Anyone bought Bohemiam Rhapsody from iTunes for Apple TV 4K yet?

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I've pre-ordered it from iTunes and would love your thoughts on the iTunes version for quality. SpareChange has just reviewed the 4K BluRay and pulled it to pieces over picture quality. Digitally shot, he finds it 'soft' along with others who found it soft in the theatres! This guy is BRILLIANT at reviewing film quality and sometimes he reviews iTunes copies too :)
Kinda makes me glad that i'm not paying £30 for a disc that doesn't look particularly great!
Can't wait to see the movie and everyone that I know who has seen it LOVES IT!

 

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I've pre-ordered it from iTunes and would love your thoughts on the iTunes version for quality. SpareChange has just reviewed the 4K BluRay and pulled it to pieces over picture quality. Digitally shot, he finds it 'soft' along with others who found it soft in the theatres! This guy is BRILLIANT at reviewing film quality and sometimes he reviews iTunes copies too :)
Kinda makes me glad that i'm not paying £30 for a disc that doesn't look particularly great!
Can't wait to see the movie and everyone that I know who has seen it LOVES IT!

To be honest I thought it was a bit rubbish, they twisted the history of the band.
 

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To be honest I thought it was a bit rubbish, they twisted the history of the band.
Owwwwww FIRST bad review ever 570934!
I'm still excited to see it AND i'm not even a Queen fan BUT growing up in the 1980s, you couldn't escape their music on Radio 1 275 and 285 medium wave at the time :) :) :)
Oh the days of crackly medium wave and there's people saying that the generation of today don't know quality with their compressed MP4s and streaming :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
 

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Owwwwww FIRST bad review ever 570934!
I'm still excited to see it AND i'm not even a Queen fan BUT growing up in the 1980s, you couldn't escape their music on Radio 1 275 and 285 medium wave at the time :) :) :)
Oh the days of crackly medium wave and there's people saying that the generation of today don't know quality with their compressed MP4s and streaming :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Oh I lived through records and cassettes and then CDs and had them all. I appreciate that MP3’s and streaming are lower quality but I’ll take convenience over clutter any day. I’ve been listening to my music on my phone for years despite having a stereo and large CD collection which was gathering dust. I do prefer to purchase my music outright albeit in digital format these days but getting a HomePod and eventually succumbing to Apple Music I’ve been able to get rid of my stereo and entire CD collection (they are all ripped).

Back on topic. I do like queen and have a few of their albums but they were a bit before my time. I was born in the 80’s so I didn’t discover them until much later.
 
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Having grown up in the 70's Queen was always a backdrop to my youth (along with many other rock/metal bands), saw them several times at various locations including Wembley in 1986 . Roger Taylor was the reason I started playing drums actually, and 40 years later I still playing.
I think the more hardened Queen followers are a little disappointed with the films story to be honest.
 

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Oh I lived through records and cassettes and then CDs and had them all. I appreciate that MP3’s and streaming are lower quality but I’ll take convenience over clutter any day. I’ve been listening to my music on my phone for years despite having a stereo and large CD collection which was gathering dust. I do prefer to purchase my music outright albeit in digital format these days but getting a HomePod and eventually succumbing to Apple Music I’ve been able to get rid of my stereo and entire CD collection (they are all ripped).

Back on topic. I do like queen and have a few of their albums but they were a bit before my time. I was born in the 80’s so I didn’t discover them until much later.
Same here!!! Records, cassettes, CDs, DAT tape, HiFi VHS, MiniDisc and then iTunes in 2002 for me :) Again, my iPhone is my music system and guess what, I've never listened to so much music since having it :) maybe it's more background music but it's always on :) and it's great having Apple CarPlay in the car for all of my playlists :)
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Having grown up in the 70's Queen was always a backdrop to my youth (along with many other rock/metal bands), saw them several times at various locations including Wembley in 1986 . Roger Taylor was the reason I started playing drums actually, and 40 years later I still playing.
I think the more hardened Queen followers are a little disappointed with the films story to be honest.
WOW Incredible Mr Cell!
I want to break free is my fave Queen track and 'Love Kills' from the summer of '84 :) I remember as a child seeing Live Aid on TV Madonna was at her sexiest and prettiest at Live Aid :) Tears for Fears and The Cars were WOWZER :)
 
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Same here!!! Records, cassettes, CDs, DAT tape, HiFi VHS, MiniDisc and then iTunes in 2002 for me :) Again, my iPhone is my music system and guess what, I've never listened to so much music since having it :) maybe it's more background music but it's always on :) and it's great having Apple CarPlay in the car for all of my playlists :)
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WOW Incredible Mr Cell!
I want to break free is my fave Queen track and 'Love Kills' from the summer of '84 :) I remember as a child seeing Live Aid on TV Madonna was at her sexiest and prettiest at Live Aid :) Tears for Fears and The Cars were WOWZER :)
Under pressure is my favourite
 
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Same here!!! Records, cassettes, CDs, DAT tape, HiFi VHS, MiniDisc and then iTunes in 2002 for me :) Again, my iPhone is my music system and guess what, I've never listened to so much music since having it :) maybe it's more background music but it's always on :) and it's great having Apple CarPlay in the car for all of my playlists :)
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WOW Incredible Mr Cell!
I want to break free is my fave Queen track and 'Love Kills' from the summer of '84 :) I remember as a child seeing Live Aid on TV Madonna was at her sexiest and prettiest at Live Aid :) Tears for Fears and The Cars were WOWZER :)
I remember the morning of Live Aid, I was working Saturday morning until 12:30, I do believe someone else clocked me off so I could sneak out of the back door and get home for Adam Ant lol. But yeah that was an epic weekend was Live Aid. Can remember much about Wembley 86, was a bit 20 sheets to the wind :D The best I ever saw them (soberish) was at Leeds Elland Road in '82 I think.

Under pressure is my favourite
All time classic bass line. As someone famous said at some point, "If you want people to get up and dance, start a bass riff with three notes"
 

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For me, being a child in the 70's Queen was the best rock band ever and Freddie Mercury was and will be the best singer EVER on this planet. Nobody came even close and no one will ever come in future. Soooo sad, he's gone. But he will always stay in my memory. Never will forget his incredible wonderful voice.
[doublepost=1549493569][/doublepost]And for sure, I don't hear Queen music on mp3 or other compressed formats. Only FLAC or WAV with at least 44kHz/16bit (CD quality). But the younger generations don't care about that ...
 

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I find in interesting that that guy gave it such a poor review over video quality, and both blu-ray.com and avsforums.com gave it literally a perfect score for UHD picture presentation, which is pretty rare. I'll be picking it up today, so I'm curious what it looks like.
 

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I'm a huge Queen fan and I could careless they changed the storyline of their history. They had to! If they didn't the movie would have been 8 to 10 hours. Best to watch one of the many documentaries about the band to get that kind of detail. The film itself was so well done! Normally I nit pick so much about films but this is one that having seen what the band had to go through to even have this happen.. it just all worked out so well. Again people can rip on the history of the band and how they changed things, but the average viewer doesn't know those specific points anyway. Freddie is.. was and forever will be a hero to many people. His music.. Queen's music, lives on and this film really did a great job in showing that we all need heroes, some wear capes.. some wear crowns.. some are Queen's! Loved how they recreated Live Aid!
 

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Just rented the film from iTunes this evening and we all really enjoyed it.
Glad that I rented it as for me, I'd only want to see the film just once even though I thought that it was very very good.
Couldn't believe that Hollywood got so much wrong though. Putting a 1977 song in the 1980s - MAN- does Hollywood not even understand the music industry? 1970s music is NOTHING like music from the 1980s. Coming from a radio background, my whole house was HORRIFIED at this mistake.
Sadly, the LiveAid concert did not have the true impact of the real LiveAid and we were hoping and hoping that they would have shown achieve footage from the real event. Was also hoping for the real Bob Geldof to have been in it and more of the real Freddie.
It came across to me as an American take on a British culture i.e. 100% inaccurate.

As for the iTunes 4K HDR Atmos stream, i'd give it a 10 out of 10. Picture quality was outstanding and audio was LOUD, full of dynamic range with clear dialogue.

Quite why anyone would spend £25 on a 4K BluRay version of this when the iTunes stream is so damn impressive is beyond me especially when you consider that this will drop to £7.99 for a weekend offer in a month or two.

Really glad that I saw the film and a real eye opener. Yes it's rather Hollywood which is not good but it's definitely worth renting and watching... just once!
 

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Sadly, the LiveAid concert did not have the true impact of the real LiveAid and we were hoping and hoping that they would have shown achieve footage from the real event.
The real footage is not that great quality-wise. It was taken in ‘80-s SD PAL video tech. You can see it as extra on their Montreal concerd bluray disc. And I can assure you, the hollywood version is a very authentic 1:1 replay of the original BBC footage.
Quite why anyone would spend £25 on a 4K BluRay version of this when the iTunes stream is so damn impressive is beyond me especially when you consider that this will drop to £7.99 for a weekend offer in a month or two.
You won’t get it without proper setup and side-by-side comparison.
This movie, after all, won the oscars for best sound editing and mixing.
 

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The real footage is not that great quality-wise. It was taken in ‘80-s SD PAL video tech. You can see it as extra on their Montreal concerd bluray disc. And I can assure you, the hollywood version is a very authentic 1:1 replay of the original BBC footage.
You won’t get it without proper setup and side-by-side comparison.
This movie, after all, won the oscars for best sound editing and mixing.
Yes i've got the complete DVD box set of LiveAid that I was gifted as a child around 18 years ago :)

Sadly, the crowd scenes did not look authentic to me as I remember the real LiveAid very very well and this looked staged.

In the UK the film was hyped up and I was of course expecting it to be better I guess. But I enjoyed it - just not film that i'd watch 10 or 20 times :)
PS We were expecting a Lady Diana look a like in the film as during the 80s Freddie was known to hang out with her in the London clubs - shame the 80s club scene was not included in the film!
 
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Yes i've got the complete DVD box set of LiveAid that I was gifted as a child around 18 years ago :)

Sadly, the crowd scenes did not look authentic to me as I remember the real LiveAid very very well and this looked staged.
The crowd scenes on the Wembley are all CGI, I guess. This scene is a good showcase of Atmos sound in the way it creates a sense of presence and gives real volume to this stadium and crowd.
But the stage performance of Freddy, his knobs & cups on top of the piano, the dance with BBC cameraman, all camera angles, even his facial expressions - are all very authentic.
I have to give Rami Malek big credit for really learning and reproducing the minute facial expressions of Freddy.
 
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I've pre-ordered it from iTunes and would love your thoughts on the iTunes version for quality.

The iTunes digital version does look different than the 4K Blu-Ray:

iTunes via Apple TV

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4K Blu-Ray from Blu-Ray player

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Picture taken on my iPhone from my 4K TV screen. Color shift does show on my 4K television screen so probably not a camera issue.

Quite why anyone would spend £25 on a 4K BluRay version of this when the iTunes stream is so damn impressive is beyond me
Dolby TrueHD 7.1. I never purchase 4K Blu-Rays unless they are on sale. This was the exception. Music is the heart of the film, so why would one want to listen to the crippled sound on a commercial digital version? The movie extra where they show the recreation of the concert was well worth the $20 just for itself. I don't know what the iTunes price is since the digital version was included with the Blu-Ray, but assuming that it is $20 then get your digital edition (from the Blu-Ray pack) and the 4K Blu-Ray is thrown in free.
 

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For me : 17€ to buy, 5€ to rent.
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Fair play if you like discs. I however do not and got rid of them by 2010.

For me, watching film is simply casual - it doesn't make me happy like for instance travelling, going mountain biking with friends, going out to dinner, going to the gym. In fact, if I was to is down and watch the TV, i'd be miserable.
I'm a fitness freak and adrenaline sports guy. I've got to be creating & doing in my life. For me, ATV fits in well for when i'm in the UK and eating an evening meal late at night. I have no interest in ever using a disc to watch a film - for me, that's not moving forward, it's a huge backwards step to the last decade or the one before that.

Each to their own but for me I'd feel as though my life was passing me by if I was to sit in a watch film after film. I'm trying in my life to create as many millions of great memories as I can and I've met the most incredible people on life's journey :) :) :)
 

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I have no interest in ever using a disc to watch a film - for me, that's not moving forward, it's a huge backwards step to the last decade or the one before that.
Repeating the positions that we've presented in a number of posts before, yes, absolutely. I play the disks just once when I rip them into my Plex library. From then on I stream them via Plex, Infuse, or my native UHD DVD player's DNLA server depending upon which duplicates the original disk experience. My UHD player always does the best job but doesn't have a great interface, Infuse tends to play it right but often times hangs in my environment, Plex doesn't get Dolby Vision right.

For me : 17€ to buy, 5€ to rent.
In the U.S. renting makes sense if you rent <=2 per month. If you rent >=3 Netflix's ~$10 a month DVD plan 1 at a time unlimited is cheaper. In my area turnaround times is 3-4 days, so you could get 7 rentals in a month in the 1-out plan, ~$1.50 a rental. 14 rentals on the 2-out plan would cost even less, ~$1.07 per rental. That does require planning however. For infrequent use and freedom of choice a rental would make sense.
 

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I think a lot of Samsung fanboys will be buying the UHD disc as it's one of the first discs to support HDR10+...
 
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