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Cool Hand Luke Blu-ray

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Warner Bros. | 1967 | 127 min | Rated PG | Sep 09, 2008

Cool Hand Luke (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.41:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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English: Dolby Digital Mono
French: Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono
German: Dolby Digital Mono
Italian: Dolby Digital Mono
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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.2 of 53.2
Extras 2.5 of 52.5
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Cool Hand Luke

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Cool Hand Luke Blu-ray delivers great video and decent audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won't—or can't—comform to the arbitrary rules of his captivity.

For more about Cool Hand Luke and the Cool Hand Luke Blu-ray release, see Cool Hand Luke Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Strother Martin
Director: Stuart Rosenberg

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Cool Hand Luke Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

The clarity and vibrancy of the Blu-ray is a revelation. Obviously, Warner pumped up the contrast and probably did some DNR, but I'm not complaining. Why not? Because I've never seen this film appear so good, with rich colors and good definition. As with other Warner releases of movies from this era, the improvement in picture quality is dramatic. Until the advent of DVD, Newman's facial expressions, body language cues and method acting were conveyed to viewers in NTSC broadcasts and video tape showing a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. The resolution was terrible, the picture blurry, the sound muddy and distorted, the videostage severely cropped. Then came the digital. Watching the DVD version was like lifting a veil. The DVD greatly improved the imagery and audio, restoring the picture to its original ratio. But we were still left with NTSC. The resolution was nowhere near film quality. The Blu-ray disc from Warner changes all that. For the first time, the settings and characters of Cool Hand Luke have life-like definition and detail. Warner's use of the VC-1 codec may not stack up to Sony's use of MPEG-4 (not a fair comparison giving the new movies Sony releases on BD), but one thing is for sure: the 1080p resolution of Cool Hand Luke absolutely trounces what was available before.

Watch the way Newman's face lights up in the scene when he inspires the other men to work faster on the road, allowing the crew to finish their day early. His expression is alive with details that were simply missing in NTSC versions of Cool Hand Luke. Put simply, it is a more human picture that communicates emotion. Even the actors' clothes and skin tone show good definition and clarity. Grain noise is prevalent, but it did not quite seduce me into believing I was watching real film. The details shine through in stunning manner compared to the DVD. It won't win awards for picture quality, but Cool Hand Luke is impressively detailed for a 40 year old film, with dramatic contrast that may be a bit excessive. I witnessed a few digital artifacts and in fact the light noise and grain throughout seems to carry a digital sheen. But overall, Warner did an impressive job. Black level is good, as the dark scenes show, and so is depth, as illustrated in many of the road labor scenes.


Cool Hand Luke Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

The audio performance of Cool Hand Luke is slightly above average, considering the original source material--and that's being generous. For a "deluxe" Blu-ray version, the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. I have nothing against monaural content, but when it's mastered to the front two channels instead of the center channel, that's a giveaway that the same mix is used as the DVD version, even though Warner bills it as a new digital transfer from restored audio elements. Few 5.1 HT systems existed during DVD rollout, so monaural content was mixed to the front two channels, like mono CDs. But what's the excuse now that 5.1 is more common? Despite the claim of audio restoration, the actual content gives me the impression that Warner put little additional effort into the audio mix of the BD. Why the lack of a high resolution track? I would have liked at least a Dolby TrueHD track, but instead it's Dolby Digital. I fully believe that careful production for 24-bit/192 kHz would improve the audio performance, whether for production of a mono, two-channel or multichannel mix.

The monaural appears two-dimensional and harsh on Warner's Dolby Digital track. Not surprisingly, it lacks significant depth or soundstaging. Lalo Schifren's music score, which was later used by local eyewitness news shows around the U.S., sounds constricted and muddled. When the music isn't playing, the audio is passable. Voices and gunshots, footsteps and the sounds of cars all sound clear and convincing. But there is no imaging in the soundstage. In a nutshell, the audio doesn't hold back Cool Hand Luke, but you won't want to use it to demo your system.


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