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Sansho the Bailiff Blu-ray

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DigiPack / Sanshô Dayû / 山椒大夫 / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1954 | 124 min | Not rated | Feb 26, 2013

Sansho the Bailiff (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.34:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Japanese: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing
DigiPack

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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Sansho the Bailiff

 (1954)

Sansho the Bailiff Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile. This leads to his wife and children having to fend for themselves and eventually becoming separated by vicious slave traders.

For more about Sansho the Bailiff and the Sansho the Bailiff Blu-ray release, see Sansho the Bailiff Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Writers: Fuji Yahiro, Yoshikata Yoda
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Akitake Kôno, Masao Shimizu, Eitarô Shindô

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Sansho the Bailiff Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.34:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Kenji Mizoguchi's Sansho the Bailiff arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"This high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from a 35mm fine-grain master positive. 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' DVNR was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Transfer supervisors: Masakazu Itsukage/Kadokawa Pictures; Lee Kline.
Colorist: Jun Takada/Imagica, Tokyo."

Criterion's high-definition transfer is not identical to the one Eureka Entertainment used for their Blu-ray release of Sansho the Bailiff in the United Kingdom. In addition to the insignificant framing discrepancy, brightness levels have been toned down while black levels have been rebalanced. As a result, shadow definition and contrast are improved, and the more prominent grays from the Eureka Entertainment release have been replaced with truer blacks (compare screencapture #2 with screencapture #6 from the Eureka Entertainment release). Generally speaking, grain is also moderately better distributed, but in motion I had a difficult time seeing any real benefits in terms of image depth (compare screencapture #1 with the corresponding screencapture from the UK release). The improved contrast and the rebalanced black levels have contributed a lot more to the overall tighter image, especially with panoramic shots. There are no traces of excessive sharpening corrections. Compression is excellent, though some extremely light noise is again noticeable. There are no large damage marks, cuts, debris, or warps to report in this review. All in all, I prefer the overall tighter look and rebalanced black levels of the Criterion release. (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).


Sansho the Bailiff Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray disc: Japanese LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

The lossless track serves the film well. Some very light background hiss is occasionally present, but it is never distracting while viewing the film. There is a limited range of nuanced dynamics, but this should not be surprising considering the age and production values of the film. Generally speaking, the dialog is stable and easy follow. The English translation is very good.



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