Best Blu-ray Deals

Black Friday Sale is Live, $3.99 Blu-ray Movies »
Soon: Godzilla ()
Soon: Fargo (Remastered) ()
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Breaking Bad: The Final Season (Blu-ray)
$9.99
3 hrs ago
12 Years a Slave (Blu-ray)
$6.96
6 hrs ago
American Hustle (Blu-ray)
$6.00
8 hrs ago
The Rover (Blu-ray)
$6.96
6 hrs ago
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$9.99
2 hrs ago
Good Will Hunting (Blu-ray)
$3.99
11 hrs ago
Riddick (Blu-ray)
$6.96
8 hrs ago
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$6.96
6 hrs ago
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray)
$9.00
8 hrs ago
Escape Plan (Blu-ray)
$6.96
6 hrs ago
Super 8 (Blu-ray)
$4.99
11 hrs ago
Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
$9.99
5 hrs ago
Draft Day (Blu-ray)
$9.96
8 hrs ago
The Legend of Hercules 3D (Blu-ray)
$6.96
6 hrs ago


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (37403)
 Adventure (28595)
 Animation (8590)
 Anime (4730)
 Biography (3909)
 Comedy (27889)
 Comic book (5281)
 Coming of age (1827)
 Crime (19491)
 Dark humor (3920)
 Documentary (5060)
 Drama (44905)
 Epic (5319)
 Erotic (1140)
 Family (11988)
 Fantasy (16393)
 Film-Noir (1217)
 Foreign (6356)
 Heist (1689)
 History (5840)
 Holiday (1259)
 Horror (14148)
 Imaginary (932)
 Martial arts (3372)
 Melodrama (2369)
 Music (8762)
 Musical (3900)
 Mystery (11359)
 Nature (1836)
 Other (703)
 Period (7028)
 Psychological thriller (3228)
 Romance (16297)
 Sci-Fi (18447)
 Short (405)
 Sport (2861)
 Supernatural (4467)
 Surreal (1490)
 Teen (3283)
 Thriller (32909)
 War (5848)
 Western (2432)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Russian Ark Blu-ray

United States
23
3
0
Russkiy kovcheg Lorber Films | 2002 | 99 min | Not rated | Nov 19, 2013

Russian Ark (Blu-ray)
Large:


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

Audio
Russian: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
English

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $34.95, Price history

Amazon: $17.99 (Save 49%)
New from: $17.99 (Save 49%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Russian Ark on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.0
7
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 3.0 of 53.0
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
Be the first to review it!

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Foreign50%
History19%
Mystery13%
Fantasy-
28%
popularity
149
collections
2
fans




Russian Ark

 (2002)

Russian Ark Blu-ray offers decent video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Alexander Sokurov's (Mother and Son) cinematic tour-de-force follows a modern filmmaker who magically finds himself transported to the 18th century. There, he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. Filmed with a cast of thousands, three live orchestras and an army of technicians, Russian Ark is the longest uninterrupted shot in film history, and the first feature film ever created in a single take.

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

Starring: Sergei Dontsov, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov

» See full cast & crew


Russian Ark Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

Russian Ark was among the first films to be shot completely in high definition, 24fps digital video, using the revolutionary Sony HDW-F900 camera that George Lucas used on Star Wars: Episode II the same year. The video was captured uncompressed, but it's important to remember that this camera's sensor—with its lower bit-depth and susceptibility to noise—is not nearly as sensitive or dynamically capable as the ones in use today. When it comes to the film's Blu-ray presentation, it's somewhat difficult to tell what picture quality quirks are inherent in the source material, and what may have been introduced in the prepping of this 1080p/AVC encode. For example, there are several instances where banding is distinctly noticeable in what should be fine color gradients. (See the wall in the screenshot above.) Whether this is a product of the originally low bit-depth—I believe the film was only captured in 8-bit color—or whether the image was significantly compressed later is hard to say. The same goes for the picture's abundance of digital chroma noise, which tends to cover darker and brighter scenes alike. I can say this, though: having seen the film's previous DVD release, the Blu-ray is a definite improvement in every way. Overall, clarity is on the soft side—I suspect it always was—but the amount of detail visible here easily trumps the standard definition image. Color is richer too. It's amazing how far digital filmmaking has come in the past decade, and we have films like Russian Ark to thank for pushing the boundaries of what's possible with the medium.


