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The Assassins Blu-ray

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Tng Qu Ti, 銅雀台 Well Go USA | 2012 | 106 min | Not rated | Jan 08, 2013

The Assassins (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
Mandarin: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English, Mandarin (Traditional)

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

Price
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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 5.0 of 55.0
Extras 1.0 of 51.0
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The Assassins

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The Assassins Blu-ray offers solid video and reference-quality audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Years after defeating L Bu and other rival warlords to gain supremacy in northern China, Warlord Cao Cao forced Emperor Xian to grant him the title of a vassal king, "King of Wei". Cao Cao then had the Bronze Sparrow Platform constructed as a display of power, as rumors spread that he would replace the Emperor. Meanwhile, a pair of young lovers, who have undergone five years of training as assassins in a prisoner-of-war camp, are preparing to accomplish a secret mission.

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

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Yifei Liu, Roy Cheung

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The Assassins Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Assassins is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Well Go USA with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.35:1. This is a sumptuously beautiful film with stupendous production design including evocative sets and costumes, but the first thing most videophiles are going to notice about it is how relatively soft it is, in both close-ups and midrange shots. I never saw The Assassins theatrically and so can't comment on how accurate this is to its original exhibition, but it's a rather unusual look for a 2012 production. The DI has been put through some pretty serious color grading, as seems to be unavoidable these days, and as is clearly seen in several of the screenshots accompanying this review, that results in some rather odd color choices bathing various scenes, including a kind of ghoulish yellow as well as a more traditional ice cold blue hue. Perhaps surprisingly fine detail doesn't suffer much from these decisions, although a lot of this film takes place in dimly lit interior scenes and at times shadow detail and contrast are not at premium levels.


The Assassins Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are no similar qualms about The Assassins' brilliantly realized lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks (in Mandarin and English). The film gets off to a fantastic aural start as underneath a totally black screen we hear a really weird combination of sounds which ultimately turn out to be ants scurrying around inside a little mound shortly before a huge horde of soldiers pours over the field they're in. It's a really cool effect, full of great little scurrying feet panning madly through the sound field as approaching booms and thuds start to loom more and more menacingly in the low frequency ranges. The rest of the film may be a good deal talkier, aside from a couple of fantastically immersive set pieces, but fidelity is top notch throughout and even the dialogue utilizes some smart directional placement. There's probably less LFE in this film than some are going to want, but dynamic range still remains wide and varied throughout.



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