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King of Kings Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 1961 | 168 min | Rated PG-13 | Mar 29, 2011

King of Kings (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital Mono
Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono
Italian: Dolby Digital Mono
German: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian

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

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Region A, B (C untested)

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Video 4.7 of 54.7
Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 2.3 of 52.3
Based on 7 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
History76%
Epic53%
Biography37%
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King of Kings

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King of Kings Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

The life of Jesus Christ from the Nazarene’s humble birth to his nomadic ministry, from the teachings to murderous conspiracies, from death on a cross to resurrection.

Filmed in Technirama.

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

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Hurd Hatfield, Siobhan McKenna, Ron Randell, Harry Guardino, Viveca Lindfors
Narrator: Orson Welles
Director: Nicholas Ray

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King of Kings Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

While it may not qualify as being outright miraculous, King of Kings' brilliant AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.35:1 is stunningly gorgeous and is one of the best big format transfers to Blu-ray that we've seen. For once, color timing is near perfect, with those deep Technicolor reds and blues that define this era of film. I took some brickbats when I argued the Blu-ray release of Quo Vadis was not color timed correctly, and all I can say is, compare the Technicolor reds of that film to this one to see what I mean. While color is amazingly well saturated and brilliantly robust, the overall picture simply bursts with sharpness and clarity, giving King of Kings an amazing pop and presence. This was originally presented in SuperTechnirama, a 70mm format which seems perfectly suited for a Blu-ray transfer, and this release should delight virtually all videophiles. Grain is intact, looking completely natural, and contrast and black levels are solid. There are a couple of extremely minor, niggling complaints the most persnickety viewers may have, including some brief (and I mean very brief) tendencies toward noise in some of the dustier, sandier sequences, but otherwise this transfer is a marvel. The SD-DVD of King of Kings looked pretty darn spectacular in its day, but this Blu-ray is, well, a revelation.


King of Kings Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

King of Kings gets off to a less than spectacular start, at least with regard to dialogue, on this generally brilliant lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Unfortunately it's always been evident that the prologue sequence was post-dubbed, and the very noticeable difference in ambience and even volume is even more marked in this new lossless track. This sequence also suffers from the same synchronization issues we've seen (heard?) in previous home theater releases. OK, that's the bad news. The good news is virtually everything else about this track is superb, from the opening swells of strings and brass that announce one of Rozsa's most epochal scores, to the bulk of the film, where dialogue is well represented. Surround channels are fully alive here with a nicely cinematic approach that recreates the original film's four track mix. There's not an overabundance of low end here, but there never has been. Fidelity is generally very good, though some moderate hiss and slight boxiness is still apparent from time to time, once again as it always has been on previous home video releases. But the trade-off here is more than worth these passing qualms. All sorts of interior lines of Rozsa's score are fully audible now for perhaps the first time, and the entire track sounds surprisingly spry, considering its age.



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Holiday Edition: The Making of MGM's King of Kings (Updated) - December 24, 2011

One of the 1960's most acclaimed religious epics was released by MGM in Super Technirama 70. For a special holiday Silver Screen column, read on to learn about this spectacular production released on a superb Blu-ray from Warner Home Video. Lost photos, lobby cards, ...

King of Kings Blu-ray Announced - December 16, 2010

Warner Home Video has announced King of Kings for Blu-ray release on March 29, 2011, in time for the Easter holidays. This 1961 biblical film epic, directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Samuel Bronston, tells the life of Christ set against the tumult of Roman ...


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