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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good conversion into 4K

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    Good movie! Glad it made the jump to being released in 4K.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    War of the Worlds

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Great movie! Great home theater sound and special effects. Thank you Best Buy for the great price!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Great movie and very entertaining. Looks awesome and very nice looking SteelBook.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A brilliant alien invasion film

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    What Spielberg, Cruise, and Koepp accomplish here in the first two acts is nothing short of revolutionary. They've made a big-budget summer blockbuster about massive destruction and action that manages to studiously avoid every cliché and expectation of such films. It stays resolutely on the characters' points of view, showing us almost nothing they don't see, even to the point of coming tantalizingly close to a raging battle, then avoiding showing it. It keeps its focus on character instead of spectacle. The "hero" of the piece remains decidedly unheroic, wanting only to escape, and trying to talk others out of fighting back. The purpose of every piece of action is to frighten and disturb rather than thrill, making ingenious use of familiar 9/11 imagery. At the end of the second act, it is hands-down the best alien invasion film ever made, and perhaps one of the best sci-films of all time. Then something strange happens. The filmmakers lose their nerve, and remember that this is an extremely expensive summer film financed by two studios. Or perhaps it was the fact that it stars Tom Cruise, who up to this point has spent almost two hours doing nothing but run for his life. Suddenly, and tragically, the film changes, violating not only its carefully established tone, but its own internal logic. Suddenly, Cruise begins to act like a hero, and summer action clichés force their way into the story like a worm into an apple. The transition is jarring, and it creates a serious disconnect from the story. While it's true that Wells' original ending creates a problem for a movie, here they try to remain faithful to it, while still shoehorning moments of triumph into the conclusion. Unfortunately, these moments come off as alternately false, unbelievable, and meaningless, since it isn't mankind that defeats the invaders in the end. Is it recommendable? Well, I suppose that depends on what kind of viewer you are. If you feel that 75% brilliant material overshadows the 25% that falls apart, then you'll enjoy it. If, however, you're the kind of viewer who feels that the final impression a movie makes is its ultimate stamp on your memory, you may be in for a crushing disappointment. On the other hand, if you're the kind of viewer who just likes the cliché of the boom-boom summer action spectacle, you're likely to be bored and frustrated with the first two acts, and only engage in the end. It is confused about what audience it's trying to reach, and consequently, isn't likely to satisfy any of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    4K Steelbook / War of the Worlds

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This review is for the 4K Steelbook version of War of the Worlds. I won't review the actual movie, except to say that since I purchased it, it must be pretty entertaining, which it is. Instead, I will focus on the product itself. I have ordered many steelbooks from Best Buy and have always had positive experiences, both with the actual item as well as Best Buy's ordering process. This time was no different. The steelbook arrived as scheduled and the packaging was undamaged. The steelbook itself was undented, with no scratches or scuffs. Being a collector of steelbooks, this is very important to me. Also, the artwork on both the outer cover of the steelbook as well as the inside of the case is really cool. As for the 4K transfer of the film, aside from a few scenes of natural graininess, this is a very crisp and vibrant transfer. Definitely a step up from the regular bluray version. I would highly recommend this 4K version of War of the Worlds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best alien invasion movie

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This is the best I ever seen this movie and the audio alone is definitely worth buying the disc for. Playing in Dolby vision and atmos. I know the video is not as clean as today movies as this movie was originally filmed in 35mm. So it has that grainy look on it but with Dolby vision it’s looks way better then the blu ray and I’m watching it on a lg oled. I’m very happy with this and recommended it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent 4K disc and much worth the upgrade!

