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Tess Blu-ray

France
DigiBook / Limited Edition / Blu-ray + DVD Pathe Distribution | 1979 | 171 min | Not rated | Dec 05, 2012

Tess (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (20.97 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)

Subtitles
French

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

Packaging
DigiBook

Playback
Region free

Price
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Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.2 of 54.2
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Romance32%
Period10%
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Tess

 (1979)

Tess Blu-ray comes close to perfection with top scores all around making it one of the best Blu-ray's ever

Tess Durbeyfield, a strong-willed peasant girl, is sent by her father to the estate of local aristocrats, the d'Urbervilles, to capitalize on a flawed rumor their families are from the same line. Unfortunately, her ideals cannot prevent her from sliding further and further into despair and misfortune after she becomes pregnant by Alec d'Urberville, the passionate and unethical son of a wealthy merchant.

For more about Tess and the Tess Blu-ray release, see Tess Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 5.0 out of 5.

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth (I), Leigh Lawson, Tom Chadbon, Lesley Dunlop, Arielle Dombasle
Director: Roman Polanski

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Tess Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.39:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Roman Polanski's Tess arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of French label Pathe.

Recently restored by Pathe/Eclair Group and Le Diapason in 4K, with the entire restoration supervised by director Roman Polanski, Tess looks simply stunning on Blu-ray. Detail and clarity are truly exceptional, while depth is often extraordinary (see screencaptures #2 and #11). The nighttime sequences look particularly good as even though light is restricted definition is still fantastic. What impress the most, however, is the fantastic range of beautiful colors, all of which look incredibly natural. The warm and gentle yellows, in particular, are simply terrific. Furthermore, there are no traces of excessive degraining corrections. Sharpening adjustments have not been performed either. Needless to say, Tess has a very strong and consistent organic look. Compression is also solid. Lastly, there are absolutely no damage marks, scratches, debris, or warps. All in all, had I not already submitted my Top 10 list for the year, Tess would have definitely appeared on it. Pathe's restoration of the film is simply magnificent. (Note: This is a Region-Free Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your Ps3 or SA regardless of your geographical location. For the record, there is no problematic PAL or 1080/50i content preceding the disc's main menu).


Tess Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are two standard audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. For the record, Pathe have provided imposed French subtitles for the English audio version of the film (they cannot be turned off during if the English track is selected). The French subtitles appear inside the image frame.

The audio treatment is every bit as impressive as the video treatment. The lossless English track has a fantastic range of nuanced dynamics (even when the wind blows, the clarity and crispness of sound are terrific) that open up the film in all the right places. Surround movement is unlikely to impress most viewers, but those who appreciate subtle effects without the aggressiveness of modern big budget productions will be enormously pleased. The dialog is crisp, clean, and easy to follow. The imposed French subtitles are rather disappointing, but this is a release produced for the French market so French speakers shouldn't have a problem with them.


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Tess Blu-ray - October 26, 2012

The British Film Institute has revealed that it is planning to release on Blu-ray director Roman Polanski's Tess (1979), starring Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth and Leigh Lawson. Exact technical specs, supplemental features and region coding status are yet to be ...

Tess Blu-ray - October 12, 2012

French distributors Pathe have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray director Roman Polanski's Tess (1979), starring Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth and Leigh Lawson. The release will be available for purchase in France on December 5th.


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