Transformers movies on 4K?

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  1. Mglaighton120

    Mglaighton120 Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone! Just joined TFW today :rock . I've been wondering how long it would take them to release the live action films in 4K, since my family recently bought a 4K tv on Black Friday. My guess would be around the time the Last Knight hits theaters on June 23rd, or maybe when it releases on DVD (whenever that is). Paramount has already released 4K blu rays, so it would make sense that they should be able to release Transformers at any moment (hopefully soon). What are your thoughts?
     
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    Chances are, the new film will automatically release on 4K as well as standard Blu-ray and DVD, and digital of course. It's up to Paramount and Bay as to whether or not the first four films will be remastered in 4K. I can't imagine it's a horrendous amount of work since they were all filmed in 1080p HD to begin with, but this is Bay we're talking about and I'm betting he'd micromanage the entire process. With that video upgrade, he'd want to do audio as well, upgrading it from 5.1 to 7.1...

    It's not impossible and these films would be perfect for 4K, it's just a waiting game to see what happens. Perhaps they'll do it for the release of TLK on video. A boxset perhaps. *shrugs*

    EDIT: My bad... I forgot to say "Welcome to the boards! Enjoy your stay!"
     
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    Thanks! Hope they do release The Last Knight on 4K, because the trailer looks beautiful.
     
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    Like TFX said, I figure they'll do it as a boxset that fans can buy. I would think they'd do it on an anniversary.

    I bet 4k is beautiful, though I actually appreciate the lower quality in the earlier movies- it hides the CGI mistakes better imo lol.
     
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    And pretty much every kind of mistake, including makeup. It's amazing how flawed the stars makeup looks when you HD-ify it. No one's perfect and that's the honest truth. They put on that makeup to cover up what they believe are flaws (they aren't, we are who we are) or to look different from how they normally look.

    High Definition takes that, throws it out the window and shows off in great detail how bad something or someone looks in a scene. HD and 4K are gorgeous for locations, beaches, etc. People and hand built models? Not so much. I certainly wouldn't put my ass in front of a camera like that. Oh, hell no.
     
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    Perhaps I'm mistaken, but as I recall the first two were shot on film, but edited and mastered at 2k. The cgi was rendered and the vfx were all composited at 2k. Essentially hd.

    Any 4k upscale from the original master probably isn't going to be substantially better. In order to make a significant difference, they'd have to go back and rescan the original negatives, re-edit, and colour-grade the whole film. Which is a big job, but it would still be stuck with 2k robots and vfx, which is the whole point of having the movie. Even if ILM and the other effects contractors on the film were able to relocate the scene files a decade later, and re-render the footage at higher resolution, you're talking about a massive amount of cash for films that have already made most of the money they're going to.

    TF3 was shot digitally, probably also at 2k which was the standard of the time. That's baked in. I wouldn't think there's a whole lot can be done to make it look any better.
     
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    I saw something really exciting and I had to create an account to post this! We got our wish! Pre-orders are live on Best Buy’s site for all FOUR previous live action Transformers films due out December 5!
     

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