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Black Narcissus Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1947 | 101 min | Not rated | Jul 20, 2010

Black Narcissus (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English SDH

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

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Region A (locked)

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Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 4.6 of 54.6
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Black Narcissus

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Black Narcissus Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A group of Anglo-Catholic nuns on an isolated missionary assignment in the Himalayas face an assortment of worldly challenges, including sexual temptations, extreme weather, and other intriguing ups and downs. Adapted from the novel by Rumer Godden.

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

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Esmond Knight, Flora Robson
Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

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Black Narcissus Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.37:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Black Narcissus arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"Created on a Spirit HD Datacine with the participation of cinematographer Jack Cardiff and Michael Powell's widow, acclaimed editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, this new high-definition digital transfer was mastered from a newly manufactured 35mm interpositive.

Telecine supervisor: Mark Stanborough/ITV Global Entertainment Ltd., London.
Telecine colorist: Dave Mason/Technicolor Creative Services, London".

As expected, Criterion's high-definition transfer is solid. Fine object detail is very good, clarity pleasing and contrast levels stable. As it was the case with Criterion's Blu-ray release of Powell and Pressburger's The Red Shoes, however, I was most impressed with the color-scheme. Reds, blues, greens, yellows, browns, blacks and whites look fresh and rich. This being said, occasionally there are some minor color pulsations, but these appear to be inherited. Generally speaking, there are no serious stability issues.

Unlike what some reviewers have claimed, there isn't a sizable gap in quality between the ITV Blu-ray release and Criterion's Blu-ray release of Black Narcissus. Fine object detail and contrast levels are practically identical. I also did not see any major fluctuations when I compared the color-schemes of the two releases. Perhaps there are some extremely small spot corrections Criterion did that enhance clarity during the nighttime footage (as well as elimination of some minor background flicker), which those of you with digital projectors and very large screens will be able to see, but overall I think that the two Blu-ray releases look very similar. (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).


Black Narcissus Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

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

The English LPCM track is very good. The dialog is mostly clean, stable, clear and easy to follow. Occasionally there is very light background hiss, but in terms of fluidity this is undoubtedly the best treatment Black Narcissus has ever received.

I tested a couple of scenes from the ITV Blu-ray release of Black Narcissus, which offers only an English Dolby Digital Mono track, and I must say that I prefer the English LPCM track from the Criterion Blu-ray release. I felt that Brian Easdale's music score comes off slightly fuller and richer.



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Criterion Reveals July Blu-ray Slate - April 15, 2010

The Criterion Collection has announced three films for release on Blu-ray. On July 20, the studio will release two Technicolor classics directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948). One week later, it will release ...


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