Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 4K (Blu-ray)
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SRP $21.93 2.40:1 DTS:X WARNER BROS
 

While not in the same caliber as "Prisoner of Azkaban," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" is sure to entertain the masses. Under Mike Newell's direction, there's a lot more "fun" to be had in this outing with Harry competing in the "Triwizard" tournament. There are dragons and much more for Harry and his friends to contend with, but somehow while this tale delves into the ramifications of the main characters entering adulthood, it doesn't achieve the depth it deserves with such weight matters.

Warner Bros has up-converted the 2K DI and provided a new HDR10 upgrade. A 2.40:1 aspect ratio is provided. As good as the colors look, with a richness to them in most scenes, the overall image is never as sharp as on the other 4K films in the series. Contrast is still very impressive, with inky blacks. However, there are more than a few instances wherein the detail fails to impress when compared to the original blu-ray. Not trying to nitpick, but the very good image could've been better.

The DTS-X Mix is immersive throughout. Sure, the mixes of previous blu-rays were quite good, but this mix ups the ante with a new level of immersion, thanks to the overhead channels. They come into play effectively from beginning to end, whether it's enhancing the score or bringing the audience into the Quidditch World Cup. This is a great mix!

These WB 4K upgrades are a step up in comparison to the original blu-ray releases and with the holiday season approaching, they're specially priced for affordability. We highly recommend the entire series for any film lover collection!

 

 

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