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Piranha Blu-ray

United States
Roger Corman's Cult Classics Shout Factory | 1978 | 94 min | Rated R | Aug 03, 2010

Piranha (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (20.00 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 (192kbps)

Subtitles
None

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 3.2 of 53.2
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
Based on 3 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Horror100%
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Piranha

 (1978)

Piranha Blu-ray offers solid video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

"Operation Razorteeth," a government project involving the breeding of mutant piranhas, gets way out of hand when the fish raid a lake at a summer camp for kids in this Roger Corman-produced, Joe Dante-directed classic. Heather Menzies stars as Maggie McKeown, an insurance investigator out to trace a missing teenage couple who have disappeared in the woods. With the help of a drunken recluse, Paul Grogan, they come across a supposedly deserted army base inhabited by Dr. Robert Hoak who has been breeding the deadly fish in secret. In their hunt for the missing couple McKeown and Grogan drain the army pool, unleashing millions of mutant piranhas into the lake of a nearby children's summer camp and a newly opened tourist resort.

For more about Piranha and the Piranha Blu-ray release, see Piranha Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Director: Joe Dante
Writers: John Sayles, Richard Robinson (II)
Starring: Heather Menzies, Bradford Dillman, Kevin McCarthy, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller (I), Keenan Wynn

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Piranha Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Piranha swims onto Blu-ray with what is a sometimes problematic but mostly nice-looking 1080p, 1.78:1-framed transfer. No doubt the transfer at several junctures coughs up a few less-than-handsome elements, notably coming in the form of excess noise, crushed blacks, a plethora of spots and speckles, and a few random vertical lines. Generally, though -- and for the bulk of the picture -- Piranha looks great for what it is. The image offers up a fait bit of intricate details in clothes, hats, and faces, though some of the trees seen off to the sides of the frame often feature clumpy rather than distinct bunches of leaves. The transfer appears mostly clear and sharp with only the occasional soft shot and hazy detail. Colors are slightly dull but true to those seen in similar low-budget pictures of the era. The image retains a fair bit of grain that spikes in places, though there's some chunky background noise scattered about the film, too. Piranha is by no means a pristine Blu-ray, but fans will appreciate the bump in resolution and nicely-realized elements Shout! Factory's transfer affords the material.


Piranha Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

Piranha floats onto Blu-ray with a decent enough PCM 2.0 soundtrack. This one's a touch too loud at reference volume, but turning things down a few notches yields a pedestrian but serviceable listen. This track sometimes sounds a bit stale and unrefined, lacking in space and clarity as it trudges along with most of its elements emanating from the center channel. No one sound effect ever comes across as natural or convincing, though there are no wholly indistinct elements within the track. Even the distinct "piranha" sound effects lack much oomph and power; fortunately, though, the absence of a more robust presentation doesn't really hurt the effectiveness of the film. Dialogue sometimes plays as tinny and shallow while occasionally bleeding off to the sides. Though this is a basic, no-frills type soundtrack, it suits and supports both the film and the Blu-ray presentation well enough.



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Piranha, Humanoids from the Deep Blu-ray Detailed - May 27, 2010

Shout! Factory has revealed the full details for the two titles it will release on Blu-ray on August 3 as part of its Roger Corman's Cult Classic collection: Piranha (Joe Dante, 1978) and Humanoids from the Deep (Barbara Peters, 1980). The latter will feature a ...

Piranha Blu-ray Delayed, More Corman Productions Announced - January 26, 2010

Shout Factory has informed that the Blu-ray release of the 1978 movie 'Piranha' is being pushed to August 3. The reason officially given for the delay is that more time was needed "to finalize the bonus content" – although this comes just as the upcoming remake ...

Piranha Blu-ray Coming Soon - December 31, 2009

In April 2010, Shout Factory will commence a new series of home video releases under the banner, “Roger Corman's Cult Classics”, presenting classic titles from the New World Pictures film library. The first title to come out on Blu-ray will be Joe Dante's 'Piranha', ...

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