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The Car Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Arrow | 1977 | 96 min | Rated BBFC: 12 | Jul 15, 2013

The Car (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (29.99 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 16-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Playback
Region B (locked)

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Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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The Car

 (1977)

The Car Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

A sleek, possessed black car terrorizes everyone it comes in contact with in a small town in Utah.

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

Director: Elliot Silverstein
Writers: Dennis Shryack, Michael Butler (II)
Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd (I), John Marley, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Elizabeth Thompson

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The Car Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Elliot Silverstein's The Car arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow Video.

Generally speaking, detail and clarity are quite pleasing. Most of the larger panoramic shots from the desert also convey sufficient depth. Colors are stable, but color saturation occasionally fluctuates. There are also traces of some extremely light sharpening corrections which are more than likely inherited. The overwhelming majority of them are typically present during the daylight sequences, but none of them become distracting (see screencapture #7). Some light compression artifacts also sneak in. There are no traces of problematic degraining corrections. Also, there are no serious stability issues. Large cuts, debris, stains, or warps are also nowhere to be seen. All in all, while while it is obvious that the film could look better in high-definition, the current presentation is indeed quite pleasing. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


The Car Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one standard audio track in this Blu-ray release: English LPCM 2.0. For the record, Arrow Video have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they split the image frame and the black bar below it.

Dynamic intensity is surprisingly good. In the sequences where the car goes after the cops, depth is also excellent. Some of the audio enhancement are perhaps a bit too strong, but in this film they are indeed easy to tolerate. The dialog is always exceptionally crisp, stable, and very easy to follow. Also, there are no problematic audio dropouts, pops, cracks, or distortions to report in this review.



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The Car Officially Announced - June 27, 2013

British distributors Arrow Video have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of director Elliot Silverstein's The Car (1977), starring James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, and John Marley. The release will be available for purchase online and ...

Upcoming Arrow Video Releases (Pre-orders Up) - April 26, 2013

Independent British distributors have revealed that they are preparing a number of very exciting Blu-ray releases of cult and classic films which are set to arrive on the market later this year. Amongst them are Andrey Konchalovskiy's The Runaway Train, Jeff Lieberman's ...




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