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Blow Out Blu-ray

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Blow Out / Murder a la Mod | The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1981 | 2 Movies | 108 min | Rated R | Apr 26, 2011

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (23.96 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH

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

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Region A (locked)

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Video 4.4 of 54.4
Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 4.5 of 54.5
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Blow Out

 (1981)

Blow Out Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

In the enthralling Blow Out, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma, John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances as Jack, a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of Sally (Nancy Allen), a possible eyewitness to the crime who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, Blow Out is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on the act of moviemaking.

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

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, Peter Boyden, Curt May
Director: Brian De Palma

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Blow Out Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 2.40:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Brian De Palma's Blow Out arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"Supervised and approved by director Brian De Palma, this new digital transfer was created on a Scanity Datacine in 2K resolution from the original 35mm camera negative. Thousands of instances of debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's DVNR system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Telecine supervisor: Brian De Palma, Lee Kline.
Telecine colorist: Joe Gawler/Deluxe New York.
Digital Scanning: Colorworks, Los Angeles."

(Note: Screencaptures 17, 18, 19, and 20 are from Murder a la Mod).

Supervised by director Brian De Palma, this new high-definition transfer offers dramatic improvements in every single area we address in our reviews. Color reproduction, in particular, is surprisingly strong, with the variety of reds, greens, blues, browns, and blacks truly popping up during a number of different sequences. Fine object detail is also excellent, while contrast levels are never problematic. Clarity is also very good, though I must mention that I noticed a few soft spots popping up early into the film (for example, right around the 30 min. mark, in the lower left corner of the image frame). Edge-enhancement is never a serious issue of concern; neither is macroblocking. I also did not see any traces of heavy noise reduction - a layer of healthy grain is present throughout the entire film. Lastly, Criterion appear to have performed a very serious cleanup and removed a number of flecks, small scratches and debris, which can be seen all over the R1 SDVD release of Blow Out which MGM produced quite some time ago. There are no serious stability issues to report in this review either. (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.).


Blow Out Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame.

Pino Donaggio's music score has a very important role in Blow Out. Fortunately, the English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track enhances it very well - the moody flute and sax solos, the stings, and the percussions truly come alive. The various noises Jack records and later on analyzes also sound great. The dialog is crisp, clean, stable, and exceptionally easy to follow. For the record, I did not detect any disturbing pops, cracks, hissings, or dropouts to report in this review.



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