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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Blu-ray

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Umvd/Visual Entertainment | 2010 | 122 min | Rated PG-13 | Dec 13, 2011

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1 (29.64 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
Mandarin: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles
English, French

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

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Slipcover in original pressing

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Region free

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Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.

For more about Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame and the Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Blu-ray release, see Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Chao Deng, Carina Lau, Bingbing Li, Andy Lau
Director: Tsui Hark

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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1, encoded with VC-1 and granted a 1080p transfer, Tsui Hark's Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Indomina Media/Vivendi Entertainment.

The high-definition transfer Indomina Media have used for their Blu-ray release of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is not identical to the one British distributors Showbox Media/Cine Asia used for their Blu-ray release - Indomina Media's transfer is encoded with VC-1 while Showbox Media/Cine Asia's transfer is encoded with MPEG-4 AVC. This being said, the two high-definition transfers share similar technical characteristics, and both are superior to the one used by Vicol Entertainment for the Hong Kong Blu-ray release of the film.

Detail and clarity are outstanding. Contrast levels are consistent and color reproduction very good. During the reception where the first murder takes place, the variety of reds and blacks are very impressive. Brightness levels, however, have been toned down a bit - compare screencapture #9 with screencapture #1 from our review of the UK release - though while viewing the film it is next to impossible to tell. Later on, there are a couple of sequences from inside the palace (see screencapture #4) where the blues appear a shade darker as well, but again, the depth and fluidity are outstanding. There are no traces of post-production sharpening. The high-definition transfer is also free of serious aliasing or banding patterns. Lastly, there are absolutely no stability issue to report in this review whatsoever. (Note: This is a Region-Free Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your PS3 or SA regardless of your geographical location).


Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. For the record, Indomina Media have provided optional English and French subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear almost entirely inside the image frame (the bottom text-line touches the black bar).

The Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is very aggressive. It boasts a wide range of nuanced dynamics that add an extra dose of exotic flavor to an already very unusual film. For example, after Detective Dee enters the Phantom Bazaar, there are all sorts of very interesting sound effects. Award-winning composer Peter Kam's music score is also intelligently used to further enhance the unusual atmosphere. The dialog is crisp, stable, and easy to follow. Also, if you notice some extremely small lip-sync issues, keep in mind that not all of the actors spoke their lines in Mandarin. A few actors spoke their lines in Cantonese, and these lines were later on dubbed in Mandarin. In other words, everything is as it should be.


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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Blu-ray - September 16, 2011

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