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
The King and I (Blu-ray)
$10.00
2 hrs ago
Thor: The Dark World 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
9 hrs ago
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$49.99
 
Fargo: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$19.99
20 hrs ago
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray)
$11.99
 
Ice Age 4 Movie Set (Blu-ray)
$16.99
7 hrs ago
Arrow: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Zodiac (Blu-ray)
$4.99
10 hrs ago
Planet of the Apes: Legacy Collection (Blu-ray)
$17.99
18 hrs ago
Sleeping Beauty (Blu-ray)
$18.99
 
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$44.99
 
The Complete Jacques Tati (Blu-ray)
$59.99
 
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
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 (37935)
 Adventure (29026)
 Animation (8752)
 Anime (4794)
 Biography (3966)
 Comedy (28291)
 Comic book (5374)
 Coming of age (1857)
 Crime (19715)
 Dark humor (3967)
 Documentary (5108)
 Drama (45491)
 Epic (5395)
 Erotic (1152)
 Family (12179)
 Fantasy (16656)
 Film-Noir (1232)
 Foreign (6453)
 Heist (1712)
 History (5888)
 Holiday (1272)
 Horror (14455)
 Imaginary (941)
 Martial arts (3404)
 Melodrama (2388)
 Music (8845)
 Musical (3931)
 Mystery (11486)
 Nature (1850)
 Other (712)
 Period (7129)
 Psychological thriller (3257)
 Romance (16483)
 Sci-Fi (18710)
 Short (412)
 Sport (2904)
 Supernatural (4522)
 Surreal (1505)
 Teen (3311)
 Thriller (33300)
 War (5898)
 Western (2450)

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 Color of Money Blu-ray

United States
426
9
13
25th Anniversary Edition Disney / Buena Vista | 1986 | 120 min | Rated R | Jun 05, 2012

The Color of Money (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (25.66 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

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

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $15.99, Price history

Amazon: $9.29 (Save 42%)
New from: $5.11 (Save 68%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy The Color of Money on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.2
133
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 1.6 of 51.6
Audio 3.4 of 53.4
Extras 0.3 of 50.3
Based on 6 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Sport86%
64%
popularity
766
collections
22
fans




The Color of Money

 (1986)

The Color of Money Blu-ray features terrible video and solid audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.

For more about The Color of Money and the The Color of Money Blu-ray release, see the The Color of Money Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Bill Cobbs, John Turturro, Forest Whitaker
Director: Martin Scorsese

» See full cast & crew


The Color of Money Blu-ray, Video Quality

  1.0 of 5

After viewing Disney's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray, I played the last ten minutes of the 2003 DVD, upscaled by a Panasonic Blu-ray player, just to get a sense of the difference. The Blu-ray improves on the DVD, but not by much. There is a degree of additional detail that is most noticeable in distant objects, which are somewhat more distinct on the Blu-ray, though far less than they should be in a hi-def transfer from a 35mm film source. One should not have to peer at the screen to distinguish between a Blu-ray image and a DVD from nine years earlier.

Two features immediately stood out. The first was the Blu-ray's limited color space. The film's colors, which should be vibrant in the pool scenes, are as dull on the Blu-ray as they are on the DVD; indeed, the palette is roughly equivalent in both hi-def and NTSC, which I believe is the first time I've ever encountered such a phenomenon. The second, more egregious issue is persistent video noise, which occurs in almost every scene—and when I say "video noise", I don't mean film grain. Let me be as clear as possible: Should anyone be heard to complain that The Color of Money suffers from "DNR", it will simply confirm that the term "DNR" is now used as a general term of opprobrium without any technical meaning. Noise reduction is one operation that was clearly not performed on this transfer, although that won't necessarily be obvious from screencaps. It is, however, unmistakable in motion, as the frame crackles and vibrates to an extent I have rarely seen since the days of laserdisc. Depending on screen size and individual disposition, the noise may or may not be tolerable, but either way it obscures picture detail. Grain this ain't.

Black levels are weak, with black often appearing gray, and contrast is also lacking (although a higher contrast would merely have accentuated the noise). Shadow detail is weak to non-existent, which is especially a problem for a film with so many scenes set in dingy and dimly lit bars and pool halls.

