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Cast Away Blu-ray

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20th Century Fox | 2000 | 144 min | Rated PG-13 | Dec 04, 2007

Cast Away (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (33.67 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

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English, English SDH, Spanish

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Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 4.7 of 54.7
Extras 1.9 of 51.9
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Cast Away

 (2000)

Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. His fast- paced career takes him, often at a moment's notice, to far-flung locales - and away from his girlfriend Kelly. Chuck's manic existence abruptly ends when, after a plane crash, he becomes isolated on a remote island - cast away into the most desolate environment imaginable. Stripped of the conveniences of everyday life, he first must meet the basic needs of survival, including water, food and shelter. Chuck, the consummate problem solver, eventually figures out how to sustain himself physically. But then what? Chuck begins his personal journey. After four years, fate gives Chuck a chance to fight his way back to civilization, only to find an unexpected emotional challenge greater than all the earlier physical ones. His ability to persevere and to hope are a product of his life-changing experience. Though the conclusion of Chuck's story may not be a conventional Hollywood ending, it is, like life, full of truth, pain and promise.

For more about Cast Away and the Cast Away Blu-ray release, see Cast Away Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth, Nick Searcy, Jenifer Lewis, Lari White
Director: Robert Zemeckis

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Cast Away Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

The film is presented in its OAR of 1.85 (not 2.35 as labeled on the box) and is presented in 1080p encoded in MPEG4 AVC. The video is satisfying for the most part, but not as good as I expected. Some scenes are extremely grainy...a certain amount is expected (and welcome), but it makes the film seem a lot older than it is. Especially when you consider films like Forrest Gump or Contact that were filmed before this one seem to have a less grain. The early night scenes can be a touch soft, but this doesn't extend to the after hours scenes on the island. They were actually shot day for night and color corrected digitally. Fleshtones are natural, colors on the island are realistic without being exaggerated. The scene where Nolan tries to escape in the inflatable raft is a good example: the vivid blue of the sky contrasted with the dark blue of the water, the bright yellow raft, and the deep crimson of blood when Nolan spears his leg on the reef. You wince and feel his agony.
The image has no noticable artifacts (even during the scenes with storms or heavy surf) and there is no edge enhancement. A decent transfer.



Cast Away Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

An absolutely stupendous track. The audio is encoded in 5.1 lossless DTS-HD Master Audio and remains reference even considering it was issued in 2000. Sound Designer Randy Thom at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound has crafted a soundtrack that immerses the viewer from beginning to end. From the scream of a crashing jet plane, to the soft lap of water on the beach, every element is expertly recorded and placed precisely in the soundfield. Dialog is clear and natural, whatever ADR was necessary has been mixed so well you'd never know it wasn't recorded on location. Thom had his work cut out for him: he couldn't use insects, birds, or other tropical sounds typical of other films in this setting. The isolation of Hanks had to be extended to him aurally as well as visually. The soundfield remains active without these sounds, as an audience you feel just as isolated with no jarring effects to take the viewer out of the reality Zemekis creates. Of course, the plane crash sequence is dynamic and LOUD, with pounding LFE. You may want to watch that you don't blow your speakers, even on high end systems! Of course it makes a great demo…but another type of demo would be nearly any setting on the island where Nolan is sitting or walking on the beach. The quiet lapping water, the rustling of trees in the wind, the distant thunder of the surf crashing on the reef: it all serves to make the viewer part of the scene. The movie was rightfully nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound.
The film is also presented Dolby Digital (DD) 2.0 Surround in Spanish and French @224 kbps.



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