Quote from: David on Feb 25, 2023, 09:30:30 AMI saw only pictures , now i saw video on youtube, Blu ray still looked better. Than i tried to up quality from 1080p to 2160p and than i realised it. 4K still looks a bit dark to me. Maybe it is intention for movie to look more scary.
The 4K is darker in places, but also brighter in others (e.g. the lamp on the trolley in the coolant locker, that spotlights Lambert, is much brighter in the near-dark storage room; a much better contrast than seen in previous releases. However, the shots of Lambert in the mess (after Dallas' disappearance) are quite dark, for a reasonably well-lit room - although the room was supposedly (?) lit more ominously after each death (compare the room's brightness level during the Chestburster death to the aforementioned scenes with Lambert).
The 4K colours are also more natural - and in one particular instance - beautiful: Ripley, heading towards the shuttle after setting the self-destruct; the deep, orange (not yellow, like previous home video releases) from the overhead flashing lights is stunning.
The horrible teal & orange (from the 2010 BD) is thankfully gone - no more green Nostromo
walls and orange faces!
The increase in image resolution is my favourite bonus from the 4K. Just freeze frame the (beautiful) shot of the Alien, in profile, as Ripley almost bumps into it in the corridor - probably my favourite single shot of the creature from this 4K release.
Not a perfect release, but much better than the 2010 Blu-ray.