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Belle de jour Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1967 | 101 min | Rated R | Jan 17, 2012

Belle de jour (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
French: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

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

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Region A (locked)

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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Belle de jour

 (1967)

Belle de jour Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Frigid Parisian housewife Séverine begins secretly spending her afternoon hours in an apartment bordello. Through her double life as the prostitute "Belle de jour," she explores closely guarded desires and fantasies she cannot share with her conventional, loving husband. Her situation is further complicated, however, when a john, an impulsive gangster, develops an obsession with her.

For more about Belle de jour and the Belle de jour Blu-ray release, see Belle de jour Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page, Pierre Clémenti, Françoise Fabian
Director: Luis Buñuel

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Belle de jour Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.67:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Luis Buñuel's Belle de jour arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"This new high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit 2K Datacine from a 35mm interpositive. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS, while Image Systems' DVNR was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Telecine supervisor: Lee Kline.
Telecine colorist: Eddy Nakkaa/Eclair Laboratories, Paris."

Having done some detailed comparisons, I am going to assume that Criterion had access to the same master Studio Canal worked with when they prepared their Blu-ray release of director Buñuel's erotic masterpiece. This said, the two Blu-ray releases look quite different.

Compression is notably stronger and grain better resolved on the Criterion release. The daylight sequences, in particular, look far more pleasing. Close- ups also convey better depth and fluidity (compare screencapture #7 with screencapture #1 from our review of the Studio Canal release). Contrast levels have also been pushed up a bit while brightness levels have been toned down. However, the biggest discrepancies between the Criterion and Studio Canal releases are in the area of color reproduction. On the Criterion release the variety of browns and reds are far better saturated - but not necessarily more convincing, as there are selected scenes, such as the dream sequence in the beginning, where they feel too rich (the strong reds in particular). The blacks have also been corrected. Criterion have also removed a number of tiny specks and scratches that were often easy to see on the Studio Canal release. Some careful noise corrections have been performed as well, though as mentioned earlier grain is present and well resolved. Lastly, there are no serious stability issues to report in this review. All in all, with the exception of the enhanced reds the rest of the adjustments are indeed very convincing, and Criterion's presentation of the film more appealing than Studio Canal's presentation. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu- ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Belle de jour Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: French LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

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

"The original monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from a 35mm print. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using Audio Cube's integrated workstation."

The loseless track is excellent. It boasts a good range of nuanced dynamics and more importantly enhances the unique sounds heard throughout the film very well (the sound of Severine's heels, the mud, the whip, gunshots, etc). The dialog is exceptionally clean, stable, and easy to follow. Also, there are no sync issues or distortions to report in this review.



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Criterion Blu-ray in January: Buñuel, Rosi, Honda, and Soderbergh - October 14, 2011

The Criterion Collection has announced four titles for Blu-ray release in January. On January 17th, the independent studio will release Belle de jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967) and Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, 2000). A week later, on January 24th it will release The Moment ...


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