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Bound Blu-ray

United States
Olive Films | 1996 | 109 min | Unrated | Aug 07, 2012

Bound (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
None

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 3.4 of 53.4
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
Based on 3 user reviews

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Bound

 (1996)

Bound Blu-ray delivers great video and decent audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

Violet is the sexy mistress of Ceasar, a money launderer for the Mob. The comfortable Family lifestyle has become drudgery--until Violet meets Corky. Corky, a convicted thief out on parole, is hired as the maintenance person in the exclusive apartment complex where Violet and Ceasar reside. After forming a strong friendship with Corky, Violet wants out of the Mob lifestyle and sees Corky's theft expertise as her ticket to a fresh start. If Corky is willing to steal the two million dollars in cash stashed in the apartment that Ceasar must deliver to Marzzone the next day, together the women can escape the Mafia. However, when Ceasar discovers the money missing, he reacts differently than they anticipated... to say the least. Bound together against the wrath of Ceasar, Violet and Corky must rely on their instincts to survive.

For more about Bound and the Bound Blu-ray release, see Bound Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, Christopher Meloni, John P. Ryan, Mary Mara
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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Bound Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Bound is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Olive Films with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.78:1. Let's face it: a lot of us who are interested in high definition home video are geeks, and we run around talking about codecs, aspect ratios, streaming rates and the like, often more impressed with ourselves and our verbiage than those listening to us (quite often our significant others) seem to be. There has been a lot of online chatter about the fact that Olive included both versions of this film on a single layered 25GB disc with lossy Dobly audio. We'll deal with the audio in the section below, but in terms of video, let's forget streaming rates or how many bytes were used on the disc, and instead simply ask a question that should be foremost on any home video enthusiast's mind: how does the damn thing look? And the answer is, amazingly good. My colleague Svet Atanasov reviewed the French release of Bound here, and I recommend that anyone wondering about the quality of this Olive release should simply peruse screencaps of both reviews. The Olive release seems to have slightly more saturated color and a perhaps just slightly brighter overall appearance, leading to increased shadow detail. Fine object detail is excellent throughout this presentation and despite the fact that there's slightly over three hours of content on this disc, I failed to see any compression artifacts whatsoever in either the Unrated or R-rated versions of the film. The image is nicely sharp, with excellent contrast and firm black levels. Would things have been improved on a 50GB disc? Perhaps, though it's hard to say how. At least a 50GB disc would have created enough room for a lossless soundtrack and more supplements, but those are different issues from the actual video quality, which in my estimation is very good indeed.


Bound Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

The fact that Bound is presented with only a Dolby Digital 2.0 track should probably be of greater concern to avid HD enthusiasts than the video quality, especially since the French release of Bound sported a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. While the inclusion of only lossy audio is disappointing, taking the Dolby track on its own merits there isn't a lot to complain about. The low end is surprisingly full sounding and dynamic range is also reasonably wide, especially in the violent scenes. The narrowness of the track is occasionally bothersome, though it must be admitted that it helps create the claustrophobic quality that is essential to the film's depiction of Violet's state of mind. Fidelity is fine, if not outstanding, but it's a real head-scratcher why Olive didn't include lossless audio on this release.



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