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Harlequin Blu-ray

United States
Dark Forces Scorpion Releasing | 1980 | 96 min | Not rated | Oct 29, 2013

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

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25GB Blu-ray Disc
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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.0 of 53.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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Harlequin

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Harlequin Blu-ray delivers great video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the enigmatic stranger who mysteriously comes to "visit" him.

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

Starring: Robert Powell, Broderick Crawford, David Hemmings
Director: Simon Wincer

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Harlequin Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

The AVC encoded image (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation on "Harlequin" doesn't immediately present itself due to the initial softness of the cinematography, inherent to the original look of the feature. Once the photography stabilizes, the disc brings out a satisfactory read of fine detail, with close-ups (highlighting Wolfe's make-up designs) and costuming delivering necessary textures, and backgrounds are easily surveyed. Colors also benefit from bright fabrics and the general '70s look of the picture, providing stable hues with minimal fade. Skintones are adequate. Blacks aren't challenged, making screen depth and definition passable without being remarkable. Grain is managed with confidence, allowing for a filmic appearance, while the print displays some damage throughout the movie, but nothing too distracting.


Harlequin Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

The 2.0 DTS-HD MA sound mix can be difficult to slice through at times, with the chaotic moments clogging up the clarity of the track, losing a few lines of dialogue. The rest of the listening experience hits a few crispy highs but remains accessible, with scoring cues assertive, supporting visual elements. Performances keep their emotional intent and Powell's sinister work is preserved, with deep laughs and defined inflection. Atmospherics are pronounced, finding sizzling floor cleaner and seaside excursions contributing to the suspense of the film. An Isolated Music track is also included on this release.



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