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Family Viewing Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Artificial Eye | 1987 | 86 min | Rated BBFC: 15 | Jun 24, 2013

Family Viewing (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.32:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
None

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

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Region B (locked)

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Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
Based on 1 user review

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Family Viewing

 (1987)

Family Viewing Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is spending her days watching TV in an old people's home. Van often visits her. He meets Aline, whose mother is in the next bed. Van wants to get his grandma out of the old people's home. Aline will help. Actually, Van, whose mother left, years ago, is looking for a real family life.

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

Starring: David Hemblen, Gabrielle Rose, Arsinée Khanjian, Aidan Tierney, Selma Keklikian
Director: Atom Egoyan

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Family Viewing Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.32:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Atom Egoyan's Family Viewing arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Artificial Eye.

Family Viewing looks as healthy as the rest of the Egoyan films which Artificial Eye have already released on Blu-ray (Next of Kin, Speaking Parts, and The Adjuster). The film footage boasts excellent depth and clarity, especially during close-ups with plenty of light (see screencaptures #3 and 7). Contrast levels have a tendency to fluctuate, but the effect is clearly intentional. Understandably, the video footage Egoyan blends with the film footage looks softer (see screencaptures #10 and 13). The frequent transitions from film footage to video footage and back to film footage, however, are intended to enhance the film's dreamy atmosphere. Colors are healthy and stable. There are no traces of excessive degraining corrections. Edge-enhancement is also not an issue of concern. Lastly, there are no large damage marks, cuts, debris, or scratches to report in this review. Overall image stability is also very good. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Family Viewing Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray release: English Dolby Digital 2.0. For the record, Artificial Eye have not provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

I would have preferred to have a lossless track, but once again I must say that the lossy track is in fact very good (this was also the case with the lossy track on Speaking Parts). The dialog is fairly limited but it is always clear and very easy to follow. In select sequences Mychael Danna's music has enough depth and richness to effectively enhance the dreamy atmosphere. For the record, there are no pops, audio dropouts, or distortions to report in this review.


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