Monthly Archives: April 2019

Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Trailer 1 1080p DTS-HD MA 5.1 4

Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) 5.1 Trailers

Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Remember back on January 27 when I said the first trailer would drop on April 12 at 2 PM ET?

It has been a long wait, but we now have our first look at the final chapter of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. Also of note is that this will be the last Star Wars film scored by John Williams, who has composed all the films in the Skywalker Saga. It makes a fitting end to a 42 year saga.

With J.J. Abrams back in the director’s chair after delivering what fans had long wanted in Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) it will be interesting to see how the finale plays out, especially considering that there were some big diversions in Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017). Hopefully this won’t be a remake of Return of the Jedi, and I really expect that it won’t be. But if this is the end of the Skywalker Saga, it will need to have a conclusion for Kylo Ren – since he is the last Skywalker. I guess the question will be – does he turn to the light and find redemption, saving the resistance and restoring freedom to the galaxy?

Head on over to the Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) page to get the first trailer in DTS-HD Master Audio, and as always there is a mp4 with AC3 for those who require it.

Anna (2019) Trailer 1 1080p DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 DTS-Neural upmix

Anna (2019) Trailers 1080p 5.1 DTS-HD MA and AC3 Audio

Anna (2019)

I just love a good Luc Besson movie, but let’s be honest…it can be hit or miss. What I always enjoy is a film that has a kick ass female heroine who could give John Wick a run for his money. Luc Besson films usually make use of a distinct music score, and the first trailer for Anna is no exception. Upmixed using DTS-Neural Surround trailer 1 for Anna has all the things that make a cool trailer. It looks fantastic, it has some really intense action, and the electronic music just pounds away. You can get the first trailer for Anna (2019) here.

Summit Entertainment presents, a EuropaCorp – TF1 Films Production co-production, with the participation of OCS, TF1, Canal+, TMC.

Anna hits theaters on June 21, 2019

Avengers: Endgame (2019) Trailer 2 4K 4096×1716 DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1 14

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

The good news – we have the second Avengers Endgame trailer in 4K. The bad news – it is not in the IMAX aspect ratio, but the Scope aspect ratio of 4096×1716. I know that IMAX released the IMAX ratio on YouTube, but I have been unable to get a high quality source. If you have a 4K display, then this version should be an immense upgrade over the 1080p version previously released. As I did with Trailer 1, I switched the titles cards (The Avengers Endgame Logo and Release Date Information at the end) with the 1080p source upscaled to 4K. I did that because the 4K source was not English. The other change related to the audio. Since the source was not English, I multiplexed an adjusted version of the English audio from the 1080p trailer. It was adjusted to play at 24fps to match the 4K video, instead of the 23.978 frame rate of the 1080p version. As mentioned in earlier posts, I did not do a 10 bit HEVC encode because I am unable to encode HEVC at a high bit rate (greater than 10 Mbps) without introducing some playback issues such as jittering. Therefore, I am sticking with the AVC 8 bit encode. I did however, increase the bit rate for this 4K version to 40 Mbps to improve the overall image quality. I am really happy with how it looks, and I think you will too.

We are now less than a month from the release date and my son and I are totally stoked for it. I really appreciate that these trailers for Endgame have not given away too much information and the movie should have a lot of surprises. You can get the 4K trailer 2 at the Avengers: Endgame (2019) page as a .mkv with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or a .mp4 with AC3 5.1

This one is currently in my home cinema playlist and will be for quite some time…at least until we get the first trailer for Episode IX.