Best Blu-ray Deals

Black Friday Sale is Live, $3.99 Blu-ray Movies »
Now: Alien Anthology (Alien / Alien… $19.96 (81% sold out)

Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$7.99
9 hrs ago
Captain Phillips (Blu-ray)
$5.99
3 hrs ago
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Blu-ray)
$3.99
2 hrs ago
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$7.99
1 hr ago
The LEGO Movie (Blu-ray)
$8.99
8 hrs ago
The King's Speech (Blu-ray)
$3.99
8 hrs ago
American Hustle (Blu-ray)
$6.00
 
Killing Them Softly (Blu-ray)
$3.99
20 hrs ago
Gangs of New York (Blu-ray)
$3.99
12 hrs ago
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Blu-ray)
$4.99
23 hrs ago
Casablanca (Blu-ray)
$5.99
11 hrs ago
You're Next (Blu-ray)
$5.99
6 hrs ago
Breaking Bad: The Final Season (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
Big Miracle (Blu-ray)
$4.00
2 hrs ago


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (37428)
 Adventure (28609)
 Animation (8595)
 Anime (4738)
 Biography (3910)
 Comedy (27915)
 Comic book (5286)
 Coming of age (1832)
 Crime (19502)
 Dark humor (3923)
 Documentary (5060)
 Drama (44939)
 Epic (5322)
 Erotic (1140)
 Family (11993)
 Fantasy (16402)
 Film-Noir (1217)
 Foreign (6365)
 Heist (1691)
 History (5844)
 Holiday (1261)
 Horror (14161)
 Imaginary (932)
 Martial arts (3372)
 Melodrama (2369)
 Music (8772)
 Musical (3904)
 Mystery (11365)
 Nature (1836)
 Other (703)
 Period (7031)
 Psychological thriller (3229)
 Romance (16313)
 Sci-Fi (18466)
 Short (405)
 Sport (2862)
 Supernatural (4469)
 Surreal (1491)
 Teen (3286)
 Thriller (32927)
 War (5851)
 Western (2433)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Kuroneko Blu-ray

United Kingdom
314
5
15
Masters of Cinema Eureka Entertainment | 1968 | 99 min | Rated BBFC: 15 | Jun 24, 2013

Kuroneko (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (34.99 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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

Subtitles
English

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

Playback
Region B (locked)

Price
List price: £19.99, Price history

Amazon: £13.98 (Save 30%)
Usually dispatched within 24 hours, FREE shipping in the UK

Buy Kuroneko on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.7
71
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 2.2 of 52.2
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Foreign96%
Romance19%
Horror16%
Supernatural-
30%
popularity
77
collections
9
fans




Kuroneko

 (1968)

Kuroneko Blu-ray offers solid video and superb audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

In medieval Japan, a military hero is sent to battle a strange apparition that has been killing samurai.

For more about Kuroneko and the Kuroneko Blu-ray release, see Kuroneko Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kiwako Taichi, Kei Sato, Hideo Kanze, Rokko Toura
Director: Kaneto Shindō

» See full cast & crew


Kuroneko Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Kaneto Shindo's Kuroneko arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Eureka Entertainment.

The high-definition transfer this release uses is not identical to the one Criterion used for their Blu-ray release of Kuroneko in the United States. First, it is notably darker. In fact, brightness and even contrast levels have been toned down so much that during select sequences there are entire objects that are either very difficult or simply impossible to see (compare screencapture #6 with screencapture #2 from our review of the Criterion release to see what type of information is missing). During the nighttime footage from the second half of the film it becomes even more difficult to follow the action because it almost feels as if there is a very thick black filter (see screencaoture #16). Second, the daylight footage looks far more pleasing, but clarity is again not overly convincing. (Compare screencaptures #2 with screencapture #3 from our review of the Criterion release). Random scratches, specks, and flicker are also present. The good news here is that there are no traces of excessive degraining and sharpening corrections. However, the various source limitations that have transitioned to the raw transfer certainly make the film look quite uneven. On the Criterion release additional adjustments have been made to rebalance and clean up the image and the final result is indeed a lot more convincing. All in all, I think that this release could be a good alternative for fans of Kuroneko residing in Region-B territories, but I like a lot more Criterion's clearly superior presentation of this classic Japanese film. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Kuroneko Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray release: Japanese LPCM 1.0. For the record, Eureka Entertainment have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame.

The lossless track serves the film very well. Dynamic intensity is rather limited, but Hikaru Hayashi's minimalistic score is still very effective. Random nature sounds and other noises are also clearly identified. The dialog is stable, clear, and free of problematic background hiss. The English translation is very good.



Similar titles you might also like (still not reliable for this title)

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



Kuroneko Blu-ray, News and Updates



Kuroneko Officially Announced - April 24, 2013

Eureka Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Japanese director Kaneto Shindo's Kuroneko (1968), starring Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, and Kiwako Taichi. The release will be available for purchase in the United ...




Kuroneko Blu-ray


£19.99 £13.98


Buy Kuroneko on Blu-ray Movie



Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. Lone Survivor
3. The Expendables 3
4. Edge of Tomorrow
5. Rain Man
6. Godzilla
7. How to Train Your Dragon 2
8. The LEGO Movie
9. Transformers: Age of Extinction
10. A Million Ways to Die in the West
11. Maleficent
12. How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D
13. American Hustle
14. The Purge: Anarchy
15. Neighbors

Trending in Theaters
1. Interstellar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Dumb and Dumber To
4. Big Hero 6
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
7. Gone Girl
8. John Wick
9. Horrible Bosses 2
10. Fury
11. The Theory of Everything
12. Whiplash
13. Autómata
14. Rosewater
15. The Maze Runner
16. The Guest
17. The Imitation Game
18. The Drop
19. Foxcatcher
20. Exodus: Gods and Kings

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
3.  Godzilla
4.  Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
5.  Neighbors
6.  Gravity
7.  Despicable Me 2
8.  The LEGO Movie
9.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
10.  Horrible Bosses
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
3.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
5.  Big Hero 6
6.  Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sea...
7.  The Maze Runner
8.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
9.  Downton Abbey: Season 5
10.  The Legend of Korra - Book Three: C...
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$9.99, Save 75%
3.  Godzilla
$7.99, Save 78%
4.  Neighbors
$11.99, Save 60%
5.  Gravity
$7.99, Save 68%
6.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
7.  The LEGO Movie
$8.99, Save 75%
8.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$41.99, Save 65%
9.  Rio 2
$17.99, Save 55%
10.  Despicable Me
$9.99, Save 67%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Godzilla

 United States


$35.99 $7.99





Captain Phillips

 United States


$40.99 $5.99





Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

 United States


$24.99 $3.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices