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The Addams Family Blu-ray

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10
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Warner Bros. | 1991 | 104 min | Rated PG-13 | Sep 09, 2014

The Addams Family (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (21.92 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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

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Region free

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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 0.5 of 50.5
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The Addams Family

 (1991)

The Addams Family Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

For more about The Addams Family and the The Addams Family Blu-ray release, see the The Addams Family Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Raul Juliá, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd (I), Christina Ricci, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

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The Addams Family Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Although the credited cinematographer on The Addams Family is Owen Roizman (The French Connection and Wyatt Earp, among others), the film is the work of three different DPs. Gale Tattersall (House, M.D.) briefly replaced Roizman when the latter left to shoot Grand Canyon but was quickly sidelined by illness, at which point Sonnenfeld resumed his old post for the duration of the film. Despite these personnel changes, The Addams Family has a remarkably consistent visual style, which borrows liberally from the imagery of Tim Burton's two Batman films in its gothic use of shadow and darkness.

Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray, based on a Paramount transfer, provides an appropriately dark image with excellent blacks and different shades of black, so that the moody and often decrepit interiors of the Addams mansion are rendered in all their oddity. Morticia's long hair and dark eyes, Gomez's moustache, the impassive features of the imposing butler, Lurch (Carel Struycken), and the revolting textures of the unidentifiable foods dished up by Granny, a/k/a "Ma-mah" (Judith Malina), are all well reproduced. So are the long flowing locks that distinguish Cousin It (John Franklin), who makes a bold play for Tully Alford's unhappy wife, Margaret (Dana Ivey).

The palette allows for bright intrusions, like Morticia's red lips and nails, and a party sequence midway through the film that displays a wide array of hues. But these splashes of color only serve to reinforce the expressive grays, blues and blacks of the typical Addams Family setting, like the family graveyard.

A touch of grain reduction appears to have been applied to the image, so that the film's grain pattern is virtually undetectable in darker scenes, either indoors or at night, although it is still visible in brighter scenes outdoors. This is no doubt what has allowed Warner to get away with restricting the 104-minute film to a BD-25, at an average bitrate of 21.92 Mbps. Careful allocation of the available bits seems to have prevented any obvious compression errors, but a film like The Addams Family, which has many active scenes, should be given greater room to breathe.


The Addams Family Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Addams Family was released to theaters in Dolby surround, then remixed for 5.1 when Paramount released it on DVD in 1999. The DVD offered a choice between both mixes, but the 5.1 is the only track provided on Blu-ray, in lossless DTS-HD MA. The omission of the original stereo surround track isn't a major loss, however, because the 5.1 track is little more than a discrete encoding of the four channels created for the surround matrix, with minor reinforcement from the LFE channel. It's a playful mix that makes some of the more violent devices in the Addams household funny rather than threatening, and the track has sufficient dynamic range to render both the screams of the frightened and the thuds of some of their falls to the ground with suitable impact. The distinctive character voices are beautifully clear, and Marc Shaiman's (Hairspray) charming and romantic score (with occasional invocations of Vic Mizzy's TV theme) sounds light and airy. The only unfortunate element in the soundtrack is M.C. Hammer's "Addams Groove", which plays over the closing credits and hasn't aged well.



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