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Gods and Generals Blu-ray

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DigiBook / Extended Director's Cut Warner Bros. | 2003 | 280 min | Rated PG-13 | May 24, 2011

Gods and Generals (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, German SDH, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)

Packaging
DigiBook

Playback
Region free

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 4.8 of 54.8
Extras 3.3 of 53.3
Based on 3 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
War86%
History86%
Epic66%
Action52%
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Gods and Generals

 (2003)

Gods and Generals Blu-ray offers solid video and superb audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

A sweeping epic charting the early years of the Civil War and how campaigns unfolded from Manassas to the Battle of Fredericksburg, this prequel to the film Gettysburg explores the motivations of the combatants and examines the lives of those who waited at home.

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

Starring: Robert Duvall, Stephen Lang, Jeff Daniels, Mira Sorvino, Bruce Boxleitner, Kevin Conway
Director: Ronald F. Maxwell

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Gods and Generals Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

How long is too long? At what point does a BD-50 begin to groan and creak under the strain of a sprawling epic like Gods and Generals? Apparently at some point before 280-minutes. While it isn't what I'd call an obvious issue, compression takes its toll on Warner's 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer and faint bursts of artifacts creep into the image here and there. Again, it isn't glaring -- at least not on most occasions -- and it doesn't interfere with the integrity of the picture... much. But it is there, and it does beg the question: why not spread four-hour films across two discs? Particularly films that already include intermissions or, as is the case with the Extended Cut of Gods and Generals, are neatly divided into five distinct fifty to sixty-minute parts? Other problems arise as well, even though they aren't directly connected to disc space or compression. Noise often spikes during nighttime sequences, some minor banding appears on occasion and a hint of ringing is apparent (albeit no where near as noticeable or distracting as the edge halos that litter Gettysburg).

Thankfully, the presentation's shortcomings are largely swept away in the grand scheme of things. Kees Van Oostrum's photography, blandly lit and flat as it sometimes is, boasts robust colors, bold primaries, lifelike skintones and rich shadows. Black levels aren't always as deep as they should be, nor is detail always as crisp as it I believe it could be, but most of the subsequent delineation and clarity mishaps that occur trace back to the source, not Warner's newly encoded transfer. For the most part, detail is actually quite striking. Textures are reasonably well-refined, closeups are revealing and many of the film's key scenes look great. Softness intrudes throughout, but it's mainly of the filmic variety; the film's grainfield grows a bit soupy at times, but it doesn't seem as if noise reduction has been haphazardly employed; and edge definition is inconsistent, but not because of any invasive artificial sharpening. Yes, if you read that last sentence carefully you'll notice I alluded to the presence of DNR and edge enhancement. Very perceptive. However, lest anyone panic, let me be clear: neither one has been applied in such a way that should cause any alarm. In fact, despite its shiny coat of AVC paint, the color, contrast and clarity of Warner's new Extended Cut transfer is strikingly similar, if not identical, to Gods and Generals' previously released 2007 Blu-ray presentation. Unfortunately, the biggest difference between the two is the aforementioned compression issues, as the Extended Director's Cut edition adds a full sixty-minutes of film to the fray.

All things considered though, Gods and Generals weathers its worst storms well enough to deliver a fairly satisfying presentation. As I said, some scenes look magnificent and those that don't fare so well can typically be attributed to the film's original photography and print. Films as long as Gods and Generals should really be spread across two discs, but the end result isn't problematic enough to direct people away from this release.


Gods and Generals Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The unequivocal high point of Warner's newest release of Gods and Generals is its DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track. The 2007 Blu-ray only offered standard Dolby Digital audio; a strong and serviceable mix four years ago, but a less-than-appealing lossy experience in 2011. Suffice it to say, Gods and Generals has never sounded better. Dialogue is clean, clear and wisely prioritized, on and off the battlefield. Rifle fire, cannon blasts and the cries of the fallen drift across the air with solemn authority, bolstered by a dutiful LFE channel and a pair of loyal rear speakers. Low-end output adapts to its surroundings, unleashing its full force when called upon, retreating once it's served its purpose, and standing close by, ever at the ready. The rear speakers are bristling with activity as well, creating a convincing, altogether immersive soundfield that deftly balances directional effects, ambience and Randy Edelman and John Frizzell's score. Lossless or no, the track isn't perfect -- a thinness overtakes a few lines of dialogue and muffles a handful of effects here and there -- but then again, the film's original sound design isn't perfect either. In the end, Gods and Generals' casual fans, diehards and fiercest critics will finally be able to agree on one thing: it sounds fantastic on Blu-ray.


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