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Double Indemnity Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Universal Studios | 1944 | 108 min | Not rated | Apr 15, 2014

Double Indemnity (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (32.98 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: DTS 2.0
Note: 2.0 mono...

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UV digital copy
Digital copy (as download)

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing
Figure/replica/props/memorabilia included

Playback
Region free

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
Based on 2 user reviews

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Double Indemnity

 (1944)

Double Indemnity Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this suspenseful masterpiece that was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.

For more about Double Indemnity and the Double Indemnity Blu-ray release, see Double Indemnity Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers
Director: Billy Wilder

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Double Indemnity Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Wilder and cinematographer John Seitz (Sunset Boulevard ) developed innovative techniques for lighting Double Indemnity that were widely copied: dark interiors, harsh and unflattering light, blinds throwing light and shadow at odd angles, strange shadows of indeterminate origin. The challenge for an accurate video reproduction of the filmed image is to recreate blacks with integrity, while delineating the appropriate shades of gray to reproduce fine detail and maintaining an appropriate level of contrast.

Universal's catalog output has been wildly inconsistent, but their 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray of Double Indemnity is one of their better efforts to date. In the dark interiors of the Dietrichson home or in Walter's apartment, and in the many night scenes, especially those involving the murder, the blacks are inky and deep, and the contrast isn't overstated. It's the right balance to allow detail to show through without being blown out by excessive whites. In better lit scenes like the insurance office, the shades of gray are finely layered for sense of depth and detail of office furnishings and staff at work. The fine detail of Phyllis Dietrichson's wardrobe, as well as of the blonde wig that proved so controversial, both at the time and over the years (Wilder first lamented it as a mistake, then claimed he'd done it on purpose), are sharply visible.

The elements appear to be in very good shape, with no major damage. The film's grain pattern is fine and natural, without signs of filtering, sharpening or other untoward manipulation. The only real criticism is a recurrent flickering at both sides of the frame, which, though not serious, is noticeable. Several commentators noted the same phenomenon on the Eureka Masters of Cinema ("MOC") edition, which suggests that the issue may be inherent to the elements. The average bitrate of 32.98 Mbps provides more than sufficient bandwidth to handle Double Indemnity.

(Note: Since I do not have either the MOC version of Double Indemnity or a region-free player, no attempt has been made to compare the two presentations.)


Double Indemnity Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Double Indemnity was released in mono, which is presented on Blu-ray in two-channel lossless DTS-HD MA. It's a well-mixed track with precisely placed sound effects. Listen, for example, to the sound of Walter Neff's dictaphone when he pauses; the old machines with their recording cylinders made an "idling" sound during pause, and it provides an undercurrent to Walter's thought process. Sounds of a moving train, automobiles, people in a grocery store and, in one famous scene, the distant orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl are all expertly blended into the mix. The all-important dialogue is always clear, and the revolutionary score by Miklós Rózsa, which his boss at Paramount hated but Wilder loved, supplies discordant and foreboding notes from the film's very opening.



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This Week on Blu-ray: April 15-22 - April 13, 2014

For the week of April 15th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to Blu-ray. Other Tuesday titles include two classic noirs from Universal - Double Indemnity and Touch of Evil - and Criterion's HD release ...

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