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Stop Making Sense Blu-ray

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Talking Heads Palm Pictures | 1984 | 88 min | Not rated | Oct 13, 2009

Stop Making Sense (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0
Note: Studio mix and Film mix t...

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None

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

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Region A (C untested)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.0 of 53.0
Audio 4.9 of 54.9
Extras 2.9 of 52.9
Based on 5 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
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Documentary43%
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Stop Making Sense

 (1984)

Stop Making Sense Blu-ray offers solid video and reference-quality audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

The famous concert movie by rock band Talking Heads, filmed over three nights of 1983 at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

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

Starring: David Byrne
Director: Jonathan Demme

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Stop Making Sense Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

I'll just say this up front—objectively compared to the color and clarity of modern concert films, Stop Making Sense's 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer, which has been remastered from a 35mm interpositive, simply can't compete. Shots are frequently soft, black levels have a tendency to crush shadow detail, colors are a bit dull, and the print itself shows damage with specks, flecks, and the occasional scratch. But you know what? The 25-year old film still looks great, and the image jives perfectly with the Talking Heads' art-school aesthetic. What the transfer lacks in detail, it more than makes up in personality. I think the film would lose some of its charm if it were too sharp, or too clean. I remember hearing an interview with David Byrne where he talked about using the peculiarities—the so-called faults—of his voice to his advantage as a singer, and this transfer seems to take the same tact, presenting the film as is, without any attempt to mask its sometimes-heavy grain with DNR or digitally clean up the picture. And the film works all the better for it, feeling appropriately of its time and perfectly capturing the jittery intensity of a Talking Heads concert. Don't be fooled by the bland screenshots—Stop Making Sense looks fantastic in motion.


Stop Making Sense Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

While the picture quality shows its age, the film's two, yes two separate DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mixes burn down the house with their stunning fidelity, warmth, and range. First up is the Feature Film Mix, a digitally remastered and remixed version of the original theatrical soundtrack that, according to the leaflet that comes inside the Blu-ray case, allows the listener to "experience something much like being front-row at the original performances." I'd say that's accurate, as the track is filled with the claps and cheers of concert ambience in the surround channels, and the timbre of the music is affected by the acoustics of the Pantages Theater. This mix definitely has a "live" feeling, creating a large and airy sound stage with ample but never overpowering reverb. The Studio Mix, then, is a much tighter, soundboard-centric affair. There's still some ambience, but this mix is cleaner and more vibrant, with boosted vocals and more definition between instruments. Additionally, if you don't have a surround sound set-up, the disc also includes an excellent PCM 2.0 stereo mixdown of the Feature Film track. I feel a slight preference toward the Studio Mix, but really, all of the tracks are superb. Bass response is taut and defined, keyboards chirp like digital birds, drums are perfectly punchy, and guitars squeal, scratch, and sing with satisfying clarity. There are a few moments when the audio and video don't exactly sync up—particularly during "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel"—but I can't really fault the audio tracks for problems that have just as much to do with editing. These lossless tracks might finally give Talking Heads fans reason to part with their worn-out DVD copies of Stop Making Sense.



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Stop Making Sense Blu-ray for October - July 1, 2009

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