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Heavy Traffic Blu-ray

United States
Shout Factory | 1973 | 77 min | Rated R | Jul 16, 2013

Heavy Traffic (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

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None

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

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Heavy Traffic

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Heavy Traffic Blu-ray offers solid video and audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

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

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Writer: Ralph Bakshi
Starring: Joseph Kaufman, Lillian Adams, Jamie Farr, Michael Brandon (I)

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Heavy Traffic Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Heavy Traffic is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Shout! Factory with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.67:1. Due to the film's melding of cel animation and live action, viewers must be prepared for a certain amount of optical degradation, which is most evident in terms of aggregated grit and grime that crops up, usually most visible at the edges of the frame. The live action elements are in decent condition, though they suffer from underwhelming contrast at times, which makes some of the nighttime city backgrounds basically look like black on black, with a few glimmers of light indicating taillights of cars and illuminated windows in skyscrapers. The animated sequences feature rather nice looking elements overall, though occasionally some minor damage creeps in. Colors are very nicely saturated and rather bold most of the time. Line detail remains nicely crisp throughout this high definition presentation.


Heavy Traffic Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Heavy Traffic features a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio Mono mix that does reasonably well considering the often crowded soundfield that Bakshi exploits. Ahhh, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 in lossless audioŚwell, not quite. Audiophiles may know that A&M, the label that Sergio recorded for during his Brasil '66 heyday (he was so popular many people assumed the "M" in the label stood for Mendes, though it was actually Jerry Moss), utilized a proprietary phase cancellation electronic processing system known as Haeco-CGS that was supposed to automatically "fold down" stereo recordings for monaural phonographs (yes, we're talking about ancient technology here). What actually ended up happening, unfortunately, was the muffling of the original recording, especially evident in the midrange, which is more than evident in the ubiquitous use of Brasil '66's "Scarborough Fair" on this soundtrack. Some of the other source cues, including Dave Brubeck's "Take Five", sound marginally better. Dialogue comes through well, though, as stated above, the film is very busy a lot of the time, with people talking over each other.

A note for the eagle eyed trivia lover: you'll note that the credits posit "Scarborough Fair" being done by Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77, rather than Brasil '66 (oddly, Heavy Traffic's original soundtrack album correctly credits Brasil '66). Though "Scarborough Fair" dates from 1968 and was one of Brasil '66's biggest hits, Sergio had rebranded his group in 1971 after lead singer Lani Hall left to marry A&M founder Herb Alpert. Within a year his remaining Brasil '66 singer, Karen Philipp, also left the group (Karen would briefly appear as Nurse Dish on the first season of M*A*S*HŚshe's the gorgeous blonde leaning over the stretcher in the series' opening credits sequenceŚand went on to marry Pat Proft, who collaborated with the Abrahams Brothers on a number of their classic film and television comedies). By 1973, Sergio had not only left A&M, his group really no longer resembled Brasil '66 in either personnel or musical content and was churning out more pop oriented fare for the relatively lowly Bell Records.)



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