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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Blu-ray

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Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie Studio Canal | 1972 | 102 min | Rated BBFC: 15 | Jul 16, 2012

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
German: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Subtitles
English, French SDH, German

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25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Region B (locked)

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Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 2.0 of 52.0
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

 (1972)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment.

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

Starring: Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Stéphane Audran
Director: Luis Buñuel

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.67:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Studio Canal.

I've done some direct comparisons with my DVD release of Luis Buñuel's masterpiece, part of the The Luis Buñuel Collection which Studio Canal (formerly Optimum Home Entertainment) released back in 2007, and can categorically state that the film has never looked as good as it does on this new 40th anniversary Blu-ray release. There are substantial improvements in every single area we address in these reviews.

Though the film has not received the same treatment Jean Renoir's La Grande Illusion did, detail and clarity are indeed leaps and bounds better than those of the DVD release. The indoor footage, in particular, is free of the macroblokicing and edge-enhancement patterns that routinely pop up throughout the film. There are no distracting traces of sharpening corrections either. Grain is visible from start to finish, but it isn't always perfectly resolved. This isn't to imply that there are any serious anomalies, but occasionally some light grain fluctuations are indeed noticeable. Color reproduction is good - the variety of soft reds, yellows, blues, and browns are stable and natural. This being said, there is certainly some room for improvement. During the transitions from one memory to another some light scratches are visible (see screencapture #3). Where there is an abundance of direct light, a whiff of extremely light edge-enhancement tries to sneak in as well (see screencaptures #12 and 19). However, these are essentially the only concerns I have with the presentation. To sum it all up, while the film occasionally reveals its age, it most definitely has a pleasing organic look, and when projected, it remains notably stable. I am pleased and look forward to Studio Canal's Blu-ray release of Luis Buñuel's That Obscure Object of Desire. (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).

Note: The disc's adjustable main menu - the interface can be set in English, French, or German - indicates that this Blu-ray release is also meant to be sold in Germany and France. Naturally, the German and French releases should look identical to the UK release.


The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There are three audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, and German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. For the record, Studio Canal have provided optional English, German, and French SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The lossless French track serves the film very well. There is no prominent music score here but the dialog has plenty of depth and does not suffer from problematic distortions. Additionally, there is no strong background hiss creeping in. I did not detect any serious pops and cracks to report in this review either. The English translation is very good. (I should also mention that I never knew that an official English dub was made for this film. I've owned it on various formats but never encountered the dub track included with this release).



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Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Detailed - June 11, 2012

Studio Canal have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of director Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, starring Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Stéphane Audran. The film will be available for purchase online ...


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