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
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Blu-ray)
$17.99
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$55.95
Willow (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Attack on Titan Part 2 (Blu-ray)
$24.95
28 Days Later / 28 Weeks Later (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1 (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1 - 4 (Blu-ray)
$44.99
Chucky: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$31.76
Red Cliff Part I & II (Blu-ray)
$13.39
Psycho (Blu-ray)
$10.98
Star Trek: The Compendium (Blu-ray)
$24.96
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
$15.91
McLintock! (Blu-ray)
$10.20
Game of Thrones - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$34.99
Minority Report (Blu-ray)
$7.88
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D (Blu-ray)
$15.89
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 (36276)
 Adventure (27813)
 Animation (8423)
 Anime (4601)
 Biography (3801)
 Comedy (27122)
 Comic book (5098)
 Coming of age (1770)
 Crime (18969)
 Dark humor (3812)
 Documentary (4960)
 Drama (43613)
 Epic (5208)
 Erotic (1103)
 Family (11794)
 Fantasy (15912)
 Film-Noir (1169)
 Foreign (6227)
 Heist (1635)
 History (5710)
 Holiday (1211)
 Horror (13675)
 Imaginary (905)
 Martial arts (3290)
 Melodrama (2332)
 Music (8525)
 Musical (3804)
 Mystery (11064)
 Nature (1803)
 Other (698)
 Period (6833)
 Psychological thriller (3138)
 Romance (15869)
 Sci-Fi (17884)
 Short (393)
 Sport (2767)
 Supernatural (4313)
 Surreal (1455)
 Teen (3157)
 Thriller (32056)
 War (5714)
 Western (2360)

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


Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray

United States
261
2
12
The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1966 | 112 min | Not rated | Aug 16, 2011

Cul-De-Sac (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.75:1

Audio
English: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $39.95, Price history

Amazon: $26.51 (Save 34%)
New from: $21.74 (Save 46%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Cul-De-Sac on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.3
68
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 3.4 of 53.4
Based on 3 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Dark humor4%
Thriller-
63%
popularity
724
collections
8
fans




Cul-De-Sac

 (1966)

Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A retired businessman and his young, vivacious wife are living quietly on small British Island until two gangsters on the run stumble into their home and into their lives.

For more about Cul-De-Sac and the Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray release, see Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander, Françoise Dorléac, Jack MacGowran, Renee Houston, Marie Kean
Director: Roman Polanski

» See full cast & crew


Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Roman Polanski's Cul-de-sac arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"Approved by director Roman Polanski, this new high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from the original 35mm composite fine-grain master positive. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's DVNR and Phoenix systems were used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Telecine supervisor: Lee Kline.
Telecine colorists: Lee Kline; Trevor Brown/Deluxe 142, London."

Cul-de-sac looks very impressive on Blu-ray. Detail is outstanding even during the nighttime sequences, with clarity also dramatically improved during the panoramic vistas, while the daylight sequences often approach the quality witnessed in Criterion's Blu-ray release of Repulsion. Colors look rich but not artificially boosted - the blacks are deep and lush while the variety of grays and whites are gentle and natural. There are no traces of overzealous sharpening. Macroblocking patterns are also nowhere to be found (though there are plenty on the R2 UK SDVD release of Cul-de-sac). Some minor noise corrections have been applied, but the film grain has been retained and it appears well resolved throughout the entire film. Lastly, a thorough clean-up has been performed, and large debris, cuts, and stains have been removed. However, some extremely small traces of aging, which are practically impossible to spot in motion, remain (see the tiny line in screencapture #16). Nevertheless, this is a fantastic presentation of Roman Polanski's Cul-de-sac. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"The original monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from a 35mm fine-grain master positive soundtrack print. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using AudioCube's integrated workstation."

There are a number of small optimizations in the audio department. I did a few quick comparisons with my R2 SDVD release of Cul-de-sac and the majority of the improvements appear in the mid and high-frequencies areas. The dialog is now crisper and marginally better rounded, while background hiss has been practically eliminated. Krzysztof Komeda's music score also gets a small boost. Overall balance has also been improved, though the range of nuanced dynamics remains limited.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray, News and Updates



No related news posts for Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray yet.




Cul-De-Sac Blu-ray


$39.95 $26.51


Buy Cul-De-Sac 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. Snowpiercer
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
3. The Purge: Anarchy
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
7. Edge of Tomorrow
8. Edge of Tomorrow 3D
9. The Blob
10. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
11. Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1
12. Kingpin
13. Earth to Echo
14. Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort
15. Sex Tape

Trending in Theaters
1. Gone Girl
2. Fury
3. Dracula Untold
4. John Wick
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
6. Annabelle
7. The Judge
8. The Equalizer
9. The Maze Runner
10. The Book of Life
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
12. A Walk Among the Tombstones
13. Life After Beth
14. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
15. See No Evil 2
16. St. Vincent
17. The Expendables 3
18. The Boxtrolls
19. Nightcrawler

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Maleficent
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6.  Sleeping Beauty
7.  Fury
8.  Snowpiercer
9.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
10.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Maleficent
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  Fury
6.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
7.  The Expendables 3
8.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
9.  Downton Abbey: Season 5
10.  America: Imagine the World Without Her
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Maleficent
$19.97, Save 46%
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$17.99, Save 55%
3.  Snowpiercer
$14.94, Save 50%
4.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$18.96, Save 53%
5.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
$18.96, Save 49%
6.  The Tim Burton Collection
$26.49, Save 56%
7.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$39.96, Save 50%
8.  Willow
$9.96, Save 60%
9.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
10.  Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
$17.99, Save 49%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

 United States


$34.98 $17.99





The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series

 United States


$349.98 $154.57





Willow

 United States


$24.99 $9.96





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.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices