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

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
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$54.96
Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection (Blu-ray)
$198.49
Dexter: The Eighth Season (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Draft Day (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Transformers Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$17.24
Orange Is the New Black: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$18.49
Destroy All Monsters (Blu-ray)
$12.74
Pain & Gain (Blu-ray)
$10.12
Ray Donovan: Season One (Blu-ray)
$24.49
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
$119.99
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Sleepaway Camp (Blu-ray)
$15.99
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Steven Spielberg Director's Collection (Blu-ray)
$91.99
D-Day Remembered (Blu-ray)
$39.99
Baltimore Ravens: Road to XLVII (Blu-ray)
$20.08
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Ghostbusters Limited Edition Gift Set (Blu-ray)
$89.96
The Originals: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$39.99


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 (34986)
 Adventure (26784)
 Animation (8246)
 Anime (4407)
 Biography (3671)
 Comedy (26399)
 Comic book (4873)
 Coming of age (1709)
 Crime (18409)
 Dark humor (3619)
 Documentary (4794)
 Drama (42179)
 Epic (5002)
 Erotic (1038)
 Family (11446)
 Fantasy (15273)
 Film-Noir (1131)
 Foreign (6002)
 Heist (1591)
 History (5525)
 Holiday (1173)
 Horror (13200)
 Imaginary (853)
 Martial arts (3172)
 Melodrama (2258)
 Music (8168)
 Musical (3665)
 Mystery (10720)
 Nature (1785)
 Other (689)
 Period (6547)
 Psychological thriller (3032)
 Romance (15390)
 Sci-Fi (17192)
 Short (369)
 Sport (2690)
 Supernatural (4039)
 Surreal (1312)
 Teen (3100)
 Thriller (31082)
 War (5483)
 Western (2293)

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


Amadeus Blu-ray

United States
DigiBook / Director's Cut / Blu-ray + CD + Digital Copy Warner Bros. | 1984 | 180 min | Rated R | Feb 10, 2009

Amadeus (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1 (16.68 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
(more)

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German SDH, Danish, Dutch, Finnish… (more)

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 CD)
Digital copy (on disc)

Packaging
DigiBook

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $34.99, Price history
Amazon: $28.44 (Save 19%)
New from: $21.75 (Save 38%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Amadeus on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.5
433
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 4.3 of 54.3
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
Based on 32 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Period46%
Music24%
93%
popularity
3138
collections
135
fans




Amadeus

 (1984)

Amadeus Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Amadeus. The man. The music. The magic. The madness. This is the incredible, mostly true story about the relationship between two composers in 18th century Vienna -- Antonio Salieri, the successful court composer for Emperor Joseph of Austria, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a child prodigy who, while vulgar and irritating, writes the greatest music the world has ever heard. The film unfolds in a series of flashbacks, as Salieri is consumed with jealously by Mozart’s natural talent, and is unable to accept the knowledge that he will never possess the genius of a man he cannot stand.

For more about Amadeus and the Amadeus Blu-ray release, see Amadeus Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole
Director: Milos Forman

» See full cast & crew


Amadeus Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Amadeus has endured its fair share of technical flops on home video. Early VHS copies didn't do the film's lavish production design or stunning cinematography justice, laserdisc failed to capture the details of Mozart's drunken exploits, and more recent DVD editions were littered with digital clutter, muddy colors, and murky details. For the most part, Warner rights these previous wrongs with an impressive 1080p/VC-1 transfer that outshines every other release of the film to date. Colors are richer, blacks are deeper (albeit slightly inconsistent from scene to scene), contrast is far more stable, and skintones are finally natural and lifelike. Delineation is still problematic in a few passing shots, but detail has received a significant bump in overall clarity and texture definition. Fabric and hair are crisp, edges are sharp, and background elements are refined. Moreover, the image doesn't suffer from rampant artifacting, source noise, or heavy banding. While I caught sight of some grain spiking, the print has been cleaned up quite well.

The only downside? Overzealous post-processing. Not only has digital noise reduction (DNR) been applied to the transfer, but edge enhancement has been peppered in to compensate for its ill-effects. While the artificial sharpening does firm up object edges (at the cost of injecting distracting halos into the proceedings), it fails to conceal the waxy close-ups, hazy textures, and intermittent motion smearing caused by the noise reduction. With some old fashioned love and affection, Amadeus could have remained faithful to its source and reaped the benefits of a high-def upgrade. Unfortunately, shortcuts were taken and the resulting picture falls short of its potential. The transfer may be strong enough to please DVD owners and satisfy fans of the film, but it simply doesn't reach the bar set by the best catalog transfers on the market.


