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Beaches Blu-ray

United States
Disney / Buena Vista | 1988 | 123 min | Rated PG-13 | Nov 06, 2012

Beaches (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 1.5 of 51.5
Audio 2.8 of 52.8
Extras 1.8 of 51.8
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Comedy100%
Music17%
Drama8%
Melodrama4%

27%
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Beaches

 (1988)

Beaches Blu-ray features mediocre video and solid audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

For more about Beaches and the Beaches Blu-ray release, see Beaches Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Lainie Kazan, Spalding Gray, James Read
Director: Garry Marshall

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Beaches Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.5 of 5

Beaches is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Disney/Buena Vista with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.85:1. Disney/Buena Vista has a mostly very good record with its catalog releases, and has even been known to recall product it has realized is substandard ( Arachnophobia). Disney/Buena Vista is touting this release of Beaches as having been "digitally restored", but this is far from the sharpest looking transfer the studio has released in high definition. I'm not that ashamed to admit I never saw Beaches theatrically, but I've certainly seen it in various home video incarnations, and there's no denying that this new Blu-ray offers better saturated color and at least decent fine detail in extreme close-ups. But this is pretty soft looking overall and even minor opticals, like segues between scenes, are littered with so much dirt and extra grain that it verges on digital noise at times (this may actually come as good news to those who fear over aggressive digital noise reduction). Contrast is pretty iffy at times, especially in darker interior scenes, leading to some substantial loss of shadow detail. This is a step up from DVD, but it's a rather small step.


Beaches Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Beaches' lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix is pretty front heavy, to the point where surround channels only really kick in when Midler sings. There is some occasional noticeable surround activity (the boardwalk scene is a good example), but even then, the bulk of the mix is tilted toward the front channels. There is also widely differing reverb and ambient recording effects quite noticeable in some of the post-looped material, with the van scene with Midler and Hershey (when Midler is in the bunny suit) one of the more obvious examples. In scenes like that one, the dialogue sounds overly tinny and boxy compared to the bulk of this track. Fidelity is generally very good, especially in the musical sequences.



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Beaches Blu-ray - October 18, 2012

This November, Disney / Buena Vista is bringing the 1988 dramatic comedy Beaches to Blu-ray. Directed by Garry Marshall (The Princess Diaries), the film stars Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus), Barbara Hershey (Black Swan) and John Heard (Home Alone). Grab Beaches on ...


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