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An Autumn Afternoon Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + DVD BFI Video | 1962 | 113 min | Rated BBFC: U | May 23, 2011

An Autumn Afternoon (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (24.14 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.34:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Japanese: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
English

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

Playback
Region B (locked)

Price
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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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An Autumn Afternoon

 (1962)

An Autumn Afternoon Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

The final film from Yasujiro Ozu was also his last masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization. Though widower Shuhei (frequent Ozu leading man Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years with his grown daughter, a series of events leads him to accept and encourage her marriage and departure from their home. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master’s films, An Autumn Afternoon is one of cinema’s fondest farewells.

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

Starring: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada, Teruo Yoshida, Noriko Maki
Director: Yasujiro Ozu

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An Autumn Afternoon Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.34:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Yasujiro Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of the BFI.

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

"An Autumn Afternoon was transferred and restored in High Definition from the best available film elements. Master materials have been made available by The Criterion Collection. Further colour grading and picture restoration was completed by the BFI."

An Autumn Afternoon is one of the more dated looking Ozu films to appear on Blu-ray. Though detail is quite good, even during the darker bar scenes, light blocking, halo-effects and edge-enhancement are at times easy to spot (take a look at screencapture #16). Early into the film, there are also some small stability issues, mostly in the lower left and right corners of the image frame. This being said, the high-definition transfer has not been excessively filtered, and grain is present throughout the entire film. Contrast and clarity are relatively good. Color-reproduction is also convincing, though there are random small pulsations that occasionally pop up here and there (the bigger your screen is, the easier it will be for you to notice them). Finally, I noticed some minor flecks, even a few scratches, but no large debris, cuts, or damage marks. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


An Autumn Afternoon Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: Japanese LPCM 2.0. For the record, the BFI have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

There are no serious technical issues to report in this review. Predictably, the Japanese LPCM 2.0 track has a limited dynamic amplitude, but the dialog is stable, clean, crisp, and easy to follow. I also did not detect any disturbing audio distortions, pops, cracks, hissings or dropouts. The English translation is excellent.



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