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Shoot the Sun Down Blu-ray

United States
Director's Cut Kino Lorber | 1978 | 99 min | Not rated | Nov 12, 2013

Shoot the Sun Down (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
None

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

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Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 1.0 of 51.0
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Shoot the Sun Down

 (1978)

Shoot the Sun Down Blu-ray offers decent video and great audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release

In the tradition of Sergio Leone, a stylish meditation on America's history of violence, observing the intersection of a former soldier-turned-bounty-hunter, a British chambermaid desperate to escape indentured servitude, and a vicious mercenary in search of Montezuma's gold.

For more about Shoot the Sun Down and the Shoot the Sun Down Blu-ray release, see Shoot the Sun Down Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Margot Kidder, Christopher Walken, Jorge Cervera, Jr., Geoffrey Lewis (I), A. Martinez
Director: David Leeds

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Shoot the Sun Down Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

True to Kino-Lorber custom, Shoot the Sun Down is essentially presented "as-is," with a 1080p/AVC-encoded presentation that preserves the flaws of its slightly beat-up 35mm source materials. Black and white specks dot the print, light scratches show up occasionally, and in several scenes you'll notice the shadows of tiny hairs that were stuck along the edges of the camera's film gate. On the plus side, there's been no excessive or unwarranted digital intervention here—no DNR grain-erasing, no harsh edge enhancement, no contrast boosting, etc. The picture looks wholly natural and film-like, and with plenty of room on a 25 GB disc, there are no obvious compression issues. Clarity is highly variable from scene to scene—some look much sharper than others—but I'm sure this is quite a leap from VHS quality regardless. Color is balanced well too, with no oversaturation, crushed shadows, or blown-out whites. The print is quite grubby, but I'm not sure we could've expected any better.


Shoot the Sun Down Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Kino's uncompressed Linear PCM 2.0 track is likewise true to source. Though not without a few light crackles, the audio is fairly clean, with no loud pops or hisses. Dialogue is always easy to understand, gunshots pack a more-than-sufficient punch, and the percussion-heavy score from Ed Bogas and Judy Munsen thumps along nicely, accompanied by bright brass arrangements, strummed acoustics, and an electric guitar run through some kind of funky phaser peddle. No issues here. Unfortunately, Kino has not opted to include any subtitle options for those may need them.


Shoot the Sun Down Blu-ray, News and Updates



David Leeds' Shoot the Sun Down Detailed - October 8, 2013

Kino Classics has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray the restored director's cut of David Leeds' 1978 counter-culture Western Shoot the Sun Down, starring Christopher Walken, Margot Kidder, Geoffrey Lewis and A Martinez. 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 ...


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