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Apr 12, 2001

Original sci-fi movie "Finch" starring Tom Hanks premiered on Apple TV+ today. The film revolves around a man, a robot (played by "Get Out" actor Caleb Landry Jones), and a dog, who form an unlikely family in the midst of apocalyptic changes on Earth caused by a devastating solar flare.


The new film, which is likely to be an award contender, is described by Apple as follows:
In "Finch," a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man's quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he's gone. Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot, played by Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive. Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it's as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.
The film is directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who was responsible for what some consider to be the most ambitious episodes of acclaimed fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones."

Apple won the rights to "Finch" earlier this year after bids from multiple streaming networks. It's the second film starring Hanks to debut on ‌Apple TV+‌, following last year's war film "Greyhound."

Article Link: New Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie 'Finch' Premieres on Apple TV+
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macrumors 68030
May 10, 2005
Shropshire, UK
Can I just ask why you want to buy it in Blu-Ray instead of watching it on Apple TV+? I mean if you have an Apple TV 4k this can stream in Dolby Vision.
Much higher bitrates with Blu-ray so less compression - even with good streaming codecs you're still getting better picture and sound quality with Blu-ray, all other things being equal. Of course, whether you've got the equipment (both AV and biological) to see and hear the difference is another issue.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 5, 2014
Can I just ask why you want to buy it in Blu-Ray instead of watching it on Apple TV+? I mean if you have an Apple TV 4k this can stream in Dolby Vision.
Other than what the user NightFox said, there are a couple more reasons.
I don't want my movie, tv series, gaming, music, entertainment be hostage to either my internet connection, the internet in general, servers being online when I want to entertain myself, licenses. Also I want to own a copy and not just the rights to a stream or DRMed download. If I own a physical copy, or DRM-FREE download, good luck having these companies taking away that (the movie, etc) from me.

EDIT: To clarify, I don't pay for any streaming nor will I ever pay for any streaming.
EDIT2: Out of curiosity, the people who "dislike" my post, what exactly are you disliking? What I like because it doesn't affect you at all? Very clever.
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 4, 2004
Madison, WI
Finally, after being perpetually given free Apple TV+ subs, there's something on that I actually would like to watch - now that my subs have run out.
I know right? I started watching Foundation after barely using TV+ for my free year, and just missed by cancel-by date. Oh well. :D
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