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Fish Tank Blu-ray

United States
The Criterion Collection Criterion | 2009 | 123 min | Not rated | Feb 22, 2011

Fish Tank (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH

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

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Video 4.7 of 54.7
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
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Fish Tank

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Fish Tank Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Fifteen-year-old Mia is in a constant state of war with her family, her school and her neighbors, without any constructive creative outlet for her energies save a secret love of hip-hop dancing. When she meets her party- girl mother's charming new boyfriend Connor, she is amazed to find him returning her attention, and believes he can help her start to make sense of her life - though his seemingly tender demeanor may hide a much more treacherous interior.

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

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Griffiths, Katie Jarvis, Sydney Mary Nash, Harry Treadaway, Kierston Wareing
Director: Andrea Arnold

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Fish Tank Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"Supervised and approved by director Andrea Arnold, director of photography Robbie Ryan, and editor Nicolas Chaudeurge, this new digital high-definition transfer was created on ARRISCAN Film Scanner in 2K resolution from the original 35mm camera negative.

Telecine supervisors: Andrea Arnold, Nicolas Chaudeurge, Robbie Ryan.
Telecine colorist: Rob Pizzey/Ascent Media, London."

This is a top-notch high-definition transfer. Fine object detail is fantastic, clarity excellent, and contrast levels consistent throughout the entire film. Color reproduction is also very strong; the variety of blues, greens, browns, grays and blacks look rich and healthy. The daylight scenes, in particular, look fabulous. The darker scenes also convey pleasing depth and fluidity - there is no background noise, and I certainly did not see any heavy artifacts to report in this review. Edge-enhancement is not a serious issue of concern; neither is macroblocking. Finally, there are absolutely no stability issues to report whatsoever.

As far as I could tell, Criterion's high-definition transfer is practically identical to the one used by Artificial Eye for their Blu-ray release of Fish Tank. The only difference that I could see is in regard to the slightly stronger redish hues on the Criterion release (the Artificial Release has just a tiny bit stronger green tint). Other than that, however, everything else looks identical to me.

(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).


Fish Tank Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"The surround soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from the original digital audio master using Pro Tools HD."

The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is strong, but it has a fairly limited dynamic amplitude. Indeed, Fish Tank is primarily a dialog-driven film, so do not expect a massive amount of surround or bass activity. On the other hand, the dialog is crisp, clean, stable, and exceptionally easy to follow. I also did not detect any disturbing pops, cracks, hissings, or dropouts to report in this review.



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