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The Founding of a Republic Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Jian guo da ye Metrodome Video | 2009 | 140 min | Rated BBFC: 15 | Aug 29, 2011

The Founding of a Republic (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.30:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
Mandarin: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English

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

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Region B (locked)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 0.2 of 50.2
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Foreign100%
History36%
Drama36%
4%
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The Founding of a Republic

 (2009)

The Founding of a Republic Blu-ray despite stunning video and audio falls short as a Blu-ray release

Historical epic that chronicles the Chinese civil war from 1945 to 1949, during which the Chinese Communist Party overthrew the rule of Kuomintang and eventually established the PRC.

For more about The Founding of a Republic and the The Founding of a Republic Blu-ray release, see the The Founding of a Republic Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.0 out of 5.

Starring: Jet Li, Stephen Chow, Ziyi Zhang (Zhang Ziyi), Tony Leung Ka-fai, Andy Lau
Directors: Huang Jianxin, Han Sanping

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The Founding of a Republic Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 2.30:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Han Sanping and Huang Jianxin's The Founding of a Republic arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Metrodome Video.

The high-definition transfer Metrodome Video have used for their Blu-ray release of The Founding of a Republic has been struck from the same master Hong Kong-based distributor MegaStar had access to when they prepared their local Blu-ray release. Naturally, detail and clarity are again rather impressive, especially during the daylight scenes, while color reproduction ranks amongst the best I've seen on recent releases from the UK. Edge-enhancement is never an issue of concern. Some of the CGI effects have a tendency to add a bit of harshness to the image, but overall sharpness and detail coexist in near perfect harmony. Compression appears to be slightly better on the MegaStar Blu-ray, but the difference is indeed extremely small. Lastly, aliasing and ringing patterns do not plague the high-definition transfer. (Note: The disc's main menu is encoded in 1080/50i. Therefore, you will not be able to play it on Region-A PS3s and 98% of standard Region-A machines).


The Founding of a Republic Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. For the record, Metrodome Video have provided imposed (they cannot be turned off) English subtitles for the main feature. They appear inside the image frame.

The Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track serves the film very well. The sporadic battle scenes, for instance, are very intense, though do not expect them to test the muscles of your audio system. The dialog is consistently crisp, stable, and easy to follow. Also, there are no problematic pops, cracks, or audio dropouts. Finally, the English translation is very good.



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The Founding of a Republic Blu-ray - July 20, 2011

British distributors Metrodome Video are set to release on Blu-ray Han Sanping and Huang Jianxin's The Founding of a Republic (2009). The film, which was shot to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party founding of China, boasts an impressive ...




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