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High Plains Drifter Blu-ray

United States
40th Anniversary Edition / Blu-ray + UltraViolet Universal Studios | 1973 | 105 min | Rated R | Oct 15, 2013

High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (31.98 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
Note: DTS: 449 Kbps...

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UV digital copy
iTunes digital copy

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.6 of 54.6
Audio 4.3 of 54.3
Extras 1.0 of 51.0
Based on 5 user reviews

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Period24%
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High Plains Drifter

 (1973)

High Plains Drifter Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

For more about High Plains Drifter and the High Plains Drifter Blu-ray release, see High Plains Drifter Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitch Ryan, Stefan Gierasch, Ted Hartley
Director: Clint Eastwood

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High Plains Drifter Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

In a rare show of catalog interest, Universal has issued a fresh scan of this 1973 feature. The AVC encoded image (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation provides a crisp, clean HD appearance, with only a mild amount of filtering to manage the grain, not erase it. Detail is superb, isolating facial particulars in meaty, sweaty close-ups, while locations reveal naturalistic textures, adding to the remote mood of the film. Blacks are consistent and deep, with little lost to evening incidents, while period outfits retain their craftsmanship. Colors are balanced and purposeful, with Lago's transformation into a red-painted Hell a highlight of the viewing experience, while costuming allows for additional explorations into primaries. Skintones are natural and communicative. Print is clean, without damage. Overall, I wish all the studio's vault titles were treated this kindly, as a simple effort of preservation allows "Drifter" to ride confidently on BD.


High Plains Drifter Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The 5.1 DTS-HD MA sound mix finds a suitable equilibrium for what amounts to a spare soundtrack punctuated with blasts of violence. Dialogue exchanges are crisply defined, with group activity managed acceptably, while purred threats from Eastwood are never buried. Scoring cues retain character and instrumentation, supporting comfortably without intrusion, setting the eerie mood of the picture, dialed up in intensity when the moment calls for it. Atmospherics are satisfactory, preserving metal spurs and environmental influence. Sound effects are a real treat here, finding whip cracks and gunshots pronounced, while explosions add a little low-end hustle to the listening experience. Surrounds are eager during scenes of chaos and for musical leadership, but the majority of the track is enjoyably frontal. Possibly inherent distortion is detected in the finale, leaving behind a few crackly moments.



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