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Sling Blade Blu-ray

United States
Disney / Buena Vista | 1996 | 135 min | Rated R | Aug 04, 2009

Sling Blade (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (24.29 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: DTS 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish, German, Mandarin (Traditional)

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Audio 4.1 of 54.1
Extras 4.6 of 54.6
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Sling Blade

 (1996)

Sling Blade Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this must-own Blu-ray release

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

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

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Dwight Yoakam, John Ritter, Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall
Director: Billy Bob Thornton

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Sling Blade Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Sling Blade wanders onto Blu-ray with a top-flight 1080p, 1.85:1-framed transfer. Though not as completely spellbinding as the format's very best (see The International), it nevertheless shows fantastic resolution and looks marvelous in its own regard. The film revels in small background details that complete most every frame throughout the film. The cheap curtains, white tile, and chipped green paint as seen inside the hospital during the film's opening shot; the warmth and the nicely-defined knickknacks in Jerry's office; Karl's blue shirt that reveals not just the stitches but several small stains and fades; the small dents and scratches in the area around the service window at the Frostee Cream; the cracks, scratches, and grime that define the paint job on the outside of the Wheatley home; and the brush, twigs, and leaves that dot the ground at Frank's secret place; are all just some of the examples of the intricate level of detail the transfer showcases throughout. Colors, too, are strong; the aforementioned blue shirt that Karl wears throughout stands out nicely in every well-lit frame; greenery scattered throughout Millsburg sparkles; and the orange-colored floor of Hoochie's Dollar Store looks marvelous. The film offers up plenty of dark scenes and several hazy shots that hold up well with no blatant issues. The many dark backgrounds also offer up a consistently good black level, and flesh tones never stray too far from a natural shade. The film sports a moderate to heavy layer of grain that remains throughout and finishes off a wonderful film-like transfer. The negatives are extremely few and far between. A small bit of contrast wavering and a few miniscule spots on the transfer in one or two scenes are all that really detract from the experience. Sling Blade on Blu-ray is a revelation, easily the best the film has ever looked on home video.


Sling Blade Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Sling Blade debuts on Blu-ray with a DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack. There's not much to Sling Blade's aural presentation. The track is generally reserved quiet, and contemplative, marked only by several musical cues and a few deep lows that signal some of the film's darker pronouncements. The strong low end -- for instance the repeated thumps that accompany Karl's monologue that recounts his story for the journalist -- seep into the listening area and gradually build to a disturbing and powerful repeating thud that vanishes with the conclusion of the story. Some of the film's lighter music -- a country love song or the beats that accompany Karl's initial exploration of his old hometown of Millsburg -- float through the soundstage with a crystal-clear and lively delivery. The track features some atmospheric effects that help set the scene in several shots, for instance cars passing along in the background while Karl orders at the Frostee Cream, or the chirping of birds in several exterior shots. Dialogue is superbly produced, whether Karl's guttural pronouncements or Doyle's spiteful, in-command, self-assured dialect. Though not a particularly active or engaging track, Sling Blade sounds wonderful in context.


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For actor Billy Bob Thornton, the greatest complement he could receive for his magnificent performance in 'Sling Blade' is that if it wasn't for his name in the credits, you would have never known he was in the film. Thornton's portrayal of Karl is so absolute ...

Full Details for Sling Blade Blu-ray Revealed - July 15, 2009

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has revealed the technical specs and special features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the Billy Bob Thronton's 'Sling Blade', which is scheduled to hit store shelves on August 4th. For this release, video will be presented ...

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring 'Sling Blade', 'Miracle', and 'The Greatest Game Ever Played' to Blu-ray on June 16th. Technical specs have not been revealed at this time, but you can expect to see 1080p AVC video accompanied ...

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