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Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Masters of Cinema | Dual Format Edition / Blu-ray + DVD Eureka Entertainment | 1932 | 71 min | Rated BBFC: PG | May 28, 2012

Island of Lost Souls (Blu-ray)
Large:


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

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

Playback
Region B (locked)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.5 of 53.5
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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Island of Lost Souls

 (1932)

Island of Lost Souls Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent 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 4.0 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 British distributors Eureka Entertainment.

I did a number of comparisons between this release and Criterion's Blu-ray release and think that one would have a very difficult time finding any major discrepancies between the two. Projecting the two releases, I certainly could not see any. Yes, there are contrast and clarity fluctuations, but they are inherited, and present on both releases. Additionally, brightness levels are also practically identical, with the Criterion release possibly having black levels slightly toned down a bit during specific scenes, though the difference is marginal at best, and, in my opinion, unrecognizable during normal playback (compare screencature #9 with screencapture #2 from our review of the Criterion release). Grain is properly resolved. Additionally, I did not see any traces of problematic lab tinkering to report in this review. To sum it all up, fans of Island of Lost Souls residing outside of Region-A territories who could not take advantage of Criterion's Blu-ray release should be enormously pleased with Eureka Entertainment's Blu-ray release. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B 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 DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. For the record, Eureka Entertainment have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The lossless audio track serves the film well. Obviously, there are some limitations, such as minor clarity fluctuations and inherited light background hiss, but dynamic stabilizations have clearly been performed and fluidity improved. In other words, the audio has been optimized as best as possible. For the record, there are no audio dropouts or serious distortions to report in this review.


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Eureka Entertainment have revealed their upcoming titles for the months of April, May, and June 2012. There will be seven new releases added to the Masters of Cinema series: Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Lifeboat, Island of Lost Souls, Ruggles of Red Gap, ...

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 ...


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