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DougK1

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Dune Part One has been available for some time, Part Two disc release date due December this year. It's on my list :)
Dune Part 2 released on disc and have watched it twice, much better than Part 1. I'll give Villeneuve his due these films are wonderfully cinematic. Part 3 has already been announced, "Dune - The Messiah", hopefully they'll continue with a Part 4, "Children of Dune".
 
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Dune Part 2 released on disc and have watched it twice, much better than Part 1. I'll give Villeneuve his due these films are wonderfully cinematic. Part 3 has already been announced, "Dune - The Messiah", hopefully they'll continue with a Part 4, "Children of Dune".
I'm saving my second viewing of both for a neighbour-free day, or when I get the new AV room sorted out (completely detached!) :)
 
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The Edge of Tomorrow. Not a really a Tom Cruise fan so I had avoided it. Since it is about to come off Netflix, I gave it a go and enjoyed it. The basic premise has been done before but this is one of the better ones, especially with Cruise playing a different sort of character to the ones he normally does.

I wish I had a fraction the energy Tom Cruise has.
 
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The Edge of Tomorrow. Not a really a Tom Cruise fan so I had avoided it. Since it is about to come off Netflix, I gave it a go and enjoyed it. The basic premise has been done before but this is one of the better ones, especially with Cruise playing a different sort of character to the ones he normally does.

I wish I had a fraction the energy Tom Cruise has.
Got to give him credit for that.

Yes, enjoyable film, action and humour working well.
 
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Carrying on with the zombie theme - Shaun of the Dead no 4k. Love it and Hot Fuzz, but cannot warm to The World's End.
I didn't think it was as good as the other initially, but after a few viewings, it really grew on me. The first few viewings I didn't realise, but when they end up calling them "blanks", it's referring to the original Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, when they called the guy on the table a "blank". I love the ongoing references throughout the trilogy, and how the intro to The World's End basically maps out what is going to happen throughout the rest of the movie. Almost everything that is said comes back round again one way or an another, and I love that. Oh, and how the pub names play a part...
 
I didn't think it was as good as the other initially, but after a few viewings, it really grew on me. The first few viewings I didn't realise, but when they end up calling them "blanks", it's referring to the original Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, when they called the guy on the table a "blank". I love the ongoing references throughout the trilogy, and how the intro to The World's End basically maps out what is going to happen throughout the rest of the movie. Almost everything that is said comes back round again one way or an another, and I love that. Oh, and how the pub names play a part...
The wiki page says that only New Order and Sade gave permission for sleeve artwork to be shown - and that the latter in particular was utterly cool about her album being destroyed.
 
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The Green Mile on 4k - good transfer, and a curious mix of the slightly twee and the deeply unpleasant. Works better overall having seen it two or three times now.
Followed by The Shawshank Redemption on 4k, same director and a couple of cast members in common. Unimprovable as a film, I think.

I wonder what @davidf makes of the transfer - I think it's the most natural-looking 4k film I own.
 
Followed by The Shawshank Redemption on 4k, same director and a couple of cast members in common. Unimprovable as a film, I think.

I wonder what @davidf makes of the transfer - I think it's the most natural-looking 4k film I own.
Watched both on 4K last year, but can't specifically recall the transfers. The Green Mile I think is one of those films you just get drawn into too much to notice the quality, unless you specifically look for it. I don't remember any issues, and if it hadn't been a good improvement on the Blurays, I think I'd have remembered. As much as I like some digitally shot films, a really good transfer originally captured well on film can look glorious.
 

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