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Taking Lives Blu-ray

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Extended Cut Warner Bros. | 2004 | 109 min | Not rated | Apr 07, 2009

Taking Lives (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1 (19.88 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish

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

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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 4.1 of 54.1
Extras 2.4 of 52.4
Based on 4 user reviews

Movie appeal 
Thriller100%
Crime52%
Mystery23%
Psychological thriller14%
69%
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Taking Lives

 (2004)

Taking Lives Blu-ray offers decent video and great audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Angelina Jolie plays FBI profiler Illeana Scott in this edgy cat-and-mouse thriller also starring Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland and Olivier Martinez and directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye,Two for the Money). For 20 years an elusive serial killer has assumed his victims identities. But now theres a breakthrough: Scott is assigned to the case and its her job to know what makes a killer tick. But somehow this killer knows even more about Scott.

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

Director: D.J. Caruso
Writer: Jon Bokenkamp
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands, Olivier Martinez, Tchéky Karyo

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Taking Lives Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

The biggest surprise to be had while watching the Blu-ray edition of Taking Lives is that its 1080p/VC-1 transfer is often hindered by a variety of distracting technical issues; an especially odd development considering the film is only five-years old. Macroblocking regularly disrupts the picture, banding appears at regular intervals, and image integrity occasionally suffers from overzealous artificial sharpening. Pay particular attention to the white walls of the interrogation room when Jolie meets Hawke -- heavy artifacts swarm the background, aliasing afflicts object edges, and minor contrast wavering yanks the viewer out of the experience. Unfortunately, the soon-to-be-lovers' first interview isn't the only scene undermined by rampant digital clutter and unnecessary post-processing interference. Granted, I didn't detect the presence of any detail-smearing noise reduction (as evidenced by the film's moderate grain field and a host of well-refined textures), but another restorative round would have made it all look much better.

Thankfully, Caruso's palette remains strong and stable throughout, black levels are fully resolved (minus a few brief but problematic nighttime shadows), and overall clarity offers a substantial upgrade over the standard DVD's bland and murky presentation. Likewise, delineation is impressive, fine detail is decent, and depth is convincing regardless of how bright or dark the image becomes. I'll even go so far as to say the transfer is slightly above average... so long as no one misinterprets my sentiment as anything resembling satisfaction. All things considered, it's apparent Warner has tossed an old transfer onto a Blu-ray disc in the hopes that fans will be too smitten by a low price point to care about any encoding mishaps.


Taking Lives Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Easily the high point of the release, Warner's stirring Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track is a welcome addition to an otherwise forgettable disc. Dialogue is crisp, evenly balanced, and nicely prioritized within the at-times lively soundscape. Directionality is particularly remarkable during several chaotic sequences (most notably a car chase that ends with a bang, a scuffle that spills onto an apartment floor, and a climactic struggle in an old farm house). Low-end extension is also aggressive and earthy, delivering suitably solid support at every turn. Rear speaker activity is a bit light -- after all, Jolie spends most of her time slinking around quiet crime scenes -- but the entire soundfield does a fine job enhancing the authenticity of interior acoustics and the immersive properties of the film's ambient effects. Ultimately, anyone who's looking forward to picking up Taking Lives will be more than pleased with the sonic prowess of its lossless track.


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