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Conan the Barbarian Blu-ray

United States
1274
8
16
International Cut Universal Studios | 1982 | 129 min | Rated R | Aug 02, 2011

Conan the Barbarian (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English, French

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
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Video 3.7 of 53.7
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 2.9 of 52.9
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Conan the Barbarian

 (1982)

Conan the Barbarian Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Epic tale of child sold into slavery who grows into a man who seeks revenge against the warlord who massacred his tribe. Through the history of mankind, the times that are most recorded in mythology are those of great deeds and fantastic adventures. Such a time was the Hyborean Age and the story of Conan the Barbarian. Cimmerian Conan is captured after his parents' savage murder by raiding Vanir led by Thulsa Doom, head of the malignant snake-cult of Set. Fifteen years' agony, first chained to the Wheel of Pain grinding grain and then enslaved as a Pit Fighter, forge a magnificent body and indomitable spirit. Freed one day by his owner, Conan, with his companions Subotai the Mongol and Valeria, Queen of Thieves, sets forth upon his quest to learn "the riddle of steel" which his father prophesied would confer ultimate power, and to kill his enemy Thulsa Doom.

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

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Max von Sydow, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman, Gerry Lopez (I), Mako
Narrator: Mako
Director: John Milius

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Conan the Barbarian Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Like the film itself, there's a lot to love about Conan's 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer. Unfortunately, there's a lot to loathe as well. First, the good. It's safe to say Conan the Barbarian has never looked better than it does here. Those who own previous releases of the film can start building DVD funeral pyres now. Shadows seem a tad oppressive and black levels are a bit more overpowering than I anticipated, but it seems in line with Milius' doom-tainted vision and Duke Callaghan's mud-n-blood cinematography. And while several key scenes are subsequently darker, color accuracy, fleshtone saturation, black depth, encode proficiency and fine detailing are also more remarkable. Primaries exhibit raw strength (despite some dullness when the sun peaks or sets), faces are warm and lifelike, the darkness is suitably foreboding (even though its hue is sometimes more akin to charcoal), anomalies like artifacting and banding aren't a factor, object definition is relatively sharp (more on that in a minute), and fine textures are naturally resolved... for the most part. Which brings us to the transfer's issues. Although many a closeup and midrange shot is quite impressive, others simply don't fare as well. Some of the shortcomings trace back to softness inherent to the original photography -- that much I can forgive -- but some trace back to digital manipulation via arguably judicious, thankfully intermittent noise reduction. Minor to mild edge halos are also a distraction; one that caught my eye here and there throughout the film (wherever heavier edge enhancement had been utilized). Other oddities surface too. Grain, though refined on the whole, sometimes grows thick and soupy; nicks and scratches, while minor, nevertheless creep into the image; and contrast isn't entirely consistent or stable. Even so, Conan the Barbarian survives the worst of it. In fact, I suspect some will award it a more favorable video score than I have. If it weren't for the obvious mishaps, I probably would have smiled, nodded and called it a higher scoring day.


Conan the Barbarian Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Universal's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track isn't hindered by anything other than the age of its elements. Dialogue is clean, clear and well-prioritized on the whole (despite the fact that some lines are a bit shrill and others are muffled) and sound effects exhibit welcome strength and presence (likewise, despite some prevailing tinniness). The rear speakers are certainly active, boisterous even at times, and help craft an unexpectedly immersive experience. Basil Poledouris' original score follows suit, filling the stage with deep, earthy music that extends back and across the soundfield with startling ease and power. Not all of the orchestration is as crisp or precise as modern filmfans are used to, but for an early '80s production, the bellowing horn flurries and beating war drums that invade the soundscape are mercilessly precise. The LFE channel is up to the task as well, imbuing splitting stones, rumbling earth, cracking thunder, surging storms and the roar of battle with enough ferocity to draw in anyone in earshot. Dynamics are dependent on the now-thirty-year old source and falter accordingly, and directionality isn't exactly awe-inspiring (or prevalent, really). But fans of Milius' Conan the Barbarian will be most pleased with the end result.



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Universal Studios Home Entertainment is set to bring John Milius' Conan the Barbarian to Blu-ray on August 2nd, two weeks before Marcus Nispel's adaptation of the same name descends on theaters. Milius' original film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan, a slave ...


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