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Babel Blu-ray

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Paramount Pictures | 2006 | 143 min | Rated R | Feb 20, 2007

Babel (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-2
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

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Babel

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Pain is universal... but so is hope. From acclaimed Director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams) comes the third film in his trilogy, Babel, a critically celebrated and emotionally gripping film about the barriers that separate humankind.

A tragic accident in Morocco sets off a chain of events that will link four groups of people who, divided by cultural differences and vast distances, will discover a shared destiny that ultimately connects them. Brad Pitt (Mr. And Mrs. Smith, Oceans 12), Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy) and Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También, The Motorcycle Diaries) lead an outstanding international ensemble cast in this breakthrough film.

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

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Adriana Barraza, Koji Yakusho
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

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Babel Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Babel is a captivating visual experience, and the MPEG-2 codec delivers good detail and depth. The camera plays over the terrain and the faces of characters, revealing nuances that in standard definition are completely lacking. Look at the way Paramount's Blu-ray resolves the rugged landscape of Morocco, dotted with shanties, rocks, shrubbery and goats. Faces, too, are rich with detail. Brad Pitt is among the most photographed and filmed stars in the world, but you have never really seen him until you watch this BD. The wrinkles around his eyes and brow, the grey stubble on his chin--they communicate an age, weariness and desperation unlike we have seen from Pitt before. And that is as much attributable to the 1080p resolution of the Blu-ray as to the direction and camera work.

From the desert plains of the Mexico-US border to a Tokyo nightclub, Iñárritu's lens captures intense depth, dramatic contrast and challenging lighting. The Blu-ray reveals it all with no visible flaws. Even in the most tricky scene, where a strobe light flashes in a discotheque, black level and bright light are resolved without artifacts. Detail in dark scenes is adequate with no significant pixellation. The color saturation may be a little shy, but I believe this is an ever-so-slightly washed-out look adopted by Iñárritu for stylistic reasons. It is not nearly as washed-out as films like O Brother Where Art Thou, Letters from Iwo Jima or 300. Ample reds, vibrant greens and azure blues are visible, as is small-diameter film grain.



Babel Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

Even though Babel has no lossless PCM content, its Dolby Digital track is not bad at all. The sound of a solo guitar is a powerful introduction to the opening scene. While not highly detailed, the resonances of the guitar's body are delivered with adequate realism to generate a strong mood. When I'm watching a movie, I can forgive instrumentation that doesn't image convincingly in the soundstage. The most important sounds are, of course, voices. Babel provides clear, strong dialogue, well recorded and optimally engineered for DD.

Returning to the scene in the Tokyo nightclub, the DD soundtrack has some minor issues with the denser sounds. The music in the club is a Japanese cover of Earth Wind and Fire's "Sing a Song". The audio communicates a club feel, but the sound is congested. In fairness, I have never heard a club soundsystem that didn't sound muddled. I would have liked an LPCM track for purposes of comparison, but either Paramount is unwilling to produce that content or the filmmaker only had DD available for the Blu-ray. For a single instrument or voice, the DD was perfectly adequate, but resolving a more complex chorus of sounds, such as the nightclub atmosphere or the Mexican wedding, was a bit problematic. Still, the average listener will have absolutely no complaints about the audio.



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