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Babette's Feast Blu-ray

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Babettes gæstebud / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1987 | 102 min | Not rated | Jul 23, 2013

Babette's Feast (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Audio
Danish: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
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Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 5.0 of 55.0
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Babette's Feast

 (1987)

Babette's Feast Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father, who is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church that is almost a sect unto itself. Although they each are presented with a real opportunity to leave the village, the sisters choose to stay with their father, to serve to him and their church. After some years, a French woman refugee, Babette, arrives at their door, begs them to take her in, and commits herself to work for them as maid/housekeeper/cook. Sometime after their father dies, the sisters decide to hold a dinner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Babette experiences unexpected good fortune and implores the sisters to allow her to take charge of the preparation of the meal.

For more about Babette's Feast and the Babette's Feast Blu-ray release, see Babette's Feast Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson, Jean-Philippe Lafont
Director: Gabriel Axel

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Babette's Feast Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Gabriel Axel's Babette's Feast arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"This new digital transfer was created in 2K resolution on an ARRISCAN film scanner from the original 35mm camera negative at Nordisk Film ShortCut in Copenhagen. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, and warps were manually removed using MTI's DRS, while Image Systems' Phoenix was used for small dirt, grain, noise reduction, jitter, and flicker.

Transfer supervisor: Lee Kline.
Colorist: Lee Cline/Criterion, New York."

The Blu-ray release represents a dramatic upgrade in quality over the old R1 DVD, but this shouldn't be too surprising considering the fact that the old DVD MGM produced wad a non-anamorphic transfer. Generally speaking, detail and clarity are very good. The majority of the close-ups boast excellent depth (see screencapture #2). The outdoor footage also impresses with good fluidity, especially where there is plenty of natural light. Contrast levels are stable. Color reproduction is also very pleasing, but I suspect that the reds and browns might have been slightly elevated. There are no traces of problematic degraining corrections. Edge-enhancement is also not an issue of concern. Some extremely light noise occasionally sneaks in, but few viewers, if any, will be able to spot its presence. Overall image stability is excellent. Also, there are no cuts, damage marks, debris, warps, or stains to report in this review. All in all, I think that this is a very pleasing and much needed upgrade of a beautiful film that should make a lot of its fans very happy. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Babette's Feast Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray release: Danish DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (with portions of French and Swedish). For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

The dialog is crisp, clean, and stable. Dynamic movement is limited, but this isn't surprising because there are no large action scenes and Per Norgaard's music score isn't prominent. Also, it is obvious to me that the audio has been carefully cleaned up because there is absolutely no background hiss whatsoever. The English translation is excellent.



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The Criterion Collection has announced five titles for Blu-ray release in July. On July 9th, the studio will release Kenji Mizoguchi's The Life of Oharu. On July 16th, it will release Peter Brook's Lord of the Flies. On July 23rd, it will release Gabriel Axel's ...


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