Amadeus Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Warner's rich Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track improves matters, overcoming the film's age with resounding reproductions of Mozart's most stirring music. Violins croon their melodies in the center channel, slowly spreading their song across the soundfield as a resonant classical hall is painstakingly crafted before you. As their shrill cries grow louder, cellos bloom in their midst, giving way to the light wheen of bassoons and flutes fluttering across the soundstage. The trump of horns emerge from every direction as the rear speakers hurl the mounting whirlwind of sound around the listener with calculated abandon. Without warning, the entire orchestra erupts in a crescendoed flurry of instruments vying for your attention. Low-end tones rumble across the floor, treble tones are clean and steady, and meticulous prioritization preserves the slightest oboe in the storm of trumpets and timpani swirling around your home theater. Make no mistake, every time Mozart's compositions dominate the soundstage, Amadeus aggressively peddles its sonic wares to anyone willing to listen.

Of course, it's deflating anytime the music subsides since the rest of the film offers little more than conversational chit-chat and subtle environmental ambience. Don't get me wrong, dialogue is perfectly intelligible and well balanced, interior acoustics are realistic and convincing, and fidelity is quite commendable for a twenty-five year-old film... it's just that it all seems a bit uninvolving compared to the enveloping orchestral sequences. Uneven experience aside, Amadeus sounds great for a catalog classic and will exceed most viewers' expectations.


Amadeus: Other Editions



1-disc
$15.49
1-disc
$16.68


Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



Amadeus Blu-ray, News and Updates



Amadeus Blu-ray Re-released on No-DigiBook Case - July 9, 2009

Warner Home Video has announced that it will rerelease 'Amadeus: Director's Cut' on September 15. This movie had already been released on Blu-ray on February 10, in a 'DigiBook edition', while the new edition will come in a regular Blu-ray case. Additionally, ...

Today on Blu-ray - February 10th - February 10, 2009

In a time when a musicians' popularity rises and falls more often than the tides, it is somewhat difficult to imagine that a single person could be regarded as "the best", and that people could hold that sentiment over 200 years after his death. I of course speak ...

Amadeus; A History of Violence for February - October 20, 2008

Warner Home Video has announced that they will bring the Oscar-award winning/nominated films 'Amadeus: Director's Cut' and 'A History of Violence' to Blu-ray on February 10th. Both films will be presented in 1080p VC-1 video accompanied by 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtracks. ...

» Show more related news posts for Amadeus Blu-ray


Amadeus Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Amadeus BD Director's Cut only? (

Official Thread

)
174 Dec 31, 2013
Amadeus??? 44 Jul 12, 2008
Amadeus Blu-ray 37 Feb 22, 2008

» Show more forum discussions for Amadeus Blu-ray



Amadeus Blu-ray


$34.99 $28.44


Buy Amadeus on Blu-ray



 


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. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
3. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
4. Toy Story of Terror!
5. The Dark Knight
6. Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
7. Inception
8. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
9. Hercules
10. Batman Begins
11. Y Tu Mamá También
12. Mrs. Doubtfire
13. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
14. Tarzan
15. The LEGO Movie

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction
4. The Expendables 3
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
7. Lucy
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. How to Train Your Dragon 2
10. Snowpiercer
11. The Fault in Our Stars
12. 22 Jump Street
13. Into the Storm
14. Boyhood
15. Hercules
16. Let's Be Cops
17. The Giver
18. The November Man
19. If I Stay
20. Interstellar

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6.  The LEGO Movie
7.  The Fault in Our Stars
8.  Godzilla 3D
9.  Frozen
10.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  The Fault in Our Stars
6.  Godzilla 3D
7.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
8.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
9.  Edge of Tomorrow 3D
10.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
5.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
6.  The Fault in Our Stars
$24.99, Save 50%
7.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
8.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
9.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$9.99, Save 75%
10.  Good Will Hunting
$7.50, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season

 United States


$79.99 $54.96





Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection

 United States


$399.99 $198.49





Dexter: The Eighth Season

 United States


$69.99 $17.99





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.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices