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Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man: The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Post), and based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the costs-on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation -of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

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NotBruceJustWayne12/07/2019 08:18

I hated it. And it’s shot in a sort of 80s style grainy almost V …I hated it. And it’s shot in a sort of 80s style grainy almost VHS/camcorder fashion so 4K probably won’t benefit it at all.


So what you mean was it was shot on film, the most pure version of cinema? And by 4K not doing it any favours, what you mean is it will enrich the grain to bring out the detail in the picture?
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Cheapest I’ve seen this. Heat from me

Anyone recommend the film?
Watched this on a plane a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Defo worth £9.99.

Or £8.99 with SIGNUP10
Libre1112/07/2019 08:14

Cheapest I’ve seen this. Heat from me Anyone recommend the film?


I hated it. And it’s shot in a sort of 80s style grainy almost VHS/camcorder fashion so 4K probably won’t benefit it at all.
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saw at the cinema, boring crap
NotBruceJustWayne12/07/2019 08:18

I hated it. And it’s shot in a sort of 80s style grainy almost V …I hated it. And it’s shot in a sort of 80s style grainy almost VHS/camcorder fashion so 4K probably won’t benefit it at all.


So what you mean was it was shot on film, the most pure version of cinema? And by 4K not doing it any favours, what you mean is it will enrich the grain to bring out the detail in the picture?
jordanmb9812/07/2019 08:42

So what you mean was it was shot on film, the most pure version of cinema? …So what you mean was it was shot on film, the most pure version of cinema? And by 4K not doing it any favours, what you mean is it will enrich the grain to bring out the detail in the picture?


No, that’s not what I mean at all.
What's not to like at that price, hot!
NotBruceJustWayne12/07/2019 08:18

I hated it. And it’s shot in a sort of 80s style grainy almost V …I hated it. And it’s shot in a sort of 80s style grainy almost VHS/camcorder fashion so 4K probably won’t benefit it at all.


VHS/camcorder?! It was shot on various types of film, some of it in IMAX. Then there's HDR or Dolby Vision to choose from, WCG and an Atmos soundtrack so this 4K definitely benefits.
A great film. Surprisingly personal story about Armstrong, which I think was the right decision. A broader view of these moments in history is already covered by many other documentaries, films and tv shows.
Ordered, great price - heat 🔥
Same price on iTunes if people prefer that medium.
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Appearing on SKY Cinema in the next few weeks for those who have it so might not be worth getting but very good price
Paradroid88812/07/2019 09:21

A great film. Surprisingly personal story about Armstrong, which I think …A great film. Surprisingly personal story about Armstrong, which I think was the right decision. A broader view of these moments in history is already covered by many other documentaries, films and tv shows.


Yeah, he was a quiet private man and so little is known about his personal life. There were a few moments in the film where it was guess work but the bulk of what you see in that film is from people "in the know".

I generally love films about the space program starting all the way back to The Right Stuff.
jordanmb9812/07/2019 09:14

What did you mean then?


Although he might not have articulated his point fully, I think he has a very solid argument to be honest. It was shot mostly in 16mm, mastered in 2K, and graded to look like 60s documentary footage. It definitely shortens the scope of 4K HDR. The reviews all point towards the UHD blu-ray being a "mild uptick in quality" over the normal blu-ray, so I think it's a good deal for anyone who really enjoyed the movie and is an avid 4K collector.
leeuk32112/07/2019 11:25

Although he might not have articulated his point fully, I think he has a …Although he might not have articulated his point fully, I think he has a very solid argument to be honest. It was shot mostly in 16mm, mastered in 2K, and graded to look like 60s documentary footage. It definitely shortens the scope of 4K HDR. The reviews all point towards the UHD blu-ray being a "mild uptick in quality" over the normal blu-ray, so I think it's a good deal for anyone who really enjoyed the movie and is an avid 4K collector.


See, if he’d have been a little less heavy handed with the point he was trying to make - like your interpretation of it - then I’d be far more understanding, fair enough
Libre1112/07/2019 08:14

Cheapest I’ve seen this. Heat from me Anyone recommend the film?


I bought it in 4k recently. I really enjoyed it, but don't expect it to be the story of Apollo and/or the space race. It's very much a (partially fictionalized) biopic. While it might have been mastered in 2k, so not a true 4k film, but upscaled, for me it's the HDR that makes the biggest difference in picture quality. The scenes on the moon are utterly stunning. After watching the whole film, I popped in the normal blu ray to see if there was a difference in these scenes, and the non HDR, 1080p version looked a bit washed out in comparison.
leeuk32112/07/2019 11:25

Although he might not have articulated his point fully, I think he has a …Although he might not have articulated his point fully, I think he has a very solid argument to be honest. It was shot mostly in 16mm, mastered in 2K, and graded to look like 60s documentary footage. It definitely shortens the scope of 4K HDR. The reviews all point towards the UHD blu-ray being a "mild uptick in quality" over the normal blu-ray, so I think it's a good deal for anyone who really enjoyed the movie and is an avid 4K collector.


Yep. Although this is literally the same price as the standard Blu on Amazon, so it's worth going for the 4K if you can play it.
leeuk32112/07/2019 11:25

Although he might not have articulated his point fully, I think he has a …Although he might not have articulated his point fully, I think he has a very solid argument to be honest. It was shot mostly in 16mm, mastered in 2K, and graded to look like 60s documentary footage. It definitely shortens the scope of 4K HDR. The reviews all point towards the UHD blu-ray being a "mild uptick in quality" over the normal blu-ray, so I think it's a good deal for anyone who really enjoyed the movie and is an avid 4K collector.



