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Special Forces Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Forces spéciales Studio Canal | 2011 | 109 min | Rated BBFC: 15 | Mar 12, 2012

Special Forces (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.38:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English, French SDH

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

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Region B (locked)

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Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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Special Forces

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Special Forces Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

For more about Special Forces and the Special Forces Blu-ray release, see Special Forces Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoit Magimel, Denis Menochet, Raphaël Personnaz, Mehdi Nebbou
Director: Stéphane Rybojad

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Special Forces Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 2.38:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Stephane Rybojad's Special Forces arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Studio Canal.

The high-definition transfer is very strong. Most close-ups convey tremendous depth, clarity is consistently pleasing even though a lot of the film was shot under vastly different conditions, and contrast levels consistent. The color-scheme favors rich yellows, light browns, blues, grays and blacks, none of which appear boosted. There was one specific sequence where I noticed light banding. However, I did not see any aliasing patterns to report in this review. Edge-enhancement is not a serious issue of concern either. Finally, I did not spot any transfer anomalies affecting stability. All in all, fans of Special Forces will not be disappointed with the film's transition to Blu-ray. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Special Forces Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray disc: French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (with portions of English and Persian). A separate French Descriptive Service track is also included. For the record, Studio Canal have provided optional English and French SDH subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame. Also, there are no English subtitles for the English dialog.

The French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is very aggressive. During a few of the shootouts it really feels like one is placed right in the middle of the action - the fronts and the surround channels are very effective. Xavier Berthelot's music also adds plenty of color to the film. The dialog is crisp, clean, and stable, and there are absolutely no balance or sync issues to report in this review. The English translation is very good.



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The UK branch of Studio Canal will release on Blu-ray director Stéphane Rybojad's debut feature film Special Forces (2011), starring Diane Kruger (Farewell, Benoît Magimel (Little White Lies, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, and Tchéky Karyo (Nikita). Street date ...


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