I am with you the 30th steel is spectacular. I think the 4k is a shout factory release. I can't see it being much better because it's animated. I will check out my brother's and report back if it's worth an upgrade.Wow, I had totally forgotten about this. Since I already own the 30th Steel so I was hoping to just catch a regular 4K version but I didn't see any available.
The non-steel book 4k is coming on September 28.Transformers: The Movie 35th Anniversary Steel arrived today, which I thought it said wouldn't arrive until Sept. so that was cool!
Now to set aside time to watch it and see if it's any better than the standard Blue-Ray.
The main issue for me is that it's dependent on a secure connection, which around here goes out often enough to be annoying. I will always prefer physical for that reason alone. I also don't really like being dependent on anyone for anything.The thing about getting Star Wars or Marvel movies on 4K or blu-ray even when I have a Disney+ account is that I foresee a time when I may not want to do the subscription anymore. As crazy as that sounds.
Yeah, before Disney+ Netflix would have Marvel movies and such, but then they would go away after a while. It's those kinds of scenarios that prompted me to keep buying my favorite movies on physical media. Plus, I enjoy the extra features, commentaries, etc.I did finally pick up TLJ on sale just to have it. More and more though I find myself not really needing to get anymore movies of late as they all are pretty much only good for one viewing. I do like it when I can get a deal on a 4K to replace an older copy of a movie I have.
The main issue for me is that it's dependent on a secure connection, which around here goes out often enough to be annoying. I will always prefer physical for that reason alone. I also don't really like being dependent on anyone for anything.
I like physical media, because it's always at your fingertips - no chance a streaming service will remove it, the whole network is down, or WIFI is being troublesome. I tend to only buy movies that I know I'll watch multiple times - I have to really enjoy it to own it on disc. I don't overspend for the most part either, I like picking up a release at a good price, I tend to only buy SW or other movies I love the day of release at full price. Like the Friday the 13th set I mentioned, I wouldn't have paid $8-10 for each individual movie, as that would take up a lot of space, but $10 total for an 8-movie boxed set - hell yes!
I have a friend that actually collects home media as a hobby, and he'll sometimes buy a Blu-ray just because he likes the slip cover, and won't actually watch it! I don't get that myself, but he also has obscure taste, often buying tons of rare movies, including foreign titles that I've never heard of. It's cool to be exposed to that other world though, but my taste is a bit more restrictive, not for what I'll watch, but what a choose to own. I think one of the biggest benefits are the special features, especially for a title you love, because that content isn't likely to be on a streaming service.