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Prohibition Blu-ray

United States
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PBS | 2011 | Season 1 | 360 min | Rated TV-PG | Oct 04, 2011

Prohibition (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English, Spanish

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (3 BDs)

Playback
Region A (C untested)

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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 3.0 of 53.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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Prohibition

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Prohibition Blu-ray offers solid video and decent audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Prohibition is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.

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

Director: Ken Burns (I)

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Prohibition Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Prohibition arrives on Blu-ray with what's essentially a slightly-better-than-broadcast-quality 1080i/AVC-encoded transfer. That is, if you saw the show on PBS last week, you can expect a similar appearance, but with fewer of the compression artifacts you get over cable TV. As you'd expect, the archival footage used here is of varying quality, some of it fairly clean and clearly transferred in high definition, while other clips are obviously from standard definition sources. All of the vintage photographs look wonderful, though, and they're given a sense of slide/pan/zoom movement with what's come to be known as the "Ken Burns Effect." The "talking-head" interviews with historians are shot on 16mm, and they look suitably sharp and accurately colored, although you will notice some harsh grain buzzing in the dark backgrounds. You'll also spot periodic aliasing in some of the photos and footage, as well as macroblocking in the upconverted standard definition material. It is what it is, basically, but there's really nothing here that will outright distract from your enjoyment of the series.

Do note that all screenshots in this review were captured in 720p, as it was too difficult to take usable shots in 1080i.


Prohibition Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

Unfortunately, there are no lossless or uncompressed audio options here, just the default English Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track and a 2.0 Dolby Digital Spanish dub. Could the mix sound brighter, cleaner, and richer if presented in a lossless format? Almost certainly, but it ultimately doesn't matter that much. This is, after all, a rather talky documentary, and besides occasional sound effects like gunshots and breaking bottles, the mix consists almost solely of dialogue and fairly quiet music. The interviewees' voices are always clear and easy to understand, and the appropriately old-timey soundtrack-- which consists of original pieces by composer David Cieri and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis--complements the film wonderfully. Most of the audio is planted in the front channels, but you will hear some sound effects and music in the rears. I did notice a quiet hiss in the back channels from time to time, but nothing excessive. The disc includes optional English and Spanish subtitles.



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An early announcement to retailers indicates that PBS will release on Blu-ray Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's Prohibition (2011) on October 4th. Prohibition tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This six-hour three ...




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