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Charulata Blu-ray

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Charulata: The Lonely Wife / চারুলতা / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1964 | 120 min | Not rated | Aug 20, 2013

Charulata (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Bengali: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

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

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Video 5.0 of 55.0
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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Charulata

 (1964)

Charulata Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and superb audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A film about a woman’s artistic and romantic yearning set in late nineteenth-century, pre-independence India. It takes place in the gracious home of a liberal-minded, workaholic newspaper editor and his lonely, stifled wife, Charulata, whose exquisitely composed features mask a burning creativity. When her husband’s poet cousin comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both inspired by him to pursue her own writing and dangerously drawn to him physically.

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

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Tarapada Basu, Nilotpal Dey
Director: Satyajit Ray

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Charulata Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Satyajit Ray's Charulata arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"This new digital master was produced from a restoration undertaken by RDB Entertainments, under the supervision of Kamal Bansal and Varsha Bansal. For their restoration, a digital transfer was created in 2K resolution on ARRISCAN film scanner from the original 35mm camera negative at Pixion in Chennai, India. Due to several instances of sever warps and in the original negative, a few sections were replaced using an original 35mm safety fine grain belonging to the Academy Film Archive. The original monaural soundtrack was restored from the original sound negative.

Project supervisor: Mr. Balaji/Pixion, Chennai, India.
Lead restorers: Mr. Chandrashekhar, Mr.Kiran/Pixion.
Colorists: Mr. Mathews, John Tharyil/Pixion."

This very beautiful film looks quite extraordinary on Blu-ray. I have a DVD copy of it in my library and after running some direct comparisons I have to say that the improvements in clarity and image depth have to be seen to be believed. The beach footage, in particular, looks exceptional (see screencaptures #5 and 19). The footage from Bhupati's lavish home where Charu spends most of her time also boasts some terrific clarity and fluidity - there sequences where even tiny objects are remarkably easy to see (see screencaptures #7 and 16). The overall balance between the blacks, whites, and the variety of grays is also very pleasing. There are a few sequences where sharpness levels have a tendency to fluctuate, but these fluctuations are indeed source related (see screencapture #14). Furthermore, there are no traces of excessive degraining corrections. Problematic sharpening adjustments have not been performed either. Overall image stability is dramatically improved. Also, it is clear that debris, large damage marks, cuts, stains, and dirt have been removed as best as possible. All in all, considering how problematic so many presentations of the legendary Bengali director's films have been on DVD, this new restoration of Charulata is really quite the revelation. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Charulata Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray release: Bengali LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

Overall dynamic intensity is rather limited, but clarity and depth are very pleasing. I can also tell that various stabilizations have been performed and background hiss removed because there is a very obvious difference between the lossy track from the R2 DVD release and the lossless track. For the record, there are no pops, audio dropouts, or distortions to report in this review. The English translation is excellent.



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