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Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray

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35th Anniversary Universal Studios | 1978 | 124 min | Rated PG | May 14, 2013

Battlestar Galactica (Blu-ray)
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Codec: VC-1 (31.37 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Sensurround .1
French: DTS Mono

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

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Single disc (1 BD)

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Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.6 of 53.6
Extras 0.2 of 50.2
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Battlestar Galactica

 (1978)

Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray offers solid video and audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

After the destruction of the human colonies, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift refugee fleet in a search for Earth.

For more about Battlestar Galactica and the Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray release, see Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Maren Jensen, Tony Swartz (I)

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Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Universal's 1080p, VC-1/encoded Blu-ray of Battlestar Galactica is an interesting effort. The source material is in excellent shape, and the image is clean, detailed and as sharp as the many optical effects will allow. It also looks very much like TV, which might seem the appropriate appearance for a project originated for broadcast, except that this version was shot on film and created for theatrical exhibition. Was it always this flat and two-dimensional?

I never saw Galactica theatrically and only know it from broadcast. It's possible that this is the look the series creators intended, but it's more likely that Universal, which handles its own transfers in-house, has once again opted for the conspicuously video-like appearance that has become its hallmark. At the very least, the work has been expertly done, so that there is no apparent loss of detail, no motion artifacts and none of the ghosting or waxiness that betrays the heavy use of artificial sharpening or noise reduction software. Black levels appear to be accurate, and the colors reflect the subdued hues that were common for Seventies filmed TV. Galactica did push the limits of NTSC video in one respect, which was the wash of red light over the entire frame whenever the giant ship went to battle stations. On broadcast, these scenes often crackled with noise, but on Blu-ray they are rock steady.

Galactica was filmed for broadcast at 1.33:1, and every so often the cropping required to achieve a 1.85:1 projected image becomes obvious (usually when a terminal readout is shown in closeup). In general, though, the framing is acceptable, and the altered aspect ratio should not distract the viewer.


Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Battlestar Galactica was one of four films released theatrically in "Sensurround", a short-lived venture between Universal and speaker manufacturer Cerwin-Vega that attempted to enhance the theatrical experience by adding low frequency effects that were intended to be felt more than heard. The process premiered with Earthquake in 1974 and was used on only three more films, of which Galactica was the last. The format was abandoned for a variety of reasons, including the cost to theater owners and the tendency for the Sensurround vibrations to damage ceilings, especially in older structures, and cause fragments of plaster to fall on patrons' heads.

According to the Blu-ray cover, the main audio track is "2.1 with Sensurround" in lossless DTS-HD MA. In fact, the track is formatted as regular 5.1, but three of the channels are not used. The original mono track is routed equally to the front left and right mains, with additional support at key moments from the LFE channel.

I never experienced Sensurround in a properly equipped theater, but those who did have been disappointed with the home theater equivalent, which uses the system's low-frequency "control tones" to indicate a deep bass presence but doesn't vibrate the environment as the original system was intended to do. (For that, one would have to install a tactile transducer such as the d-Box system.) In any case, the additional bass extension certainly does add impact to key scenes, especially battles and moments of planetary destruction. But today's audiences, especially those with even medium-quality home theater systems, are less easily wowed by LFE than were audiences of the Seventies. It's a pleasant change to have a soundtrack from that era with deep bass extension, but it's nothing we haven't heard before in a contemporary track.

Otherwise, the dialogue is clear, and the sound effects are sufficient for their purpose. Like the visual effects, their dated quality is part of their charm. The series' signature theme and incidental music by Stu Phillips, who would go on to compose for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, sounds just fine, although a stereo presentation would have been better.



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