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Sorcerer Blu-ray

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DigiBook Warner Bros. | 1977 | 122 min | Rated PG | Apr 22, 2014

Sorcerer (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (18.00 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.3 of 54.3
Extras 1.0 of 51.0
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Sorcerer

 (1977)

Sorcerer Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A group of outcasts from different backgrounds/nationalities are forced by misfortune to work in a remote oil drilling operation in South America. When fire breaks out of control, four of the outcasts are given the opportunity to earn enough money to get out by transporting six crates of unstable dynamite through miles of jungle in two ancient trucks. Will they succeed and regain their honor and citizenship, or get blown up for their efforts?

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

Starring: Roy Scheider, Peter Capell, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Friedrich von Ledebur, Joe Spinell
Director: William Friedkin

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Sorcerer Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Friedkin has said repeatedly that the negative of Sorcerer is in excellent shape but that the colors have faded. In a letter included with the Blu-ray, he thanks Ned Price, Warner's Vice President of Mastering, for making "a new film out of an old one". The colorist for the transfer was Bryan McMahan, currently at Modern VideoFilm, who has worked on Friedkin's projects for years.

The results of these efforts, as reflected on Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray, are astonishing. No one will mistake Sorcerer for a film shot yesterday, but it has a clarity, depth and detail rarely encountered in films shot documentary-style (and often handheld) almost forty years ago. The worn metal and rubber of the two trucks, the lush density of the undergrowth, the sweat and grime on the faces of the men, the rotting deterioration of the suspension bridgeŚall these can be seen in a way that has never been possible on any previous home video version. So can the driving rain that makes the suspension bridge crossing even more perilous, as well as numerous visual details of the oil rigs, the workers' living quarters and the various locales in the prologues.

The color palette has been carefully controlled so that it "pops" only in select scenes. Sunny Jerusalem reveals bright colors, as does Paris (known as "the City of Light"), whereas New Jersey and Veracruz are both duller. The fireball of the oil well explosion is bright orange, and the jungle between the company facility and the well favors bright green. A final leg of the trip proceeds through a ghostly landscape resembling the moon, but filled with odd hues from the night sky. Blacks are solid, and contrast is never overstated. The image has a healthy-looking grain pattern, though the amount of grain will probably be too much for some viewers and not enough for others.

The average bitrate of 17.99 Mbps seems shockingly low for a film of this length (122 minutes), visual complexity and importance. After all the extensive restoration work, couldn't Warner have sprung for a BD-50? Still, no notable compression errors appear at a screen size of 72". Perhaps they will reveal themselves at larger sizes, but until then I am rating the video according to what I saw.


Sorcerer Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Sorcerer was released in stereo, but the soundtrack has been "reimagined" (in Friedkin's term) by Aaron Levy of Todd-Soundelux, who worked on Friedkin's Bug and Killer Joe. The 5.1 remix is presented on Blu-ray in lossless DTS-HD MA, and it is excellent. The rear channels are used sparingly but effectively; when planes fly over the oil company facility, you hear them pass from front to rear or vice versa. The driving rain surrounds the listener with its fury. Explosions and crashes register powerfully, with deep bass extension. The engines of the two trucks, each with a distinctive roar created by original sound designer Randy Thom, rumble across the front soundstage.

The dialogue, minimal though it is, is clear enough when it's in English and subtitled when it's in Spanish, French or, occasionally, German. The electronic score by Tangerine Dream might seem dated, except that its otherworldly quality suits the film's mood, and the mix prevents the score from overwhelming the sound effects. The action always remains foremost.



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Sorcerer Blu-ray - Exclusive Giveaway - April 21, 2014

Blu-ray.com and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are offering members the opportunity to win a copy of William Friedkin's Sorcerer (1977) signed by the filmmaker. The film stars Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal and Amidou, and arrives on Blu-ray on April ...

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Sorcerer (1977) Blu-ray - January 6, 2014

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