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Solaris Blu-ray

United States
Солярис / Solyaris / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1972 | 166 min | Rated PG | May 24, 2011

Solaris (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
Russian: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

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Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 4.6 of 54.6
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Solaris

 (1972)

Solaris Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

The cosmonauts on a space station have strange hallucinations which seem to originate from the planet they are orbiting.

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

Director: Andrey Tarkovsky
Writers: Andrey Tarkovsky, Fridrikh Gorenshtein
Starring: Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy, Nikolay Grinko, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

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Solaris Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 2.37:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"This high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from a 35mm low-contrast print made from the original negative. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while digital Vision's DVNR system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Telecine supervisor: Lee Kline.
Telecine colorist: Joe Gawler/The Tape House, New York."

There are various inherited limitations with the high-definition transfer Criterion have struck for their Blu-ray release of Solaris. First, there are numerous extremely light color pulsations that are present throughout the entire film - the variety of reds, greens, yellows, and blacks appear to be the most sensitive colors. Naturally, this instability at times affects clarity levels. Second, contrast also has a tendency to fluctuate. As a result, certain scenes look softer than others. During some of the darker footage, light noise is also easy to spot. Despite these limitations, however, detail is mostly good, and certainly substantially improved when one compares this Blu-ray release of Solaris to Criterion's SDVD release of the film. The footage from the station, in particular, looks surprisingly good, boasting improved clarity and a stronger, more convincing color-scheme. Furthermore, mild edge-enhancement is present, but it is never a serious issue of concern. Various noise corrections have been performed as well, though light grain is visible throughout the entire film. Finally, even though Criterion have performed a thorough cleanup, small flecks, dirt, and scratches are occasionally easy to spot. (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).


Solaris Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: Russian LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame.

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

"The monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from a 35mm optical soundtrack positive. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using Audio Cube's integrated workstation."

Generally speaking, the Russian LPCM 1.0 track gives the audio a much needed depth, which has clearly been missing on previous releases of the film. However, there are various - again, obviously inherited - small balance issues. For example, portions of the dialog would occasionally stick out, while some of the background effects from time to time are somewhat subdued. Still, the dialog is relatively crisp and certainly very easy to follow.



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