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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: 4K UltraHD BluRay + Digital HD: NEW & Sealed £7.98 delivered @ amoredvd eBay

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Posted 15th Aug
Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword isstolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love.
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Great films should look good in 4K
Ordered thanks. Good film and supposed to be a good video and audio transfer so looking forward to watching this again.
Reviews say it's a great transfer so bought
Amazon reviews are really poor for the 4k transfer which is putting me off.
This is meant to be a terrible version with poor video transfer. I think the version with a good transfer has a yellow cover from what I remember people saying last time. I am totally confused and have avoided buying this every time it gets posted. This version is the only one I ever see on offer.
The Vanilla Ice of Martial Arts movies (Google Mr Ice if you are too young). Putting that aside for the moment..
I've not watched this disc my self (obvs) but this is a Sony release and every single Sony 4k release up to this point has been excellent. They were producing 4K masters before 4k discs existed.

Heat for the price.
Master_Yoda15/08/2019 10:10

This is meant to be a terrible version with poor video transfer. I think …This is meant to be a terrible version with poor video transfer. I think the version with a good transfer has a yellow cover from what I remember people saying last time. I am totally confused and have avoided buying this every time it gets posted. This version is the only one I ever see on offer.


Exactly the same here. Reviews on Amazon are terrible, reviews elsewhere, for a possibly different version are excellent.
Master_Yoda15/08/2019 10:10

This is meant to be a terrible version with poor video transfer. I think …This is meant to be a terrible version with poor video transfer. I think the version with a good transfer has a yellow cover from what I remember people saying last time. I am totally confused and have avoided buying this every time it gets posted. This version is the only one I ever see on offer.


I've not heard any site state that, nor have I seen any reviews or specs that point to that. When you say 'yellow cover', do you simply mean the US release? As far as I can tell, it's an identical copy, with identical specs. And just following logic, they're both Sony releases, and were both released in October 2016. It's not as if they're years apart, or one is from Arrow Films and the other Criterion or something. So, I can't see logically why they would be different. I mean, maybe some people don't like the 4K release, on both sides of the pond. Which is fair enough, I know a lot of people have taken issue with the grain, and each to their own. But what you're saying is that there's two different-quality 4K releases, which I'm unaware of. So, with all due respect, have you got any official sources to back up what you're saying? I'm genuinely curious.
I think part of the confusion may be from the way amazon lumps reviews for products together. Often when looking at a Bluray/ 4K release of a film, you'll see reviews listed for every DVD version of it. For what it's worth, Blu-ray.com gave the 4 release five stars for it's 4K transfer, and it appears there only has been one 4K release, so this should be the same transfer as the one they reviewed.
Edited by: "teddy1590" 15th Aug
leeuk32115/08/2019 10:56

I've not heard any site state that, nor have I seen any reviews or specs …I've not heard any site state that, nor have I seen any reviews or specs that point to that. When you say 'yellow cover', do you simply mean the US release? As far as I can tell, it's an identical copy, with identical specs. And just following logic, they're both Sony releases, and were both released in October 2016. It's not as if they're years apart, or one is from Arrow Films and the other Criterion or something. So, I can't see logically why they would be different. I mean, maybe some people don't like the 4K release, on both sides of the pond. Which is fair enough, I know a lot of people have taken issue with the grain, and each to their own. But what you're saying is that there's two different-quality 4K releases, which I'm unaware of. So, with all due respect, have you got any official sources to back up what you're saying? I'm genuinely curious.


Not sure about this film but Cliffhanger has two different versions. The US one being the better disc.
teddy159015/08/2019 11:00

I think part of the confusion may be from the way amazon lumps reviews for …I think part of the confusion may be from the way amazon lumps reviews for products together. Often when looking at a Bluray/ 4K release of a film, you'll see reviews listed for every DVD version of it. For what it's worth, Blu-ray.com gave the 4 release five stars for it's 4K transfer, and it appears there only has been one 4K release, so this should be the same transfer as the one they reviewed.


