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People on Sunday Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1930 | 73 min | Not rated | Jun 28, 2011

People on Sunday (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

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Music: LPCM 2.0
Music: LPCM 2.0

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Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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People on Sunday

 (1930)

People on Sunday Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) represents an astonishing confluence of talent—an early collaboration by a group of German filmmakers who would all go on to become major Hollywood players, including eventual noir masters Robert Siodmak (The Killers, Criss Cross) and Edgar G. Ulmer (Detour, Bluebeard) and future Oscar winners Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, Ace in the Hole) and Fred Zinneman (High Noon, A Man for All Seasons). This effervescent, sunlit silent film, about a handful of city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing (a charming cast of nonprofessionals), offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. A unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, People on Sunday was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world

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

Starring: Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Kurt Gerron
Directors: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann, Curt Siodmak

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People on Sunday Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080i transfer, People on Sunday arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"This new digital transfer was created from a 35mm mute print struck from the restoration negative provided by the EYE Film Institute Netherlands. It was scanned in 2K resolution on a Spirit 4K Datacine, played at 24 frames per second, and then digitally converted to the EYE Film Institute's recommended speed of 22 frames per second. Color correction was done using DaVinci Resolve software. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system, while Digital Vision's Phoenix system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Telecine supervisor: Maria Palazzola.
Telecine colorist: Gregg Garvin/Modern Videofilm, Los Angeles."

Considering the history of the film, the presentation is indeed very impressive. Despite occasional clarity and contrast fluctuations, detail is very good, with many of of the close-ups coming close or being on par with what we have seen in some of the best Blu-ray release of silent films (Sunrise, Coeur Fidèle). Additionally, many of the outdoors scenes also convey very pleasing depth (see screencaptures #5 and 17). Color reproduction is also good - there is a good range of gentle grays and whites, while the backs relatively stable. Various damage marks, splices and cuts have been eliminated, and the majority of the time the film looks surprisingly healthy. Some traces of damage, however, still remain (see screencapture #8) because apparently it was impossible to eliminate them without affecting the integrity of the film. Lastly, there are some small frame transition issue as well. All in all, for an 81-year old film, this is indeed a mighty impressive presentation. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


People on Sunday Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There are two LPCM 2.0 audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: one for a silent-era-style score performed by the Mont Alto Orchestra and another for a contemporary score composed by Elena Katz-Chernin and performed by the Czech Film Orchestra. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

I prefer Elena Katz-Chernin's contemporary score. I believe that it enhances the film slightly better with its wider range of melancholic and upbeat melodies, particularly where the busy streets of Berlin are the focus of attention. Thankfully, the LPCM 2.0 track handles the score very well - the winds and strings are very well balanced, while the lovely piano, clarinet, and bassoon solos are never too bright or overexposed. The terrific aria in the beginning of Chapter 4 also sounds beautiful.

The silent-era-style score was first performed by the Mont Alto Orchestra at the 2009 Telluride Film Festival and consequently recorded for Criterion in 2011. It has a distinctive retro feel that works well for many of the hilarious scenes from the second half of the film. The LPCM 2.0 track is once again very strong, with the violin and trumpet solos sounding notably rich. Overall, however, this score has stronger chamber qualities favoring a slightly more compact sound.



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