Best Blu-ray Deals

Black Friday Sale is Live, From $3.99 »
Now: Man of Steel $6.00 (91% sold out)
Now: Heaven Is for Real $9.96 (65% sold out)
Soon: RoboCop (Remastered | Director… ()
Soon: The Mummy (Deluxe Edition) ()

Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$7.99
5 hrs ago
The LEGO Movie (Blu-ray)
$8.99
4 hrs ago
The King's Speech (Blu-ray)
$3.99
5 hrs ago
Killing Them Softly (Blu-ray)
$3.99
17 hrs ago
American Hustle (Blu-ray)
$6.00
 
Gangs of New York (Blu-ray)
$3.99
9 hrs ago
You're Next (Blu-ray)
$5.99
2 hrs ago
Casablanca (Blu-ray)
$5.99
8 hrs ago
Breaking Bad: The Final Season (Blu-ray)
$9.99
23 hrs ago
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Blu-ray)
$4.99
19 hrs ago
Good Will Hunting (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray)
$9.00
 
The Sandlot (Blu-ray)
$4.99
10 hrs ago
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$9.99
23 hrs ago


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (37428)
 Adventure (28609)
 Animation (8595)
 Anime (4738)
 Biography (3910)
 Comedy (27915)
 Comic book (5286)
 Coming of age (1832)
 Crime (19502)
 Dark humor (3923)
 Documentary (5060)
 Drama (44939)
 Epic (5322)
 Erotic (1140)
 Family (11993)
 Fantasy (16402)
 Film-Noir (1217)
 Foreign (6365)
 Heist (1691)
 History (5844)
 Holiday (1261)
 Horror (14161)
 Imaginary (932)
 Martial arts (3372)
 Melodrama (2369)
 Music (8772)
 Musical (3904)
 Mystery (11365)
 Nature (1836)
 Other (703)
 Period (7031)
 Psychological thriller (3229)
 Romance (16313)
 Sci-Fi (18466)
 Short (405)
 Sport (2862)
 Supernatural (4469)
 Surreal (1491)
 Teen (3286)
 Thriller (32927)
 War (5851)
 Western (2433)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


A Soldier's Story Blu-ray

United States
58
1
1
Image Entertainment | 1984 | 101 min | Rated PG | Jan 31, 2012

A Soldier's Story (Blu-ray)
Large:


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)

Playback
Region A (C untested)

Price
List price: $17.97, Price history

Amazon: $8.81 (Save 51%)
New from: $8.47 (Save 53%)
Fulfilled by Amazon

Buy A Soldier's Story on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.5
21
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
Be the first to review it!

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Mystery100%
War100%
31%
popularity
174
collections
10
fans




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, Art Evans (I)
Director: Norman Jewison

» See full cast & crew


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.)



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



A Soldier's Story Blu-ray, News and Updates



Four More Sony Catalog Titles From Image (Updated) - October 3, 2011

In addition to Friday's announcements of Adaptation and Stir Crazy, Image Entertainment also revealed plans to bring A Soldier's Story (1984), Nothing in Common (1986), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) and The Toy (1982) to Blu-ray. All four of the Sony catalog ...


A Soldier's Story Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Toy Story 1 & 2 on Blu-ray 3/23/10 1773 Nov 03, 2013



A Soldier's Story Blu-ray


$17.97 $8.81


Buy A Soldier's Story on Blu-ray Movie



Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. Lone Survivor
3. The Expendables 3
4. Edge of Tomorrow
5. Rain Man
6. Godzilla
7. How to Train Your Dragon 2
8. The LEGO Movie
9. Transformers: Age of Extinction
10. A Million Ways to Die in the West
11. Maleficent
12. How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D
13. American Hustle
14. The Purge: Anarchy
15. Neighbors

Trending in Theaters
1. Interstellar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Dumb and Dumber To
4. Big Hero 6
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
7. Gone Girl
8. John Wick
9. Horrible Bosses 2
10. Fury
11. The Theory of Everything
12. Whiplash
13. Autómata
14. Rosewater
15. The Maze Runner
16. The Guest
17. The Imitation Game
18. The Drop
19. Foxcatcher
20. Exodus: Gods and Kings

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
3.  Gravity
4.  Godzilla
5.  Despicable Me 2
6.  Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
7.  Rio 2
8.  Neighbors
9.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
10.  Despicable Me
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
3.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
5.  Big Hero 6
6.  Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sea...
7.  The Maze Runner
8.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
9.  The Legend of Korra - Book Three: C...
10.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$9.99, Save 75%
3.  Godzilla
$7.99, Save 78%
4.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
5.  Rio 2
$17.99, Save 55%
6.  Neighbors
$11.99, Save 60%
7.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$41.99, Save 65%
8.  Despicable Me
$9.99, Save 67%
9.  Star Trek Into Darkness
$15.80, Save 60%
10.  American Hustle
$6.00, Save 85%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Godzilla

 United States


$35.99 $7.99





The LEGO Movie

 United States


$35.99 $8.99





The King's Speech

 United States


$24.99 $3.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices