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The Central Park Five Blu-ray

United States
PBS | 2011 | 119 min | Not rated | Apr 23, 2013

The Central Park Five (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English

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

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Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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The Central Park Five

 (2011)

The Central Park Five Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

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

Directors: Ken Burns (I), Sarah Burns, David McMahon

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The Central Park Five Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

The AVC encoded image (1.78:1 aspect ratio) presentation weaves a sophisticated web of film and video sources, with harsh VHS images of the subjects as boys smoothly integrated into the HD interview footage. Fine detail on the men is quite strong, offering a crisp read of skin details and contemplative silences, while artwork prepared for the documentary is sharp and effortlessly surveyed. Skintones are natural throughout. Shadow detail is healthy, rarely displaying distracting solidification, and fabrics are rich with texture. Banding is minimal. Colors are perhaps most impressive on the disc, finding street life, conversations, file footage, and pastel drawings registering with buoyancy and purpose.


The Central Park Five Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The 5.1 Dolby Digital sound mix offers a more immersive experience than the average crime documentary, with meticulous attention paid to the music of the era and the toxic noise of the media outcry. Surrounds are modest but alive, pushing out scoring and soundtrack cues, while crowd activity is handed a light, circular touch. Front stage is confident with a blend of music and voice, setting the mood with classic hip-hop and scoring that doesn't overwhelm the interview segments, constructing an informational depth of sound that stitches film and video sources seamlessly. Conversations with the men in question are emotional and full, capturing the nuances of confusion and despair without distortion.


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The Central Park Five Blu-ray - March 12, 2013

PBS has officially announced and detailed the Blu-ray release of award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns' The Central Park Five. The film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended ...


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