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Monster Blu-ray

United States
First Look Studios | 2003 | 109 min | Rated R | Sep 01, 2009

Monster (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-2 (22.78 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 (192kbps)

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

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25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Video 2.6 of 52.6
Audio 2.4 of 52.4
Extras 2.5 of 52.5
Based on 2 user reviews

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Monster

 (2003)

Monster Blu-ray features poor video and terrible audio in this still mediocre Blu-ray release

The true-life story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute executed in 2002 in Florida after being convicted of murdering six men. While Wuornos confessed to the six murders, including a policeman, she claimed to have killed only in self-defense, resisting violent assaults while working as a prostitute. In 1989-90, a love story unfolds in the midst of the horrors and pathologies of two misfits: Wuornos (Charlize Theron), a drifter prostitute and Selby Wall (Christina Ricci), sent by her parents to live with an aunt in Florida in order to "cure her homosexuality". Nearing suicidal despair, Aileen wanders into a bar, where she meets Selby and falls in love. To keep her and Selby's relationship alive, she continues hooking, only to fuel an increasingly escalating deadly rage, a fury vented with a lurid string of killings and the media's sordid designation of her as the first female serial killer--a monster.

For more about Monster and the Monster Blu-ray release, see Monster Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Scott Wilson, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Lee Tergesen
Director: Patty Jenkins

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Monster Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.0 of 5

Presented in 1080p utilizing the MPEG-2 codec (at an average bitrate of 20Mbps), Monster is a disappointing upgrade on Blu-ray. Fine object detail barely exceeds the quality of an upconverted 480p transfer, making this a marginal improvement over the prior DVD release. I looked for textures in clothing and facial features, but despite the rough appearance of Charlize Theron's make-up laden face, there wasn't even a fraction of the clarity I've come to expect from the Blu-ray format. Additionally, black levels rarely exceed a dark shade of grey, and contrast demonstrates a dismal level of differentiation throughout nighttime sequences. As a result, shadow detail remains absent from many scenes (which isn't entirely bad when you consider the subject matter that takes place in the darker segments of the film). On the positive side, there appeared to be a degree of improvement in the richness of the color spectrum, which is especially noticeable during the skate rink sequence early in the film. I wish I had more positive elements to point out in the transfer, but fans of the film should know they'll probably be let-down by the video quality of this release, since it doesn't stack up well in the transition to high-definition.


Monster Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  1.0 of 5

Matters take a drastic turn for the worst when we delve into the quality of the audio tracks on the disc. I can't comprehend how this made it past the sound engineers over at First Look Studios, but there are some awful audio sync issues on this release (both tracks). If the delay were only a fraction of a second, it wouldn't be a huge issue, but I'd wager it's almost a full second behind the lip movements on the screen. Aside from that issue, this is a front-heavy experience with the majority of the audio track resting solely on the center channel. The occasional musical offering meanders into the side speakers, but I rarely noticed any activity from my rear speakers or subwoofer. Improving the audio score slightly, the clarity of the dialogue, music, and environmental effects demonstrate a nice level of proficiency, though I noticed at least three occasions where the dialogue dropped to a degree that made it necessary to turn up the volume beyond a suitable level compared with the rest of the film.

Although the quality of the audio track isn't dismal, I'm giving the overall audio score a dismal rating based on the level of annoyance caused by the sync issues. I'm not sure if First Look will take the time to go back and correct the problem with replacement discs, but consumers should expect more for their hard earned dollar.



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