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Sparkle Blu-ray

United States
Blu-ray + UltraViolet Sony Pictures | 2012 | 116 min | Rated PG-13 | Nov 30, 2012

Sparkle (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Korean, Mandarin (Traditional), Thai

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

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Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 5.0 of 55.0
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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Movie appeal

 
Music100%
Musical91%
Drama65%
33%
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Sparkle

 (2012)

Sparkle Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Set in the 1960s, three sisters form girl group and soon become Motown sensations, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

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

Starring: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Michael Beach
Director: Salim Akil

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Sparkle Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Sparkle's 1080p high definition transfer sparkles, of course. Sony's latest doesn't disappoint, replicating the picture's digital source photography with ease. Whether in hazy night clubs, colorful interiors, or bright exteriors, the transfer delivers superb clarity and demonstrates commendable stability. The image is a bit silky-smooth as digital shoots tend to sometimes be, but that doesn't lessen the handsome, sharp, and consistent details that help make this transfer a winner. The image yields the sort of dependable, natural textures viewers expect, whether complex facial and clothing lines or general background details that solidify the front-and-center elements and help recreate an authentic viewing canvas. Colors are excellent, presented with natural balance and accuracy, again whether in darkened interiors or well-lit locales, indoors and outdoors alike. Period hues shine; the palette is varied, rich, and astonishingly reproduced. Black levels are as expected, deep and accurate whether dark clothes or shadowy corners. Flesh tones are true across the many shades seen throughout the film. This is a top-notch transfer all around, hindered by a little bit of banding in a few spots but otherwise a handsome, consistently striking presentation that should satisfy all viewers.


Sparkle Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

Sparkle's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack is everything a sound presentation accompanying a movie of this style should be. The track provides a consistently wonderful presence, from the opening musical acts forward. Listeners will enjoys superb vocal clarity, faultless musical accompaniment, quality bass, natural spacing, and just the right surround support. The track's musical reproduction practically places listeners in the audience, and even crowd ambience is delivered without fault; it's a very impressive, full-fledged, theatre-big surround experience. Lighter music elements inside the church, such as organ notes, play with equally impressive flavor. Light exterior ambience helps shape quieter scenes, while dialogue remains true to life, centered up front and clear as can be. This is a vastly impressive track that dazzles across every musical number and plays with a seamless natural flair elsewhere. In short, it's another A-list soundtrack from Sony.


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Sparkle Blu-ray - January 8, 2013

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of director Sam O'Steen's Sparkle, starring Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith and Philip Michael Thomas. The 1976 Supremes-inspired period drama makes its Blu-ray debut on May 7th.

Sparkle Blu-ray - October 8, 2012

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release on Blu-ray director Salim Akil's Sparkle (2012), starring the late Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks and Carmen Ejogo. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on November 30th ...


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