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overlook237

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The whole 4K upgrade thing was very unexpected when announced and a couple of titles i own are now available in 4K. However, it appears that studios might be getting round the free upgrade deal by releasing a new version of the same movie. For example, i own “Goodfellas” and “Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn” in HD. Both now appear in the 4K movies section ... but the versions i own are still only in HD. i’d have to buy them again to get them in 4K. Boo. This is making me hold off on buying any new movies that aren’t in 4K.
 

cynics

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The whole 4K upgrade thing was very unexpected when announced and a couple of titles i own are now available in 4K. However, it appears that studios might be getting round the free upgrade deal by releasing a new version of the same movie. For example, i own “Goodfellas” and “Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn” in HD. Both now appear in the 4K movies section ... but the versions i own are still only in HD. i’d have to buy them again to get them in 4K. Boo. This is making me hold off on buying any new movies that aren’t in 4K.
When you goto play it from iTunes Movies it tells you its going to play the HD version?
 

mallbritton

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There are two versions of Wrath of Khan available. One, the director’s cut, is in 4K. The theatrical version is not. At least not yet. Interestingly enough the Extras for the theatrical cut also includes the Director ‘s Cut. I wonder if that version will be in 4K.
 

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The whole 4K upgrade thing was very unexpected when announced and a couple of titles i own are now available in 4K. However, it appears that studios might be getting round the free upgrade deal by releasing a new version of the same movie. For example, i own “Goodfellas” and “Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn” in HD. Both now appear in the 4K movies section ... but the versions i own are still only in HD. i’d have to buy them again to get them in 4K. Boo. This is making me hold off on buying any new movies that aren’t in 4K.
some of the bigger movies that have 4k releases sometimes have special cuts of the film and for some reason the studios only released 4k versions of one of the cuts - usually the theatrical
 

overlook237

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some of the bigger movies that have 4k releases sometimes have special cuts of the film and for some reason the studios only released 4k versions of one of the cuts - usually the theatrical
Yes, as someone said above, this is true for Wrath of Kahn. In the case of Goodfellas though, I can’t see any difference between the two releases on iTunes except that one has a 4K option and the other (which unfortunately is the one I own) doesn’t :-( I’m in correspondence with Apple over it.
 

mmm1345

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Yes, as someone said above, this is true for Wrath of Kahn. In the case of Goodfellas though, I can’t see any difference between the two releases on iTunes except that one has a 4K option and the other (which unfortunately is the one I own) doesn’t :-( I’m in correspondence with Apple over it.
Goodfellas has a Director's and Regular Cut.
 

piperatthegates

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Are you sure? How do you know? I’ve never seen any reference to a directors cut for this film. Both have the same cover.
This mmm1345 misspoke. He perhaps meant that iTunes offers two versions of the film:

GoodFellas
Goodfellas (Remastered)

Goodfellas (Remastered) is not a director's cut, both versions are the same length. Goodfellas (Remastered) was just remastering of the picture.
 
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overlook237

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This mmm1345 misspoke. He perhaps meant that iTunes offers two versions of the film:

GoodFellas
Goodfellas (Remastered)

Goodfellas (Remastered) is not a director's cut, both versions are the same length. Goodfellas (Remastered) was just remastering of the picture.

Yes that’s right. Actually both of them have the word re-mastered in!!! One of them is described as Goodfellas (remastered). The other is described as Goodfellas (remastered feature). Both the same length. Only one has iTunes extras too I believe. I will let you know what Apple say.
 

overlook237

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Just up date you ... this has now been resolved with Apple and both version now have 4K available on them. Bravo!