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A Trip to the Moon Blu-ray

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SteelBook / Le Voyage dans la Lune / Blu-ray + DVD Flicker Alley | 1902 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 130 min | Rated G | Apr 10, 2012

A Trip to the Moon (Blu-ray)

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Music: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Music: Dolby Digital 2.0
Music: LPCM 2.0


25GB Blu-ray Disc
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Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.6 of 54.6
Extras 4.5 of 54.5
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A Trip to the Moon


A Trip to the Moon Blu-ray truly is a masterpiece with perfect scores all around making it one of the best Blu-ray's ever

A group of men travel to the moon by being shot in a capsule from a giant cannon. They are captured by moon-men, escape, and return to the earth.

For more about A Trip to the Moon and the A Trip to the Moon Blu-ray release, see A Trip to the Moon Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 5.0 out of 5.

Starring: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Jeanne d'Alcy
Director: Georges Méliès

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A Trip to the Moon Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Flicker Alley.

The restoration truly is quite remarkable. Frankly, the depth and clarity the restored hand-colored version conveys at times are difficult to rationalize because if one sees the documentary film by Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange where the damaged negatives are shown one will rightfully question whether such outstanding results are indeed possible (see screencapture #1). The colors are also wonderfully well balanced. What impressed me the most, however, was the stability of the image. Yes, there are some frame skips (and keep in mind that this is how Melies did some of his 'special effects', with frame overlapping), but the film is indeed notably fluid and free of the massive stability issues silent films are often suffer from. Remarkable restoration.

The screencaptures included with our review appear in the following order:

1. A Trip to the Moon, restored hand-colored version: 1-9.
2. A Trip to the Moon, B&W version: 10-14.
3. Astronomer's Dream, B&W: 15-16.
4. The Eclipse, B&W: 17-19.

Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content.

A Trip to the Moon Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are seven audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc. Each is listed below:

1. A Trip to the Moon, restored hand-colored version, Air soundtrack: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
2. A Trip to the Moon, B&W version, Robert Israel Orchestral score: Dolby Digital 2.0.*
3. A Trip to the Moon, B&W version, actors and accompaniment by Frederick Hodges: LPCM 2.0.
4. A Trip to the Moon, B&W version, piano accompaniment by Frederick Hodges: LPCM 2.0.
5. The Astronomer's Dream: LPCM 2.0.
6. The Eclipse: LPCM 2.0.
7. The Extraordinary Voyage, directed by Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.

Air's soundtrack and the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track are both excellent. There a is wide range of nuanced dynamics which I think will surprise quite a few viewers (or at least those who have not yet seen Coeur Fidèle and The Phantom Carriage). Clarity and fluidity are also outstanding.

I also quite liked Frederick Hodges' piano accompaniment, though I have to admit that viewing the B&W version of A Trip to the Moon with it is indeed an entirely different experience.

*My check disc is also missing the original spoken English narration by Georges Melies.

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Park Circus Acquire Rights to Melies' A Trip to the Moon - July 27, 2012

British distributors Park Circus announced today that they have acquired the rights to George Melies' legendary film Le voyage dans la lune a.k.a A Trip to the Moon (1902), as well as Serge Bromberg's documentary about the film The Extraordinary Voyage.

This Week on Blu-ray: April 10-17 - April 9, 2012

Given the renewed attention that last year's Hugo brought to Georges Méliès, it is fitting that this week sees the Blu-ray release of the early-cinema pioneer's A Trip to the Moon, the silent classic that figured so prominently in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning ...

A Trip to the Moon Blu-ray in the U.S. - January 13, 2012

Earlier this month announced that French distributors Lobster Films are preparing a Blu-ray release of Georges Méliès' legendary short film Le Voyage dans la Lune a.k.a A Trip to the Moon (1902). Flicker Alley have now revealed that they are also planning ...

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