They used a lot of original NASA 16mm footage from the time which had to be widened and have details added to fit the cinema screen. They used modern CGI but they didn't want it to look too perfect so it remained authentic looking, so they purposely degraded it.

Incidentally, most of the footage of the Apollo 11 launch, initial flight and stage separations they used (and you generally see in documentaries etc) was actually filmed on the Apollo 4 and 6 missions. They were unmanned test flights where NASA wanted to be able to analyse tiny details, so they used more detailed high speed cameras to film the launch and fitted them to the spacecraft. The film was in capsules which was jettisoned before they reached orbit and parachuted back to earth.
jordanmb9812/07/2019 08:42

So what you mean was it was shot on film, the most pure version of cinema? …So what you mean was it was shot on film, the most pure version of cinema? And by 4K not doing it any favours, what you mean is it will enrich the grain to bring out the detail in the picture?



Having a grainy picture isn't exactly a great thing, you don't get detail from 'grain'. You sound like you're talking about wines or something or those people that still shoot photos on slides and pretend it's still better than current digital capture.

At the end of the day you can manipulate the look of a film anyway you want these days much like you can with photographs with people wasting their time to add 'grain' and pretend it looks like some Ilford 400 black and white or whatever. The film makers obviously did the same thing.
xavier.jones12/07/2019 13:47

At the end of the day you can manipulate the look of a film anyway you …At the end of the day you can manipulate the look of a film anyway you want these days much like you can with photographs with people wasting their time to add 'grain' and pretend it looks like some Ilford 400 black and white or whatever. The film makers obviously did the same thing.


Sorry but you're wrong. It's called 'film' and is naturally grainy to varying extents depending on which type is used. The filmmakers chose specific film stocks to achieve the visual look they wanted. It wasn't manipulated to add grain.
xavier.jones12/07/2019 13:47

Having a grainy picture isn't exactly a great thing, you don't get detail …Having a grainy picture isn't exactly a great thing, you don't get detail from 'grain'. You sound like you're talking about wines or something or those people that still shoot photos on slides and pretend it's still better than current digital capture. At the end of the day you can manipulate the look of a film anyway you want these days much like you can with photographs with people wasting their time to add 'grain' and pretend it looks like some Ilford 400 black and white or whatever. The film makers obviously did the same thing.


I’ve no interest in verbal sparring over this mate, because honestly it’s not worth it. Grain is the literal texture of cinema - Digital may be clearer but clear does not equal detail. See Terminator 2’s 4K re-release - they digitally removed the grain and now the picture looks waxy and unnatural; grain does not directly denote quality or detail, but to almost anybody who cares for cinema in more than a passing interest capacity (which, by the way, is absolutely fine), a general agreement can be made that a film with grain and shot on actual film is going to look better than a digital equivalent
Clear does equal detail. I didn't own 20 years worth of digital cameras with quality lenses to get the point where I want grain or noise. Grain is style, not detail.

My film collection barely consists of anything post the 90s but that's not because of the aesthetic or dislike of digital presentation it's because modern films are crap. Something like Cloud Atlas can look just as stunning as 2001.
Libre1112/07/2019 08:14

Cheapest I’ve seen this. Heat from me Anyone recommend the film?


I think some of the audio is great. Especially at the beginning where the rocket lifts off. Slap it through a decent sound system, whack up the volume & annoy yer neighbours (as I did). Fab!
Neil Armstrong. I don't really have personal heroes but this dude was the man.

If Buzz went first we would never had heard the end of it from him. Neil was the perfect first man
Damn. Only bought this last week when it was briefly £6.99 on Amazon for the Blu-Ray. Would rather have got this instead. :-(
I got the steelbook recently for £15 quid from zoom. This is cool.
Great soundtrack.
my-planet12/07/2019 17:46

Great soundtrack.


I highly recommend listening to 'The Landing' by Justin Hurwtiz from this film. It's one of the most astounding orchestral tunes in years and perfectly frames the monumental moment of the flim. Turn it up loud!
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Brilliant first scene. Incredible sound
The moon stuff was shot IMAX. Unless someone already said that...
Thanks for posting @jordanmb98 we have added this to today's Highlights pages
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Libre1112/07/2019 08:14

Cheapest I’ve seen this. Heat from me Anyone recommend the film?


One of the best films I've seen. Score and cinematography on point if you're into all that.
welshgaffer12/07/2019 18:17

I highly recommend listening to 'The Landing' by Justin Hurwtiz from this …I highly recommend listening to 'The Landing' by Justin Hurwtiz from this film. It's one of the most astounding orchestral tunes in years and perfectly frames the monumental moment of the flim. Turn it up loud!


Amazing and even better with the sprinkling of dialogue from the astronauts as they land.
jordanmb9812/07/2019 08:42

So what you mean was it was shot on film, the most pure version of cinema? …So what you mean was it was shot on film, the most pure version of cinema? And by 4K not doing it any favours, what you mean is it will enrich the grain to bring out the detail in the picture?


Detail slightly yes, but the dreaded grain, why would you want to "enrich" that!!!
8.99, can't go wrong. Really enjoyed the film, should look great in 4k
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