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Pee-wee's Big Adventure Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 1985 | 90 min | Rated PG | Oct 04, 2011

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (17.91 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.77:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono (Spain)
Music: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

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

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.6 of 53.6
Extras 3.2 of 53.2
Based on 2 user reviews

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Family53%
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure

 (1985)

Pee-wee's Big Adventure Blu-ray offers solid video and decent audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Pee-wee's bicycle, the keenest bike in the world, is missing. His most prized possession... he's just got to get it back! Searching high, low and in between, Pee-wee hits the open road and encounters riotous adventures with bikers, bums, cowboys, cons, a phantom trucker and a waitress with wanderlust and even Warner Bros. Studios.

For more about Pee-wee's Big Adventure and the Pee-wee's Big Adventure Blu-ray release, see Pee-wee's Big Adventure Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen, Monte Landis
Director: Tim Burton

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The video on Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is a mixed bag, and while it's impossible to be sure without access to the source material, I suspect that at least part of the problem lies with the source. Much of what Burton was trying to achieve visually was not possible at high quality in a pre-CG world on the kind of budget (about $6 million) that Warner was willing to give a first-time director and an unproven star. (An obvious example occurs in the E.T. parody shot during the big chase scene on the Warner lot; as Pee-wee and his bike go flying across the sky, the matte lines around them are readily visible, even more so in high definition.) Black levels, contrast, color intensity and details are generally good and consistent from scene to scene. What varies is the amount of video noise. Generally, but not always, scenes in bright light, whether indoors or outdoor, have little or no noise. Noise is more likely to intrude as light levels dim. Then again, there can be an occasional scene that's noisy while brightly lit; so there are certainly other factors at issue (in some cases, undoubtedly optical effects).

I always consider such situations a bad news/good news scenario. The bad news is that there's noise. The good news is that it hasn't been stripped off by DNR, along with essential detail. As long as the noise isn't intrusive or distracting (and I never found it to be so), the good news outweighs the bad. The bulk of the film is clear and detailed, and numerous scenes reveal layers of imagery that I don't recall seeing before: the faces of the garden gnomes on Pee-wee's front lawn, the cheesy textures of the monster models on the Godzilla-like film being shot at Warner Brothers, the scruffy decor at the truck stop and biker bar -- these are just a few of the things that caught my eye on this viewing. There's plenty more.


Pee-wee's Big Adventure Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

The film's soundtrack was remixed for 5.1 for the 2000 DVD, and that mix is presented here in DTS lossless. Like most such remixes, it's front-oriented and provides little in the way of surround activity. The chief beneficiary is Danny Elfman's animated score, which is the perfect complement to both Pee-wee's personality and Burton's temperament (it's no accident that Elfman has remained his composer of choice). The Blu-ray's track gives the score presence and breathing room, and also does well by The Champs' rendition of "Tequila", which blasts through at a critical moment in the story. I can't really say that Twisted Sister's "Burn in Hell" is equally well represented, because there's so much else happening at the time. The dialogue is, of course, perfectly clear, but that isn't saying much. Pee-wee Herman could make himself heard over a foghorn.


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