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The Martian After an exploratory mission goes awry, lone astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left for dead on the hostile surface of Mars and must use his scientific ingenuity to homestead an enclosed habitat where he can survive. Meanwhile, the astronauts he left behind realize the severity of his plight and join forces with an international coalition of scientists to launch a rescue mission in defiance of NASA protocol. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi
Posted by: rr6966 from: Cincinnati, Ohio on
I'm using the Samsung 8500K UHD Player with my Sony XBR 850C. This movie looks spectacular! Yes it looks better than the standard Blu Ray, which is excellent too. The key is HDR, this really adds realism, and the 4k resolution helps too, but the key is the HDR. Reflections, glare, color, are all given an added realism that you see with your eyes in real life.
12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
more than I expected.
Posted by: 11ss from: on
So today 02/14 was the release date for this movie along with other fox disc. I picked up this movie and maze runner scorch trials. Anyway despite what other reviewers are saying I'm just going to be honest. This movie looks awesome, it is greatly improved over the mgo uhd Hdr version. The bluray version deosnt even come close. Ignore all the doubters and people whom have never seen this content in action and make the decision for yourself. This movie was an overwhelming experience and a huge improvement over the other versions offered. It will even look great on a non hdr or even a 1080p set downcoverted. See it for yourselves folks it's the best I've ever seen a film presented.
9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: RayAl from: on
Wow, what a great movie! Funny, Thrilling, joyful movie. Easily one of the best of 2015
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Instant Demo Material for 4K BLU RAY
Posted by: HATORAID from: Houston, TX on
HOLY COW. I remember watching this movie at a free pre-screen and seeing how beautifully shot this movie was. And then thinking....this is gonna look gorgeous on blu ray. AND 4k. Well, as soon as I got the disc, I put it in my newly 4k UHD Player and never looked back. I Never even fiddled with switching back and forth between the 2k source. Didnt want to. Didnt need to. Mind you this is still a 2k source remastered and upscaled to 4k and unlike Fantastic Four where the image quality has a slight noticeable improvement, The Martian in 4k looks absolutely AMAZING. Sony has already released a reference UHD BLU RAY disc. I was in constant jaw drop mode the entire movie. Reds, blacks, whites, greys, every color that is displayed on screen at any given time pops out at you with draw dropping clarity and the HDR on this disc is flawlessly done. The HDR really adds to detail and depth and makes you think you can reach out and touch the actors, landscape props right from your screen. This is how 4k Blu Ray is supposed to be seen. I will note that there were a few instances of mosquito noise in the some of the darker scenes that some may not notice. But that was only a few instances and doesnt at all detract from the movie and experience. I noticed alot more noise in the Fantastic four so maybe it just boils down to who's doing the converting and how hard they work to remove the noise. The only downside to The Martian disc is Sony not releasing a Dolby Atmos track which baffles me. However, this DTS-HD Master track is NO SLOUCH. You will not be disappointed. All in all demo worthy material. The first batch of new technology is always trial and error but so far 4k Blu Ray looks like it will be a viable contender for UHD streaming. One can only imagine what 4k BLU RAY will look like when they start shooting movies with a native 4k source.
9 out of 13 found this review helpful.
One Of Ridley's Finest
Posted by: BobP from: on
This is one of those "thinking man" sci-fis that although there are numerous special effects, the film never leaves the boundaries of credibility into absurdity. Great use of humor to set up surprises of tension and suspense. Ridley Scott was born to direct sci-fi.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Looks stunning in 4k
Posted by: Doggie504 from: on
This movie is absolutely stunning in 4k and it just so happens to be one of my favorite movies of all time.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Don't listen to Jarek...
Posted by: JayFonzerrelli from: on
This film may not be completely finished in 4K, but it's without a doubt better looking than its SD bluray counterpart. This film shows much more detail, and displays more color, and is definitely worthy of the 5 star rating I'm giving it. Any videophile would rather have this version than any other. http://youtu.be/dL3vM4n6Fz8
15 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Posted by: HudsonHawk from: on
Ultimately the Martian extended cut isn't that varyingly different or extended from the theatrical cut. BUT if you liked that film and are at all a home theater buff, this one is all the better as the UHD extended cut features a wonderful upgrade in the audio department with a Dolby Atmos mix. For those of us already equipped for such an experience, it's definitely a treat, right from the get go as the storm hits. It definitely is an atmospheric experience even for scenes simply in the interior of the Hab.
While the film was shot mostly in 5K it was edited and mastered in a 2K environment. However, there are elements for this release that went back to higher resolution when possible - it's a confusing thing but you can ready about it from the filmmakers online. Ultimately it's a really good looking version - whether shots are uprezzed or not - that also takes HDR and uses it to it's best advantages for adding some pop and nuance without overdoing it.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Matt from: on
This Martian is easily my favorite movie of 2015! I look forward to watching it again!
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: nick from: on
I read the book first, in one day, couldn't put it down. Thankfully, Ridley Scott was chosen to make the movie.