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Lightning Bug Blu-ray

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Image Entertainment | 2004 | 95 min | Not rated | Jan 15, 2013

Lightning Bug (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (24.12 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 (448 kbps)

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

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Region A, B (C untested)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.5 of 53.5
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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Lightning Bug

 (2004)

Lightning Bug Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

In an Alabama Bible-Belt town chock full of misfits, Green Graves finds escape and solace in his longing to create special effects creatures in Hollywood. Despite finding a kindred spirit in a local girl with a sordid past, Green soon learns that sometimes the most frightening monsters aren’t made of rubber and latex.

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

Starring: Bret Harrison, Laura Prepon, Kevin Gage, Ashley Laurence
Director: Robert Hall

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Lightning Bug Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Cinematographer Brandon Trost, a member of the hard-working Hollywood family that gave us The FP, was only 21 when he shot Lightning Bug, and he has since moved on to a successful career in mainstream films such as That's My Boy and the upcoming This Is the End. Both to contain costs and to give Hall his desired look, Trost shot the film on Super16. Hall wanted a low-budget, grainy, Eighties horror film look, and he says in his commentary that he was initially disappointed when saw what a good image Trost was delivering with 2004-vintage lenses and film stock.

Still, the image on Image Entertainment's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray adequately delivers Hall's vision, in the sense that the film's grain structure has been accurately translated to hi-def without filtering or other digital tampering. While the grain is slightly more coarse than might be the case with 35mm photography, the image is finely detailed and the grain is never distracting (unless you're the kind of viewer who hates seeing any grain at all). Black levels are good, and the color palette establishes a nice contrast between the lovely earth tones of the Alabama countryside and the more artificial hues of indoor habitats lit by artificial lights (e.g., the video store). Trost's lighting adeptly manages the frequent shifts between the natural and the stylized; the latter look is most common whenever Ms. Duvet enters the scene.

Hall indicates in the extras that a few digital "fixes" were made to Lightning Bug for Blu-ray, which no doubt explains why the video store where Green meets Angevin manages to display copies of Laid to Rest and ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2, which did not exist at the time Lightning Bug was shot. Occasional artifacts can be spotted from those fixes, e.g., in a shot near the end where the camera is dollying away from Green down a hill and the shot had to be stabilized digitally. For the most part, though, this additional post-production work is seamless.


Lightning Bug Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The film's soundtrack is provided in three versions: lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1, DD 5.1 (at 640 kbps) and a DD 2.0 track that is specially labeled for ProLogic2. Perhaps because of the restricted budget, surround effects are somewhat limited, but they are distinctive when they occur: e.g., a voice from another room or mysterious sounds that lure unsuspecting Mr. Tightwiler to the gruesome demonstration that Green has prepared for him. The dialogue is clear, and both the songs by Kevn Kinney and the underscoring by Jason M. Hall (Robert's brother) are reproduced with force and presence.



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Interview with Robert Hall, Director of Lightning Bug - January 22, 2013

Makeup artist Robert Hall defied expectations by writing and directing the non-horror drama Lightning Bug as his first feature. A cult hit on DVD in 2005, Lightning Bug has been released on Blu-ray by Image Entertainment with a new documentary and an extended ...

Lightning Bug Blu-ray Announced - October 29, 2012

The Blu-ray release of Lightning Bug has been announced by Image Entertainment. Already a cult hit on DVD, the debut feature by makeup effects artist Robert Hall (Laid To Rest and ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2) comes to Blu-ray in an extended cut featuring ...


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