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Midway Blu-ray

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Universal Studios | 1976 | 131 min | Rated PG | Jun 04, 2013

Midway (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1 (31.62 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.1
English: DTS 2.0
French: DTS 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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

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Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 3.1 of 53.1
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
Based on 4 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
War100%
Drama44%
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Midway

 (1976)

Midway Blu-ray delivers great video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

A dramatic chronicle of the Battle of Midway, considered the turning point of the war against Japan in the Pacific.

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

Starring: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshirô Mifune
Director: Jack Smight

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Midway Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

The VC-1 encoded image (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation on "Midway" is tricky to dissect, as much of the film employs actual footage from the front lines and other Hollywood productions. Although the raggedy quality is inherent to the source material, clarity on the BD makes the seams stand out. The stock footage is raw and dirty, blown-up and manipulated to match Smight's picture. The rest of the movie looks healthy and relatively undamaged, with slight sharpening to manage grain, though fine detail hasn't been erased -- useful to observe the pained expressions on the cast and enjoy the textures of the period recreation, including assorted military costuming. Shadow detail is occasionally murky, but rarely suffocating, displaying relatively stable, communicative blacks. Colors reveal some freshness with only a mild fade, finding oceanic excursions especially appealing with lighter blues, while uniforms display a secure range of interesting hues. Skintones are represented well, presenting leathery flesh as intended.


Midway Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

The 2.1 Sensurround mix is configured as a 5.1 DTS-HD track on the Blu-ray, though there's no surround activity that I could detect. It's a frontal force feature without a center channel, pushed into the left and right with a workable degree of clarity, isolating character interactions with crispness, while the considerable use of dubbing is expectedly artificial and easy to understand. Low-end is the big show here, and while there's a little more heft to roaring engines and bombings, it's not as spectacular as expected, requiring a little manual juicing to get the rumble where it should be. There's no distortion to the track, while scoring is blended satisfactorily, retaining it emphasis without stepping on human elements.



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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of director Jack Smight's 1976 WWII war drama Midway, starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glen Ford, Hal Holbrook, Robert Mitchum and Toshirô Mifune. Midway makes its Blu-ray ...


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