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A Place at the Table Blu-ray

United States
Magnolia Pictures | 2012 | 84 min | Rated PG | Jun 25, 2013

A Place at the Table (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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English SDH, Spanish

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25GB Blu-ray Disc
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Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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A Place at the Table

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A Place at the Table Blu-ray offers decent video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A Place at the Table examines the shocking paradox of hunger in the wealthiest nation on earth, through the stories of three Americans who face food insecurity daily.

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

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush

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A Place at the Table Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

A Place at the Table takes a seat on Blu-ray with a 1080p/AVC-encoded presentation that's true to source, although those sources can differ drastically throughout the film. The locked-down interview segments look best—decently sharp and detailed—while some of the handheld material following the three families can be much softer and flatter. (At times, it even looks upscaled, with fuzzy edges and muddled textures.) And then there's the occasional stock footage, which is mostly in high definition, although there are a few noticeably standard definition shots in there as well. (Can we finally stop calling standard definition "standard," seeing as how it's not the standard anymore?) Overall, the documentary is very watchable, although you will spot lots of the usual low-budget, shot-on-inexpensive-video quirks—some blown-out highlights, some light banding, some macroblocking, etc. There's no reason to try and pick this one apart; you're not really watching A Place at the Table for the visuals.


A Place at the Table Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Likewise, the film's front-heavy DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track does exactly what it needs to do. The most important thing here is that the interviewees' voices come through cleanly and clearly—they do—and so everything else is just a bonus. The rear speakers are used only sparsely for ambience, but the soundfield is filled every few minutes with songs by The Civil Wars and T-Bone Burnett. (Expect lots of picked acoustic guitars and plaintive singing.) The disc includes optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles, which appear in easy-to-read white lettering. No issues here whatsoever.


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A Place at the Table Blu-ray - May 17, 2013

Magnolia Pictures has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush's documentary A Place at the Table (2012). Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Sundance Film Festival, A Place at the Table will be available for purchase ...


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