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Hoosiers Blu-ray

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25th Anniversary Edition Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer | 1986 | 115 min | Rated PG | Jun 05, 2012

Hoosiers (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (36.22 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 4.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono
French: Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.2 of 53.2
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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Hoosiers

 (1986)

Hoosiers Blu-ray offers solid video and decent audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach, abrasive and unlikable Norman Dale, whips the team into shape... while also inciting controversy.

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

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons, Chelcie Ross
Director: David Anspaugh

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Hoosiers Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

My worry for the new Hoosiers disc was that we'd encounter the same one step forward, twelve steps back approach that 20th Century Fox took with the now-infamous Predator reissue—that is, switching out MPEG-2 for a less compression-prone AVC encode but then smearing the image with an egregious amount of DNR, entirely wiping out the film's grain structure. Thankfully, that's not the case here. Hoosiers' new 1080p/AVC- encoded presentation looks natural, with visible—sometimes heavy—grain and only occasional evidence of edge enhancement. However, don't expect a drastic difference from the 2007 edition. You'd have to do some dedicated pixel-peeping to notice any changes, though it looks like the image is a hair sharper, with less noise—especially compression noise—and colors that are possibly a shade brighter/more vibrant. Most of what I wrote in my original review still stands: "The image is at its best during game time—in the well-lit gymnasiums—with nicely carved contrast, a satisfying sense of clarity, and the Huskers' red and yellow uniforms popping cleanly off the screen. Outside the gym, however, the picture often falters. Black levels can crush the detail in Hackman's pea coat or else look hazy and insubstantial, contrast is sometimes bland, and sharpness varies from scene to scene." Small white and black flecks still show up on the print occasionally too, and it seems to me that if MGM had gone to the trouble of doing a substantial visual overhaul, they probably would've cleaned these up. Still, I'm not disappointed in the picture quality, and I actually have a feeling we were all a little too harsh on the old edition, writing it off simply because of its antiquated encode. AVC is definitely preferable to MPEG-2, and there's slight but noticeable decrease in compression noise, but for the most part, Hoosiers still looks like Hoosiers.


Hoosiers Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

No changes here, at least not that I can tell. The 25th Anniversary Edition of Hoosiers features the same lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, a functional but often underwhelming mix. This is an almost entirely front-heavy track, and there are instances when you might crane toward your rear speakers, wondering if perhaps they've come unplugged. There's almost nothing here to suggest a dimensional soundfield. While you'll occasionally hear cheering in the surround channels and a modicum of environmental ambience —like the reverb during Norman's introduction of the team at the school assembly—this track misses a lot of opportunities for true 5.1 engagement. When Norman first enters the school and the students flood down the stairs and out of their classrooms past him, for instance, where are their footsteps or the sound of casual hallway chatter? There's a decent spread across the front channels, but there are long stretches of the film where it might as well be monophonic.

It may have been nominated for an Oscar, but I'm still no fan of Jerry Goldsmith's score here—seriously, why the big drum machine beats?—and the music sounds okay but unremarkable, with a squashed dynamic range that's mid-and-treble-heavy. Dialogue is mostly clean and clear, but every once in awhile it seems boxy and thin, particularly when Norman shouts from the sidelines. And what's up with the cheering from the stands? Instead of thunderous uproar, it sounds like a crowd as filtered and flattened through the speakers of a portable AM radio. I understand that this 5.1 track has been repurposed from somewhat dated source material, but I've heard other films from the same era that sound much bigger, immersive, and dynamically solid.


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