What went wrong here? An experienced telecine colorist might be able to offer an educated opinion, but they (wisely) don't make themselves available for consultation on the internet. I've visited post houses, watched colorists at work, reviewed hundreds of DVDs and Blu-rays and watched thousands more, but I'm not willing to hazard a guess about the cause of this disappointment (old transfer? botched transfer? poor element? poor mastering?). What I do know is that the image on this Blu-ray is an embarrassment. The Color of Money deserves much better.


The Color of Money Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The news is better on the audio front. The Color of Money received a 6-track mix for 70mm prints, but the standard release format was Dolby Surround. The 2003 DVD contained a DD 4.1 mix, and the Blu-ray's DTS-HD MA 5.1 track appears to be based on the same source, with a generally front-centered mix and nothing in the way of discrete (so-called "split") surround activity. But overall fidelity and dynamic range are improved, and this is particularly worthwhile in the occasional scene where deep bass extension is called for, such as the opening "break" of the Atlantic City tournament, which resounds throughout the auditorium (and clear to the back of the viewing room). Subsequent breaks and the hum of the crowd also make themselves heard. Otherwise, the dialogue is generally clear, although it sometimes sounds slightly artificial, no doubt as a result of post-recorded ADR. (Some viewers have reported difficulty hearing the dialogue; I didn't find that to be the case.) The soundtrack selected, composed and supervised by Robbie Robertson plays with good fidelity for the standard of the era; a contemporary soundtrack would be more cleanly separated from the other sonic elements, but those were limitations of the analog age.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



The Color of Money Blu-ray, News and Updates



Upcoming Disney Catalog Releases for 2012 (Updated) - June 26, 2012

This year, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will bring over thirty catalog entries to Blu-ray. The scheduled films span across Disney's different distribution branches, and while the studio has previously hinted at certain titles - such as The Color of Money, ...

The Sting Blu-ray - March 23, 2012

As part of its 100th Anniversary, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will offer special Blu-rays of selected catalog titles, and The Sting should arrive in the June wave. Director George Roy Hill's crime comedy reunites Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid stars ...

Three Disney Catalog Titles Scheduled for Blu-ray - March 7, 2012

With three early retail announcements, Walt Disney Studios has revealed plans to release Blu-rays of the following titles from their Touchstone catalog - The Color of Money, Cocktail, and Ransom. The films are expected to street on June 5th.

» Show more related news posts for The Color of Money Blu-ray


The Color of Money Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Most Money Spent for ONE Blu-ray 231 May 14, 2013



The Color of Money Blu-ray


$15.99 $9.29


Buy The Color of Money 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. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4. Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
6. The Maze Runner
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
10. 22 Jump Street
11. X-Men: Days of Future Past
12. Lord of Illusions
13. Time Bandits
14. Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series
15. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D

Trending in Theaters
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
2. Interstellar
3. Exodus: Gods and Kings
4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
5. Gone Girl
6. The Equalizer
7. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
8. Nightcrawler
9. Big Hero 6
10. Fury
11. Dumb and Dumber To
12. John Wick
13. Horrible Bosses 2
14. The Theory of Everything
15. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
16. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
17. Foxcatcher
18. Penguins of Madagascar
19. Stonehearst Asylum
20. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Maleficent
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
4.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
6.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
7.  Frozen
8.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
9.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
10.  Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
2.  Sons of Anarchy: Season Seven
3.  Downton Abbey: Season 5
4.  Big Hero 6
5.  Gone Girl
6.  Fury
7.  The Equalizer
8.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
9.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
10.  101 Dalmatians
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Maleficent
$18.96, Save 49%
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$14.99, Save 62%
4.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
$17.99, Save 55%
5.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$17.99, Save 55%
6.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
$11.99, Save 70%
7.  Star Wars: The Complete Saga
$74.99, Save 46%
8.  The Maze Runner
$19.99, Save 50%
9.  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
$8.99, Save 64%
10.  Sleeping Beauty
$18.99, Save 49%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The King and I

 United States


$29.99 $10.00





Thor: The Dark World 3D

 United States


$39.99 $19.99





The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series

 United States


$349.98 $49.99





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.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices