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42 Blu-ray

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The Jackie Robinson Story / Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Warner Bros. | 2013 | 128 min | Rated PG-13 | Jul 16, 2013

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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Video 5.0 of 55.0
Audio 4.8 of 54.8
Extras 2.2 of 52.2
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Sport100%
Drama90%
Biography79%
Period71%

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42

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42 Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Biographical drama about African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson, here portrayed by Chadwick Boseman. In 1945, having been spotted by a scout, Robinson is signed by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) and becomes the first black man to play in the Major League. Despite his talent, Robinson is met with opposition, even from his fellow players, because of his race. As he tries to keep his own frustrations in check, he excels in his sport and gradually receives the recognition he deserves.

For more about 42 and the 42 Blu-ray release, see 42 Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, Lucas Black, John C. McGinley
Director: Brian Helgeland

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42 Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

42's digital photography sparkles on Blu-ray. While there's a clean appearance to the image, it also captures film-quality textures and colors that both look wonderful in the movie and also bode well for the future of digital to better replicate the appearance of film. This is easily one of the finest-looking digital films yet. Every texture and color is not only in order but the image absolutely dazzles in every shot. Heavier old baseball uniforms, crisp suit jacket lines, light wear and tear on catcher's gear, leathery glove textures, even the sand granules around the diamond look magnificent, extremely well defined up-close and sharp and clear at medium and long distances. The entire image enjoys amazing clarity in all directions and at any distance, whether the finest details or the largest surfaces. Colors, too, are amazingly balanced and brilliantly displayed. While there's a very light warmth to the image, every shade stands out as naturally and, when necessary, vibrantly displayed. Dodger blue looks amazing, but so too do all of the surrounding earth tones on clothes and the baseball diamond. There are some amazingly bright greens around the frame, too, not to mention exciting splashes of red. Black levels are excellent, remaining true to life and displaying no evidence of crush or unnatural brightness. Flesh tones, too, are fine, influenced only by that lightly warm sepia. There's no major evidence of noise, banding, blocking, or other such things. This is a real looker, an excellent transfer from Warner Brothers in every regard.


42 Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

42 features an excellent DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. There's a seamless stage presence to every scene, whether robust baseball games or quieter dialogue moments. The track handles extremes very well; a rumbling train powers through the stage just as easily as light background noise at an airport gently fills the listening area and recreates the location to sonic perfection. Musical delivery is amazingly clear and precise, enjoying seamless spacing across the front and just the right amount of surround support in the rear. Bass is heavy when necessary but never too rumbly or unkempt. The track seems always naturally spacious and captures every sonic detail with unmissable clarity and realism. Whether bat striking ball, slides in the dirt, or even the echo of the national anthem flowing through stadium speakers in chapter seven, there's never an element that's out of place or out of order. The track naturally and effortlessly submerges the listener in the excitement and drama. This is an amazing presentation from Warner Brothers.


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Blu-ray Sales, July 22-28: 42 Stays at First Place - August 1, 2013

For the week that ended on July 28th, Warner Bros again scored the top film on the Blu-ray-only and overall home media sales charts with its release of 42. This was the second consecutive week that director Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic dominated small-screen ...

Blu-ray Sales, July 15-21: 42 Is Safe at First Place - July 25, 2013

For the week that ended on July 21st, Warner Bros scored the top film on the Blu-ray-only and overall home media sales charts with its release of 42. Director Brian Helgeland's biopic about iconic baseball player Jackie Robinson and his early struggles playing ...

This Week on Blu-ray: July 16-23 - July 14, 2013

For the week of July 16th, Warner Bros. is bringing Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic 42 to Blu-ray; it's an absorbing (if overly sanitized) look at one of baseball's most iconic figures. Other releases include the Sylvester Stallone actioner Bullet to ...

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