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Above the Law Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 1988 | 99 min | Rated R | Apr 07, 2009

Above the Law (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
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Subtitles
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Swedish

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

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.4 of 53.4
Audio 2.8 of 52.8
Extras 0.7 of 50.7
Based on 8 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Action100%
Thriller93%
Crime50%
Martial arts33%
Drama-
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Above the Law

 (1988)

Above the Law Blu-ray offers decent video and poor audio in this poor Blu-ray release

In his sensational screen debut, Steven Seagal smashes his way into the top ranks of action stars, playing a maverick Chicago cop tracking down ex-CIA operatives trafficking drugsÖand plotting a political assassination. Director Andrew Davis unleashes the fury all over the Windy City as Nico and partner Jax close in on a psychotic crimelord.

For more about Above the Law and the Above the Law Blu-ray release, see Above the Law Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.0 out of 5.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean, Daniel Faraldo, Sharon Stone
Director: Andrew Davis

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Above the Law Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

I assumed a twenty-year old actioner like Above the Law would be hindered by a shoddy source, but I was surprised to find the film's handlers have preserved the original print quite well. The result is a 1080p/VC-1 transfer that looks pretty good... especially when you consider the fact that it hasn't been blessed with one of Warner's expensive frame-by-frame restorations. Even though frequent print specks and scratches still pop up on occasion, artifacting, banding, and digital noise do not. Likewise, while the film's stormy grain is aggressive and uneven, colors remain strong, fleshtones are naturally saturated, and comfortable contrast leveling injects some much-needed depth into the proceedings. Granted, fine detail is underwhelming compared to the best catalog remasters on the market -- too many soft shots litter director Andrew Davis' cut, texture clarity leaves a lot to be desired, and noisy, indistinct nighttime sequences hinder the impact of the overall presentation -- but I was satisfied with object definition and shadow delineation throughout. If I have any serious complaint, it's that telecine wobble destabilizes the image and gives it frequent (albeit minimal) seizures. In the end, Above the Law delivers a solid transfer that bests its standard DVD counterpart in every way. It's just unfortunate that it won't blow away Segal fans or Blu-ray regulars.


Above the Law Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.0 of 5

Above the Law's video transfer may have escaped my critical wrath, but its Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track is too flat and flawed to get a pass. Dialogue is often overblown and overbearing, sitting high above the soundscape rather than dwelling within it. LFE tones pulse on cue, but fail to add any convincing weight or heft to the film's gimmicky effects. Worse still, the rear speakers are a barren wilderness, cramming the majority of the painfully uninvolving soundfield into the center channel. Directionality severely suffers as a result, pans are clunky and ineffective, and the tink-tak-tunk of David Frank's unoriginal techno-score sound as if it's been surgically removed from the rest of the mix. It all amounts to a lossless track that offers nothing more than a negligible upgrade over the audio package on the standard DVD.


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