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Following Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1998 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 70 min | Rated R | Dec 11, 2012

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

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

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Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.7 of 54.7
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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Following

 (1998)

Following Blu-ray delivers truly amazing video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

In Christopher Nolan's feature length debut, A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

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

Starring: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan, Dick Bradsell
Director: Christopher Nolan

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Following 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, Christopher Nolan's Following arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"Supervised by director Christopher Nolan, this new digital transfer was created in 4K resolution on a Scanity film scanner from the original 16mm camera negative at Cinelicious in Hollywood.

The film's original monaural soundtrack was remastered from a 16mm optical print. In addition, the original mix masters were remastered into a 48 kHz, 24-bit 5.1 surround mix by rerecording mixer Gary Rizzo.

Transfer supervisor: Christopher Nolan.
Colorist: Kostas Theodosiou/Fotokem, Burbank, CA."

The high-definition transfer is quite incredible. For a 16mm film depth is simply outstanding, while shadow definition is the best I have seen on a 16mm black and white film to date. Clarity is also fantastic, even during sequences where light is restricted (such as the robbery sequence at the end of the film). Color grading and especially color density are also exceptionally strong - from start to finish the film looks enormously healthy and lush. There isn't even a whiff of sharpening. Also, there are absolutely no traces of excessive degraining/denoising. Lastly, there are no large damage marks, debris, or warps. All in all, this truly is a flawless presentation of Christopher Nolan's first feature film that is guaranteed to please its fans. (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).


Following Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are two standard audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and English LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

There is quite a big difference between the film's original mono track and the new 5.1 surround track. On the 5.1 track fluidity and depth are substantially better (compare the closing credits theme). Dynamic movement is also a lot better. This becomes very obvious when David Julyan's moody score is heard throughout the film. The dialog is very crisp, exceptionally clean and stable. There are no distortions or audio dropouts to report in this review.



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This Week on Blu-ray: December 11-18 - December 9, 2012

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