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Black Panther 4K Blu-ray
« on: May 28, 2018, 09:30:10 AM »
Black Panther 4K Blu-ray

picture 10/10
Sound 9/10
Movie 9/10

I watched this movie last night for the first time. While I don't consider myself to be a big super hero movie fan ( I like some, but not everything ), I thought this movie was really well done, and had an interesting plot. Set design, costuming, picture and soundtrack were all excellent. This is a great 4K demo disc. Detail on the amazing costumes just pops from the screen on 4K. The soundtrack has great LFE, and the mix makes use of surround speakers perfectly ( my guests made mention ot that specifically ). Recommended!

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UPDATE - I revised the audio down a point after watching this movie a 2nd time. It doesn't have the LFE compared to quite a few other movies. Although the audio track is still pretty darn good. You'll need to crank it up - I had it a 77.5 last night, and my wife didn't ever say it was too loud.
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Re: Black Panther 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 12:48:30 PM »
Black Panther 4K Blu-ray

picture 10/10
Sound 10/10
Movie 9/10

I watched this movie last night for the first time. While I don't consider myself to be a big super hero movie fan ( I like some, but not everything ), I thought this movie was really well done, and had an interesting plot. Set design, costuming, picture and soundtrack were all excellent. This is a great 4K demo disc. Detail on the amazing costumes just pops from the screen on 4K. The soundtrack has great LFE, and the mix makes use of surround speakers perfectly ( my guests made mention ot that specifically ). Recommended!

Screen shots to follow!

I'll probably be watching this tonight.  I saw it at a local Dolby Cinema when it was out, and was pretty impressed overall.

Many reviews commented on the sound track being not particularly dynamic, and requiring the overall sound level to be pushed up 10db or so from where they usually run theirs.

Did you find this to be the case?

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Re: Black Panther 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 03:01:34 PM »
I definitively found the soundtrack lacking. Use if surround was nice but yes. Lack of dynamics. And just ok bass

Another Disney movie botched for the home theater for sound

I’d give it a 6/10 for sound based on that

Re: Black Panther 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 03:22:43 PM »
I thought the PQ was top notch as well.  Shadow detail was excellent especially in the low APL scenes and just really nice imagery in general.

I did notice less dynamic range with the audio, however, I was not as bothered by it as some.

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Re: Black Panther 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 03:27:38 PM »
I definitively found the soundtrack lacking. Use if surround was nice but yes. Lack of dynamics. And just ok bass

Another Disney movie botched for the home theater for sound

I’d give it a 6/10 for sound based on that

Not in my theater, but I just installed subwoofer 3 and 4, and re - calibrated my system. I could certainly feel the bass in the room - the sectional sofa vibrated at times ( and the guests mentioned that ). And I was only running it at maybe 75 ( -5 ) - typical for a lot of movies in my theater. Disney movies - just turn up the volume. Nolan movies - be careful turning up the volume ( Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises could blow a speaker ). Not all movies are mixed the same.
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Re: Black Panther 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 03:37:13 PM »
I'll probably be watching this tonight.  I saw it at a local Dolby Cinema when it was out, and was pretty impressed overall.

Many reviews commented on the sound track being not particularly dynamic, and requiring the overall sound level to be pushed up 10db or so from where they usually run theirs.

Did you find this to be the case?


Yes, it needed to be set a bit higher, but not as high as " The Last Jedi ". I once watched The Dark Knight set at 80 ( reference ) and it was perfect for my " we like it loud " friends. The next night they came over to watch " The Dark Knight Rises ". All the same box set of Blu-rays. I had left it at 80 - just like the night before. My friend Kelly said " do you smell something burning ? " as the room absolutely shuddered under a sheetrock nail popping blast of sound. The smell was coming from the SVS PC12+ cylinder sub behind us, toasting under incredible LFE. The moral of the story - not all movies soundtracks are mixed the same. Some are loud at 72, some need to be at 75, some need to edge 80 and some will blow your center channel or sub if you set it at 80.
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Re: Black Panther 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 03:38:19 PM »
I will say the soundtrack had a lot of delicate sounds and sound effects coming out of the surround speakers !
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