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The 400 Blows Blu-ray

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DigiPack / Les quatre cents coups / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1959 | 99 min | Not rated | Mar 24, 2009

The 400 Blows (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.34:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
French: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

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

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Audio 4.6 of 54.6
Extras 4.8 of 54.8
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The 400 Blows

 (1959)

The 400 Blows Blu-ray comes close to perfection with top scores all around making it one of the best Blu-ray's ever

François Truffaut’s first feature, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s life-long cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel, The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. The film marks Truffaut’s passage from leading critic of the French New Wave to his emergence as one of Europe’s most brilliant auteurs.

For more about The 400 Blows and the The 400 Blows Blu-ray release, see the The 400 Blows Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 5.0 out of 5.

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Robert Beauvais, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy, Guy Decomble, Patrick Auffay
Director: François Truffaut

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The 400 Blows Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, François Truffaut's 400 Blows arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the leaflet provided with this Blu-ray release:

"This new high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from a 35mm composite fine-grain master positive. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, and scratches were removed using the MTI Digital Restoration System. The soundtrack was mastered at 24-bit from a 35mm optical soundtrack, and audio restoration tools were used to reduce clicks, pops, hiss, and crackle.

Telecine supervisors: Lee Kline, Maria Palazzola.
Telecine colorist: Jean-Marc Moreau/Vdm, Paris."

I could not wait to get my hands on this Blu-ray disc. Aside from The Third Man, this is the second black-and-white film to be released on Blu-ray by the U.S. distributors and I was very, very impatient to see what they have done. First of all, the color scheme is terrific -- the blacks are lush and very rich, while the whites are crisp and natural ooking. Furthermore, contrast is fantastic. As soon as I received the disc, I took my DVD release of The 400 Blows (from The Adventures of Antoine Doinel box set) and ran a few quick comparisons to see where and what the Blu-ray version improves. Aside from the stronger detail and contrast, this new high-definition presentation holds together substantially better on a large-size screen. Second, I must note that there are absolutely no traces of problematic degraining correction. Indeed, the grain structure of the film is very much intact, and I am convinced that film buffs will be pleased with the organic qualities of the high-definition transfer. Third, there aren't any large scratches, debris, damage marks, or stains that could spoil your viewing experience (obviously, if you have already seen how good the DVD version of The 400 Blows looked, then you should have a pretty good idea what to expect from the Blu-ray release). This being said, I have to mention that there are a few minor sharpness fluctuations that were also present on the French MK2 Blu-ray release of The 400 Blows. More than likely, however, these fluctuations are inherited. To sum it all up, François Truffaut's masterpiece undoubtedly looks the best I have ever seen it look in my lifetime. Outstanding! (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


The 400 Blows Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

Criterion have supplied French LPCM audio track for the Blu-ray release of François Truffaut's The 400 Blows. As expected, the audio treatment is as solid as the video presentation discussed above. The dialog is crisp, very clear and without any distortions that I could detect. Furthermore, Jean Constantin's music sounds quite lovely. As far as I am concerned, the soundtrack is also notably well balanced (indeed, it is fairly easy to tell that the audio has undergone a full-blown restoration). You won't hear any disturbing pops, background hiss, or cracks either. This is a solid and well cleaned up audio track that most definitely does not reveal any technical deficiencies. Finally, Criterion have provided optional white English subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame.


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