Ready Player One 4K £4.99 @ iTunes Store
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Ready Player One 4K £4.99 @ iTunes Store

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Posted 5th Aug
Love it or hate it, nice price for a 4K release!



Stephen Spielberg directs the worldwide phenomenon Ready Player One. When an unlikely young hero, Wade Watts decides to join the ultimate contest to find the digital Easter eggs to win the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe where anything is possible, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery, and danger.
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Dreadful movie
I don't give a damn about the book and I thought the film was great fun.
chrispeee12305/08/2019 09:38

Cold just cos its itunes


Go away troll. Itunes is best place for 4k content.
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Dreadful movie
spatter05/08/2019 09:10

Dreadful movie


I enjoyed it but never read the book, tried reading the book after and found it a drag.
Cold just cos its itunes
chrispeee12305/08/2019 09:38

Cold just cos its itunes


Well if you had a full avr atmos cinema setup you wouldn't be saying that.
Currently storing up credit for the next January Mega Movie Sale, when everything goes down to £1.99. Do you need this now? If not wait.....I still haven’t watched everything I bought this year.
spatter05/08/2019 09:10

Dreadful movie


I listened to the audiobook first (highly recommend it) and then watched the film. What a terrible movie and isn’t fully faithful to the book imo.
LazyDonkey05/08/2019 10:01

Currently storing up credit for the next January Mega Movie Sale, when …Currently storing up credit for the next January Mega Movie Sale, when everything goes down to £1.99. Do you need this now? If not wait.....I still haven’t watched everything I bought this year.


Is this an annual thing? I remember it this year, and bought a fair few. Only recently starting purchasing and collecting films on iTunes. But would be great if it is indeed annual!
KevClark198505/08/2019 10:02

I listened to the audiobook first (highly recommend it) and then watched …I listened to the audiobook first (highly recommend it) and then watched the film. What a terrible movie and isn’t fully faithful to the book imo.


The film tried to be faithful, but owing to all the copyrights had to pull a lot back, Blade Runner and Ultraman for example.
Apecliffe05/08/2019 10:12

The film tried to be faithful, but owing to all the copyrights had to pull …The film tried to be faithful, but owing to all the copyrights had to pull a lot back, Blade Runner and Ultraman for example.


I respectively disagree with you here... The movie didn't try to be faithful at all. It removed pretty much all backstories and personality from the main characters, making them generic movie archetypes. I don't know about you, but I didn't feel invested in anyone.

Key plot points were also ripped out and replaced with "computers are just magic".

And the last line in the movie shows Spielberg really didn't understand or care about the entire point of the movie and the message Ernest Cline was trying to send. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he didn't read the book and just had someone explain it to him in 5 minutes over coffee or something.

The movie was fun in a "just shut your brain off and enjoy the lights show" kind of way, but it was completely forgettable. The book has many faults too, but it was leagues better than the movie.
nyasham05/08/2019 10:30

I respectively disagree with you here... The movie didn't try to be …I respectively disagree with you here... The movie didn't try to be faithful at all. It removed pretty much all backstories and personality from the main characters, making them generic movie archetypes. I don't know about you, but I didn't feel invested in anyone.Key plot points were also ripped out and replaced with "computers are just magic".And the last line in the movie shows Spielberg really didn't understand or care about the entire point of the movie and the message Ernest Cline was trying to send. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he didn't read the book and just had someone explain it to him in 5 minutes over coffee or something.The movie was fun in a "just shut your brain off and enjoy the lights show" kind of way, but it was completely forgettable. The book has many faults too, but it was leagues better than the movie.


You do realise Cline was involved with the movie? He co wrote the screenplay
Edited by: "chrisevans9738" 5th Aug
I don't give a damn about the book and I thought the film was great fun.
chrisevans973805/08/2019 10:35

You do realise Cline was involved with the movie? He co wrote the …You do realise Cline was involved with the movie? He co wrote the screenplay


Yes, but that doesn't mean he had any power. I know this is just speculation on my part, but it's entirely plausible that he sold away any creative say in how it was made and was only involved to advise or answer questions.
LazyDonkey05/08/2019 10:01

Currently storing up credit for the next January Mega Movie Sale, when …Currently storing up credit for the next January Mega Movie Sale, when everything goes down to £1.99. Do you need this now? If not wait.....I still haven’t watched everything I bought this year.


January is a long way off but I hope you’re right! I only purchased a few on Amazon last time but since then I’ve purchased Apple TV and love it!
nyasham05/08/2019 10:30

I respectively disagree with you here... The movie didn't try to be …I respectively disagree with you here... The movie didn't try to be faithful at all. It removed pretty much all backstories and personality from the main characters, making them generic movie archetypes. I don't know about you, but I didn't feel invested in anyone.Key plot points were also ripped out and replaced with "computers are just magic".And the last line in the movie shows Spielberg really didn't understand or care about the entire point of the movie and the message Ernest Cline was trying to send. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he didn't read the book and just had someone explain it to him in 5 minutes over coffee or something.The movie was fun in a "just shut your brain off and enjoy the lights show" kind of way, but it was completely forgettable. The book has many faults too, but it was leagues better than the movie.



No Dungeons and Dragons 'cos little 8 year olds don't know what it is! What was the point...
nyasham05/08/2019 10:38

Yes, but that doesn't mean he had any power. I know this is just …Yes, but that doesn't mean he had any power. I know this is just speculation on my part, but it's entirely plausible that he sold away any creative say in how it was made and was only involved to advise or answer questions.


The book was unfilmable, large chunks of boring dead time where characters do sod all etc
spatter05/08/2019 10:38

No Dungeons and Dragons 'cos little 8 year olds don't know what it is! …No Dungeons and Dragons 'cos little 8 year olds don't know what it is! What was the point...


