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A Soldier's Story Blu-ray

United States
Image Entertainment | 1984 | 101 min | Rated PG | Jan 31, 2012

A Soldier's Story (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
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 16-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Region A (C untested)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
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A Soldier's Story

 (1984)

A Soldier's Story Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

In 1944, as a black army company waits at a Louisiana base to be sent to the fighting in Europe, a tough sergeant is killed while returning to the base. His men suspect the Klan, and the brass in Washington send an outsider to investigate: an African-American captain, the first such high-ranking officer anyone on the base has ever seen. Despite the opposition of the base's senior officers, all of them white, Captain Davenport is determined to find the truth.

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

Starring: Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Adolph Caesar, Robert Townsend, Denzel Washington, David Alan Grier
Director: Norman Jewison

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A Soldier's Story Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

The cinematographer for A Soldier's Story was Australian master Russell Boyd, who has shot most of Peter Weir's films, winning an Oscar for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Boyd used a palette that heavily favored earth tones to complement the army tans and greens and the lush southern locales (Arkansas stood in for Louisiana). Even in scenes shot at night, the color scheme is warm, because it's always hot in this part of the world, and Boyd's photography makes you feel it.

The 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is consistent with the other titles in this latest wave of Sony catalogue releases from Image Entertainment, which is to say that it's superior and film-like with solid blacks, natural-looking grain patterns and particularly good detail for a film of this vintage. Fine elements in dust, smoke, vegetation and faces in crowds at a baseball game are readily visible in daytime shots. Night shots are less detailed, because this was an earlier era with less pervasive public lighting, and the cinematography shows essential story elements while keeping the rest shrouded in shadow. (It is a mystery story, after all.) The Blu-ray transfer also does justice to Boyd's bravura effect when, in a flashback, Waters recounts a horrific and crucial memory from his service in World War I. He's at the bar in Big Mary's, and as he turns to look into the mirror while speaking, everything behind him vanishes, gradually reappearing as he returns to the present. It's like a waking nightmare.

As is customary with Image/Sony transfers, there was no evidence of high frequency filtering or artificial sharpening, and I saw no compression artifacts.


A Soldier's Story Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The film's original Dolby Stereo soundtrack is presented as PCM 2.0, and Herbie Hancock's bluesy scores sounds terrific, as do Patti LaBelle's vocals when she's singing at Big Mary's. (I wouldn't have minded more of her.) If the track is played through a decoder such as DPL IIx, it provides a small degree of surround ambiance but nothing substantial. More notable are the occasional left/right pans that are obviously part of the original sound design, especially in the opening shooting sequence. The dialogue is clear and understandable, notwithstanding the variety of southern accents. (I have to leave it to others to opine on their authenticity.)



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