COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$54.96
Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection (Blu-ray)
$198.49
Draft Day (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Dexter: The Eighth Season (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Orange Is the New Black: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$18.49
Ray Donovan: Season One (Blu-ray)
$24.49
Uta no Prince-sama 2000%: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$37.28
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
$119.99
Sleepaway Camp (Blu-ray)
$15.99
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Steven Spielberg Director's Collection (Blu-ray)
$91.99
Destroy All Monsters (Blu-ray)
$12.74
Hawaii Five-0: The Third Season (Blu-ray)
$23.24
D-Day Remembered (Blu-ray)
$39.99
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Blu-ray)
$24.99
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray)
$19.96
Cat People (Blu-ray)
$16.99
Baltimore Ravens: Road to XLVII (Blu-ray)
$20.08


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (34986)
 Adventure (26784)
 Animation (8246)
 Anime (4407)
 Biography (3671)
 Comedy (26399)
 Comic book (4873)
 Coming of age (1709)
 Crime (18409)
 Dark humor (3619)
 Documentary (4794)
 Drama (42179)
 Epic (5002)
 Erotic (1038)
 Family (11446)
 Fantasy (15273)
 Film-Noir (1131)
 Foreign (6002)
 Heist (1591)
 History (5525)
 Holiday (1173)
 Horror (13200)
 Imaginary (853)
 Martial arts (3172)
 Melodrama (2258)
 Music (8168)
 Musical (3665)
 Mystery (10720)
 Nature (1785)
 Other (689)
 Period (6547)
 Psychological thriller (3032)
 Romance (15390)
 Sci-Fi (17192)
 Short (369)
 Sport (2690)
 Supernatural (4039)
 Surreal (1312)
 Teen (3100)
 Thriller (31082)
 War (5483)
 Western (2293)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Somewhere in Time Blu-ray

United States
Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Universal Studios | 1980 | 104 min | Rated PG | Mar 04, 2014

Somewhere in Time (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (31.99 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Note: 2.0 mono...

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UV digital copy
iTunes digital copy

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $19.98, Price history
Amazon: $10.49 (Save 47%)
New from: $8.57 (Save 57%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Somewhere in Time on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.5
39
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
Based on 3 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Romance100%
Drama35%
Fantasy-
48%
popularity
403
collections
24
fans




Somewhere in Time

 (1980)

Somewhere in Time Blu-ray offers solid video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

For more about Somewhere in Time and the Somewhere in Time Blu-ray release, see Somewhere in Time Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, George Voskovec, Bill Erwin
Director: Jeannot Szwarc

» See full cast & crew


Somewhere in Time Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

As described in the documentary, "Back to Somewhere in Time", cinematographer Isidore Mankofsky shot the film with different stocks for scenes set in 1912 and those in the present. The Fuji stock used for scenes in 1912 produced lighter colors and a softer image, which Mankofsky further softened with diffusion filters. Universal's two DVD releases of the film disappointed fans with a weak transfer and a lack of 16:9 enhancement. The presentation on this 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is a huge improvement, though not without the usual issues found on Blu-rays from Universal's catalog.

The strongest element is the palette. The present-day scenes have saturated colors, realistic and, where appropriate, deeply rich. A good example is the Grand Hotel's historical gallery where Elise McKenna's portrait hangs. The 1912 scenes lean toward the delicate pastel shades of the Impressionist paintings that Mankofsky and director Szwarc studied as a guide to staging some of the key scenes, especially those on the beach where Richard and Elise stroll as a couple.

Detail is generally quite good, although, as noted, the image for the 1912 scenes has been deliberately softened and diffused. Nevertheless, the fine points of the period costumes are readily discernible, and so are facial details. Detail only falls off as the image moves away from the camera's focal point. Black levels, when there is black to be seen, are generally solid, with a slight shading toward grey in the 1912 scenes. Here again, the diffusion is probably the cause.

As usual, Universal has followed their video-not-film approach, but in this case the very nature of the material seems to have constrained them. Imagery from 1912 shouldn't look like video, and by and large it doesn't, probably because Mankofsky's diffused images simply resist such transformation. Still, the effort has been made, primarily through digital sharpening, which isn't so severe as to cause edge haloes or, in most frames, noticeably "pop" figures out of the background beyond the intent of the original photography. But the electronic "enhancement" does coarsen the film's natural grain. Most of the time, the effect isn't intrusive, but it does make some shots noisier than they needed to be, without conferring any real additional sharpness. The effect is more pronounced in the contemporary scenes than the 1912 sequences, but it can be observed in both. I suspect, though, that many viewers probably won't notice.

At an average bitrate of 31.99 Mbps, the disc has more than enough bandwidth to handle the demands of Somewhere in Time without artifacts.


Somewhere in Time Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The film's original mono mix is presented in lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0. It's a wonderful mix, with simple sounds like horse hooves or a radio broadcast used sparingly and to great effect. As much as one would like to have John Barry's score in stereo, it sounds quite good in mono, with decent fidelity and good dynamic range, and so does the selection from Rachmaninoff that Barry selected for a key plot point in the story. The dialogue has been carefully mixed for intelligibility, and it had to be done carefully, because, as Szwarc notes, Barry was a composer who was willing to risk placing underscoring beneath important dialogue.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Always
Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



Somewhere in Time Blu-ray, News and Updates



Four Additional Universal Catalog Titles Due in March - December 19, 2013

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced four additional catalog titles, each one set to release on March 4, 2014. The films include Far and Away, Fried Green Tomatoes, Intolerable Cruelty and Somewhere in Time.


Somewhere in Time Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Look what ive got this time!!! 27 May 16, 2008
NIN: Beside You In Time 14 Sep 27, 2006
It is time to act! 8 Aug 20, 2007
Twice upon a Time.... 4 May 16, 2013



Somewhere in Time Blu-ray


$19.98 $10.49


Buy Somewhere in Time on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
3. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
5. The Dark Knight
6. Toy Story of Terror!
7. Draft Day
8. The Avengers
9. Batman Begins
10. Inception
11. Hercules
12. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
13. Mrs. Doubtfire
14. Godzilla
15. The Amazing Spider-Man

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction
4. The Expendables 3
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
7. Lucy
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. How to Train Your Dragon 2
10. Snowpiercer
11. 22 Jump Street
12. The Fault in Our Stars
13. Boyhood
14. Into the Storm
15. Hercules
16. Let's Be Cops
17. The November Man
18. The Giver
19. If I Stay
20. Interstellar

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5.  Draft Day
6.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
7.  Godzilla 3D
8.  The Fault in Our Stars
9.  The LEGO Movie
10.  Frozen
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  Godzilla 3D
6.  The Fault in Our Stars
7.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
8.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
9.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
10.  Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Double Pack
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
4.  Draft Day
$17.99, Save 55%
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
6.  The Fault in Our Stars
$24.99, Save 50%
7.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
8.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
9.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
10.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$9.99, Save 75%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season

 United States


$79.99 $54.96





Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection

 United States


$399.99 $198.49





Draft Day

 United States


$39.99 $17.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices