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The Exterminator Blu-ray

United States
Unrated Director`s Cut / Blu-ray + DVD Synapse Films | 1980 | 102 min | Unrated | Sep 13, 2011

The Exterminator (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
None

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.2 of 53.2
Audio 2.6 of 52.6
Extras 1.5 of 51.5
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
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Crime21%
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The Exterminator

 (1980)

The Exterminator Blu-ray features mediocre video and poor audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

When his friend is paralysed in a gang attack Vietnam veteran John Eastland decides to wreak revenge upon anyone who crosses his path. He becomes a hero to the public with his no-nonsense approach to law enforcement, but the police believe him to be an unstable psychopath, capable of untold murder and mayhem.

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

Starring: Christopher George, Samantha Eggar, Robert Ginty, Steve James, Tony DiBenedetto, George Cheung
Director: James Glickenhaus

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The Exterminator Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.5 of 5

The Exterminator features a steady but far from pristine 1080p, 1.78:1-framed transfer. The image is fairly smooth and looks a bit washed out. Fine detail is limited; while the image enjoys a stability in high definition that's not available otherwise, the flat texture and frequent soft edges eliminate many of the clothing and facial details, leaving behind a dull and uninspired image instead. Colors, too, lack vibrancy, instead appearing faded and bland but not to an absolutely adverse extent. Detail and color never really come together; while one might improve in a scene, the other invariably falls behind. Black crush isn't much of an issue, but severe noise gives darker scenes a messy appearance. Banding and blocky backgrounds aren't common but are present. This is a serviceable transfer, and not at all bad for a relatively obscure picture being handled by a cult studio just now getting into releasing titles on Blu-ray.


The Exterminator Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.0 of 5

The Exterminator rolls onto Blu-ray with a pair of audio tracks, a "restored" DTS-HD MA 2.0 presentation alongside a monaural 1.0 DTS-HD MA option. Frankly, the latter is the slight winner amongst the two. The restored track is incredibly shallow. There's absolutely no punch, depth, or realism to it. Dialogue is replayed at a significantly low level; even cranked all the way up to reference levels isn't enough to even it out. Music, however, enjoys a touch more energy, even though there's an obvious scratchy and harsh edge to it. Spacing across the front is the track's strong suit. However, the various action scenes -- particularly the opening sequence in Vietnam -- is just lessened by the absence of vigor. Switching over the mono track yields slightly more balanced dialogue. Clarity improves slightly as well. Neither track is all that satisfying; nevertheless, the end result is at least acceptable and not quite a deal breaker.



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The Exterminator Blu-ray - June 28, 2011

Synapse Films will release the cult action favorite The Exterminator on Blu-ray this September. Robert Ginty (TV's "The Paper Chase") stars as John Eastland, a man who tears through New York City on a bloody vendetta to avenge his best friend's death. Synapse ...


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