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Purple Noon Blu-ray

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Plein soleil / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1960 | 118 min | Not rated | Dec 04, 2012

Purple Noon (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Audio
French: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

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

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Region A (locked)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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Crime8%
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Purple Noon

 (1960)

Purple Noon Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Tom Ripley is sent to Europe by Mr. Greenleaf to fetch his spoiled, playboy son, Philippe, and bring him back home to the States. In return, Tom will receive $5,000. Philippe toys with Tom, pretending he will go back home, but has no intentions of leaving his bride to be, Marge, and honoring his father's wishes. After some time passes, Mr. Greenleaf considers the mission a failure and cuts Tom off. Tom, in desperation, kills Philippe, assumes his identity, and lives the life of a rich playboy. However, he will need all his conman abilities to keep Philippe's friends and the police off the trail.

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

Starring: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Romy Schneider, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa, Frank Latimore
Director: René Clément

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Purple Noon Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.67:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Rene Clement's Purple Noon arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"This new high-definition digital transfer was created in 2K resolution on an ARRISCAN film scanner from the original camera negative; two original 35mm prints made at LTC, Paris, were used for color reference. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS and Pixel Farm's PFClean, while Image Systems' Phoenix was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Transfer supervisor: Lee Kline.
Colorist: Gilles Grainer/LTC/Technicolor, Paris."

I don't have the old R1 DVD release of Purple Noon which Miramax produced years ago to run some direct comparisons with the Blu-ray release, but considering the fact that the DVD did not even used an anamorphic transfer I think it is fair to assume that gap in quality between the two is probably quite dramatic.

Generally speaking, detail and depth are very good, especially during close-ups where natural light is in abundance (see screencapture #1). The panoramic sequence also boats very pleasing fluidity (see screencapture #10). Color reproduction is very good - there are plenty of warm but lush yellows, blues, greens, and browns. However, during the second half of the film there are a couple of sequences where some extremely light color fluttering is present. There are no traces of excessive sharpening and denoising corrections. Unsurprisingly, light grain is easy to spot throughout the entire film. However, again during the second half of the film there are a few sequences where some light sharpness and contrast fluctuations are present (see sreencapture #11). None of them, however, appear to be a byproduct of a transfer weakness; rather, they appear to be directly related to source limitations. Lastly, debris, dirt, specks, and large scratches have been effectively removed. All in all, Purple Noon has a very pleasing, very convincing organic look. (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).


Purple Noon Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: French LPCM 1.0 (with portions of Italian and English). For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

The lossless track has good depth and a very good range of dynamics. Nino Rota's soundtrack definitely benefits a great deal, but there are also portions of the film where simply fluidity and balance impress. The dialog is crisp, very clean, stable, and easy to follow. As usual, Criterion have also removed background hiss as best as possible. There are no pops, audio dropouts and distortions.



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Criterion Blu-ray in December: Clement, Gilliam, Reggio, Nolan - September 17, 2012

The Criterion Collection has announced four titles for Blu-ray release in December. On December 4th, the studio will release Purple Noon (René Clement, 1960) and Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985). A week later, on December 11th, it will release The Qatsi Trilogy (Godfrey ...


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