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Lost in Translation Blu-ray

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Universal Studios | 2003 | 102 min | Rated R | Dec 07, 2010

Lost in Translation (Blu-ray)
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Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS 5.1

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English SDH, French, Spanish

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Video 3.8 of 53.8
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Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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Lost in Translation

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Lost in Translation Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Bob Harris and Charlotte are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star in town to shoot a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband. Unable to sleep, Bob and Charlotte cross paths one night in the luxury hotel bar. This chance meeting soon becomes a surprising friendship. Charlotte and Bob venture through Tokyo, having often hilarious encounters with its citizens, and ultimately discover a new belief in life's possibilities.

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

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Akiko Takeshita, Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe, Giovanni Ribisi, Kazuko Shibata
Director: Sofia Coppola

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Lost in Translation Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Lost in Translation made an appearance on HD-DVD way back in 2007—ages ago—and while I can't confirm, it seems likely that Universal simply reused that disc's VC-1 encoded transfer for this new Blu-ray release. (Or possibly made a new encode from the old master.) An important thing to keep in mind when evaluating any film's picture quality is the way that it was shot; in the case of Lost in Translation, DP Lance Acord's cinematography was what you might call "quick and dirty," using mostly natural illumination and, at times, fast—and, therefore, grainy—film stock to capture images in low ambient light. This affects the look of the film in a number of ways. For one, the overall aesthetic is more natural—not as glossy or stylized as most Hollywood productions. However, this comes at the expense of certain traits that videophiles look for in "reference" quality material. In my opinion, "reference" is how the film was intended to look, taking into account the type of technology used (film or digital video) and the resolution (16mm or 35mm, SD or HD, etc.), but that's an argument for another time. Here, contrast is weak—partially a result of not using additional fill light to give "contour" to the image—and shadow detail, during darker scenes, is frequently lost in a sea of murky blacks. (See most of the scenes shot at the hotel bar.) Likewise, color is realistically restrained and clarity varies drastically—the daylight scenes tend to look fantastic, with lots of detail, while the textures in evening or interior sequences have a tendency to appear spongy and soft. (The iconic shot of Murray sitting on his bed in a yukata—used for the cover art—is so soft as to look blurry.)

Much of this has to do with the techniques used to shoot the film, but it also seems to me that this particular encode isn't necessarily doing the film any favors. I'm only speculating, but it's reasonable to assume that the black levels don't need to be as oppressive as they are here. And while the film's grain structure looks fairly natural, there are distracting flurries of chroma noise in darker portions of the picture that sometimes give the image a blotchy, mottled quality. All said, Lost in Translation does look markedly better here than it ever did on DVD—enough to warrant an upgrade— but I'd love to see the film get a more refined high definition treatment sometime in the future.


Lost in Translation Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Where the HD-DVD only included a lossy Dolby Digital Plus mix, the Blu-ray comes with a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track. If you've ever been to Tokyo—especially the areas featured in the film, like the enormous crosswalk outside Shibuya station—you know that it's a loud city, with an ever-present amalgam of traffic sounds, pedestrian bustle, and salespeople beckoning you into their shops. The film occasionally puts this urban cacophony to immersive use—you'll be assaulted from all sides by the noise of a pachinko parlor, the digital clamor of an arcade, the roar of street sounds, even air-soft pellets zipping through the rear channels—but not nearly as often as you might think. More frequently, Coppola puts her characters in a quiet bubble of their own thoughts, accompanied by a killer ambient soundtrack with numerous cuts from My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. It's some of my favorite film music from the 2000s, and it sounds great here. There are a few instances when dialogue could potentially sound a bit cleaner, but most of the time the actors' voices ride clearly on top of the mix. You could easily imagine this track sounding bigger and more engaging, but that might steal from the film's subtlety.



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