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Ashanti Blu-ray

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Severin Films | 1979 | 118 min | Rated PG | Dec 11, 2012

Ashanti (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-2
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0

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None

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

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Region A, B (C untested)

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Video 2.5 of 52.5
Audio 2.5 of 52.5
Extras 1.5 of 51.5
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Ashanti

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Ashanti Blu-ray features mediocre video and audio, but overall it's a poor Blu-ray release

Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task...

For more about Ashanti and the Ashanti Blu-ray release, see Ashanti Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.0 out of 5.

Starring: Michael Caine, Beverly Johnson, Omar Sharif, William Holden, Rex Harrison, Kabir Bedi
Director: Richard Fleischer

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Ashanti Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.5 of 5

Ashanti is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Severin Films with an MPEG-2 encoded 1080p transfer in 2.35:1. As I mentioned in my review of Severin's simultaneously released The Wild Geese, the label seems to be testing the high definition waters with some of these new releases that feature older video codecs and lossy audio. (Rather interestingly, the supplementary interview with Beverly Johnson is encoded via AVC.) For whatever reason, Ashanti doesn't look quite as sharp as The Wild Geese and is further hobbled by video noise in several sections mid-film that involve the sandy expanses of the desert in what are basically longer optical shots as part of montages. There are also some stability issues early in the film on such likely subjects as heavy foliage. Colors are decently saturated, though seem to have faded slightly to the brown side of things. Fine detail really only pops at satisfying levels in extreme close-ups. This isn't a downright horrible looking transfer, but videophiles will probably be less than pleased with the overall look of the film.


Ashanti Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.5 of 5

Like The Wild Geese, Ashanti features only a lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 audio option. Things are about what you'd expect here, with a slightly compressed sounding mix that still delivers adequate fidelity for dialogue and for Michael Melvoin's kind of interesting score. For those who don't recognize Melvoin's name, he was a much in demand session pianist from the sixties on, and he is also the father of Wendy Melvoin of Prince fame. This film was made at the very tail end of the disco era, and Melvoin's opening theme has a certain disco ambience, but some of his underscore cues are quite well done. The closing theme, sung by Jimmy Chambers, isn't exactly Oscar material, however.



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Severin Signs New Distribution Deal, Announces New Titles - November 14, 2012

Independent label Severin Films announced today that it has secured a new distribution deal with CAV Distributing Corporation. Severin Films also revealed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray The Hairdresser's Husband and Felicity, as well as a 10th Anniversary ...

Ashanti Blu-ray - February 22, 2012

Independent distributors Severin Films have announced that they are preparing a Dual Format Edition of director Richard Fleischer's Ashanti (1979), starring Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi (Sandokan), Omar Sharif, and William Holden. The release is expected ...


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