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Mad Max: Fury road
George Miller’s return to his dystopian franchise was already an action masterpiece. In 4K, its auto-carnage will become the most visceral experience you can have without shaving your head and sharing a bunk bed with the Doof Warrior.
kingsman: The secret service
The classic spy genre was turned on its head in Matthew Vaughn’s audacious spin on My Fair Lady. Now you can revel in the lovely stitching on a Kingsman’s bespoke suit and the bloody carnage meted out to those that have it coming.
house of cards
With Netflix committed to streaming in 4K, top TV series will also feel the benefit of greater resolution and depth. Which is good news, because at least 44 of Kevin Spacey’s Machiavellian facial expressions aren’t detectable in standard HD.
Leonardo Dicaprio and director Alejandro González Iñárritu went to Oscar-winning lengths to recreate crossing the Rockies in nothing but a bear pelt and a bad mood. The landscapes will be stunning — 4K horse intestines more of a challenge.
On a different note, the wisecracking, frequently slow-motion ultraviolent hi-jinks of Ryan Reynolds’ anti-superhero are all the more attention-grabbing in pin-sharp 4K. NB: the bad language and dirty jokes don’t get any cleaner...
Netflix’s historical epic about the Venetian explorer was shot and mastered in full 4K glory by cinematographer Vanja Cernjul and colour grading artist Dado Valentic, whose skills are also on show in Panasonic’s breathtaking short film Converging Beams.