Best fight scene in any movie ever (y)
2k upscaled To some extent this is a surprise. The film only received a 2K digital intermediate for its cinema release, and Universal’s 4K form book would suggest that an upscale of this has been used for the 4K Blu-ray rather than a new 4K scan being done from a 35mm print. The relatively grain-free look of the picture also implies that this is not a 35mm scan. The picture really does look stunningly crisp and clean, though – more so than any other 2K upscale I can think of except, maybe, the one used for the 2016 Ghostbusters 4K Blu-ray. The sense of resolution improvement over the HD Blu-ray is consistently and emphatically clear – an achievement made all the more impressive given the amount of non-4K CGI the film contains. Surprisingly good though it is, though, it’s not actually the 4K transfer’s resolution that steals the show. That honor belongs to the presentation’s consistently jaw-dropping combination of high dynamic range and an expanded color gamut. Jackson’s gorgeously stylized photography, especially during the New York and on-boat scenes, lends itself particularly well to HDR’s extended contrast range, and the disc takes full advantage of it by combining gorgeously deep black levels with some phenomenally bold peak whites and bright colors. The result is frame after frame that looks beautiful in a way no ordinary Blu-ray can ever look beautiful – especially the scenes in night-time New York, sequences that feature artificial light sources, and scenes lit using the classic ‘old Hollywood’ style Jackson is so keen to replicate. https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2017/07/12/king-kong-ultimate-edition-4k-blu-ray-review-monkey-magic/
Just finished watching it on Sky. Great film and the effects hold up for the most part
It's an upscale but still pretty good.
Not too sure, but either way a 4K disc is leaps and bounds beyond anything you’ll get with a Blu-Ray. I’d recommend checking out this piece on the issue here - http://www.thatavdude.com/real-or-fake-4k/