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City Girl Blu-ray

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Masters of Cinema Eureka Entertainment | 1930 | 90 min | Rated BBFC: PG | Feb 22, 2010

City Girl (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.19:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.2:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
None

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

Playback
Region free

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Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.1 of 54.1
Extras 2.6 of 52.6
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Romance30%
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City Girl

 (1930)

City Girl Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

During a brief stay in Chicago, innocent farmer’s son Lem falls for and weds Kate, a hard-bitten but lonely waitress. Upon bringing her home at the start of harvest time, the honeymoon soon turns into a claustrophobic struggle as they contend with the bitter scorn of his father and the invasive, leering jealousy of the farm’s labouring community.

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

Starring: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence, Edith Yorke, Guinn Williams, Anne Shirley
Director: F.W. Murnau

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City Girl Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Here's what the included booklet says about the transfer:

"For this 2010 Masters of Cinema Series Blu-ray edition we encoded the HD master in 1080p AVC format on a BD25. Heartened by Fox's U.S. release of this master without any heavy-handed digital restoration, we decided against HD-DVNR, MTI, other forms of digital restoration, or grain removal, after tests revealed noticeable disruption of the tonal quality belonging to the film image in many scenes. We used the same hands-off approach with our release of Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr: The Strange Adventure of Allan Gray and F. W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, and we feel it more respectful to the filmmakers and the patina of the image. The level of damage still present is exactly what you would see if you were to project this same 35mm film restoration theatrically."

Put quite simply, City Girl looks brilliant on Blu-ray, and I applaud both Fox and Masters of Cinema for their commitment to presenting this and other films in the purest form possible. There's no trace of any unnecessary filtering or overzealous edge enhancement, and the film's grain structure has a fine texture that's beautiful in motion. Clarity, for a film now 80 years old, is often staggering. You can make out Charles Farrell's fingerprints as he holds his fortune; you'll notice the knobby woolen texture of his overcoat and marvel at the crispness of blades of wheat as they get shuffled through the thresher. The monochromatic gradation is equally vivid, with perfectly balanced contrast and lots of depth. Blacks are deep and defining, whites are bright but not overblown, and the gradient of gray is rich and smooth. As expected, the print isn't exactly pristine, but the damage—which mostly consists of mild vertical scratches and occasional flurries of white specks—is rarely, if ever, a distraction. You'll be too busy appreciating Murnau's expert framing and evocative use of light and shadow to mind. From the architectural claustrophobia of the city to the wide open, Days of Heaven-inspiring landscapes, the film is truly a joy to watch in high definition, and should whet silent film fans' appetites for other influential titles set to be released later this year.

Do note that this release of City Girl is region-free and import-friendly, as it doesn't contain any PAL or 1080i/50-encoded data.


City Girl Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Unlike Sunrise, which survives with its original Movietone score intact, City Girl's orchestration has been lost to time. In 2008, composer Christopher Caliendo was commissioned to write and record a new score, which is presented here via a warm and detailed DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track. To be completely honest—and I'm sure many of you will feel differently— I'm not the biggest fan of Caliendo's score. It's certainly well-timed, accentuating each of the plot's dramatic moments and romantic yearnings, but it often feels too grandiose, as if it's trying to compete with, rather than compliment, City Girl's inherent emotion. The music also sounds bright and clean and new, which isn't really a fault, per se, but grafted to a weathered image from 1930, it does feel slightly anachronistic. That said, perhaps I'm being too sensitive. More objectively, and from a strictly audio-centric perspective, the score is dynamically balanced and has a fantastic sense of clarity and separation between instruments, from the crisp and breathy timbre of flutes to aching strings and briskly strummed guitars. This is a 5.1 mix, but the rear channels are really only used to fill out the sound space with reverb and ambience. Overall, the mix sounds great, but I'd love to hear something appropriately old.


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Eureka Entertainment has announced another title for its Masters of Cinema series: F.W. Murnau's 'City Girl' will come out on Blu-ray only on February 22, 2010. This simple love story that Murnau directed after the ambitious 'Sunrise' features a restored high-definition ...


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