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Down by Law Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1986 | 107 min | Rated R | Jul 17, 2012

Down by Law (Blu-ray)
Large:


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

Audio
English: LPCM Mono
French: Dolby Digital Mono
English: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

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Video 5.0 of 55.0
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 5.0 of 55.0
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Down by Law

 (1986)

Down by Law Blu-ray comes close to perfection with top scores all around making it one of the best Blu-ray's ever

A pair of petty thiefs/losers end up in a jail cell with an Italian tourist. In a strange twist of luck, the three manage to escape and wander the backwoods in search of what to do next.

For more about Down by Law and the Down by Law Blu-ray release, see Down by Law Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 5.0 out of 5.

Starring: Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin, John Lurie, Rockets Redglare
Director: Jim Jarmusch

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Down by Law Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the leaflet provided with this Blu-ray release:

Supervised by director Jim Jarmusch, this new digital transfer was created in 2K resolution on a SCANITY film scanner from the original camera negative. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, and warps were manually removed using MTI's DRS, while Image Systems' Phoenix and Pixel Farm's PFClean were used for small dirt, grain, noise reduction, jitter, and flicker.

Telecine supervisors: Jim Jarmusch, Lee Kline, Maria Palazzola.
Colorist: Sheri Eisenberg/Colorworks, Culver City, CA."

The high-definition transfer is excellent. There are some tremendously beautiful sequences in the film that convey depth and clarity that are simply missing from Criterion's DVD release (see screencapture #18). The nighttime footage is also terrific, looking crisp and sharp, never suffering from the macroblocking patterns that pop up on the DVD release. Additionally, there isn't even a whiff of edge-enhancement. There is a light well resolved layer of grain throughout the entire film. Contrast levels are also stable. Color reproduction does not disappoint either - the blacks are well saturated and solid, never looking boosted, while the grays and whites are perfectly balanced. Finally, there are absolutely no large debris, cuts, or stains to report in this review. To sum it all up, this Blu-ray release offers a tremendous upgrade in quality over the old DVD release of the film. Clearly, Down by Law has never looked this good before. (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).


Down by Law Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There are two standard audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English LPCM 1.0. and French Dolby Digital 1.0 (dub track). For the record, Criterion have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

There are no serious issues to report with the lossless track. The dialog is exceptionally crisp, always stable, and very easy to follow. John Lurie's score is quite nice, but there are no long and prominent solos. Unsurprisingly, the lossless track's overall dynamic amplitude is rather limited. For the record, there are no pops, cracks, distortions, or audio dropouts to report in this review.

Note: The Blu-ray disc also contains an isolated music track (English Dolby Digital 1.0).



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