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The Americans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray

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20th Century Fox | 2013 | Season 1 | 620 min | Rated TV-MA | Feb 11, 2014

The Americans: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (3 BDs)

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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 2.0 of 52.0
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The Americans: The Complete First Season

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The Americans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Centers on Russian deep-cover spies operating in the United States in the 1980s.

For more about The Americans: The Complete First Season and the The Americans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release, see the The Americans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernandez, Noah Emmerich, Margo Martindale, Annet Mahendru
Director: Jim McKay

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The Americans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Americans: The Complete First Season is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.78:1. This series delights in recreating the "lo-fi" world of the 1980s, and I almost have to wonder if some kind of conscious decision was made to carry that over into the look of this series, for despite being shot with the Arri Alexa, this is one of the more curiously soft, drab, low contrast shows I personally remember having seen recently. Episode after episode is built on scenes shot in what appears to be natural, and often very low, light, adding a murky haze to even daytime interior scenes. Colors are rarely more than anemic, though there are occasional welcome exceptions (see screenshot 13). Even given a perhaps "artistic" decision to give the show a desaturated appearance, the tendency to shoot so much of the series in such low light ultimately defeats a lot of what a high definition experience can offer. Fine detail is very good when there's decent lighting in close-ups, but often midrange shots are unexpectedly soft looking.


The Americans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Americans: The Complete First Season features an often nicely immersive lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix that really springs to life in some of the action sequences (like the exciting opening scenes), but which still provides better than average surround activity even in the supposedly calmer domestic environments the series depicts. One of the best things about the show, and the sound mix in particular, is Nathan Barr's propulsive but brooding score, which is splayed throughout the surrounds quite nicely. Dialogue is cleanly presented and fidelity is excellent in this very enjoyable track.


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This Week on Blu-ray: February 11-18 - February 9, 2014

For the week of February 11th, Walt Disney Home Entertainment is bringing The Jungle Book to Blu-ray. Other titles include Lionsgate's riveting one-man adventure story All Is Lost, Season 3 of the BBC's Sherlock, and Fox's The Americans: The Complete First Season ...

The Americans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray - November 5, 2013

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray The Americans: The Complete First Season. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on January 14th.


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