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Black Rain Blu-ray

United States
Paramount Pictures | 1989 | 125 min | Rated R | Jan 23, 2007

Black Rain (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-2 (27.23 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX
English: DTS-ES 6.1 (24-bit, 1509 kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish

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

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Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 3.5 of 53.5
Extras 3.4 of 53.4
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Black Rain

 (1989)

Black Rain Blu-ray delivers great video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Director Ridley Scott's international crime thriller stars Michael Douglas as Mike Conklin, a New York detective under investigation for corruption. When yakuza hit man Sato (Yusaku Matsuda) kills two American mobsters in New York, he's extradited to Osaka to face trial, with Conklin and Charlie Vincent (Andy Garcia) as his escorts. Mistakenly turning over their prisoner to yakuza disguised as police, Conklin and Vincent realize, after running down some blind alleys, that they have no chance of finding Sato in the unfamiliar city and enlist the services of Japanese desk cop Masahiro "Mas" Masumoto (Ken Takakura). While relaxing with Mas at a karaoke bar, the cops also get information on the world of the yakuza from Joyce Kinglsey (Kate Capshaw), a high-class bargirl. As they continue the search for Sato, the scrupulous, methodical, and civilized style of Japanese police work rubs the improvisational, rule-breaking Americans the wrong way. But when Vincent is murdered, Mas and Conklin realize that success will come only through a blending of investigative and cultural styles. The almost impenetrably sooty, neon-saturated city of Osaka is superbly photographed by future director Jan de Bont.

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

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy García, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, Shigeru Koyama, Yûsaku Matsuda
Director: Ridley Scott

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Black Rain Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Don't be fooled by the grungy, fleck-filled Paramount logo at the beginning of the film—Black Rain sports a nearly immaculate 1080p/MPEG-2 transfer that does justice to the flashing lights of Osaka's nightlife. For a film that's now 20 years old, Black Rain looks great on Blu-ray. The opening scenes in New York are appropriately dingy, realistically presenting the now-defunct meatpacking district with dank grays and smoke rising up from manhole covers in smoggy clouds. When the film moves to Japan the palette opens up considerably—the nightclub is drenched in bold blues, yellow and orange tones heat up a yakuza-owned smelting factory, and neon signs of every color blink furiously, hanging over Osaka's clustered, bustling streets. While this isn't the sharpest catalog title I've seen, Black Rain never lacks for clarity, and the sheer amount of detail gives the on-location shots a distinct sense of place. Just look at the clutter of the Osaka police station—I used to work in a Japanese office and trust me, no American set dresser could ever reproduce that organized chaos. I really have few complaints. There are some overly dim scenes, one or two instances of mild contrast wavering, and a few crushed details, but other than that, Black Rain's transfer is clean, moderately sharp, and a pleasure to watch.


Black Rain Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

While there's nothing outright problematic about Black Rain's audio, it doesn't exactly impress either, as the dated source material can't keep pace with more modern mixes. The film offers a DTS-ES 6.1 surround track as well as a Dolby Digital 5.1 EX mix, and I went with the DTS because of its higher bit-rate and more open sound. Since the film is arguably driven more by character than action, Black Rain's audio is largely placed front and center, with dialogue receiving clear priority. The surround channels play a mostly passive role here—supporting the score and delivering location-establishing ambience—and there are relatively few discrete effects. Motorcycles zip, sirens peel out loudly, and cars zoom by, but that's about it. A few of the foley effects are less-than-convincing—punches in particular are clearly canned—but other sound effects, like gunshots, are crisp and believable. Dynamically, the track has a decent enough range, but it seems to lack low-end density. And while Hans Zimmer's eastern-infused score certainly kicks it with big electronic drum hits and some raucous flute, the music is way too digitized and immediately dated.


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