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Excellent and phenomenal native 4K disc! Compared to the standard blu-ray disc that is also included in this combo pack (the same blu-ray that was released previously in 2010), the color depth is greatly improved and Dolby Vision elevates it even further. Black levels are excellent and improves on depth without sacrificing fine object detail. The 4K disc also comes loaded with different subtitles option: English, English SDH, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional), Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai There are no special features/extras on the 4K disc itself, but are provided on the standard blu-ray disc, which includes: -Revisiting the Invasion (7:39) -The H.G. Wells Legacy (6:34) -Steven Spielberg and the Original "War of the Worlds" (8:00) -Characters: The Family Unit (13:22) -Previsualization (7:42) -Production Diaries (4 parts): 1. East Coast - Beginning (22:30) 2. East Coast - Exile (19:39) 3. West Coast - Destruction (27:29) 4. West Coast - War (22:20) -Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens (14:07) -Scoring 'War of the Worlds' (11:57) -We Are Not Alone (3:14) -Four still galleries: 1. Sketches by Costume Designer Joanna Johnston 2. Production Stills 3. Behind the Scenes 4. Production Sketches -War of the Worlds trailer (1:59) If you're a fan of this film and already own the blu-ray disc, I still highly recommend upgrading to 4K!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Definitely upgrade worthy or for a first purchase

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Once again 4K UHD with HDR10 or Dolby Vision is showcased. It also has a very strong grainy film look that is intentional in this movie. The dark scenes are incredibly contrasted to great effect. The Dolby Atmos and LFE are exceptional as well. The aliens coming out of the ground for the initial ground assault is stunning in how low it digs with a subwoofer. Nice that it also includes the Blu-ray and digital versions.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Collector's Item!

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    It had been a while since I'd seen this version, but it's every bit as entertaining as I remember, and has never looked or sounded better than the 4K presentation here. There's a few really eye-popping shots that are made all the better by the upscale. Would have liked some new art for the steel, but it's awesome we even got a re-release at all!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Movie

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Excellent Movie! With the Dolby Atmos and the Dolby Vision, this movie makes you feel like you are there. Tom Cruse and Dakota Fanning are great in this movie. From the quiet moments to the intense action segments this movie will leave you checking every squeak or loud noise that you hear. I highly recommend this movie to anyone, but especially to those who have or are setting up a home theater with a 4K tv and a Dolby Atmos AVR system. And if you don’t have one, check with Best Buy. They have everything for your home theater system needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The war comes to 4K and it looks great!!

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    I saw this in the movies when it was first released and thought it was great fun! Although my DVD copy looked good on our old television, it didn't stand up so well to the test of our new 4K Samsung. I had put off buying the blu-ray version because all the reviews I read were mediocre at best. I'm happy to say that the 4K edition of this film was well worth the wait. Also, we checked out the blu-ray that came packaged with the 4K version and the reviews were correct...lots of glowing and halos around whites and sunlit areas, loss of detail in shadows, etc. The 4K version is sharp and has great texture, color, etc. In all honesty, this is NOT a reference quality video presentation so don't put it in your player and expect it to look like Ready Player One. But of the three versions I've seen, the 4K is definitely the best War of the Worlds has ever looked!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice upgrade to 4K

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Just an upgrade from Blu Ray version. It’s pretty cool to see some accurate colors. Although I do hate film grain so much, it uses film grain so heavily in this movie. Strangely, towards the end where Tom and Dakota were safely camped in the basement of some strange man’s house. Some dark scenes where there were actually NO film grain makes the scenes look so fantastic. I’m pretty picky when it comes to picture quality. The film is okay in terms of picture quality. But steelbook is so nice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Made at the peak of Tom Cruise's career

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    My favourite movie of all time, I have seen it so much I can quote the whole movie and Tom cruise again doesn’t play his character he becomes it. It starts off a little slow at the start but it’s a journey of maverick and his love story with Charlie and how he lives his life and when goose dies that’s when everything starts to go up a bunch and your on the edge of your seat of how maverick will return after losing his co pilot and best friend and learn to just go on. After the ending with the dogfight it’s so heart warming when him and iceman make up and they all hug it out. Then at the end Charlie plays you’ve lost that loving feeling easily best song in the movie maybe danger zone or take my breath away is in their, but anyways they talk about how he crashed and burned on the first and how the second is looking good so far just like when they first met in the bar and then the music at the end with all the cast and I miss goose every time I watch this movie, but it was almost needed for maverick to reach his full potential and I can’t wait for Top Gun 2 to come out I am so hyped for it and if you haven’t seen this movie or you don’t like it then you really need to rethink your life because this movie has changed my life and is my favourite movie of all time by far not even a change with anything else. Finally, the way maverick is with his cockiness is his personality and when he learns how to be a great pilot and a humble man is the great part about the movie. They want you to know that no matter what obstacles you face in life, you will have people to support you even if you don’t believe so and you will get through any hard time because you are not the first person to ever face that hardship. Just look out to those for help because everyone needs a little help sometimes. God bless and #gooseliveson ❤️

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    WOTW

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Has always been a great watch since released in 2005. Love the movie. My review is based on audio/video quality. Finally got around to purchasing the 4k based on all reviews of the atmos being stellar. IMO it's just ok. Dated surround and channel editing. Center dialogue not much clarity. Very flat and warm, but still audible. Bass has been reviewed as hard hitting but I found it just slightly above average. The movie does get loud though. Video quality shows it's age as well. Heavy film grain doesn't allow any 4k clarity to come through. Just doesn't seem "remastered" for 4k. If you have the bluray, then this is not a must own imo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sight and Sound vastly Improved vs. the Blu-ray

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    I own the Blu-ray version but picked this 4K version up while expanding my ultra high def collection. Sight and sound are both vastly improved. I purchased this on sale so even better. I still like the original better but this is a good modern spin on the original film.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Movie, Average Image

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Steven Spielberg’s 2005 War of the Worlds is a movie I think every physical media collector needs in their library. While I wouldn’t say it’s a classic, H.G. Wells’s original story definitely is, and Spielberg brilliantly retold the story in a more modern fashion, with more of the technology of today’s world. I remember watching this movie all the time as a kid, and loving it. So it was great to rewatch it now, to really understand the plot. In my eyes, any of Spielberg’s movies are excellent, and this one is definitely not excluded from that. Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, ET, Schindler’s List, the man is just a genius. Now, is it worth the upgrade to 4K? I would say no. I only bought it because I didn’t own a copy of it prior to this release. Despite sounding great on paper, being shot on 35mm film, and being treated to a new 4K digital intermediate, you would expect to be blown away. But unfortunately, I don’t think it was as much of an upgrade over the regular Blu-ray, as say, something like Interstellar. Being that it was shot on 35mm, it’s going to have grain, and in turn it won’t have the sharpness “punch” that modern digital cameras have, despite being real 4K. Also, the color grading in the entire movie is rather dead and gray. This moody look is not a poor implementation of HDR though, moreover a stylistic choice of the film makers. But because of that, it isn’t going to pop in HDR with vibrant colors as much as those of Gemini Man or any modern movie with lots of explosions or sci-fi effects. For this one, if you have the blu-ray, I would probably just stick with that if you’re looking to save some money. But if you don’t currently own a copy, or just have to have the best format, it won’t disappoint you, and Dolby Atmos will definitely give your system a workout (especially the subwoofer when the aliens roar).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    WAR OF THE WORLDS 4K Blu-ray

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Had to have this for my collection. It looks great on my Sony 75x940e with my UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player and sounds even better in Dolby Atmos using my Sony HT-Z9F soundbar with Z9R wireless rear speakers! This is what home theater is all about!! Amazing picture and incredible sound make this movie a blast to see again and again!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    4K STEELBOOK AWESOMNESS!!!!!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE. I watched it twice in the theaters and own the bluray. BUT then i saw this 4K STEELBOOK. WOW! The steelbook is beautiful and the 4K picture and sound is AMAZING. I am so glad i added this to my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    War of the Worlds steelbook!

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Great price and a pretty nice looking steelbook. I like this movie well enough but I mostly got it just to go with my other Spielberg steelbooks. It arrived in great condition.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic 4K movie

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    One of the first films I got on 4k, and it did not disappoint. Sound quality was absolutely amazing, one of the top Sci-Fi movies for me :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend