Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Grave of the Fireflies (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Singin' in the Rain (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$19.95
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
$49.99
Spirited Away (Blu-ray)
$25.89
Mad Max (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3 (Blu-ray)
$37.21
The Immigrant (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 4 (Blu-ray)
$28.91
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation: Complete Series + OVA LE (Blu-ray)
$40.29
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (40812)
 Adventure (31371)
 Animation (9430)
 Anime (5243)
 Biography (4335)
 Comedy (30263)
 Comic book (5855)
 Coming of age (2042)
 Crime (21083)
 Dark humor (4274)
 Documentary (5330)
 Drama (49060)
 Epic (5853)
 Erotic (1274)
 Family (13158)
 Fantasy (18007)
 Film-Noir (1321)
 Foreign (7027)
 Heist (1821)
 History (6343)
 Holiday (1312)
 Horror (15428)
 Imaginary (999)
 Martial arts (3656)
 Melodrama (2650)
 Music (9453)
 Musical (4241)
 Mystery (12218)
 Nature (1886)
 Other (724)
 Period (7682)
 Psychological thriller (3495)
 Romance (17631)
 Sci-Fi (20195)
 Short (449)
 Sport (3094)
 Supernatural (4882)
 Surreal (1619)
 Teen (3585)
 Thriller (35590)
 War (6325)
 Western (2624)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray

United States
Double Feature Mill Creek Entertainment | 1994-1997 | 2 Movies | 233 min | Rated R | Oct 23, 2012

Color of Night / Playing God (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: see individual releases
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $9.98, Price history

Amazon: $4.76 (Save 52%)
New from: $2.98 (Save 70%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Color of Night / Playing God on Blu-ray Movie

Rating


5.9
/10
58
ratings


Blu-ray rating
Video 3.0 of 53.0
Audio 2.6 of 52.6
Extras 0.5 of 50.5
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal 
Thriller100%
Crime38%
Drama19%
Erotic14%
Romance8%
Film-Noir2%
Mystery1%
51%
popularity
440
collections
n/a
fans




Color of Night / Playing God

 (1994-1997)

Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray features mediocre video and audio in this still enjoyable Blu-ray release

See individual titles.

For more about Color of Night / Playing God and the Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray release, see Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Directors: Richard Rush, Andy Wilson (IV)
Writers: Billy Ray, Matthew Chapman
Starring: Bruce Willis, David Duchovny, Jane March, Timothy Hutton, Rubén Blades, Angelina Jolie


This Blu-ray bundle includes the following titles, see individual titles for specs and details:

 
 


Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.5 of 5

Color of Night 1.5/5

Color of Night was released by Disney's Hollywood Pictures division. Given the erratic quality of Disney's own catalog releases on Blu-ray, it is no surprise that the quality of the masters they provide to Mill Creek is all over the map. The master provided for the 1080p, AVC-encoded presentation on this double feature Blu-ray is among the weakest I have seen in this series and certainly does not do justice to the late Dietrich Lohmann's (Deep Impact) colorful photography. The source material is in poor shape, with plenty of knicks, speckles, scratches and splotches. The overall image is soft, poorly defined and noisy, although here and there the image stabilizes for the duration of a few shots, e.g., in the scenes where Willis and March are in the swimming pool together.

Colors are generally weak and less than fully saturated. A notable (and important) example occurs in several key transitions between gray and red, as the film shifts between Capa's crippled vantage and a more objective point of view. These changes should strike the eye forcefully, but they don't register with the appropriate impact, because the colors are washed out.

Overall, this strikes me as an old transfer prepared for DVD and never updated. The results on Blu-ray are superior to what appeared on DVD, which suffered from such severe edge enhancement that halos were apparent even on small screens, but it is far from the quality that Blu-ray has to offer even from weak source material.

For additional screenshots, please see the Color of Night Blu- ray review.


Playing God 3.5/5

Photographed by Anthony Richmond (Legally Blonde ) in a stylized, slightly over-exposed style that exaggerates the Southern California sun, Playing God looks far superior on Mill Creek's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray than it did in its 1998 DVD appearance. The source material is in decent shape with very little print damage (far superior to the accompanying Color of Night), and sharpness and detail are superior throughout. Colors in many scenes appear to be somewhat bleached out by contrast, but in others (e.g., the Russian nightclub) they are fully saturated, which indicates that the bleaching is by design and consistent with DP Richmond's visual concept for the film.

The average bitrate of 19.00 Mbps is somewhat low for a film that has a number of scenes of rapid action, including shootouts and an extended car chase near the end, but these are counterbalanced by lengthy dialogue scenes with little or no movement. As a result, compression artifacts are minor to non-existent.

For additional screenshots, please see the Playing God Blu-ray review.


Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.5 of 5

Color of Night 3/5

According to IMDb, Color of Night was released to theaters with a Dolby Digital soundtrack, which was becoming the norm for major theatrical releases in 1994. However, Rush's preferred cut, which is the only version that has been available on video, has never had more than a stereo track. Even the DVD released by Disney's Buena Vista Home Video in 1999 had only DD 2.0. If the studio spent the money to provide a 5.1 mix for Vajna's theatrical version, they obviously were unwilling to go any further after it flopped at the box office.

The Blu-ray offers the standard 2.0 track as lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0, and it gets the job done. The dialogue is clear, as are the essential sound effects. However, there is virtually no surround presence or even much sense of stereo separation. The score by Dominic Frontiere (who also scored The Stunt Man) sounds good enough, though the reproduction lacks any depth or subtlety. The track is dominated by variations on the title song "The Color of the Night", which is performed over the closing titles by Lauren Christy and was the only element from the film nominated for anything resembling a genuine award (a Golden Globe).


Playing God 2/5

Playing God was released to theaters with a 5.1 soundtrack, and the DVD released by Disney's Buena Vista Home Video in 1998 was encoded with Dolby Digital 5.1. However, in a move more commonly seen from Echo Bridge, Mill Creek has provided only a 2.0 track encoded as DTS-HD MA 2.0. The track gets the job done, providing clear dialogue and reproducing the lively score by prolific British composer Richard Hartley, who has composed for numerous U.K. TV series and films, although he will probably be best remembered for orchestrating The Rocky Horror Picture Show. But Playing God is, at least in part, a gangster film, and it involves several shootouts, one car chase and several settings with distinctive sonic environments. The omission of its original multi-channel soundmix is inexcusable, and I am docking its score accordingly.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Malevolent
B. Monkey
Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray, News and Updates



Mill Creek Double Feature Listings - October 3, 2012

Beginning next week, Mill Creek Entertainment will be releasing 12 double feature Blu-rays. The films range in variety from Father Hood to Mafia!. If any special features will be included, they have not yet been announced. The first wave of double feature Blu-rays ...


Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post



Color of Night / Playing God Blu-ray


$9.98 $4.76


Buy Color of Night / Playing God on Blu-ray Movie


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Taken 3
2. Escape from New York
3. The Babadook
4. Interstellar
5. Everly
6. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
7. Batman vs. Robin
8. Wolfen
9. Ghoulies / Ghoulies II
10. Big Hero 6
11. Birdman
12. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
13. The Cabin in the Woods
14. Gone Girl
15. Nightcrawler

Trending in Theaters
1. Furious 7
2. Ex Machina
3. It Follows
4. Kingsman: The Secret Service
5. Maps to the Stars
6. The Voices
7. Unfriended
8. Hot Tub Time Machine 2
9. While We're Young
10. Jupiter Ascending
11. Cinderella
12. Chappie
13. Seventh Son
14. The Divergent Series: Insurgent
15. Accidental Love
16. Everly
17. The DUFF
18. Monkey Kingdom
19. Digging Up the Marrow
20. Lost River
21. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
22. Run All Night
23. Get Hard
24. True Story
25. Woman in Gold
26. '71
27. Home Sweet Hell
28. The Last Five Years
29. What We Do in the Shadows
30. Welcome to New York
31. The Longest Ride
32. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
33. Wild Card
34. Fifty Shades of Grey
35. Zombeavers
36. Unfinished Business
37. Hard to Be a God
38. The Salvation
39. Supremacy
40. Girlhood
41. Clouds of Sils Maria
42. Cut Bank
43. The Riot Club
44. White God

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Fifty Shades of Grey
2.  American Sniper
3.  Interstellar
4.  Kingsman: The Secret Service
5.  Paddington
6.  Taken 3
7.  Big Hero 6
8.  Furious 7
9.  Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI
10.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Fifty Shades of Grey
2.  American Sniper
3.  Kingsman: The Secret Service
4.  Paddington
5.  Furious 7
6.  Cinderella
7.  Mad Max
8.  Insurgent
9.  Jupiter Ascending 3D
10.  Inherent Vice
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Paddington
$19.92, Save 50%
2.  Taken 3
$19.89, Save 50%
3.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
$24.74, Save 45%
4.  Fast & Furious 6-Movie Collection
$36.49, Save 54%
5.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$39.96, Save 50%
6.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
$19.99, Save 50%
7.  The Imitation Game
$17.96, Save 49%
8.  Into the Woods
$19.84, Save 50%
9.  Iron Man 3
$16.96, Save 58%
10.  Grave of the Fireflies
$9.99, Save 67%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Grave of the Fireflies

 United States


$29.98 $9.99





Singin' in the Rain

 United States


$19.98 $7.99





Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season

 United States


$79.98 $19.95





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2015 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices