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Dragon's Lair Blu-ray

United States
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Digital Leisure | 1983 | 20 min | Not rated | Apr 17, 2007

Dragon's Lair (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-2
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
None

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

Playback
Region free

Price
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Video 3.9 of 53.9
Audio 2.6 of 52.6
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Adventure100%
Animation91%
Action79%
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Dragon's Lair

 (1983)

An instant hit in its 1983 arcade debut, Dragonís Lair has now been digitally restored and enhanced with an all-new 5.1 surround sound mix. The video has been transferred directly from the original film and cleaned frame by frame by Digital Leisure and authoring studio Infinite HD, creating a truly vibrant image. In addition, Dragonís Lair is the first release to be authored in the Blu-ray Java environment, or BD-J, an advanced format that allows users to enjoy a fully arcade-authentic experience.

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



Dragon's Lair Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Encoded in MPEG2, this new 1080p transfer is more than likely the best anyone outside of the Bluth studio has seen. The new transfer is a dramatic improvement over the previous DVD incarnations, to say nothing of the original arcade LaserDisc. The most noticeable difference is the color. I didn't realize how pale the original version was until I directly compared it to this new version. Grain and film flicker has been reduced, though can still be distracting at times. Oddly, the film's transfer seems uneven as far as the restoration goes: some scenes look clean and solid, but others look a bit battered and dirty in comparison, and can even vary from shot to shot. It's still miles ahead of the DVD version, but could still use further refinement. MPEG2 artifacts are minimal.

My biggest gripe with the transfer is that it has been cropped from the original 1.33 aspect ratio. The framing isn't compromised too much, it appears the filmmakers left themselves some room for overscan on the old arcade monitors, but it is often too tight for comfort. The scene with the black knight and the electric floor panels is a good example: the knight's head in the overhead shot is slightly cropped off. As an OAR (Original Aspect Ratio) advocate, I would liked for Digital Leisure to have at least offered a 1.33 option. This knocks half a point off my score.



Dragon's Lair Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.0 of 5

Remixed for 5.1, the sound design is hit and miss. Some scenes have a terrific envelopment, some are missed opportunities. Perhaps the best sound remix is the river scene, with rushing water in the rear channels, the "hints" in the proper left and right channels, and a bass rumble with the whirlpools. Dialogue is clear (what little of it there is), from Princess Daphne's Marilyn Monroe coo to Dirk's various grunts and screams. One oddity though is the last scene, where the majority of the sound (dialog, music, sound effects) moves to the surround channels and then back to the front. The sound design is low budget, consisting of mostly stock sound effects, and unfortunately the remix exposes the weakness of the score: it sounds very much like a Casio keyboard. You won't mistake it for the Jerry Goldsmith or James Horner scores in Bluth's feature films from that era.

One nit about the sound: since there are rapid scene changes depending on what you choose to do, the sound on my receiver kept clicking on and off whenever it re-locked onto the Dolby Digital signal. I recommend you change your output from "bitstream" to "PCM" for this title.




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Digital Leisure has announced that they will bring the sequel 'Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp' to Blu-ray on June 2nd. You play the role of Dirk the Daring as he tries to save Princess Daphne once again. The legendary game (originally released on LaserDisc) has been ...


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