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Dave Blu-ray

United States
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Warner Bros. | 1993 | 110 min | Rated PG-13 | Sep 25, 2012

Dave (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
German: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0
Note: All DD=192 kbps...

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German SDH

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A, B (C untested)

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.0 of 53.0
Audio 3.0 of 53.0
Extras 1.0 of 51.0
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Romance100%
Comedy53%
44%
popularity
347
collections
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fans




Dave

 (1993)

Dave Blu-ray offers decent video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

An affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance to the President is asked to impersonate the Chief Executive after the real President suffers a near-fatal stroke.

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

Starring: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley
Director: Ivan Reitman

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Dave Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

Dave's cinematographer Adam Greenberg (James Cameron's Terminator films, The Santa Clause 2) struck an interesting balance between the cheery tones of light comedy and the dark, serious and saturated blues, reds and browns usually found in films set in the world of politics. The effective and accurate reproduction of these color choices is the strongest element on Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray. Where the Blu-ray is less impressive is in the area of detail and definition. This does not appear to be a product of filtering or detail stripping, as the image retains a natural-looking grain structure and suffers from none of the smearing or waxiness associated with overly aggressive digital processing. Either the softness is inherent in the original photography, or the transfer failed to capture the maximum detail possible, for one reason or another. In any case, I note that the images reflected in the screen captures accompanying this review do not fully reflect the quality of the Blu-ray image as it appeared in motion on my display screen. This is one Blu-ray that definitely looked better as a moving image. (Obviously, there were no compression or mastering errors to report.)


Dave Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

The DTS-HD MA 2.0 track adequately recreates Dave's theatrical stereo surround mix, which was and remains front-centered with emphasis on voices and dialogue. Play it through a surround decoder, and you'll get a nice sense of ambiance in busy scenes like the lawyers' convention that President Mitchell addresses before heading off for his fateful encounter with his secretary or the visit to the homeless shelter made by Dave and the First Lady. James Newton Howard's score is particularly well-suited to the film, with its airy, upbeat optimism, and it sounds particularly good in this presentation—indeed, better than I recall ever hearing it.



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Warner Presidential Comedies on Blu-ray - May 29, 2012

In the fall, Warner Home Entertainment will bring two politically-themed comedies to Blu-ray: Rob Reiner and Aaron Sorkin's The American President and Ivan Reitman's Dave. Both The American President and Dave are expected to street on September 25th.


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