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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4K UHD Blu-Ray review

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    Mike
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    This review is for the UHD (Ultra HD) Blu-Ray version of The Shallows - Review was done on a 2016 LG OLED 4K TV using an Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD player I won't go much into the movie details but will say that the movie itself was very enjoyable. With limited Ultra HD titles available, I've found myself buying some great looking movies.. even if the movie isn't that good. This movie was a great mix. The movie comes in a 2-disc set: Disc 1 is the 4K version of the movie (requires an Ultra HD Blu-Ray player), disc 2 is the 1080p Blu-Ray version of the movie with the extras. The movie is in 2.39:1 ratio (black bars on the top/bottom) and has Dolby Atmos audio for those with an Atmos receiver. The movie itself looked great. Being a mix of shot in 4K and 2K, with the effects mastered in 2K.. I was surprised with how great it looked. Being an outdoor movie, it really shows off the great location they shot it in. Grain/noise was relatively low throughout while the HDR really made the beach/water pop. Definitely a "demo disc" to show off the 4K quality while also being a very enjoyable movie. One of the top 10 titles I've viewed so far, right up there with The Revenant and some others. Highly recommended for anyone with a 4KTV and 4K UHD Blu Ray Player!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I couldn't give it 4.5 stars :( So 5 it is... Why?

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    Waszak1977
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    Well, I bought this film when it finally reached my $9.99 or below benchmark for films that I have reached the, "I have no idea why it was made" category. A girl stuck on a rock (or Buoy) with a rabid shark circling.......... Hmm, how on earth could this even remotely be interesting and relevant in today's reality? So I did what I said and waited until Bestbuy dropped it to $9.99 or less (and it was only for a week I think?) regardless. Bought it. Got home and went into the 165" home Theater! Surprisingly I wasn't bored and enjoyed the film. It felt grounded. Loved some of the shots and there are great scenes. They didn't go crazy with the intensity build ups. Nothing of the sort. From beginning to end I expected an over the top Jaws experience, yet walked away with a solid feeling that I had watch an interesting story about surviving a tuff situation. I liked it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Thriller at its Best

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    cwlw
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    After Credits you are met with spectacular cinematography of waves slurping against a pleasant isolated beach with wind-blown palms in the background, serine pan shots of waves and the water’s-action - all accompanied by a sound-track that is nothing short of brilliant and superbly filmed shots of spectacular surfboarding that’s out of this world. The film had a very wide range of visual and special effects along with heavily choreographed scenes – it can be easily said that there was a steady flow action or some kind of visual movement throughout the entire film. Blake was stupendous as solo, and she carried the show to an exceptionally high entertainment level – she is a remarkable actress.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Review of service/item, not of the movie

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    SGATE
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    We ordered the blu-ray disk online and it arrived but did not work on our blu=ray player. We took it to the Palmdale Store. We went to customer service and they happily exchanged our disk for another, which we took home and found it also did not work. We used a disk cleaner and blue out any dust and tried again. It worked. Final verdict. Ordering online was easy. It arrived promptly. The store was cooperative with us exchanging it. We are satisfied with the purchase. Also, the movie is good but not for the squeamish. :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow...A fresh action/tension packed movie

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    PJJS
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    When buying this I had the usual expectations of Shark flicks...So, it sat on my shelf for a bit. However, after seeing the reviews, it caught my interest and I decided to try it out with my better half. Basically, hold onto your seat, or leg...because, this one is going to be a tense ride. For sure this will sit on the top of my recomend list. That said, this is a reminder for me again about ocean waters and how I will not feel comfortable again for some time......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful on 4K

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    GhostofEbert
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    I got this movie at a discount, around $22. It was definitely worth the price. It looks amazing on 4k. Up there with the best of the movies released so far on 4k, as far as the video and audio quality are concerned. As for the movie itself, pretty solid. Wouldn't make my top ten list of the year if the video and audio improvements of UHD weren't a factor, but for people buying 4k movies I would put it in the top 10 of the releases available on 4K right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A worthy addition to 4k

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    Allnicknamesaretaken20
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    This is one of the best looking 4k movies I own. It was originally shot in 3k and finished in 2k. But the uhd does show improvement over the bluray, which already looks great. The majority of the movie takes places in daylight and will be one of the brighter looking movies you'll own. Lots of beautiful shots on the beach and a great suspense movie overall. As a jaws fan I wasn't expecting much when I saw this movie but I gave it a chance and I liked it a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow...what a sleeper.

