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Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Warner Bros. | 2012 | Season 1 | 572 min | Not rated | Oct 16, 2012

Alcatraz: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

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English SDH, French, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish

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Alcatraz: The Complete Series

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Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray delivers stunning video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface, and a task force works to recapture them.

For more about Alcatraz: The Complete Series and the Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray release, see Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Sarah Jones, Jorge García, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra, Sam Neill, Leon Rippy
Director: Jack Bender

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Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray, Video Quality

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Shot on hi-def video, Alcatraz comes to Blu-ray in a 1080p, AVC-encoded treatment that neatly preserves the carefully delineated palettes distinguishing between the two timelines. There's never any doubt where you are in Alcatraz's fractured narrative. Even if the locations, costumes and haircuts didn't make it clear, the desaturated chill of the 1960s scenes—usually, but not always, initiated by the sound of cell doors and a translucent graphic of bars slamming across the screen—tell you instantly that the Rock is active and functioning. In the present, colors are warm and vibrant, fleshtones are natural, and even the caverns below Alcatraz appear to be alive, thanks to the huge array of lively computer monitors and other technology that bring all the hues of the rainbow into the task force's quarters. (In an episode where a downpour causes the power to flicker on and off, the temporary loss of those colors is even more shocking than the loss of illumination.) In both time periods, detail is excellent, black levels are strong, and artifacting and noise are de minimis.


Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Despite the sci-fi premise, Alcatraz is primarily dominated by talk, but when the DTS-HD MA 5.1 track does get an opportunity, it shines. The attacks by a sniper in episode 2 capture the sonic confusion of a panicking crowd. A mess hall riot in episode 10 catches the melee and the havoc. The thunderous downpour in episode 8 echoes through the rear speakers. A Bullitt-style chase through San Francisco registers with appropriate force and impact. All of the prison scenes in the past and all of the scenes beneath the now-disused prison in the present have a subtle sense of ambiance supplied by the rear speakers. The dialogue, which includes an array of distinctive regional accents (since prisoners on the Rock came from all over the country), is clearly rendered. The score credited to Michael Giacchino, Andrea Datzman and Chris Tilton may occasionally remind you of Fringe, which is appropriate, since both Tilton and Giacchino work on that show as well.



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Warner Home Entertainment will bring Alcatraz to Blu-ray in the fall. Executive-produced by filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Super 8), this science-fiction procedural focuses on the mysterious time-displacement that transports Alcatraz's worst criminals to the present day. ...


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