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Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1932 | 71 min | Not rated | Oct 25, 2011

Island of Lost Souls (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (35.46 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

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Video 3.9 of 53.9
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 4.8 of 54.8
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Island of Lost Souls

 (1932)

Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A shipwrecked sailor finds himself trapped on a remote island in the South Seas. While there, he discovers the island is home to a mad doctor who performs strange genetic experiments.

For more about Island of Lost Souls and the Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray release, see Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Bela Lugosi, Kathleen Burke, Arthur Hohl
Director: Erle C. Kenton

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Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Erle C. Kenton's Island of Lost Souls arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"Because the original negative no longer survives, this new digital transfer was created from a number of sources, including 35mm fine-grain master positive with some inherent damage; the UCLA Film & Television Archive's 35mm nitrate positive, which also had defects but contained lines of dialogue not heard since they were censored upon the film's theatrical release; and a private collector's 16mm screening print, used to help repair scenes with missing frames and scratches. These elements were scanned in 2K and HD resolution on a Spirit Datacine and a SCANNITY film scanner, and then combined to create the most complete version of the film ever to appear on home video. Finally, thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's DVNR system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Scanning supervision: Lee Kline, Maria Palazola.
Telecine colorist: Lee Kline.
Master assembly editor: Ian D. Whelan.
2K/HD scanning: Modern Videofilm, Los Angeles; Cinelicious, Hollywood; Prime Focus, New York. "

Despite the fact that this new high-definition transfer was created from various sources, it actually has a fairly balanced look, and many of the close-ups in the film look rather impressive (see screencapture #7). The image does not appear flat or dull, and a light layer of grain is always present throughout the entire film. Now, the grain often shifts and pulsates, and contrast levels are not always stable, but overall the image has a consistently pleasing organic look, which truly is what matters the most, considering the amount of work that was invested into the restoration project. In other words, a lot could have gone wrong, but the final result is indeed satisfying.

With a few minor exceptions, such as the sequence where Edward and Lota are captured by the islanders but quickly rescued by Dr. Moreau, clarity is rather pleasing (even during the very dark nighttime sequences it is not too difficult to see what takes place on the screen). Also, there are no traces of secondary sharpening. Aside from a few inherited transition issues, there are no serious stability issues either. Lastly, the film has been thoroughly cleaned up, but some minor scratches and small lines still pop up here and there. All in all, this is a strong and very convincing presentation of a film that is unlikely to ever look better on home video. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"The original monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from the collector's 16mm print and section of the 35mm nitrate print, the best sources available. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using AudioCube's integrated workstation."

The LPCM 1.0 track is pleasing. There is some mild hiss that occasionally enters the dialog, but it is never overwhelming. Additionally, dynamic levels have been stabilized and optimized. As a result, the audio actually has a relatively good depth and fluidity. With a few minor exceptions, the dialog is crisp, stable, and easy to follow.



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Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray - December 15, 2011

Independent British distributors Eureka Entertainment have revealed that they will release a Dual Format Edition of Erle C. Kenton's Island of Lost Souls (1932). The film was previously set to appear only on DVD. The preliminary street date set by the distributors ...

Criterion's October Blu-ray Line-Up: Korda, Shindo, Antonioni, Ke... - July 15, 2011

Criterion has announced a new batch of titles that will debut in October. They include Kaneto Shindo's Kuroneko, Zoltán Korda's The Four Feathers, Michelangelo Antonioni's Identification of a Woman and Erie C. Kenton's Island of Lost Souls. Past titles getting ...


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