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    ckholman
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    This movie is great for fans of horror movies or shark movies. Blake Lively does a great acting job and she is not hard on the eyes either. Yes there are moments where the CGI shark looks like CGI, but that is limited. Yes there are parts where you scratch your head and say that sharks don't act that way, but you know that going into the movie. That's what makes it exilerating. In Jaws, you know the shark stalks the people. The same is true in this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A young inspiring medical student goes surfing.

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    secretshopper82
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    A young woman who loses her mother from cancer, takes a break from life and medical school. She decides to do some traveling and ends up on a beach her mother traveled to when she was young. She surfs and has the best waves ever. Then when two other surfers leave, trouble hits and that means shark attack. Good thing she has medical knowledge, but is that enough to save herself? Lots of scary moments and I screamed a few times, myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great shark movie

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    TheDaddy
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    Since Jaws there have been no great shark movies IMHO, this is the best one to come along since. It's intense, well written, great cinematography etc...looks awesome in 4K and Blake Lively is not hard to look at...win/win PS I liked Jaws 2 and I tried so hard to like Jaws 3...I mean I really wanted to like Jaws 3 in the worst way...to me, this is the best shark movie since Jaws...and it has great intensity if you enjoy that

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unexpectedly Fun

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    Borgs
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    I've always liked Blake Lively, so it's no surprise that this would be a purchase from me. The big surprise was how fun this movie was! It's not Jaws by a long stretch, but it still keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole hour and a half. Beautiful picture quality throughout, excellent sound. The blu-ray version I purchased also came with a really cool lenticular slipcover that blu-ray collectors are usually after.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jaws watch out

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    Joeplumber
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    At first I was skeptical of this movie because I seen the preview at the movie and it did not get my attention. Boy was I wrong, you will be at the edge of your seat when you watch this movie. In 4k with a true 4k TV that shows well you will get the full effect of how good this movie really is, I mean with the shark and of course the beautiful blonde you will not want to miss the action pack thriller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    all jokes aside, this movie is AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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    justSTEVE
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    With a fresh modern take on classic shark movies I originally bought this movie eagerly wanting to trash it online ... but somehow I ended up really liking the movie and appreciating the amount of CGI work that was put into the development of the shark. This is great movie with detailed character development, suspenseful action sequences and logical storyline progression.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the watch!!

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    Vee2014
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    I really enjoyed this movie. I thought a movie about someone being trapped on a rock for 90 minutes was going to be bad but this movie was actually good. Sure some scenes were a little far fetched but don't all movies do that these days? I don't go to the movies to point out what couldn't happen.. I go to be entertained and this movie was entertaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Original and thrilling.

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    sharkfanatic
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this film not only for its beautiful cinematic shots, but for original, clever story. Picture is not an issue, the colors look amazing and video quality is excellent. This is definitely my new favorite shark film. It is everything a shark film should be. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Movie, 4K outstanding

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    MrBubbaHyde
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    I had wanted to see this in the theatre, as a huge fan of Jaws, sadly most Shark movies disappoint...this one does not!! The effects are solid, and the premise believable..for the most part. The quality of the blu ray included is very good but the 4K is outstanding. Take a chance and get this 4K set, and have some fun in a movie fr a change!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thrilling!

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    Irishguy47
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    When I first saw the trailer for this movie I was like oh man I need to go see this. I went and saw this movie and it made me jump in my seats a few times which anymore scary movies don't really succeed at doing. This movie is a great thriller to watch. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes thrillers and "Jaws" because this movie is awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Shark attack!!

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    Birde
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    Wow, what an awesome movie. Saw this movie in the theater and in 4k. Enjoyed it both time. If you like sharks, beach, and the beautiful Blake Lively this is a must see. Acting was excellent and believable. This shows you you may never know what's lurking in that water you swim. Movie is worth a watch if you haven't seen it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Now I am afraid to go in the water

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    toddster7
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    This Movie was GREAT! The location where it was shot was beautiful - absolutely stunning and breathtaking. And the movie was very scary and realistic. I don't want to give any spoilers so let me just say you can buy with confidence as it will not disappoint both theatrically and technically, this blu ray will surely be a hit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Shallow in title, exciting content

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    MarkyMark
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    I heard great things from friends about this movie but just never made it to the theater to see it, once it went on-sale, this purchase is a no-brainer. Suspenseful to say the least and Blake is pretty easy on the eyes! Really great movie and will get more views (and some loan outs. LOL)

    I would recommend this to a friend