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The Birds Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Universal Studios | 1963 | 119 min | Rated PG-13 | May 06, 2014

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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
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Region A (B, C untested)

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Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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The Birds

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The Birds Blu-ray offers decent video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

An immense flock of birds descends upon a seacost town, makes it their nesting ground, and begins to attack and kill the townsfolk.

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

Starring: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright, Charles McGraw
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

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The Birds Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

This is a tough one all around. Special effects sequences, of which there are many, haven't aged well at all, and the scrutiny high definition brings only exacerbates the inherent issues and eyesores that litter the bird attack scenes. If that was the only problem, though, this would be an entirely different review; one with a 4.5 video score and nothing but praise for Universal's restoration and 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer. Instead, The Birds suffers from many of the same issues as the studio's more problematic catalog presentations: noticeable edge halos, some rather heavy-handed digital tweaks and fixes, brief bouts of invasive noise reduction, occasional crush, at-times soupy grain and other anomalies that aren't derived from the original film elements. To be absolutely clear: there are soft shots. I'm not talking about soft shots. Matte lines and grain discrepancies also pop up throughout the composited special effects sequences. I'm not referring to any of that either. Even if you removed the special effects sequences, the presentation would still be uneven, and the restoration team has left its fingerprints all over the image. All that said, there are a number of striking shots, masterfully preserved scenes, wonderfully detailed closeups and ideal stretches of the film; so much so that I wouldn't dismiss anyone awarding the transfer higher marks. Colors are quite accurate, skintones are generally lifelike and black levels are deep and ominous too, and there isn't any encode-born macroblocking, banding or aliasing, all of which certainly helps. The end result? The Birds is chaotic and unpredictable, sometimes to its detriment.


The Birds Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Fortunately, Universal's faithfully frightening two-channel DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track is something of a revelation. Dialogue is clean and clear, without any dropouts, muffled lines or significant noise floor to contend with. Effects are vicious and aggressive, which is a definite plus in a movie like The Birds, and Hitchcock's unconventional avian score and deafening silences, though confined to the front speakers, pierce and punctuate the proceedings, and only enhance the already unnerving soundscape. I have to admit I would have loved to hear an immersive 5.1 remix -- so long as it accompanied rather than replaced the original mono mix -- but the Masterpiece Collection's tenth lossless track is easily one of its best.


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The Birds (1963) Blu-ray - March 20, 2014

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