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The Conformist Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Il conformista / Blu-ray + DVD Arrow | 1970 | 113 min | Rated BBFC: 15 | Feb 27, 2012

The Conformist (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Audio
Italian: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

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Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region B (locked)

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Video 1.8 of 51.8
Audio 2.2 of 52.2
Extras 2.8 of 52.8
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The Conformist

 (1970)

The Conformist Blu-ray offers decent video and great audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

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

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clémenti
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

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The Conformist Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Arrow Films.

I am underwhelmed by the presentation. The press materials I was sent indicate that the high-definition transfer was apparently sourced from a HD restoration of the film supervised by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, but I find it difficult to believe that this is the definitive presentation of the film that we will have for years to come. I also must speculate that this restoration isn't the new restoration of The Conformist Raro Video in Italy had access to.

I did a number of direct comparisons with my R1 DVD and detail is indeed more convincing on the Blu-ray release. Clarity is also improved, especially during close-ups. Contrast levels have been stabilized, though not as well as I hoped they would be. A lot of these upgrades, however, have more to do with the fact that the R1 DVD release is extremely problematic - it is overwhelmed by very heavy macroblocking patterns and random noise, and plagued by various specks and damage marks - rather than the high-definition transfer being exceptionally strong.

Early into the film there are small stability issues (right around the 15-minute mark the image becomes jumpy). There are also various compression artifacts, some of which could be quite persistent (see screencaptures #5 and 19). Healthy film grain is barely noticeable, and the little that has been retained is actually mixed with moderate doses of light noise and often covered by artifacts. All of this makes the image rather shaky, often times looking a lot softer than it should be.

The relatively good news is that there are no traces of severe denoising - but the dated master the high-definition transfer was struck from was already filtered (more than likely because it was prepared with DVD in mind). There are no traces of post-production sharpening either. Finally, color reproduction is far superior here - the wonderful light browns and especially the heavy neon blues that appear in some of the romantic sequences look quite rich, even well saturated, while on the R1 DVD release they essentially collapse.

To sum it all up, the Blu-ray release certainly represents an upgrade in quality over the old R1 DVD release Paramount Pictures issued in 2006, but I expected a lot more. The Conformist is one of five films (the other four are Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avventura and L'Eclisse, Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and Leos Carax's Les amants du Pont-Neuf) that I have been wishing to have on Blu-ray ever since the high-definition format was launched, and I just wanted this release to be flawless. Clearly, it is not.

(Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


The Conformist Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: Italian LPCM 2.0. For the record, Arrow Films have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

The Italian loseless track has a decent but unexceptional dynamic range. This is not to say, however, that there are serious technical limitations that could have been avoided. With the exception of the beautiful melodies composed by Georges Delerue, there simply isn't a lot of dynamic movement. The dialog is stable and easy to follow, but there some light background noise occasionally creeps in. The new English subtitles are far better than the old ones found on the R1 DVD.


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The Conformist Blu-ray, News and Updates



Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist Detailed - January 13, 2012

Independent British distributors Arrow Films have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Dual Format Edition of Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's Il conformista a.k.a The Conformist(1970), starring Jean-Louis Trintignant (Three Colours Trilogy: Red) ...

The Conformist Heading to the UK - September 26, 2011

Independent British distributors Arrow Films have revealed that they will release a Dual Format Edition of Bernardo Bertolucci's Il conformista a.k.a The Conformist, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Stefania Sandrelli. In 1970, the film won Interfilm Award - ...


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