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Dark Night of the Scarecrow Blu-ray

United States
30th Anniversary Edition VCI | 1981 | 96 min | Rated TV-PG | Oct 11, 2011

Dark Night of the Scarecrow (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Audio
English: LPCM Mono
English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
Note: Both tracks are 48KHz, 16...

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English, Spanish

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

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Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
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Movie appeal

 
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Mystery3%
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Dark Night of the Scarecrow

 (TV) (1981)

Dark Night of the Scarecrow Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.

For more about Dark Night of the Scarecrow and the Dark Night of the Scarecrow Blu-ray release, see Dark Night of the Scarecrow Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Charles Durning, Larry Drake, Lane Smith, Tonya Crowe

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Dark Night of the Scarecrow Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Dark Night of the Scarecrow creeps onto Blu-ray with a VC-1 encoded 1080p transfer in 1.33:1 (remember, this was a 1981 television broadcast). Though this is a 30 year old television commodity, the results are often staggering on this Blu-ray, which boasts impressive sharpness and clarity, as well as extremely well saturated color and more than abundant fine detail. The close-up of the burlap sack hiding hapless Bubba is a good indication of the level of fine detail available throughout this high definition offering, and the overall look of this presentation is extremely filmic, with natural grain and a very well delineated texture. Flesh tones are occasionally just a tad on the ruddy side, but overall color is accurate and very robust. There is some very moderate crush in the darkest nighttime sequences, but it's of trifling concern given the overall stupendous look of this Blu-ray.


Dark Night of the Scarecrow Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Dark Night of the Scarecrow is presented with two lossless audio options, its original mono soundtrack delivered via an LPCM 2.0 mix, and a rather artful if minimalist surround repurposing courtesy of an uncompressed LPCM 5.1 track. The mono track is damage free, and offers wonderful clarity with regard to Glenn Paxson's marvelously creepy score, certainly one of the best from any 1980s television movie. The surround track also reproduces Paxson's score with just a bit more depth and nuance, and it also places occasional foley effects with discrete channelization, though the bulk of the track is still anchored rather firmly in the front three channels. Fidelity in both of these tracks is excellent, with clear and clean dialogue, and well prioritized effects and underscore. Abundant low end also helps to create a suitably foreboding mood throughout the film.



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Dark Night of the Scarecrow Blu-ray Detailed - August 28, 2011

Independent distributors VCI Entertainment have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Frank De Felitta's cult film Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981), starring Charles Durning, Tonya Crowe, Larry Drake, and Lane Smith. The film will be available for purchase ...


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