Russian Ark Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

It should come as no surprise that all of the film's audio was dubbed in post-production, allowing Sokurov to give direction on set (and Tilman Büttner to curse whenever he made a slight mistake, as he mentions in the making-of documentary). The dubbing is obvious from the first frames—the lips rarely seem to match up perfectly—but this adds, in a strange way, to the film's theater-like artifice. It works. And so does the film's uncompressed Linear PCM 2.0 track, which has a decent sense of stereo separation, strong clarity, and good range. The music, in particular, from the incidental orchestra arrangements to composer Sergey Yevtushenko's gorgeous piano theme, sounds wonderful. If you speak Russian, I imagine some of the dialogue might be hard to follow, as it often overlaps—and, in Sokurov's case, is often mumbled—but the optional English subtitles keep things clear for the rest of us.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



Russian Ark Blu-ray, News and Updates



This Week on Blu-ray: November 19-26 - November 17, 2013

For the week of November 19th, Universal Studios is bringing both The World's End and 2 Guns to Blu-ray. Other titles include Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story, Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark, John Carpenter's classic actioner Assault on Precinct 13, Violet & Daisy, ...

Aleksandr Sokurov's Russian Ark Officially Announced - October 22, 2013

Kino Lorber has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov's Russkiy kovcheg a.k.a Russian Ark (2002), starring Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, and Leonid Mozgovoy. The release will be available ...

Kino Lorber Blu-ray in November: Sokurov, Petzold, Leeds - August 29, 2013

Kino Lorber will add three titles to their Blu-ray catalog in November: acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov's groundbreaking film Russian Ark (2002), German director Christian Petzold's Barbara (2012), and David Leeds' classic western Shoot the Sun Down ...

» Show more related news posts for Russian Ark Blu-ray


Russian Ark Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post



Russian Ark Blu-ray


$34.95 $17.99


Buy Russian Ark on Blu-ray Movie



Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. The Expendables 3
3. Rain Man
4. Lone Survivor
5. How to Train Your Dragon 2
6. How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D
7. A Million Ways to Die in the West
8. Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Four...
9. Chef
10. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D
11. The Avengers
12. Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
13. Rush
14. The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
15. House of Cards: The Complete Second...

Trending in Theaters
1. Interstellar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Dumb and Dumber To
4. Big Hero 6
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
7. John Wick
8. Gone Girl
9. Whiplash
10. Horrible Bosses 2
11. Fury
12. Autómata
13. The Theory of Everything
14. Rosewater
15. The Imitation Game
16. The Drop
17. The Maze Runner
18. The Guest
19. Foxcatcher
20. The Equalizer

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
3.  Skyfall
4.  Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
5.  Silver Linings Playbook
6.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
7.  The Princess Bride
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
9.  Lone Survivor
10.  American Hustle
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
3.  Big Hero 6
4.  Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sea...
5.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
6.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
7.  The Maze Runner
8.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
9.  Dolphin Tale 2
10.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$41.99, Save 65%
3.  Skyfall
$11.99, Save 70%
4.  Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
$13.13, Save 51%
5.  Silver Linings Playbook
$9.99, Save 75%
6.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$9.99, Save 75%
7.  The Princess Bride
$3.99, Save 80%
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$17.99, Save 54%
9.  Lone Survivor
$7.99, Save 77%
10.  American Hustle
$6.00, Save 85%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Breaking Bad: The Final Season

 United States


$65.99 $9.99





12 Years a Slave

 United States


$39.99 $6.96





American Hustle

 United States


$40.99 $6.00





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices