COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$54.96
Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection (Blu-ray)
$198.49
Dexter: The Eighth Season (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Transformers Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$17.24
Orange Is the New Black: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$18.49
Pain & Gain (Blu-ray)
$10.12
Ray Donovan: Season One (Blu-ray)
$24.49
Destroy All Monsters (Blu-ray)
$12.74
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
$119.99
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Sleepaway Camp (Blu-ray)
$15.99
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Steven Spielberg Director's Collection (Blu-ray)
$91.99
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Blu-ray)
$24.99
D-Day Remembered (Blu-ray)
$39.99
Baltimore Ravens: Road to XLVII (Blu-ray)
$20.08
Titanic 3D (Blu-ray)
$18.49
The Originals: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$39.99
The Slumber Party Massacre (Blu-ray)
$13.99


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (34986)
 Adventure (26784)
 Animation (8246)
 Anime (4407)
 Biography (3671)
 Comedy (26399)
 Comic book (4873)
 Coming of age (1709)
 Crime (18409)
 Dark humor (3619)
 Documentary (4794)
 Drama (42179)
 Epic (5002)
 Erotic (1038)
 Family (11446)
 Fantasy (15273)
 Film-Noir (1131)
 Foreign (6002)
 Heist (1591)
 History (5525)
 Holiday (1173)
 Horror (13200)
 Imaginary (853)
 Martial arts (3172)
 Melodrama (2258)
 Music (8168)
 Musical (3665)
 Mystery (10720)
 Nature (1785)
 Other (689)
 Period (6547)
 Psychological thriller (3032)
 Romance (15390)
 Sci-Fi (17192)
 Short (369)
 Sport (2690)
 Supernatural (4039)
 Surreal (1312)
 Teen (3100)
 Thriller (31082)
 War (5483)
 Western (2293)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


On the Road Blu-ray

United States
MPI Media Group | 2012 | 124 min | Rated R | Aug 06, 2013

On the Road (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

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

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

Price
List price: $29.98, Price history
Amazon: $9.99 (Save 67%)
New from: $7.34 (Save 76%)
Usually ships in 9 to 11 days

Buy On the Road on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.3
38
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 1.0 of 51.0
Be the first to review it!

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Biography16%
Period8%
Adventure-
39%
popularity
264
collections
8
fans




On the Road

 (2012)

On the Road Blu-ray offers solid video and superb audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Brazilian director Walter Salles helms this adaptation of the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac that defined the Beat Generation. Sam Riley stars as Kerouac's self-styled protagonist, down-and-out intellectual Sal Paradise, who takes to the backroads of America with his free-spirited friend Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) in a frantic odyssey fuelled by jazz, poetry and drugs in search of the 'it' at the heart of life. Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst and Amy Adams co-star.

For more about On the Road and the On the Road Blu-ray release, see On the Road Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard
Director: Walter Salles

» See full cast & crew


On the Road Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

On the Road finds Walter Salles once again working with The Motorcycle Diaries' cinematographer, Eric Gautier, who shot the film beautifully on 35mm. (This movie just wouldn't've have felt right shot digitally. I'd even argue that 16mm might've been an even better choice.) MPI's Blu-ray release seems mostly true to source—no obvious noise reduction or edge enhancement here—though the image does occasionally seem to have a slightly mushy look that might suggest compression and/or a low bit-rate. Granted, from a normal viewing distance you'd never notice this; you really have to pixel peep to make out any compression artifacts. (Look carefully at some of the driving scenes in heavy snow—they're there.) The film's grain structure is quite pronounced, which also contributes to some of the softness, but overall, clarity is still great, with fine skin and clothing textures visible at least in closeups, if not always in longer shots. Color—so important to the film's mood—is balanced nicely too, from the sun soaked desert-scapes to the cold blues of a drive through a blizzard. Contrast is consistent, the print is clean, and there are no major distractions to be found.


On the Road Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The disc includes two audio options, the default lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and an uncompressed Linear PCM 2.0 stereo mix-down. Both are fine, but for our purposes we'll focus on the multi-channel mix, which is well-designed and has a great sense of clarity and presence. The rear speakers are utilized in just about every scene. The hum of insects and the busy hands of workers out in a cotton field; the rush of a turbulent river; the clamor in jazz clubs; the flat hum of car tires zipping down the road—it's all lively and engaging. The real draw here, audio-wise, though, is the music, both the score by Babel and Brokeback Mountain composer Gustavo Santaolalla—gamers might know him from his lonely guitar motif for The Last of Us—and the near-constant presence of jazz flowing through the background of the film. (And sometimes in the foreground, like when Dean and Sal go see Slim Gaillard—played by Coati Mundi—perform his scat-jive hit "Yip Roc Heresy," which uses the names of Lebanese food dishes as nonsense words.) The ambience and music come together to form a rich soundscape, and dialogue cuts through it cleanly, balanced perfectly in the mix. You'll also find optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles on the disc, which appear in bright yellow lettering both inside and outside the 2.40:1 frame.


On the Road: Other Editions



1-disc
Target


Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



On the Road Blu-ray, News and Updates



On the Road Blu-ray - April 11, 2013

MPI Home Video has revealed that it plans to bring to Blu-ray acclaimed Brazilian director Walter Salles' On the Road (2012), starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi, and Terrence Howard. The preliminary release date ...


On the Road Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
The Road (2009) Blu-ray Release 319 Aug 09, 2013
Road to Perdition August 3, 2010 170 May 17, 2013
On the Road 69 Dec 05, 2013



On the Road Blu-ray


$29.98 $9.99


Buy On the Road on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
3. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
5. Toy Story of Terror!
6. The Dark Knight
7. Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
8. Inception
9. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
10. Hercules
11. Batman Begins
12. Y Tu Mamá También
13. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
14. Tarzan
15. Mrs. Doubtfire

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction
4. The Expendables 3
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
7. Lucy
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. How to Train Your Dragon 2
10. Snowpiercer
11. The Fault in Our Stars
12. 22 Jump Street
13. Into the Storm
14. Boyhood
15. Hercules
16. Let's Be Cops
17. The Giver
18. The November Man
19. If I Stay
20. Interstellar

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6.  The LEGO Movie
7.  The Fault in Our Stars
8.  Godzilla 3D
9.  Frozen
10.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  The Fault in Our Stars
6.  Godzilla 3D
7.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
8.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
9.  Edge of Tomorrow 3D
10.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
5.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
6.  The Fault in Our Stars
$24.99, Save 50%
7.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
8.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
9.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$9.99, Save 75%
10.  Good Will Hunting
$7.50, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season

 United States


$79.99 $54.96





Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection

 United States


$399.99 $198.49





Dexter: The Eighth Season

 United States


$69.99 $17.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices