Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.99
Penguins of Madagascar 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.99
Birdman (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Penguins of Madagascar 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.99
Penguins of Madagascar (Blu-ray)
$12.99
The Bible: The Epic Miniseries (Blu-ray)
$19.99
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Gone Girl (Blu-ray)
$13.00
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (Blu-ray)
$54.99
The Princess and the Frog (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Turbo (Blu-ray)
$7.00
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (40277)
 Adventure (30981)
 Animation (9289)
 Anime (5155)
 Biography (4284)
 Comedy (29899)
 Comic book (5747)
 Coming of age (2027)
 Crime (20828)
 Dark humor (4219)
 Documentary (5293)
 Drama (48446)
 Epic (5800)
 Erotic (1243)
 Family (12991)
 Fantasy (17776)
 Film-Noir (1311)
 Foreign (6913)
 Heist (1808)
 History (6280)
 Holiday (1308)
 Horror (15234)
 Imaginary (985)
 Martial arts (3606)
 Melodrama (2631)
 Music (9358)
 Musical (4182)
 Mystery (12081)
 Nature (1886)
 Other (721)
 Period (7601)
 Psychological thriller (3456)
 Romance (17419)
 Sci-Fi (19898)
 Short (439)
 Sport (3070)
 Supernatural (4793)
 Surreal (1601)
 Teen (3554)
 Thriller (35180)
 War (6266)
 Western (2591)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


The Big Parade Blu-ray

United States
DigiBook Warner Bros. | 1925 | 151 min | Not rated | Oct 01, 2013

The Big Parade (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (25.84 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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

Packaging
DigiBook

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $27.98, Price history

Amazon: $19.59 (Save 30%)
New from: $14.99 (Save 46%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy The Big Parade on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.9
22
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
War26%
41%
popularity
291
collections
8
fans




The Big Parade

 (1925)

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

The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline.

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

Starring: John Gilbert, Tom O'Brien, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire Adams, Claire McDowell
Director: King Vidor

» See full cast & crew


The Big Parade Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray of The Big Parade is a suitable riposte to anyone who claims that Warner doesn't "do" catalog films. The spectacular restoration, reportedly taken directly from the original camera negative, provides a level of clarity and detail that would be impressive for a film from the early sound era, let alone for a silent film that is now 88 years old. Blacks are deep, shades of gray are varied, subtle and well-delineated, and the tints used to create specific moods and distinguish times of day (various blues for night, golden hues for indoors and dusk outside, a light magenta for the romantic closing sequence) are precise, stable and never compromise the essentials of the image. A single shot featuring a red cross on the side of an ambulance gives a hint of the color experiments that lay ahead. (The shot was hand tinted and individually cut into each print of the film.)

Frames are sometimes missing, and the jumps are noticeable but easily overlooked. Every so often, the edge of the image will narrow in slightly for a frame or two, then return to the standard Academy ratio of 1.37:1; this has presumably been done to hide damage beyond the ability of restoration technology, and it usually passes in the blink of an eye. The film's grain pattern is intact and exceedingly fine, given the age of the source. The average bitrate of 25.84 Mbps is sufficient to avoid any compression-related issues, especially given the solid black windowbox bars at the sides. The commentary urges that The Big Parade should be seen on a big screen, but the Blu-ray treatment is so good that the film retains a substantial impact even on home video, as long as the viewer is willing to adapt to the aesthetics of 1925 silent cinema.


The Big Parade Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Blu-ray's lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 stereo track contains a recording of the orchestral score written by Carl Davis in 1988, which incorporates key elements of the film's original score by William Axt and David Mendoza. A detailed description of Davis' approach is provided in the accompanying digibook.

The score is superbly reproduced, with precise delineation of the instruments, exceptional dynamic range, tight bass that is never boomy, and smooth, refined high notes that are never tiring. Davis' score is a masterly demonstration of just how much storytelling a skillful composer can supply, especially in the battle sequences, where various percussion instruments fill in the sounds of weapons' fire, explosions, bullet hits and bodies falling—and often do so with even greater impact than the actual sound effects might have, because of director King Vidor's deliberately rhythmic technique for staging and editing the scenes. There is nothing hokey or dated about Davis' score. It uses themes of the period (e.g., "Over There", "You're in the Army Now"), but it does so in tight integration with what is happening on the screen. Listening to Davis' work and watching how carefully it has been coordinated with Vidor's imagery gives one a new appreciation of the possibilities of film music.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



The Big Parade Blu-ray, News and Updates



Exclusive Giveaway: The Big Parade Blu-ray - September 30, 2013

Blu-ray.com and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are offering three members a chance to win a copy of director King Vidor's The Big Parade (1925), starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Karl Dane, Claire Adams, Tom O'Brien, Karl Dane, Hobart Bosworth and Robert Ober. ...

This Week on Blu-ray: October 1-8 - September 29, 2013

For the week of October 1st, Disney Home Entertainment bringing its iconic The Little Mermaid to Blu-ray. Other titles include the hilarious This Is the End, new catalog releases of House of Wax and The Big Parade, a new 3D restoration of The Wizard of Oz, and ...

The Big Parade Blu-ray - June 3, 2013

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of director King Vidor's The Big Parade, starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Karl Dane, Claire Adams, Tom O'Brien and Robert Ober. The groundbreaking 1925 silent film classic streets on October ...

» Show more related news posts for The Big Parade Blu-ray


The Big Parade Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Easter Parade (1948) Feb 19 2013! 48 Sep 13, 2013



The Big Parade Blu-ray


$27.98 $19.59


Buy The Big Parade on Blu-ray Movie


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies



Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
2. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
3. Into the Woods
4. Birdman
5. Interstellar
6. Interstellar
7. Big Hero 6
8. Gone Girl
9. Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D
10. Iron Man 3
11. 101 Dalmatians
12. Whiplash
13. Night at the Museum: Secret of the ...
14. Exodus: Gods and Kings
15. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Trending in Theaters
1. The Divergent Series: Insurgent
2. Cinderella
3. It Follows
4. Predestination
5. Kingsman: The Secret Service
6. The Gunman
7. Chappie
8. Run All Night
9. Focus
10. Paddington
11. Muck
12. Taken 3
13. Wild Card
14. Fifty Shades of Grey
15. Jupiter Ascending
16. Seventh Son
17. Vice
18. Son of a Gun
19. Mommy
20. Frozen Fever
21. The Voices
22. Digging Up the Marrow
23. Mortdecai
24. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
25. Wild Tales
26. Black or White
27. Spring
28. Blackhat
29. Black Sea
30. The Humbling
31. Home Sweet Hell
32. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
33. McFarland, USA
34. Cymbeline
35. Deli Man
36. '71
37. Tracers
38. The Cobbler
39. The Rewrite
40. Zombeavers
41. Everly
42. Cake
43. The Duke of Burgundy
44. The Boy Next Door

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Interstellar
2.  Big Hero 6
3.  Iron Man 3
4.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
5.  Into the Woods
6.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
7.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
8.  Night at the Museum: Secret of the ...
9.  The Imitation Game
10.  Tinker Bell and the Legend of the N...
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Fifty Shades of Grey
2.  American Sniper
3.  Cinderella
4.  Paddington
5.  Taken 3
6.  Jupiter Ascending 3D
7.  The Babadook
8.  Spirited Away
9.  Iron Man 3-Movie Collection
10.  Apollo 13
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Interstellar
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Big Hero 6
$18.00, Save 55%
3.  Iron Man 3
$17.99, Save 55%
4.  Into the Woods
$19.98, Save 50%
5.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
$17.99, Save 55%
6.  Night at the Museum: Secret of the ...
$12.99, Save 68%
7.  Tinker Bell and the Legend of the N...
$18.00, Save 51%
8.  Penguins of Madagascar
$12.99, Save 65%
9.  101 Dalmatians
$19.96, Save 46%
10.  Birdman
$13.00, Save 67%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D

 United States


$49.99 $16.99





Penguins of Madagascar 3D

 United States


$48.99 $16.99





Birdman

 United States


$39.99 $13.00





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2015 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices