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Rush: Moving Pictures Blu-ray

United States
DigiPack / Blu-ray Audio / Blu-ray + CD Mercury | 1981 | 40 min | Not rated | Apr 05, 2011

Rush: Moving Pictures (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0 (96kHz, 24-bit)
English: LPCM 5.1 (96kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (96kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
None

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 CD)

Packaging
DigiPack

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $34.98, Price history

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Video 2.6 of 52.6
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 3.1 of 53.1
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Rush: Moving Pictures

 (1981)

Tom Sawyer (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)
Red Barchetta (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)


YYZ (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)
Limelight (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)
The Camera Eye (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)
Witch Hunt (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)
Vital Signs (Audiophile 5.1 Surround and Stereo)

Tom Sawyer (Music Video – 5.1 & Stereo)
Limelight (Music Video – 5.1 & Stereo)


Vital Signs (Music Video – 5.1 & Stereo – Previously Unreleased)

For more about Rush: Moving Pictures and the Rush: Moving Pictures Blu-ray release, see Rush: Moving Pictures Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.



Rush: Moving Pictures Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.0 of 5

Though this is ostensibly an audio Blu-ray, there are around 13 minutes of bonus video also included on this Blu-ray (see the Supplements section below for full details on the actual content). Though delivered here via an AVC codec in 1080i and 1.33:1, this is pretty shabby looking video from the dawn of the home video age. This appears to have been shot with what was then probably a high-tech handheld home video camera, and the results are not very impressive. Incredibly soft and devoid of much color, visually this isn't much to look at, but as an historical record of the sessions that produced Moving Pictures, it's invaluable. "Vital Signs" is offered with a bunch of posterizing effects that actually make it seem like better quality than it probably is.



Rush: Moving Pictures Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

Wow. What more can one say about the quality of at least two of the three lossless tracks offered on this incredible (mostly) audio Blu-ray? Oddly, and for one of the very few times I've experienced this in my reviewing careers, the lossless LPCM 2.0 stereo fold down (24-bit/96kHz) sounds surprisingly pallid when stacked up against the two lossless 5.1 tracks. The low end is especially weak on this 2.0 mix, so if you have the ability to experience the surround mixes, by all means, do so. Two brilliant 5.1 options are offered, an LPCM 5.1 and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, and I personally would be hard pressed to find much if any difference between them. Both are presented with 24-bit/96kHz resolution, and the results are, to put it simply, astounding. The clarity and nuance that is now available to listeners of Moving Pictures presents whole new worlds of sonic activity. Multilayer synths which were before just kind of part of a muddled mass now ring out with singular clarity. Some of the sound effects utilized on a couple of the tunes are much more evident than they've ever been before. The utilization of the surround channels is brilliantly handled, and longtime fans of this album are in for some revelatory listening, as suddenly they'll find themselves centrally placed in an incredibly active soundfield. Fidelity is brilliant, with unbelievably facile dynamic range. As the boys of Rush tell us on one of the text entries on this Blu-ray, the increased resolution of Blu-ray audio means that this was actually mixed lower than traditional CDs or SACDs, so they recommend turning up the volume. I second that recommendation.




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Rush Moving Pictures Audio Blu-ray Delayed - March 9, 2011

According to retailer information, Rush: Moving Pictures, initially scheduled for release on April 5, will finally come out four weeks later, on May 3, on a Blu-ray/CD set.The BD will feature the album and three bonus music videos, "Tom Sawyer," "Limelight" and ...

Rush Moving Pictures Audio Blu-ray in April - February 17, 2011

The Rush multi-platinum classic album Moving Pictures is slated for Blu-ray release on April 5 on an audio BD/DVD set. It has been remixed into 5.1 audio by Canadian producer/engineer Richard Chycki, who had sat behind the mixing desk for Rush's Snakes & Arrows. ...


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