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The Cruel Sea Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Optimum Home Entertainment | 1953 | 126 min | Rated BBFC: PG | Jun 13, 2011

The Cruel Sea (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.31:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region B (locked)

Price
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Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 3.6 of 53.6
Extras 3.6 of 53.6
Based on 2 user reviews

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Drama70%
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The Cruel Sea

 (1953)

The Cruel Sea Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

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

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott, John Warner, Stanley Baker
Director: Charles Frend

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The Cruel Sea Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.37:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Charles Frend's The Cruel Sea arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Optimum Home Entertainment.

Similar to Cross of Iron and Ice Cold in Alex, The Cruel Sea has been digitally restored. Naturally, there are massive improvements in terms of detail, clarity, contrast, and color reproduction. The best news, however, is that there have been no attempts to filter the film's raw sequences. Naturally, because heavy DNR corrections have not been performed healthy light grain is present at all times. Furthermore, many of the close-ups convey outstanding depth and fluidity, and many rival those seen in the upcoming Blu-ray release of Ice Cold in Alex (see screencapture #11). Clarity is also impressive, particularly during the nighttime footage, where these types of films are typically suffer the most. This being said, there are portions of the film where mild edge-enhancement occasionally creeps in (some could be seen in screencapture #19), at least some of which appears to be related to various color enhancements, mostly slightly boosted blacks, which I noticed. Still, this is a very strong release that will undoubtedly impress fans of The Cruel Sea. (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 Cruel Sea Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray release: English LPCM 2.0. For the record, Optimum Home Entertainment have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

Clearly there are limitations but all of them are source related. In other words, there are no serious technical anomalies that are likely to affect your viewing experience -- the English LPCM 2.0 track has a rather limited dynamic amplitude, but the dialog is crisp, clean, and easy to follow. Various stabilizations have been performed as well; there are no sound overlappings or massive audio dropouts. Background hiss is also not an issue of concern.



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The Cruel Sea Blu-ray Announced - May 3, 2011

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced that on June 13th they will release on Blu-ray Charles Frend's The Cruel Sea (1953). The film is based on the famous novel by Nicholas Monserrat, which chronicles life at sea during WWII on a boat tasked with protecting ...


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