You can run, You can’t hide, filthy fur
So you’ve finally invested in a 4K TV, a decent player, and believe yourself all set? Well, the good news is there’s quite a fair bit of content out there on 4K Ultra HD. Here are a few of T3 Towers recommendations.
This is a truly wondrous movie, one where the camera floats in and out of a bleak frozen world, an invisible observer. And in 4K UHD, the grand sweeping visuals make the environment all the bleaker and chillingly cold.
Right from the grubby beards, every fibre and pattern in the bark of trees, the grimy, filthy fur coats, facial complexions and that gory bear sequence, every little detail is extraordinarily well-defined. Stunningly revealing, yet a movie that moves with supreme patience. Pure greenish teal-toned magic.
Mad Max: Fury Road
This is one of those visions tailor-made for 4K. Across a largely bland desert landscape, splashes of colour are thrown around like cinematic fireworks, grotesque masks, nightmarish modes of transport, and George Miller’s vision in tow.
Immortan Joe’s fighting hard to recover his most prized possessions with his army of white-painted War Boys. Highlights for us? Close-ups, the pores pouring with sweat, the fine textures of cast's faces, the detailing of those inventive, chromed-up weapons and whatever weird imagination holds the Frankenstein-like monsters together. Loads to love.
Boxing movies are perfect for the 4K UHD treatment, and Creed boasts beautiful close-ups and very natural skin tones, right down to those vestiges of sweat coming off in the all-important fight sequences.
As for the all-important background imagery, whether posters and photos on the gym walls or crowds, there is more than apt depth. The overall natural, film-like look apart, the soundscapes are a highlight too. Still, a pity we didn’t see Stallone get back into the ring.
The Rock takes on Earthquakes, no less. Of course, the man’s charisma and likeability instantly gave the movie far more credibility than the standard disaster flick.
And talking of disasters, the CGI gets a massive boost up thanks to being in 4K UHD, right down to crashing building and bridges heaving in mid-air before that free fall. And of course, the gleam of The Rocks’ biceps as he saves the day
Easily one of the most imaginative action flicks in recent years, John Wick looks incredible in the medium. Details in the clothing and furniture are significantly sharper, showing every minute wrinkle, crease and furrow in the leather and Wick's well-tailored suits. Those facial complexions are extraordinarily revealing, exposing the tiniest pore and blemish in the faces of the entire cast.
As he drives around in search of the bad guys, you can distinguish even little pock marks in the city’s brick and stone architecture. And let’s not forget how wondrous those fight sequences look, including chrone-edged guns and night club shoot sequences. The sound is a treat too, with an expansive imaging feel.