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Flashdance Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 1983 | 95 min | Rated R | Aug 13, 2013

Flashdance (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (26.44 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
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Drama52%
Music39%

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Flashdance

 (1983)

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

Alex Owens is a female dynamo: steel worker by day, exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get into a real dance company, though, and with encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance. The city of Pittsburgh co-stars. What a feeling!

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

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Belinda Bauer, Kyle T. Heffner
Director: Adrian Lyne

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Flashdance Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Continuing the theme of contrasts, Lyne and cinematographer Don Peterman (Men in Black) shot a movie about artistic aspiration in the gritty urban style pioneered by Lyne's countryman Alan Parker for Fame (1980). Lyne then softened the imagery by dispersing smoke into the air in almost every shot such that, according to editor Bud Smith, there were always a few takes that couldn't be used because the actors were obscured. (Midway through production, the studio panicked and ordered that no more smoke be used, and Lyne posted an assistant to watch for the approach of any studio people, so that the smoke machine could be hidden before they arrived.) The result is an often soft, delicately colored image of a type that has gone almost entirely out of fashion in today's world of digital photography and post-production.

Paramount/Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is a superb rendition of Lyne's and Peterman's vision, as it was seen by audiences in 1983. The grain and texture of the imagery have been retained without diminishment, but they never become obtrusive (unless one is allergic to even a hint of grain). No attempt has been made to compensate for the original photography's softness with digital tools, which is the correct choice, because the image has fine detail that artificial sharpening or excessive contrast could easily overwhelm. Besides, Lyne and Peterman carefully designed Flashdance for visual contrast between the muted everyday world and the garishly "hyper-real" stage show at Mawby's, with its intense colors and bright lights. A Blu-ray treatment that failed to render both ends of this contrast accurately would not do justice to the film. This Blu-ray does.

Blacks are deep and accurate, and shadow detail is properly rendered in places where you're supposed to see it. Minutia of hair, faces, costumes and the rusting Pittsburgh cityscape are readily discernible, even if they don't pop off the screen in every scene (they're not supposed to). The average bitrate of 26.44 Mbps is sufficient for the rapid dancing scenes, primarily because there are more than a few episodes of simple, quiet conversations in between. In any case, I saw no compression artifacts.


Flashdance Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Flashdance was released in Dolby Surround and has been remixed for 5.1, which is here presented in lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1. As is typical of Paramount's remixes, the approach is conservative and does not attempt to create gimmicky rear channel effects where none are warranted. The stereo separation in the original mix was often effective in placing sounds of such locations as the steel mill to the left or right of characters, and those effects have been preserved. Otherwise, the chief beneficiary of the lossless multi-channel treatment is the historic soundtrack. The songs sound airier and more "opened up" than I have ever heard them before, from the moment Irene Cara's voice comes in over the opening titles. The dialogue is occasionally overwhelmed by Giorgio Moroder's instrumental score, but this has always been the case with Flashdance. The sound mixers understood what was important, and dialogue took a backseat to the beat.



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Flashdance Blu-ray (Updated) - May 15, 2013

As part of its distribution deal with Paramount Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. has announced it will release Flashdance on Blu-ray on August 13th. Director Adrian Lyne's 1983 cultural phenom stars Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri.


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