Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Wire: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$109.99
Kingdom of Heaven (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Penguins of Madagascar 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.99
Birdman (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.99
Penguins of Madagascar (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Penguins of Madagascar (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Penguins of Madagascar 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.99
101 Dalmatians (Blu-ray)
$18.00
Ghost in the Shell (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (Blu-ray)
$54.99
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (Blu-ray)
$18.00
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


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 (40287)
 Adventure (30986)
 Animation (9290)
 Anime (5155)
 Biography (4285)
 Comedy (29905)
 Comic book (5748)
 Coming of age (2027)
 Crime (20837)
 Dark humor (4222)
 Documentary (5293)
 Drama (48461)
 Epic (5801)
 Erotic (1243)
 Family (12991)
 Fantasy (17777)
 Film-Noir (1311)
 Foreign (6915)
 Heist (1808)
 History (6281)
 Holiday (1308)
 Horror (15242)
 Imaginary (985)
 Martial arts (3610)
 Melodrama (2631)
 Music (9360)
 Musical (4182)
 Mystery (12088)
 Nature (1886)
 Other (721)
 Period (7601)
 Psychological thriller (3456)
 Romance (17421)
 Sci-Fi (19907)
 Short (439)
 Sport (3070)
 Supernatural (4795)
 Surreal (1602)
 Teen (3555)
 Thriller (35194)
 War (6266)
 Western (2593)

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


Alambrista Blu-ray

United States
¡Alambrista! / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1977 | 97 min | Not rated | Apr 17, 2012

Alambrista (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Audio
Spanish: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $39.95, Price history

Amazon: $26.23 (Save 34%)
New from: $21.73 (Save 46%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Alambrista on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.2
13
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
41%
popularity
288
collections
2
fans




Alambrista

 (1977)

Alambrista Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

When an eager youth illegally crosses the U.S./Mexican border to find a new life in the promised land--where he must prove himself to be the "man of his family"--what awaits him is heartbreak and exploitation.

For more about Alambrista and the Alambrista Blu-ray release, see Alambrista Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Domingo Ambriz, Trinidad Silva, Linda Gillen, Jerry Hardin, Edward James Olmos, Ned Beatty
Director: Robert M. Young

» See full cast & crew


Alambrista Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Robert M. Young's ¡Alambrista! arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the leaflet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"Approved by director Robert M. Young, this new high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from a 35mm blow-up interpositive made from the original 16mm A/B negatives. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, and warps were manually removed using MTI's DRS, while Image System's Phoenix was used for small dirt and grain reduction.

Colorists: Lee Kline/Criterion, New York; Jane Tomachyov/DuArt, New York."

The basics are certainly very good, though a new high-definition transfer struck from a new master prepared directly from the original negative would have likely produced a marginally tighter color scheme and an even thicker grain structure. Nevertheless, the image still has the proper thickness and fine natural colors 16mm films boast. Contrast is also stable, while clarity, especially during panoramic vistas (see screencapture #13), very pleasing. More importantly, however, there are no traces of problematic post-production digital tinkering. Specifically, there are no traces of sharpening corrections or severe denoising. There are no serious stability issues to report in this review either. This being said, some tiny flecks occasionally pop up here and there (see screencapture #8), but are never overly distracting. All in all, this is a fine presentation that should please fans of this unique American film. (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).


Alambrista Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: Spanish LPCM 2.0 (with portions of English dialog). For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature. However, they appear only when Spanish is spoken.

The following text appears inside the leaflet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"The original stereo soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from the original magnetic tracks. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using AudioCube's integrated workstation."

The press materials I received note the presence of a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track, but what is on the disc is in fact an LPCM 2.0 track. Generally speaking, the lossless track serves the film well -- admittedly, it does have a rather limited dynamic amplitude, but the audio has very pleasing depth and fluidity. Additionally, the audio is consistently crisp and free of problematic distortions. There are no sync issues, pops, or dropouts.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



Alambrista Blu-ray, News and Updates



Criterion Blu-ray in April: Frampton, Ozu, Young, Ashby, Monicelli - January 13, 2012

The Criterion Collection has posted their full roster of Blu-ray releases for April 2012. Titles include the A Hollis Frampton Odyssey short film collection, Yasujiro Ozu's Late Spring, Robert M. Young's ¡Alambrista!, Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude, and Mario Monicelli's ...




Alambrista Blu-ray


$39.95 $26.23


Buy Alambrista 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. Interstellar
2. Interstellar
3. Interstellar
4. The Imitation Game
5. Birdman
6. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
7. Interstellar
8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
9. Into the Woods
10. Gone Girl
11. Big Hero 6
12. Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D
13. 101 Dalmatians
14. Night at the Museum: Secret of the ...
15. Iron Man 3

Trending in Theaters
1. The Divergent Series: Insurgent
2. It Follows
3. Cinderella
4. Predestination
5. Kingsman: The Secret Service
6. The Gunman
7. Chappie
8. Paddington
9. Focus
10. Run All Night
11. Taken 3
12. Wild Card
13. Muck
14. Fifty Shades of Grey
15. Jupiter Ascending
16. Seventh Son
17. Vice
18. Son of a Gun
19. Mommy
20. Blackhat
21. The Voices
22. Digging Up the Marrow
23. Mortdecai
24. Frozen Fever
25. Wild Tales
26. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
27. Black Sea
28. The Humbling
29. Black or White
30. '71
31. McFarland, USA
32. Deli Man
33. Zombeavers
34. Tracers
35. Home Sweet Hell
36. The Cobbler
37. The Rewrite
38. Maps to the Stars
39. Cymbeline
40. Cake
41. Everly
42. Outcast
43. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
44. The Lazarus Effect

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Interstellar
2.  Big Hero 6
3.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
4.  Into the Woods
5.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
6.  The Imitation Game
7.  Penguins of Madagascar
8.  Night at the Museum: Secret of the ...
9.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
10.  Tinker Bell and the Legend of the N...
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Fifty Shades of Grey
2.  The Wire: The Complete Series
3.  American Sniper
4.  Cinderella
5.  Paddington
6.  Taken 3
7.  Spirited Away
8.  The Babadook
9.  Jupiter Ascending 3D
10.  Iron Man 3-Movie Collection
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Interstellar
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Big Hero 6
$18.00, Save 55%
3.  Into the Woods
$19.98, Save 50%
4.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
$17.99, Save 55%
5.  Penguins of Madagascar
$12.99, Save 65%
6.  Night at the Museum: Secret of the ...
$12.99, Save 68%
7.  Tinker Bell and the Legend of the N...
$18.00, Save 51%
8.  101 Dalmatians
$18.00, Save 51%
9.  Birdman
$13.00, Save 67%
10.  The Wire: The Complete Series
$109.99, Save 45%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The Wire: The Complete Series

 United States


$199.99 $109.99





Kingdom of Heaven

 United States


$24.99 $9.96





Penguins of Madagascar 3D

 United States


$48.99 $16.99





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.
© 2002-2015 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices