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Paris, Texas Blu-ray

France
Arte Vidéo | 1984 | 145 min | Not rated | Sep 22, 2010

Paris, Texas (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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

Subtitles
French, French SDH

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

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Region B (locked)

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 5.0 of 55.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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Paris, Texas

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Paris, Texas Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Paris, Texas follows the efforts of the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother in Los Angeles, and his missing wife.

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

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, John Lurie, Bernhard Wicki, Aurore Clement
Director: Wim Wenders

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Paris, Texas Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of French distributors Arte Video.

A small note included with this release indicates that the high-transfer was supervised by director Wim Wenders. And, indeed, a direct comparison with Criterion's Blu-ray release of Paris, Texas reveals practically identical technical characteristics -- fine object detail is very good, clarity pleasing, and contrast levels consistent throughout the entire film. The color-scheme is identical to that of the Criterion Blu-ray release as well; I could not see any major discrepancies to report in this review. To me, the variety of reds, greens, blues, yellows, browns, and blacks look the same. Edge-enhancement is not a serious issue of concern, though selected scenes almost create the impression that mild traces of it are indeed present. Generally speaking, the film's grain structure is intact, but I must speculate that at least some minor noise corrections might have been applied to the actual master Criterion and now Arte Video have used for their transfers. Lastly, though the two look practically identical, it seems like compression is just a tiny bit better on the Criterion release. Regardless, Arte Video's release is a great alternative for those of you who reside in Region-B territories. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Paris, Texas Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. For the record, Arte Video have provided optional French and French SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is excellent, and I can only echo my comments from my review of the Criterion Blu-ray release of Paris, Texas - Ry Cooder's legendary score sounds fantastic. The moody guitar solos have never sounded this good, and if you are about to see Paris, Texas for the very first time on Blu-ray, you are in for a very special treat. Additionally, the dialog is crisp, clean, stable, and exceptionally easy to follow. I also did not detect any pops, cracks, hissings, or audio dropouts to report in this review.


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