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Gia Blu-ray

United States
HBO | 1998 | 125 min | Unrated | Nov 08, 2011

Gia (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1, 1.33:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English, French, Spanish

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

Playback
Region free

Price
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TV show rating
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.4 of 54.4
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Romance100%
Drama73%
Biography19%

47%
popularity
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Gia

 (TV) (1998)

Gia Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Fact-based story of top fashion model Gia Marie Carangi follows her life from a rebel working in her father's diner at age 17 to her death in 1986 at age 26 from AIDS, one of the first women in the U.S. whose death was attributed to the disease. In between, she followed a downward spiral of drug abuse and failed relationships.

For more about Gia and the Gia Blu-ray release, see Gia Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Faye Dunaway, Mercedes Ruehl
Director: Michael Cristofer

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Gia Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Gia was shot by Rodrigo Garcia in one of his last outings as a cinematographer before he moved permanently into the director's chair. Except for the stylized interview inserts and historical montage sequences of Gia's career, the film's look is clean, simple and not intended to call attention to itself. HBO's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray looks very nice indeed, with plenty of fine detail, good black levels, vivid colors (especially important for some of the more outré outfits) and finely visible, natural grain patterns. With no extras and only one soundtrack, the film fits comfortably on a BD-25 without compression issues or artifacts, and I saw no indication that detail had been stripped or filtered to simplify the compressionist's job. Since Gia was only ever shown on HBO, there is no theatrical experience against which to compare it, but the presentation on this Blu-ray is as good as any theatrical presentation one might wish.

Note: The framing on the Blu-ray is 1.78:1, whereas the framing on the previous DVD and HBO's initial broadcast was 1.33:1. Comparison between DVD and Blu-ray indicates that the latter contains significantly more image information at the left and right, and slightly less at the top and bottom. It appears that the film is one of those troublesome hybrids that was composed and "protected" for both aspect ratios, either of which could be considered "correct". Having looked at both, I would say that 1.78:1 seems better balanced and more effectively situates the characters in their scenes. On all other points, the Blu-ray's visual superiority is beyond question.


Gia Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The credits indicate that Gia was originally shown in Dolby Surround, which is consistent with HBO's broadcast format in January 1998, when the film first aired. The soundtrack was subsequently remixed for 5.1, and that mix is presented on Blu-ray in DTS-HD MA. Dialogue is clear and remains firmly centered. Only a few effects can be said to spread emphatically into the surrounds; the popping of flashbulbs is a notable example. As is often the case with two-channel surround tracks remixed for 5.1, the chief beneficiary is the score, which in this case happens to be well worth the improvement. The coolly understated score by jazz great Terence Blanchard provides the ideal counterpoint to the film's lurid subject matter (and the word "lurid" applies equally to Gia's tempestuous life and director Cristofer's sotto voce moralizing). The Blu-ray's track places Blanchard's score all around the room so that it seems to suspend itself above the sound and fury, which is where it belongs. The occasional period-specific pop tunes (e.g., "Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders; "Dancing with Myself" by Billy Idol) have been mixed toward the front, so that these remain separate and apart from the score.



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Gia Unrated Blu-ray - August 10, 2011

HBO has announced the Blu-ray release of the 1998 television movie Gia. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Gia Marie Carangi, an American model who died from HIV at the age of 26. A release date of November 8th and a SRP of $14.98 has been set.




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