Honestly, I don't mind them switching out 80's-90's culture games with something more recognisable by the younger generations. In fact, it's probably a smart move.

The problems were with everything else.
AJ9205/08/2019 09:49

Well if you had a full avr atmos cinema setup you wouldn't be saying that.



If you've paid out for an atmos amp and additional speakers you would benefit from physical media due to the relatively low audio bit rate of streaming services. You probably already know this and streaming is really convenient/value but try a disc if you haven't yet.
Edited by: "Latterman" 5th Aug
Latterman05/08/2019 10:50

If you've paid out for an atmos amp and additional speakers you would …If you've paid out for an atmos amp and additional speakers you would benefit from physical media due to the relatively low audio bit rate of streaming services. You probably already know this and streaming is really convienient/value but try a disc if you haven't yet.


Still adding discs to my collection
chrisevans973805/08/2019 10:39

The book was unfilmable, large chunks of boring dead time where characters …The book was unfilmable, large chunks of boring dead time where characters do sod all etc


I agree. Like I already said, the book had a lot of issues. I'm less annoyed that it didn't follow the book and more annoyed that the movie threw out the baby with the bathwater. There was a gem of a story in the book, but it got bleached out for some reason.

I really want to go into specific details, but I won't be "that guy" who drops spoilers for those who haven't seen it.

We'll just have to accept that some liked the movie and some didn't. Spice of life and all that...
nyasham05/08/2019 10:48

Honestly, I don't mind them switching out 80's-90's culture games with …Honestly, I don't mind them switching out 80's-90's culture games with something more recognisable by the younger generations. In fact, it's probably a smart move.The problems were with everything else.


Smart move to change the D & D skull in the hill task to a car race they had to drive backwards to win?
Expected it to be great, it wasn't.
Still better than the dismal book which at one time would have been thought pulp rubbish but these days SciFi has never been so threadbare of ideas or quality. Where are the modern Asimov, Poul Anderson, Silverberg, Larry Nivens ?
(Sorry fave subject of mine. The demise of Sci Fi over last 20-30 years)
paulj4805/08/2019 11:01

Smart move to change the D & D skull in the hill task to a car race they …Smart move to change the D & D skull in the hill task to a car race they had to drive backwards to win?


I think it’s clear I am not a fan of this movie. I think replacing the old game references with modern ones is smart, given most viewers were probably people who didn’t grow up in the 80s.

The way they were replaced, now that’s another reason I dislike this movie. Spielberg could have researched current gaming culture by tapping on the speedrunners and easter-egg hunting communities for ideas, then marry it with Halliday’s quirky personality. Instead, he just decided “just make the guy drive backwards! In the years people have been doing this race, nobody else could ever have thought of that!”. If anything, I think it says a lot about how little Spielberg trusts his audience to follow a plot with even a little brain work
Loved watching this via IMAX.. seemed absolute rubbish at home, even on a 65” OLED with home cinema.
Thought the film was great actually.
chrispeee12305/08/2019 09:38

Cold just cos its itunes


Go away troll. Itunes is best place for 4k content.
Poor Spielberg hasn't made a great film since 1993. That's quite a long time. He's still is the most influential director of all time and was a total genius...but not recently...
Is this Atmos? Think it only mentions DD 5.1

Ah yes I see the atmos logo now, under the thumbnail
Edited by: "philbot" 5th Aug
Grabbed it for £2.99 when they had that massive £2.99 sale on newish films a few months back. Well worth a fiver though for those that don’t have it.
First to the KEY, first to the EGG!!!

One of my all-time favourites, with all the Easter eggs, and THE soundtrack!
=> Twisted sisters @ the start of the battle? Hell yeah!
=> Rush (the gods from the north)? Van Halen? Delorean? Awesome!

The movie doesn't fully follow the book (which is much better, fair enough) but the adaptation, the songs, the flow of the story and the new quests were entertaining.
Edited by: "Why_not" 5th Aug
KevClark198505/08/2019 10:02

I listened to the audiobook first (highly recommend it) and then watched …I listened to the audiobook first (highly recommend it) and then watched the film. What a terrible movie and isn’t fully faithful to the book imo.



Is it because he dies at the end of the book? ; )
PhilK05/08/2019 11:12

Expected it to be great, it wasn't.Still better than the dismal book which …Expected it to be great, it wasn't.Still better than the dismal book which at one time would have been thought pulp rubbish but these days SciFi has never been so threadbare of ideas or quality. Where are the modern Asimov, Poul Anderson, Silverberg, Larry Nivens ?(Sorry fave subject of mine. The demise of Sci Fi over last 20-30 years)



You forgot Arthur C Clarke.
R..Daneel.Olivav06/08/2019 00:20

You forgot Arthur C Clarke.


Maybe, but where do you stop ? You're bound to miss several. So many.
The weird and wonderful Jack Vance for example. The mind-blowingly brilliant Philip Jose Farmer (Riverworld series is one of the greatest, Priest John Carmody one of the most incredible characters - "Night of Light") Jack Vance was the man who was the inspiration to George R R Martin. (To who Hadrians Wall was the start of Game of Thrones on a visit there)
The 40's to 70's was full of utterly rivetting authors.
80's to present day are empty in the same way. Well, not totally. The odd one.
Like, theres my particular favourite - alternate history king Harry Turtledove. Piers Anthony. King of tongue in cheek Sci-Fantasy (Xanth) and the aforementioned George R R Martin who I personally can't get away with, not a Sci Fantasy fan usually
But so few worthy of reading nowadays. Not to my taste anyway
Edited by: "PhilK" 6th Aug
ChrisIW05/08/2019 10:37

I don't give a damn about the book and I thought the film was great fun.


Completely agree...well said.
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