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The Apartment Blu-ray

United States
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer | 1960 | 125 min | Not rated | Jan 24, 2012

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

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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

Playback
Region free

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.6 of 54.6
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
Based on 4 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Romance40%
Comedy-
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The Apartment

 (1960)

The Apartment Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He's discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder - by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

For more about The Apartment and the The Apartment Blu-ray release, see the The Apartment Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis (III)
Director: Billy Wilder

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The Apartment Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Just beautiful. Shot by Joseph LaShelle, the DP best known for his work on Otto Preminger's noir films Laura and Fallen Angel, The Apartment distinguishes itself from other comedies of the day with a black and white widescreen image that's rich and shadowy. MGM has definitely done LaShelle's cinematography justice here, giving us a completely satisfying 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer. To start, the print is very nearly immaculate; you'll notice a few scattered white specks--very few--but otherwise the image is exceptionally clean. Not scrubbed, but naturally clean. There are no signs of excessive noise reduction or edge enhancement, and the 35mm grain structure is visible and fine. The monochromatic tonal balance is just about perfect too. Blacks are deep without crushing detail, whites are bright but not overblown, and there's a wide spectrum of grays in between. There's also a significant bump in clarity from previous standard definition releases--everything is tighter, more refined, better detailed, from the clothing and facial textures to the swank, Mad Men-inspiring 1960s interior design.


The Apartment Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Apartment originally featured single-channel audio, but for this Blu-ray release, MGM has subtly expanded the mono mix into a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track. Don't worry, purists; there's nothing here that now sounds jolting or out-of-place. In fact, there's hardly any rear- speaker engagement at all. The mix is still anchored firmly up front, with the surround channels really only helping to give Adolph Deutsch's romantic score some breathing room. The music sounds wonderful--clear and full and not tinny at all--and in all other respects, this mix is exactly what you'd expect from a turn-of-the-1960s romantic comedy, with minimal ambient effects and prioritized dialog. The audio is fairly clean--no distracting hisses, pops, or splice crackles--and nicely balanced. Set your receiver to your normal listening level, and you won't have to touch the volume for the rest of the film. The disc also includes Spanish and French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono dubs, along with optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles, which appear in easy-to-read white lettering.



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Exclusive Giveaway: Six January 24th MGM Titles - January 15, 2012

Blu-ray.com and MGM Home Entertainment are offering eighteen Blu-ray.com members the opportunity to win their choice of one of six January 24th MGM catalog classics: Annie Hall, The Apartment, Manhattan, Notorious, Rebecca or Spellbound. Three copies of each film ...

The Apartment Blu-ray (Updated) - January 9, 2012

MGM Home Entertainment has quietly added up to its September slate of Blu-ray releases Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960), starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. The Blu-ray is up for pre-order at Amazon with a release date of January 24th.


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