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Cold Creek Manor Blu-ray

United States
Disney / Buena Vista | 2003 | 119 min | Rated R | Sep 04, 2012

Cold Creek Manor (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (25.89 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)
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Russian: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

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

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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Cold Creek Manor

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Cold Creek Manor Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Wanting to escape city life for the saner, safer countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson, his wife Leah and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family.

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

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff, Juliette Lewis, Kristen Stewart, Dana Eskelson
Director: Mike Figgis

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Cold Creek Manor Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Cold Creek Manor was shot by Declan Quinn, the stylish cinematographer who photographed Leaving Las Vegas for director Figgis and has worked extensively with directors Mira Nair and Paul Weitz (including the upcoming Tina Fey comedy, Admission). Quinn is an expert at achieving the brooding, textured look that is the ideal complement to Figgis' style. Here, with a big studio budget at his disposal, Quinn also achieved a smooth, polished product, though not necessarily one that pops off the screen.

The image on Disney's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray shows finely resolved detail, black levels that accurately represent Quinn's and Figgis' suggestive use of shadows, both inside the Cold Creek Manor estate and in many thickly wooded exteriors, and rich but not overly saturated colors to convey the natural environment in which the Tilsons have now made their home. Although (or perhaps because) the film was completed photochemically rather than on a digital intermediate, proper densities were achieved in camera, and the film's grain pattern is fine and natural, even in darker scenes. There is nothing to suggest that any filtering or high-frequency roll-off has been performed, and no evidence of artificial sharpening. Nor did I observe any compression errors (although lately I have begun to notice a tendency by screenshot jockeys to zoom on a lossy still until the image begins to dissolve, then call it "macroblocking"). CCM is one of the better efforts I have seen from Disney on a catalog title to date. Whatever issues one might have with the film, there should be no complaints about its visual representation on Blu-ray.


Cold Creek Manor Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Apart from the dialogue, which is always clear, the crucial component of CCM's DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack is the foreboding score that Figgis composed himself. As Figgis relates in his commentary, the score became a bone of contention with the studio, which found it too downbeat—an issue that Figgis addressed by the simple device of shifting portions from a minor to a major key. While the score brings the necessary elements that music typically supplies in a thriller, it also adds a distinctive note of melancholy, a wordless reminder that the Tilson family has unwittingly stepped into the final act of a multi-generational tragedy afflicting the Massies. The score doesn't forgive Dale Massie for his crimes, but it does provide him with an elegy.

As far as surround effects are concerned, Figgis appears to belong to the school of filmmaker that prefers to keep his viewer looking forward. The surrounds are used to provide a general sense of ambiance and expand the presence of the score, but discrete surround effects are not emphasized.



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