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A Prophet Blu-ray

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Un prophète Sony Pictures | 2009 | 155 min | Rated R | Aug 03, 2010

A Prophet (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, German, Turkish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
BD-Live

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Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 2.1 of 52.1
Based on 7 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Foreign49%
Crime24%
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A Prophet

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

The rise through the criminal ranks of a young orphan of North African origin, who has only known a prison life and who will become, with the help of the Corsican mafia and an influential Imam, the ultimate crime kingpin of all of France's immigrant suburbs.

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

Starring: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb
Director: Jacques Audiard

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A Prophet Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Sony delivers A Prophet to Blu-ray with a startling 1080p, 1.85:1-framed transfer. This Blu-ray springs to life with a fantastic film-like texture that's accentuated by the picture's thick layer of grain, but it also delivers on every other attribute that contributes to a pristine and cinematic home theater presentation. Detail is positively striking, even through what is oftentimes a downtrodden and cold blue- and gray-heavy color palette within the prison's walls. Still, vibrant hues sparkle during several extended outdoor scenes, every one of them lush and true with no hint of over-saturation or the dullness that accompanies the interior segments. Back to the fine detail; there aren't too many transfers that can stand toe-to-toe with A Prophet. Facial nuances -- stubble, pores, and wrinkles -- are striking, while clothes and brick and concrete walls feature impeccable texturing. Scribblings on walls and the caked-on-dirt that are ever-present companions within the prison are showcases for the amazing clarity that's visible throughout the film. Additionally, black levels are marvelous. A Prophet features exceptional shadow detail; never do the transfer's blacks threaten to overpower the image, nor do they appear unnaturally bright. The print exhibits not a single blemish, and it's absent any unwelcome elements such as banding and aliasing. A few shots do go slightly soft, but such seem inherent to the original film elements and not a fault of Sony's exemplary transfer.


A Prophet Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

A Prophet debuts on Blu-ray with a strong DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack. The track's greatest asset is its handling of prison atmospherics; from the opening moments forward, listeners will feel surrounded by slamming and squeaky doors and inmate chatter coming from all around the soundstage. It's often loud, but not overbearing, and the track does a wonderful job in building an immersive atmosphere that's a strong asset to the film's drama. Exterior environments come to life, too, with driving rain, passing traffic, and other niceties that seamlessly integrate with the picture and flow into the listening area, reinforcing those scenes away from the prison. A few gunshots ring out with sufficient force, but the track's low end is best identified through several songs that play over the film. Music is smooth as it flows from the front channels with a transparent sense of space. For all its nice little touches, though, A Prophet is primarily a dialogue-driven picture, and while a few voices seem a bit bass-y, the spoken word never wants for clarity as it remains firmly entrenched in the center speaker. This one won't push sound systems to their limits, but A Prophet's lossless soundtrack impresses nevertheless.



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A Remake of Jacques Audiard's A Prophet Coming Up - June 6, 2013

Sony Pictures has revealed that it plans to produce an English-language remake of French director Jacques Audiard's crime drama A Prophet (2009). The remake will be produced by Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe, but further details are unknown at the moment.

A Prophet Announced on Blu-ray - May 31, 2010

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced A Prophet for release on Blu-ray on August 3. This taut prison drama, directed by French filmmaker Jacques Audiard, won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated to the Oscars in the ...


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