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Happy Birthday to Me Blu-ray

United States
238
2
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Mill Creek Entertainment | 1981 | 111 min | Rated R | No Release Date

Happy Birthday to Me (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
(20.29 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)

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

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Audio 3.0 of 53.0
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
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Happy Birthday to Me

 (1981)

Happy Birthday to Me Blu-ray offers solid video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Popular high school senior Virginia Wainwright survives a freak accident, but suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. As she attempts to resume a normal life, something terrible is happening - her friends are ruthlessly murdered one-by-one.

For more about Happy Birthday to Me and the Happy Birthday to Me Blu-ray release, see Happy Birthday to Me Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Jack Blum, Matt Craven (I), Lisa Langlois
Director: J. Lee Thompson

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Happy Birthday to Me Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The source material for the transfer used on Mill Creek's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is in remarkably good shape, with minimal speckling and no major damage. The blacks are deep and solid, which is essential to rendering Canadian cinematographer Miklós Lente's many nighttime shots accurately. Detail is remarkably good for a low-budget production of this vintage, allowing for appreciation of the details of the bell tower where Rudi takes Ginnie, or the individual cycles in Etienne's race, or the vaguely sinister equipment in Alfred's workshop, among many other sights. Colors are on the drab side, even in bright sunshine, when compared to today's "pop", but they are accurate to the original photography.

The film's grain structure appears natural and undisturbed by untoward electronic manipulation, and artifacts from sharpening, filtering or compression were not in evidence.


Happy Birthday to Me Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

As far as I have been able to determine, the film's original release format was mono, which would be consistent with the era and the budget. Earlier DVD releases had Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtracks that were called "surround". I don't have either of them to compare, but my recollection is that they didn't offer any separation between the front two channels.

The Blu-ray sports a 5.1 soundtrack in lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 (although the back cover lists it alternately as 2.0 and 5.1), but the mix is entirely front-centered and is simply spread across the three front channels. It's a decent but unremarkable mix that reflects the limitations of its age. Dialogue is clear but not especially natural-sounding. Effects are sufficient to achieve their purpose, and the score by Bo Harwood and Lance Rubin is effective within its rather limited dynamic range.

The DVD released by Sony in 2004 caused controversy because some of the music was replaced with a disco score; speculation persists that a temp track was inadvertently substituted for the final mix. A 2009 DVD from Anchor Bay rectified the error. Without access to either DVD for comparison, I can't be one hundred percent certain, but the consensus seems to be that Mill Creek has used the correct track. Syreeta Wright's rendition of the original song, "Happy Birthday to Me", remains intact over the closing titles, and the piano notes over the opening are there where they belong. The only faintly disco sounds occur in a disco.


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