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Pale Rider Blu-ray

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Warner Bros. | 1985 | 116 min | Rated R | Aug 26, 2008

Pale Rider (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1 (21.38 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: Dolby Digital Mono
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Video 3.1 of 53.1
Audio 2.6 of 52.6
Extras 0.6 of 50.6
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Pale Rider

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Pale Rider Blu-ray offers decent video and mediocre audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

After corporate mining boss Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) begins a campaign of terror to drive independent pan miners out of the area, a nameless stranger called Preacher (Clint Eastwood) rides into the underdogs' camp. He becomes their avenger. The tycoon then hires a badge-wearing killer and his duster-shrouded deputies, men loyal to whomever pays the most. LaHood pays gold. But in a climactic shootout to remember, Preacher pays in lead.

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

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny
Director: Clint Eastwood

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Pale Rider Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

While the VC-1 picture's definition is good, contrast level appears to be artificially pumped up. Maybe this is in keeping with the original film source, but it does not make for the most natural skin tones, foliage and other imagery. Objects also appear a bit "etched", as if sharpness was applied to the picture. This effect is not obtrusive, the landscape shots and interiors are vibrant and far from what anyone would call "too digital". As Blu-ray fare goes, it's a bit above average, and fully enjoyable. Colors are rich (maybe too rich) and black level is inky, with natural gradients that show no signs of artifacts or pixelation. Depth suffers a bit from the slight oversaturation. While the countryside in the film is beautiful, it lacks the extraordinary resolution and realism associated with reference quality BDs that make some 1080p appear as though you can step inside the picture.

The BD provides a good window into problems with the source material. Watch the initial scene when LaHood's men raid the miner's camp on horseback. The contrast appears to strobe lightly in a way that is unique to aging filmstock. Occasionally, other warts appear, including splotchy color and film noise like dust and lines. Only discerning eyes will pick up on these problems. Overall, the picture is clean. My main complaints, again, are the contrast, slight oversaturation of color and hint of extra sharpening. But some viewers may actually enjoy these attributes.


Pale Rider Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.5 of 5

The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track proves less-than-stellar. Dialog is crisp but lacks a fully analog presence. Gunshots had an etched, hollow quality and the high-pressure water cannons used by LaHood for erosion mining had a slightly digital sheen, as did explosions. Listen to the scene when the preacher uses explosives to destroy LaHood's mining operations. The blasts lack a convincing attack, and do not trail off in an accurate decay either, lacking any echo as the sounds peel off the mountains and across the plains. The explosions deliver little significant LFE rumble, either. The rumble of galloping horses, in the opening scene for example, has comparable problems. The film's score sounds shelved and muffled. Surround channels are only used for ambient sounds.

To be fair, the mediocre audio is the fault not of the Blu-ray production, but of the original film. Warner probably did an admirable job of dusting off the source material and producing the 5.1 track as cleanly as possible. But, as the expression goes, a polished turd is still a turd. If you only want to collect BDs with an immersive, engaging surround track, I'd have to recommend against getting Pale Rider. However, given the age and production characteristics of the original film, I can grant an average score for audio quality.


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