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An American Tail Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + UltraViolet Universal Studios | 1986 | 80 min | Rated G | Mar 04, 2014

An American Tail (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (34.85 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: DTS 5.1
French: DTS 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UV digital copy
iTunes digital copy

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

Price
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Video 2.5 of 52.5
Audio 3.2 of 53.2
Extras 0.8 of 50.8
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Movie appeal

 
Family100%
Animation80%
Comedy74%
Musical44%
Adventure-
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An American Tail

 (1986)

An American Tail Blu-ray features poor video and solid audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must find them while trying to survive in a new country.

For more about An American Tail and the An American Tail Blu-ray release, see An American Tail Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Phillip Glasser, Amy Green, John P. Finnegan, Nehemiah Persoff, Erica Yohn, Pat Musick
Director: Don Bluth

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An American Tail Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.0 of 5

Universal's 1080p/AVC-encoded video presentation is a disappointment, pure and simple. First, though, it's important to separate the source from the encode. An American Tail is a softer film, with several quote-unquote problems inherent to its age and original animation cels. However, it isn't all that difficult to discern between softness, age and other issues and eyesores that trace back to a faulty master. Noise reduction takes a toll (despite the fact that grain is still present, at least to an unnatural, hyper-sharpened degree), pixilation is common (even if it's likely to go unnoticed on more modest displays), ringing and edge halos are frequent offenders, artifacting and mosquito noise are common, slight nicks and specks pepper the animation, and the film's line art isn't as cleanly defined as it could be. Some of the finer details in the background paintings are a bit smeared as well, colors are wildly inconsistent (much of which is admittedly rooted in the animation) and contrast is boosted to the point of rendering many a scene too dim, dark or richly saturated for its own good. Together, it combines to create an unremarkable, underwhelming video presentation as mediocre as it is flawed. Does the film look better than it ever has? Sure, particularly compared to its DVD counterparts. Does that mean this is the best An American Tail could ever look? Absolutely not. Had Universal commissioned a ground-up restoration and remaster using the film's original negatives and animation elements, this Blu-ray release might be something special. Don't believe it's that bad? I'm not usually a proponent of scouring screenshots for evidence, but there's hardly a standout shot to be had. Take a look before staging a spirited defense. It'll save you some time.


An American Tail Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

An American Tail's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track isn't all that remarkable either, but there also aren't any major issues to point to. Voices are reasonably clean and clear, prioritization is decidedly decent, and effects and music are only held back by age. LFE output is only mildly engaging and rear speaker activity is sparse, leading to a rather flat, front-heavy experience, but it's all in keeping with the film's original sound design. There isn't a lot to complain about other than, again, Universal's repurposing of an outdated AV source; one in need of a full restoration.



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