu-ray release from Lionsgate
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Canada
Mondo X 2015 Best Buy Blu-ray steelbook exclusive releases from Mongrel Media is also using the 2015 transfer



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One could argue that the 4k UHD is still the best available version. The use of the DNR'd 3D master is a ridiculous and tragic mistake. But the underlying transfer under all the filtering is pretty great - it was just botched in the end and is such a wasted opportunity.
However, that doesn't make certain older blu-rays necessarily the better option. Check out a comparison of screen caps with the 2015 disc. The less DNR'd blue might indeed be more "pleasing" to watch; but the 4k still has more detail and better colors.
 
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