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Lola Montès Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1955 | 114 min | Not rated | Feb 16, 2010

Lola Montès (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.55:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.55:1

Audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 3.0

Subtitles
English

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

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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Lola Montès

 (1955)

Lola Montès Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Lola Montès is a visually ravishing, newly restored, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl presented in the form of a circus attraction recounting her scandalous past in flashbacks presented through the bombastic ringmaster of the circus where she ends up performing.

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

Starring: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Oskar Werner, Ivan Desny, Will Quadflieg
Director: Max Ophüls

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Lola Montès Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.55:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Max Ophuls' Lola Montes arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears in the beginning of this newly-restored transfer of Lola Montes:

"Released in Paris on December 23, 1955, Lola Montes, directed by Max Ophuls, caused an unprecedented scandal. Faced with the commercial failure of the movie, the producers decided to cut out some scenes, to translate part of the German dialogues in French and remix the sound. At the end of 1956, against the director's wishes, the film was cut further and re-edited chronologically.

In 1968, the producer Pierre Braunberger bought the movie rights and produced a version which was close to the original. In 2008, thanks to digital technology, the Cinematheque francaise is able to release a completely restored version, faithful to Max Ophuls' wishes, with the colors, the stereo sound and the format originally intended."

Anyone who has previously seen Lola Montes, theatrically or on SDVD, will be overwhelmed by this newly restored high-definition transfer. I certainly was. The depth, clarity and improved colors are quite unbelievable. Furthermore, practically all of the stability issues that plagued previous transfers of the film have been addressed. Contrast is also improved dramatically. Many of the dark scenes - such as the one where we see Lola alone on the ship, after her mother sends her back to her cabin - look clearer and not as noisy (as they are, for example, on the French SDVD). Film grain is also very much intact. Additionally, flecks, scratches, cuts, warps and large debris are nowhere to be seen. Frankly, aside from some very mild background color pulsations that pop up here and there - likely due to the poor condition of the original elements - such as the ones seen in Chapter 15 (01. 06. 42), I could not be any happier with the presentation. It is marvelous! (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).


Lola Montès Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

I am probably going to surprise some of you here, but I feel that the audio presentation is far more impressive than the video presentation. According to the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc, the original 3.0 soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit and edited together from the original 4-track magnetic tracks of the two surviving CinemaScope prints, as well as a later mono soundtrack print that was used to fill one small part of the track. What this means is that Lola Montes now has as complete of an audio track as there ever was one. Gone are the pops, hiss, unevenness and "voice tremblings" that plagued older releases of the film. Georges Auric's beautiful score has also never been this clear. To sum it all up, the folks that did all of the audio restoration work deserve an enormous amount of credit, as the improvements are simply phenomenal.

For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame.



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