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Official: The Matrix 4K
« on: March 16, 2018, 06:42:31 pm »
It's official The Matrix is getting a 4K HDR release in May with a newly 4K scanned negative and Dolby Atmos sound-mix upgrade! The new 4K remaster is being supervised by director of photography Bill Pope.

Full press release: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=23011

No word on the sequels yet but I would imagine they (and possibly The Animatrix) will follow later in the year if the release is successful.

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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 02:02:23 am »
Hmm. My girlfriend hasn't seen all of them yet. Maybe we should wait for this release (if they end up doing them all).

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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 11:57:53 am »
Hmm. My girlfriend hasn't seen all of them yet. Maybe we should wait for this release (if they end up doing them all).

Keep in mind you need a 4K blu-ray player and a TV capable of 4K and HDR for the full benefit. However, the regular 1080p blu-ray included is also getting a remaster from the new scan so it will hopefully be an improvement over the already excellent blu-ray.
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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 03:40:44 pm »
Yeah, my hope would be that it would end up on Netflix as 4k streaming or something. Or I can find a copy and deal with the downsampling and still get the other benefits.

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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 04:44:13 pm »
Just went up for preorder at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BF1Z37P/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Yeah, I'm sure it'll end up on Netflix someday and be available on Vudu for the digital copy. However, the quality comparison is not even close. Netflix 4K at most is 15-18mbps. Standard bluray is around 20-30mbps and UHD bluray is upwards of 80-100mbps.

And streaming sound is always lossy and equivalent to DVD quality. Although Vudu now supports Atmos, but I believe it's a special extension of DolbyDigital+ for streaming with metadata to place certain sounds. Underneath it's still a lossy format, unlike the majority of blu-ray disks.
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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 09:06:40 pm »
Price has dropped to $24.99 on Amazon. Was originally above $40.

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