Update:3 months back,I've installed Auro3d 10.2 setup . This Blu-ray is one of the reference material to check the Auro3d system.Very Immersive and the Dynamics are absolutely impressive.
Excellent Immersive Sound Mix...One of the best Immersive Audio mix I have heard ...Thank you Amazon & Sony for bringing Auro3d Blu-ray to India. The movie is an Sci-fi Thriller and good one little bit slow.. Coming to the Audio part ,since it has Auro3d encoded sound mix , for those who are not having Auro3d setup ,it will work with DtsHdma 5.1 lossless track ( since it is backward compatible and Auro base layer is 5.1).I watched this film in Dts HDMA 5.1 with Dts Neural X upmixer since I don't have the Auro3d setup ,but even Dts HDMA 5.1 sound track itself have given an Immersive sound mix which I'm imagining how wonderful it could be with Auro3d 10.1 setup. Hope in future more Auro encoded sound mix may come.
This bluray has been imported by Excel Innovators from Austria, which means you can see it the way it was meant to be seen. If you love sci-fi, if you love cinema, you owe it to yourself to buy and watch BR2049. Absolute masterpiece.
Genuine 4K, crisp n' flawless picture quality, amazing sound experience!! Loved the UHD Blu Ray, loved the movie... Would recommend the seller for authentic product and before time delivery... Thank you Excel and thank you Amazon 👍
Blade runner 2049 was undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2017 and people who have seen it know exactly how exceptional the movie is in terms of special effects and sound mix let alone its superb cinematography. Blade runner 2049 is an unmatched experience. It's a marvelous visual extravaganza. Now instead of giving a conventional review for the Blu-ray, I will discuss on the positives and negatives of this release.
First, the Negatives- 1. Worldwide the Blu-ray was released on 16th Jan, 2018 while in India it was released on 20th April, 2018. Don't know the reason for such frustrating delay. 2. All the other editions of the movie (except in UK) get the awesome Dolby Atmos mix while we are getting an Auro 3D mix here in India. Now I have absolutely no idea what percentage of Indian population are equipped with Auro 3D capable systems or even heard of this technology. Auro 3D requires at least a 9.1 or 11.1 or 13.1 setup for full utilization. So logically speaking, this soundtrack is useless for most of us. 3. Some of the special features are missing on the Indian release let alone the lack of a special features disc as in US editions. 4. Most irritating aspect of this release is the absence of Steelbook version. The steelbook of Blade runner 2049 looks superb and it's really disappointing for fans like me see to such watered down release.
The Positives- 1. EXCELLENT, TOP NOTCH, SUPERB picture quality. Enough said. Don't watch it, experience it. 2. Though the lack of a 7.1 mix is disappointing, the 5.1 dts-HD MA track on this disc is absolutely reference quality. The audio design is first rate as the front soundstage along with superb surround activity create an awesome 3D like effect that places the viewer right in the middle of all the action. Well placed and precisely defined sound effects make it the Gold standard of surround sound design. LFE presence is terrific. Warn anyone before playing this disc as the bass here is insane. This audio is mighty and powerful.
After much delay finally the Blu-ray has been released. Don't know why the Indian versions get such poor treatment from such big studios. Its high time such discrimination ended as we are also paying a lot for the discs and deserve the best in terms of quality and quantity.