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Champion Blu-ray

United States
Olive Films | 1949 | 99 min | Rated PG | Apr 23, 2013

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

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Subtitles
None

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

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.5 of 53.5
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
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Champion

 (1949)

Champion Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

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

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman, Luis Van Rooten
Director: Mark Robson

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Champion Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Champion is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Olive Films with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.37:1. The elements here are in mostly very good shape, and a lot of this high definition presentation looks spectacular. In fact the opening scene of the fight announcer introducing us to Midge boasts incredible contrast and impeccable fine detail. Unfortunately, things take a slight tip downward at various points thereafter, with a somewhat softer appearance and sometimes slightly variable contrast. Still, Franz Planer's gorgeous Oscar nominated cinematography's chiaroscuro lighting comes through stunningly almost all of the time, with crisp whites and deep blacks, and fine detail is quite admirable in the film's close-ups.


Champion Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Champion features a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track that sounds quite good given the age of the film. While some of Dimitri Tiomkin's massed brass cues sound just a tad on the boxy side (Tiomkin, too, was Oscar nominated), for the most part the soundtrack here has weathered the vagaries of time quite well and still sounds reasonably spry and vivid. Dialogue is very cleanly presented and the film has a fairly wide dynamic range courtesy of the exciting fight sequences.



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