Dracula - 4K Ultra HD 90th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook

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Dracula - 4K Ultra HD 90th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook

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Yes, it's 4K

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Just to clarify the misinformation in the 1-star review below... old movies were shot on film. This one, as many others, on a 35mm film, to be exact. Unlike modern digital cameras and panels which contain a matrix of evenly distributed pixels that you can easily count to determine the resolution, a film contains lots of tiny silver-halide crystals which imprint the image so it's hard to come up with a specific number for the "resolution". However, it's said that roughly at a resolution of about 5.6K (5,600 × 3,620) the scan of a single frame of a 35mm film will be precise enough that you'll see every single speck of grain. Therefore, every movie shot on 35mm film can be transferred to 4K (digital effects aside as those weren't used in very old movies). Will it be grainy? Sure, but it is a real high resolution 4K image. Ironically, some newer movies might not be "real 4K" if they were shot digitally with a 2K camera (such as the industry standard Arri Alexa in early 2000s).

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Rebutting the 1-star review

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Someone has to counter the ridiculous one-star review given by Francis, so I'll jump on it. Yes, 4K/UHD didn't exist in 1931 (or 1941, or 1951, or 1961...) because movies were shot on FILM. Movies are still shot on film to this day (and some are shot on digital.) Film is ANALOG not digital. The most commonly used film is 35mm which has an equivalent resolution to 4K UHD. I saw my first movie in the theater probably around 1975 and I can assure you that it was indeed "HD" in appearance. Why? Because I was watching a FILM that was projected onto a SCREEN. Now, film can, and will, degrade over time. That is why film *restoration* is done on movies and then they are transferred to a digital format for distribution to home video (DVD, HD, 4K/UHD, etc.) So, we are NOT wasting our money when purchasing 4K digital media. Now, if the restoration and transfer is not done well, the result may not be the best (and this has happened on a few high profile releases in the last couple of years.) To be sure, you can wait for one of the several reputable magazines/websites that do detailed reviews on home video releases before purchasing a disc.

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