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Requiem for a Dream Blu-ray

United States
Director's Cut Lionsgate Films | 2000 | 101 min | Unrated | Sep 08, 2009

Requiem for a Dream (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (34.98 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish

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

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.1 of 53.1
Based on 11 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Period21%
Surreal21%

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Requiem for a Dream

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Requiem for a Dream Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Twin stories about different kinds of addiction: A young man (Jared Leto) who along with his best friend (Marlon Wayans) and girlfriend is addicted to heroin, dreams of transcending his life of hustling and owning a store in New York City, while his mother (Ellen Burstyn), depressed and obsessed by television and diet pills envisions her chance to shine again on a game show.

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

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald, Keith David
Director: Darren Aronofsky

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Requiem for a Dream Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Requiem for a Dream delivers a quality 1080p transfer framed inside a 1.85:1 window. The image appears slightly overblown in several scenes, with an unnatural sense of brightness to it that nevertheless seems to reflect the intended look of the film suitably well. Detail appears as above average but not absolutely striking; objects scattered about Mrs. Goldfarb's apartment, for instance, appear sharp and finely rendered both in the foreground in the more distant background areas as well. The most impressive details stem from the many extreme close-up shots in the film. Aronofsky often zooms in tight on skin, eyes, and lips, and the fine details -- particularly in chapped, dehydrated lips as seen later in the film -- offer startling clarity. Colors are finely rendered but don't pop off the screen, appearing as slightly washed out from time to time but never looking too terribly dull. There's minimal visible grain but there's little in the way of distracting artifacts. This Blu-ray release of Requiem for a Dream offers up a solid transfer but one that's not visually spectacular.


Requiem for a Dream Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Requiem for a Dream arrives on Blu-ray with a powerful DTS-HD MA 7.1 lossless soundtrack. The music as heard over the opening credits plays through every one of the speakers in the 7.1 configuration, a trend that holds through the course of the picture. The musical presentation enjoys excellent clarity and precision across the entire dynamic range; Clint Mansell's now-iconic score has never sounded better. The harsh strings that punctuate the madness and depravity of the film are duplicated here wonderfully. There are plenty of unnerving sound effects throughout, for instance those that accompany the drug preparation scenes or several hallucinations, including one revolving around a refrigerator with a mind of its own as heard in chapter 13. Bass isn't prevalent throughout, but when it arrives, it makes its presence felt. Other assorted sound effects, many far more subtle, permeate the soundstage as well. Whether visions of cupcakes and donuts flying around the soundstage or the gentle sounds of the Atlantic's rolling waves, the track handles a broad range of effects superbly. Dialogue delivery never falters, and even Keith David's booming voice is handled well. Requiem for a Dream relies heavily on its soundtrack to compliment the tone of the film, and this DTS-HD MA 7.1 offering is up to the task.



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Requiem for a Dream Blu-ray - September 6, 2011

Independent British distributors Momentum Pictures will release on Blu-ray Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream (2000), Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Ellen Burstyn. Exact technical specs and region coding status for this release are unknown at the moment, ...

Amazon Blu-ray Sale: Requiem for a Dream (Expired) - June 16, 2011

For a limited time, Amazon is offering Requiem for a Dream on Blu-ray for 70% off its SRP. Director Darren Aronofsky's graphically realistic look at the perils of drug addiction, Requiem for a Dream stars Jared Leto (Fight Club), Jennifer Connelly (Hulk), Marlon ...

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The Jason Statham actioner 'Crank 2: High Voltage' was far and away the top-selling title on Blu-ray during the week ended September 13, according to Nielsen VideoScan. The sales leader of the previous week, 'Gladiator', was number two, while the number one in ...

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