Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Blu-ray)
$17.99
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$55.95
Willow (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Red Cliff Part I & II (Blu-ray)
$13.39
28 Days Later / 28 Weeks Later (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Attack on Titan Part 2 (Blu-ray)
$24.95
Chucky: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$31.76
Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1 (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1 - 4 (Blu-ray)
$44.99
Star Trek: The Compendium (Blu-ray)
$24.96
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D (Blu-ray)
$15.89
Game of Thrones - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$34.99
Psycho (Blu-ray)
$10.98
John Carter (Blu-ray)
$9.96
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


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 (36276)
 Adventure (27813)
 Animation (8423)
 Anime (4601)
 Biography (3801)
 Comedy (27122)
 Comic book (5098)
 Coming of age (1770)
 Crime (18969)
 Dark humor (3812)
 Documentary (4960)
 Drama (43613)
 Epic (5208)
 Erotic (1103)
 Family (11794)
 Fantasy (15912)
 Film-Noir (1169)
 Foreign (6227)
 Heist (1635)
 History (5710)
 Holiday (1211)
 Horror (13675)
 Imaginary (905)
 Martial arts (3290)
 Melodrama (2332)
 Music (8525)
 Musical (3804)
 Mystery (11064)
 Nature (1803)
 Other (698)
 Period (6833)
 Psychological thriller (3138)
 Romance (15869)
 Sci-Fi (17884)
 Short (393)
 Sport (2767)
 Supernatural (4313)
 Surreal (1455)
 Teen (3157)
 Thriller (32056)
 War (5714)
 Western (2360)

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


Safety Last! Blu-ray

United States
190
5
5
The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1923 | 73 min | Not rated | Jun 18, 2013

Safety Last! (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (28.85 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Audio
Music: LPCM 2.0
Music: LPCM Mono

Subtitles

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $39.95, Price history

Amazon: $22.04 (Save 45%)
New from: $19.09 (Save 52%)
Fulfilled by Amazon

Buy Safety Last! on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.2
70
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.8 of 54.8
Extras 5.0 of 55.0
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Romance100%
Thriller-
Comedy-
67%
popularity
854
collections
20
fans




Safety Last!

 (1923)

Safety Last! Blu-ray comes close to perfection with top scores all around making it one of the best Blu-ray's ever

When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

For more about Safety Last! and the Safety Last! Blu-ray release, see Safety Last! Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 5.0 out of 5.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young, Westcott Clarke
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor

» See full cast & crew


Safety Last! Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.37:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080i transfer, Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor's Safety Last! arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"The film is also presented at a variable frame rate of approximately 22 frames per second to conform to film historian and restorer Kevin Brownlow's presentation and the Carl Davis score that accompanies it. This new digital transfer was created in 2K resolution on a DTF Scanity film scanner from a 35mm nitrate print from Harold Lloyd's personal collection, made from the original negative. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices and warps were manually removed using MTI's DRS and Pixel Farm's PFClean, while Image Systems' Phoenix was used for small dirt, jitter, flicker, and grain management.

Transfer supervisor: Maria Palazzola.
Colorist: Sheri Eisenberg/Colorworks, Culver City, CA."

Please note that the screencaptures included with this review appear in the following order:

1. Screencaptures #1-19 are from Safety Last!
2. Screencaptures #21- 24 are from Take a Chance.
3. Screencaptures #25-28 are from Young Mr. Jazz.
4. Screencaptures #29-32 are from His Royal Slyness.

This 90-year old film looks simply terrific on Blu-ray. In fact, quite often the image depth is so impressive that one could easily argue that Safety Last! actually looks far better and healthier than a great number of '80s and '90s films that have already transitioned to Blu-ray. The panoramic shots from the second half, in particular, look quite extraordinary (see screencaptures #3, 5, and 18). On the other hand, during close-ups even very small objects are exceptionally easy to see. Furthermore, contrast and clarity remain stable. Color saturation is also very good - the blacks and grays never collapse while the whites are well balanced with them. No attempts have been made to digitally sharpen up the film. Problematic degraining corrections have not been performed either. Unsurprisingly, the film has a wonderful, very consistent organic look. Finally, the restorers have carefully removed many damage marks and debris with digital tools without affecting the integrity of the image. Some extremely small vertical lines remain (see screencapture #7), but they never become even remotely distracting during normal playback. Indeed, this is a very strong presentation of Safety Last!, which I am convinced will pleasantly surprise many of Harold Lloyd's fans.

Unlike Safety Last!, the three shorts - Take a Chance, Young Mr. Jazz, and His Royal Slyness - all come with 1080p transfers. All three films have been digitally restored. Once again, detail and image depth are very good, but some minor contrast fluctuations are also present. It is also clear that the elements used to produce the new high-definition transfers were not in terrific shape (see Young Mr. Jazz) as some wear around the edges, fading and frame skips have been inherited. However, it is very easy to see that the restorers have optimized the presentation as best as possible. Rather large portions of Take a Chance and His Royal Slyness, in particular, look quite wonderful (see screencapture #29).

(Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Safety Last! Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

Safety Last! can be viewed with two different scores. The first is Carl Davis' 1989 orchestral score (LPCM 2.0). The second is an alternate, improvised score by organist Gaylord Carter from 1969 (LPCM 1.0). The three short films included on this release arrive with Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks. Standard intertitles are included for each film.

Carl Davis' score sounds great - there is an excellent range of nuanced dynamics and depth and clarity are terrific. The sound is also consistently crisp. Gaylord Carter's score is a bit more subdued, lacking the oomph and clarity of Carl Davis' score. The overall range of nuanced dynamics is also quite limited, but this should not be surprising considering the fact that it is an improvised score recorded under completely different conditions.
The Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks have plenty of depth. Also, clarity and dynamic intensity are surprisingly good.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



Safety Last! Blu-ray, News and Updates



This Week on Blu-ray: June 18-25 (Updated) - June 16, 2013

For the week of June 18th, Warner Home Entertainment is bringing Jack the Giant Slayer to Blu-ray. Director Bryan Singer's adventure-fantasy is winning, with a sense of derring-do inspired by The Adventures of Robin Hood. Other releases include Criterion's great ...

Criterion Announces June Titles - March 18, 2013

The Criterion Collection has announced five titles for Blu-ray release in June. On June 11, the studio will release Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries (1957). On June 18th, it will release William Cameron Menzies' Things to Come (1936), František Vlácil's Marketa ...


Safety Last! Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post



Safety Last! Blu-ray


$39.95 $22.04


Buy Safety Last! 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. Snowpiercer
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
3. The Purge: Anarchy
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
7. Edge of Tomorrow
8. Edge of Tomorrow 3D
9. The Blob
10. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
11. Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1
12. Kingpin
13. Earth to Echo
14. Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort
15. Sex Tape

Trending in Theaters
1. Gone Girl
2. Fury
3. Dracula Untold
4. John Wick
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
6. Annabelle
7. The Judge
8. The Equalizer
9. The Maze Runner
10. The Book of Life
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
12. A Walk Among the Tombstones
13. Life After Beth
14. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
15. See No Evil 2
16. St. Vincent
17. The Expendables 3
18. The Boxtrolls
19. Nightcrawler

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Maleficent
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6.  Sleeping Beauty
7.  Fury
8.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
9.  Snowpiercer
10.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Maleficent
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  Fury
6.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
7.  The Expendables 3
8.  Downton Abbey: Season 5
9.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
10.  America: Imagine the World Without Her
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Maleficent
$19.97, Save 46%
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$17.99, Save 55%
3.  Snowpiercer
$14.94, Save 50%
4.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$18.96, Save 53%
5.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
$18.96, Save 49%
6.  The Tim Burton Collection
$26.49, Save 56%
7.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$39.96, Save 50%
8.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
9.  Willow
$9.96, Save 60%
10.  Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
$17.99, Save 49%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

 United States


$34.98 $17.99





The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series

 United States


$349.98 $154.57





Willow

 United States


$24.99 $9.96





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