The bridge on the river kwai 4k uhd £9.99 instore @ hmv pure members only
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The bridge on the river kwai 4k uhd £9.99 instore @ hmv pure members only

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Found 12th Jan
£9.99 instore if a pure member otherwise £19.99 not sure how good the 4k pic will be on such a old film but price seemed worth trying
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My all time favourite film....
Proper movie
Great deal, heat added. Picture is meant to be stunning also:
blu-ray.com/mov…46/
Might pick this up later. I was actually surprised when I went into HMV last week 'for a laugh' at the prices. They've a great selection and the same price as online for most discs, with many on 2 for £30. That was the massive 3 storey Belfast store.

The general price of 4K discs is a joke though. With the rapid decline of disc sales, thanks to the rise in streaming, you'd think the studios would be trying to encourage people to buy them, not rip them off at £25 for a film! WB seems to be the worst for that, most other studios are £20. I probably wouldn't have bothered myself if I hadn't got a player bundled with my TV but I have decided that I am only buying films that are 'must haves' this time around, rather than building a library, and strictly no double dipping. T2 is testing my double dipping resolve to the max though, if I can't resist it'll be the fourth time I have bought it since the VHS!
anlygi17 m ago

Might pick this up later. I was actually surprised when I went into HMV …Might pick this up later. I was actually surprised when I went into HMV last week 'for a laugh' at the prices. They've a great selection and the same price as online for most discs, with many on 2 for £30. That was the massive 3 storey Belfast store. The general price of 4K discs is a joke though. With the rapid decline of disc sales, thanks to the rise in streaming, you'd think the studios would be trying to encourage people to buy them, not rip them off at £25 for a film! WB seems to be the worst for that, most other studios are £20. I probably wouldn't have bothered myself if I hadn't got a player bundled with my TV but I have decided that I am only buying films that are 'must haves' this time around, rather than building a library, and strictly no double dipping. T2 is testing my double dipping resolve to the max though, if I can't resist it'll be the fourth time I have bought it since the VHS!


Streaming quality waaay behind a proper disc. And if you have invested in an atmos receiver and a bazillion speakers you're a bit limited on options, and probably won't care around £15 a film.
is this another cheat with fake HDR ??I got enough spending a lot more than a normal bluray and getting rubbish same as it used to be with 3d, that is why 3d failed
jaydeeuk114 m ago

Streaming quality waaay behind a proper disc. And if you have invested in …Streaming quality waaay behind a proper disc. And if you have invested in an atmos receiver and a bazillion speakers you're a bit limited on options, and probably won't care around £15 a film.



Oh I know that. We care about that but in reality the vast majority don't give a toss and streaming is acceptable. I've seen better looking Blu-rays than most of the 4K streams I have watched on Netflix and Amazon. Blue Planet II on iPlayer is the only thing that's impressed me streaming wise, but I'll still buy it on disc when it's released next week as I buy all the BBC Natural History box sets and I expect it will look even better. Also some things on YouTube look fantastic, there's one 'Peru in 8K' that parts almost look 3D there's that much depth to it. I guess the studios know us geeks/early adopters will buy them regardless of what they charge! The only discs I have paid over £20 for were Planet Earth II and Dunkirk, that latter blindly having not seen it at the cinema.

It's a slippery slope and an Atmos system is next on the list, but it will have to wait until after the summer holiday... I had no interest in 4K discs until I got a bundled player and no interest in Atmos until I started buying discs
Edited by: "anlygi" 12th Jan
anlygi30 m ago

...The general price of 4K discs is a joke though. With the rapid decline …...The general price of 4K discs is a joke though. With the rapid decline of disc sales, thanks to the rise in streaming, you'd think the studios would be trying to encourage people to buy them, not rip them off at £25 for a film!...

When DVDs first came out they were £30 a pop! Prices will come down as 4K TVs (and players) become mainstream. Things is, with declining physical sales overall, and the reduced benefits of the VHS>DVD>BluRay>UHD upgrade route, it could well be that the price reductions will be reversed over time, and everything end up costing much more, like when vinyl sales were hit by the introduction of CD.
Yas15 m ago

When DVDs first came out they were £30 a pop! Prices will come down as 4K …When DVDs first came out they were £30 a pop! Prices will come down as 4K TVs (and players) become mainstream. Things is, with declining physical sales overall, and the reduced benefits of the VHS>DVD>BluRay>UHD upgrade route, it could well be that the price reductions will be reversed over time, and everything end up costing much more, like when vinyl sales were hit by the introduction of CD.



Oh I know that, I had a Marantz DVD player before the likes of HMV stocked DVDs. Everything was region 1 imports from my local independent. I returned from a trip to Canada in 2000 with a suitcase full of them! Hopefully it doesn't go the way Vinyl went. I suspect not as producing analogue vinyls has a high cost that needed to be offset by reduced sales. I don't know, but I'd assume the costs of producing UHD discs isn't much more than Blu-ray given they're both digital formats. Maybe a bit more but certainly not £10 per disc like Warner Brothers would have you believe.
Thanks brilliant filmed in 65mm
anlygi2 h, 49 m ago

Oh I know that. We care about that but in reality the vast majority don't …Oh I know that. We care about that but in reality the vast majority don't give a toss and streaming is acceptable. I've seen better looking Blu-rays than most of the 4K streams I have watched on Netflix and Amazon. Blue Planet II on iPlayer is the only thing that's impressed me streaming wise, but I'll still buy it on disc when it's released next week as I buy all the BBC Natural History box sets and I expect it will look even better. Also some things on YouTube look fantastic, there's one 'Peru in 8K' that parts almost look 3D there's that much depth to it. I guess the studios know us geeks/early adopters will buy them regardless of what they charge! The only discs I have paid over £20 for were Planet Earth II and Dunkirk, that latter blindly having not seen it at the cinema. It's a slippery slope and an Atmos system is next on the list, but it will have to wait until after the summer holiday... I had no interest in 4K discs until I got a bundled player and no interest in Atmos until I started buying discs



Atmos is amazing if you have the right equipment and it setup right...you won't be disappointed
Atmos is just amazing. I got the samsung k950 and it makes film viewing soooo much better. Expensive but worth it
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