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Action Jackson Blu-ray

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Warner Bros. | 1988 | 96 min | Rated R | Aug 06, 2013

Action Jackson (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (23.92 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.77:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono
German: Dolby Digital 2.0
Note: Spanish=Latin & Castillia...

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, German SDH

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

Playback
Region free

Price
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Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
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Action Jackson

 (1988)

Action Jackson Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Jericho "Action" Jackson is a Detroit police sergeant who was demoted from lieutenant for crossing Peter Dellaplane, a major car manufacturer but also a violent psychopath with a private hit squad. Jackson suspects Dellaplane of masterminding a murder spree against rivals and local officials from the auto workers' union.

For more about Action Jackson and the Action Jackson Blu-ray release, see Action Jackson Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone, Thomas F. Wilson, Bill Duke
Director: Craig R. Baxley

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Action Jackson Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Action Jackson was shot by Matthew F. Leonetti, whose work here couldn't be further from the glossy polish he has brought to such films as Star Trek: First Contact and The Butterfly Effect. Leonetti shot Action Jackson rough and gritty for an urban texture to match Jackson's style (and this was an era when Detroit still had some vitality as a city). The film never received a decent treatment on DVD; Warner cranked out a quickie release using a VHS-vintage master with an open-matte 1.33:1 aspect ratio. To my knowledge, this 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is the first presentation of the film on home video in its original aspect ratio (or close to it; as usual, Warner has opened up this 1.85:1 film a few pixels at the top and bottom, here to 1.77:1).

Some viewers will complain of graininess, but there's nothing here that shouldn't be. Action Jackson has the natural grain and texture of a certain kind of film from this era, and it has been reproduced on Blu-ray with that grain and texture intact. Look past the film grain to the image it reproduces, and you'll see considerable detail in clothing, faces and decor. Colors are distinct and well-saturated; Jackson favors a sharp wardrobe, and his vintage auto is a bright red that makes you wonder how his police buddies could have possibly missed his presence near a crime scene. (Then again, asking for logic from a film like Action Jackson is like demanding that everything in Middle Earth conform to the laws of Newtonian physics.) There's no sign of high frequency filtering or other inappropriate digital manipulation, and since the film hasn't had a new release since the Stone Age of video, it's a reasonable inference that this is a new transfer from the best available elements. With no extras, the 96-minute film fits comfortably on a BD-25 at an average bitrate of 23.92, which appears to be sufficient to avoid any compression artifacts.


Action Jackson Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Action Jackson's original stereo soundtrack is offered in lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0. While there isn't much in the way of surround activity, the track has good dynamic range, which provides bounce and energy to the terrific Herbie Hancock/Michael Kamen score and the wonderful selection of pop tunes included with it (notably The Pointer Sisters' rendition of "He Turned Me Out" and the aforementioned "Shotgun"). Even Vanity's two songs are tolerable, although "Undress Me" sounds like a Prince knock-off. The dialogue is clear, although it often sounds ADR'd (and almost certainly had to be), and the various explosions, gunshots and several unusual action sequences with cars are loud enough to have the requisite impact.



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