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Smart People Blu-ray

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Disney / Buena Vista | 2008 | 95 min | Rated R | Aug 12, 2008

Smart People (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

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English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1

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English SDH, French, Spanish

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
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Extras 2.9 of 52.9
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Smart People

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Smart People Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and solid audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy. His teenaged daughter (Ellen Page) is an acid-tongued overachiever who follows all too closely in dad's misery-loving footsteps, and his adopted, preposterously ne'er-do-well brother (Thomas Haden Church) has perfected the art of freeloading. A widower who can't seem to find passion in anything anymore, not even the Victorian Literature in which he's an expert, it seems Lawrence is sleepwalking through a very stunted middle age. When his brother shows up unexpectedly for an extended stay at just about the same time as he accidentally encounters his former student Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker), the circumstances cause him to stir from his deep, deep freeze, with often comical, sometimes heartbreaking, consequences for himself and everyone around him.

For more about Smart People and the Smart People Blu-ray release, see Smart People Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes, David Denman
Director: Noam Murro

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Smart People Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Smart People is sharp not only in its dialogue, but in its excellent picture quality as well. With a transfer that is becoming signature of Disney and Buena Vista releases, the film is delightfully clear, with ample amounts of film grain and well-preserved detail. Being a dialogue-driven film, Smart People is shot in a rather straightforward manner, consisting mostly of mid-range shots to close-ups. Encoded in AVC that averages about 20 Mbps, the resultant picture on this release does on excellent job of capturing the worn look of cheerless houses, the texture of Vanessa's many quirky outfits, and the world-weary facade of unfulfilled characters like Janet and Lawrence.

Though not among the most colorful of films ever made, the subtly-lit hues are depicted very well on this Blu-ray Disc. Autumnal in its color palette as well as its setting, the film's broodiness is faithfully preserved. Blacks are rich and inky, never showing crush problems or appearing too gray. The whitest points, usually originating from natural light streaming indoors, never go out of range or seem unnaturally bright. Video artifacts never present an annoyance, either. Overall, this is a stellar visual presentation, proving that even humble indie features can shine on high definition.


Smart People Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Given an aural treatment that is more than adequate for its story, Smart People comes encoded with a lossless PCM 5.1 track, as well as a Dolby Digital 5.1 track - another feature that is becoming the release standard for Buena Vista titles. The PCM track, at nearly 7 Mbps, is certainly as encompassing a mix as one can get in a film that heavily relies on talking heads. Nuno Bettencourt's score plunks in here and there to nice effect, but overall the soundscape is as dry as the film's humor. Utilizing the center channel for much of the dialogue, the uncompressed sound still seemed hard-pressed to pick up the sometimes murmuring dialogue of characters as they headed off-screen, or away from the camera. After a while, I found it more convenient to leave the subtitles on, rather than backing up and checking what someone just burbled about literary theory in Victorian texts.

Sound equalization is very good on the film overall, however. The few blaring moments or rapid cuts from quiet scenes to busier sequences did not leave one reeling for the master volume remote. For what it is, Smart People has a decent mix featured here on the Blu-ray release, and the lossless audio does admittedly bring greater clarity to the film's sound and dialogue, however subtle it may be in parts.


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