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#272725 12-Jul-2020 11:16
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This movie was supposed to have a theatrical release but because of Covid19 it has been released straight to streaming on Apple TV+

 

In an interview with The Guardian on Monday, Hanks said that it’s an “absolute heartbreak” that his new film Greyhound won’t make its way to theaters and will instead stream exclusively on Apple TV+.

 

“I don't mean to make angry my Apple overlords, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality,” Hanks said in the interview.

 

I watched it on a 100" projector (1080p only) with Dolby Atmos and it was a great experience. The movie was pretty enjoyable also. But I can see why he was disapppointed that people didn't get a chance to see it in the theatres since it is a big screen movie and I am not sure a 60" TV and TV speakers is quite the same. 

 

For the right money I would continue to watch movies this way as it saves on parking, popcorn etc. and you can stop the movie for toilet breaks, answer questions (there was a fair bit of naval talk going on tht my son was not familiar with)





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  #2521403 12-Jul-2020 11:40
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Best way to watch. I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for the movie. Loved the action, but 6/10
What would I know since it gets 80% on Rotten Tomatoes https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/greyhound



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  #2521411 12-Jul-2020 12:17
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Great action and I thought the CGI was fine but it was a little short and there weren't many plot lines developed.




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  #2521413 12-Jul-2020 12:38
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I watched it last night on a laptop using the motel WiFi, and there were times when the screen would flash black, drop sound, or just freeze entirely. I’ll put it down to the connection... Not quite a cinema experience.

I thought the movie was good, but it was quite short and a bit lacking in plot / character development, as above. I found it hard to differentiate between all the various minor characters who were on the bridge at different times.

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  #2521421 12-Jul-2020 12:57
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I have been waiting for this movie and am disappointed to see it’s not available on iTunes.

 

I am considering replacing the ATV4 I have in the Home Theatre with an ATV4K to get Atmos (still only a 1080p projector). I would get a 1 year AppleTV+ subscription according to the current promotion but that’s a push just to see one movie.

 

What I haven’t been able to ascertain is what AppleTV+ has in NZ. Is it like Disney+, where there is a catalogue of recent movies as well as some exclusive TV shows which the subscription covers? Certainly the TV shows on ATV+ look a bit meh. And I would have to justify it over and above Sky Movies.

 

If Apple could guarantee a steady stream (no pun intended) of new release movies then I would subscribe in a heartbeat even if I had to pay a rental on top.





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  #2521458 12-Jul-2020 14:59
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Watched it last night in 1080p on one of the older Apple TV units. No issues. I don't have surround sound or anything like that and we enjoyed it just fine.

 

I think releasing it straight to stream is the right decision with what's going on in the world right now. Anything to encourage people to stay home is the right move for most countries. Thankfully in NZ we could go to the movies without an issue, the only thing that will stop me is the cost, which is why I rarely go even pre-COVID.

 

Good movie though would recommend it if you have an Apple TV sub.




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  #2521462 12-Jul-2020 15:16
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A friend watched on his 4K projector http://sonypremiumhome.com/projectors/VPL-VW285ES.php and with Atmos and he said the experience was excellent. He would never go to the cinema again.





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  #2521471 12-Jul-2020 15:56
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I had an Apple TV+ free 12 month subscription (my wife bought an iPhone). After three months I cancelled it, as there wasn't much decent content, and I didn't think that I would use it again. I have Netflix and a large 4K UHD/Blu-ray collection, plus my iTunes collection which I watch on my Apple TV 4K.

 

Now, Greyhound arrives, and is apparently only accessible through Apple TV+, and I can't get it back now, unless I pay for a subscription. Oh well, you live and learn 😁  


 
 
 
 


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  #2521579 12-Jul-2020 20:33
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I got a free ATV+ subscription through the school buying new iPads and being the tech guy who had to set them up. Was really “Meh” for the first few months but have recently enjoyed watching “see” and was looking forward to Greyhound’s release.

Ended up watching it on my phone directly (XSMax) as we are away on holiday and the network of the motel seems to block casting to the old ATV2 I brought with (which doesn’t happen at home and unfortunately the ATV2 doesn’t support ATV+ natively)

TLDR: was a good movie but don’t think I missed anything by swing it on a [very] small screen either 🤷‍♂️



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  #2521641 13-Jul-2020 08:41
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I think some would argue (including Tom Hanks himself who lamented the movie went straight to streaming) that there is a huge difference between watching that movie on a phone versus on a 100" screen in 1080P or even better 4K and with Dolby Atmos.  But of course not everybody is a HT enthusiastic. 





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  #2521642 13-Jul-2020 08:44
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Haven't watched it yet..  Pity Apple  didn't also make it an iTunes movie  rather than trying to grab more Apple +  subs. 





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  #2521651 13-Jul-2020 09:01
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Watched it yesterday and loved it. The 1080P resolution was pretty good, is it 4K on an AppleTV 4k?


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  #2522038 13-Jul-2020 12:40
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I havent seen it yet but will tonight. Will probably be in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos. I watched the trailer and even that sounded/looked great. This via an LG OLED and Atmos compatible system. 


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  #2522052 13-Jul-2020 12:52
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Watched it last night (ATV 4K, Panasonic Oled, basic 2 channel stereo). I though it was alright, not really my thing though.

 

 

 

 


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  #2522079 13-Jul-2020 13:25
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ARIKIP:

 

I havent seen it yet but will tonight. Will probably be in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos. I watched the trailer and even that sounded/looked great. This via an LG OLED and Atmos compatible system. 

 

 

I'll be doing the same either tonight or tomorrow night..





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  #2522107 13-Jul-2020 14:31
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Watched this film on Saturday night and was expecting something more than what was delivered.

 

Other than the Tom Hanks & Stephen Graham roles, the rest of the cast were as grey and as interchangeable as the CGI shots of the convoy crossing the Atlantic. With Mr Hanks & Mr Graham were only spared being labelled 'grey' because they are too well known, they didn't have to work too hard playing themselves. The weak attempts to make the film into a battle of wits between Greyhound captain and the wolf pack leader of the U boats simply didn't work, they could have cast Stephen Graham as the U Boat captain and made a better film.

 

Did the film suffered being launched on the small screen rather than at the cinema. Maybe.

 

Personally, I was pleased that I didn't have to invest time travelling to my nearest big screen, watch in time-expired building and being forced to eat their tasteless popcorn.... instead, we stayed at home and ate my own tasteless popcorn!!

 

I did try to get into ATV+ when it was launched in NZ and enjoyed the first few episodes of the alternative history of the space race until they ran of the storyline and made it a soap opera. Cancelled my subscription until my wife got her new iphone.  


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