That is annoying isn't it? Been caught out with that a few times.
leeuk32115/08/2019 10:56

I've not heard any site state that, nor have I seen any reviews or specs …I've not heard any site state that, nor have I seen any reviews or specs that point to that. When you say 'yellow cover', do you simply mean the US release? As far as I can tell, it's an identical copy, with identical specs. And just following logic, they're both Sony releases, and were both released in October 2016. It's not as if they're years apart, or one is from Arrow Films and the other Criterion or something. So, I can't see logically why they would be different. I mean, maybe some people don't like the 4K release, on both sides of the pond. Which is fair enough, I know a lot of people have taken issue with the grain, and each to their own. But what you're saying is that there's two different-quality 4K releases, which I'm unaware of. So, with all due respect, have you got any official sources to back up what you're saying? I'm genuinely curious.


I just remember that everytime I wanna buy this, I see people saying there are 2 versions and this is the one to avoid. They always say to avoid this one and that the one you want looks like this:

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Master_Yoda15/08/2019 11:24

I just remember that everytime I wanna buy this, I see people saying there …I just remember that everytime I wanna buy this, I see people saying there are 2 versions and this is the one to avoid. They always say to avoid this one and that the one you want looks like this:[Image]


That's just simply the US release, which is identical to the UK release. If you'd heard bad reviews off a respected community like avforums or blu-ray.com, then that's fair enough and deserves some merit. But if it's off Amazon, you're probably best just ignoring it. I used to take Amazon reviews with a pinch of salt, and now I just don't take them at all. If anyone is interested in this movie, you can look at the review over at blu-ray.com and make your mind up based on that (and the user-reviews on the same site). If you want to get confused and learn nothing, head over to Amazon.
Walrus_Man15/08/2019 10:33

Exactly the same here. Reviews on Amazon are terrible, reviews elsewhere, …Exactly the same here. Reviews on Amazon are terrible, reviews elsewhere, for a possibly different version are excellent.


Ignore the Amazon reviews, they're either wrong, of they've been sent a duff version (either non-genuine or meant for a different region). This version is the same as the US release, which you can see the review for over at blu-ray.com.
Okay, thanks to all the advice on here, I've finally bought a 4K copy to replace my R3 DVD!
As others have said here - I have the UK version, and there are no issues with the transfer. The disc contents are identical to the US release. The difference is the cover (complete with visible wire that they failed to remove from the artwork). I suspect that people complaining about the transfer were just unhappy with how the film looks - filmic, with grain, and a couple of softer shots.

Personally, I think it looks great.
Amazon merges the reviews of all versions, and the first Blu-ray was just terrible, shorn of all detail in an attempt to polish the grain out. As I understand it, the only complaints with the 4k are that it was shot quite murkily in places, and the disc correctly represented that.
This may help someone and for other 4K movies.
4kmedia.org/rea…4k/

Complete list of Ultra-HD Blu-ray films and TV series, and whether they are real 4K (native 2160p) or fake 4k (mastered in 2K or 1080p then upscaled). Keep in mind, age has nothing to do with quality, classics shot on 35mm such as Independence Day, Lawrence of Arabia and Ghostbusters can have the original negative film scanned at up to 6K.
Edited by: "teldel7" 15th Aug
Now £8.99
teldel715/08/2019 16:11

This may help someone and for other 4K …This may help someone and for other 4K movies.https://4kmedia.org/real-or-fake-4k/Complete list of Ultra-HD Blu-ray films and TV series, and whether they are real 4K (native 2160p) or fake 4k (mastered in 2K or 1080p then upscaled). Keep in mind, age has nothing to do with quality, classics shot on 35mm such as Independence Day, Lawrence of Arabia and Ghostbusters can have the original negative film scanned at up to 6K.


To be honest, some of the best-looking UHD Blu-Rays I've seen have been 2K upscales, so I'm not sure I'd attach too much stock to this. Useful to know, but I'm not sure it should be a dealbreaker...
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