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Contraband Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + DVD Universal Studios | 2012 | 110 min | Rated R | Apr 24, 2012

Contraband (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
French: DTS 5.1
Spanish: DTS 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
UV digital copy (expired)
iTunes digital copy (expired)
DVD copy
Bonus View (PiP)
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Slipcover in original pressing

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.3 of 54.3
Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 2.9 of 52.9
Based on 9 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Action100%
Thriller81%
Crime50%
Drama-
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Contraband

 (2012)

Contraband Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law botches a drug deal, Chris is forced back into running contraband. Things quickly fall apart, and Chris must use his skills to navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops, and hit men before his wife and sons become their target.

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

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Lukas Haas
Director: Baltasar Kormákur

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Contraband Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Battered primaries, abusive shadows, and blunt-force contrast. Yep, it's another dark, gritty actioner shot to make audiences say, "wait, what's going on over there?" Even so, Universal's 1080p/AVC-encoded video presentation strikes its intended target with pinpoint precision. Detail is exceedingly revealing, at least once you get past the fact that Kormákur and DP Barry Ackroyd's stark shadows devour anything and everything they touch. Scars, pores, stubble and any other facial feature and fine texture that leaps into the equally stark light is captured with razor sharp clarity, edge definition is crisp and exacting (with only an occasional hint of high-noon haloing), and delineation is non-existent, which is a good thing in this case as that's part of the aesthetic Kormákur and Ackroyd are aiming for. Color accuracy and skintone saturation fall in perfect line with their vision as well, and there isn't anything about the subsequent encode that wavers, deviates or departs from that vision. Grain, heavy and distinct, is intact; artifacting, banding and aliasing are nowhere to be found; and the crush that dominates the darkness, though certainly distracting, shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. In short, this is Contraband, pure and unaltered.


Contraband Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Contraband's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track is determined to do one thing: kick your teeth in. Dialogue gets overrun now and again, but rarely at crucial points in the film. Voices are largely clear and intelligible throughout (insofar as Kormákur's frenetic sound design allows), and prioritization is more than impressive considering the chaos that erupts during action sequences. Gunfire, explosions, car crashes and intense chases issue a call to arms to the LFE channel and rear speakers, a call each one is more than happy to answer. Low-end thooms and booms command attention, shipping crates grumble and groan under the strain of their own weight, engines roar with conviction, and automatic weapons punctuate the proceedings with authority. And while the soundfield is nothing short of frenzied and furious, directional effects will turn heads, enviornmental ambience will draw in anyone in the room, and pans hurtle from speaker to speaker with such ferocity that action junkies will be left with a wicked smile on their faces. Yes, it all favors brash bombast over subtle nuance, but so does Contraband. Cinephiles will probably scoff at the heavy handedness of it all, but fans will be thrilled with every sinewy salvo.



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Contraband Blu-ray - February 21, 2012

In April, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring Contraband to Blu-ray. The action-thriller stars Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) as a former smuggler who must return to the criminal life in order to save his family. Contraband streets on April 24th.


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