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The Good Doctor Blu-ray

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Magnolia Pictures | 2011 | 93 min | Rated PG-13 | Dec 18, 2012

The Good Doctor (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

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The Good Doctor

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The Good Doctor Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release

Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing her, so he begins tampering with her treatment, keeping Diane sick and in the hospital right next to him.

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

Director: Lance Daly
Starring: Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Rob Morrow, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Peña, Troy Garity

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The Good Doctor Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

A low-budget indie production, The Good Doctor was shot on 16mm, so the resultant 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer is inherently softer and grainier than a 35mm film. This is an interesting choice; faced with similar limitations, many other filmmakers would chose to go digital, which would seem appropriate for the sterile hospital setting. Shooting on film keeps the movie from being too clean and clinical, though, adding a layer of grain that keeps the image warm and active-looking, for the lack of a better phrase. It works, and it's nicely reproduced here, with no noticeable DNR or edge enhancement. If there are any compression-related artifacts here, it's hard to discern them from the naturally thick analog noise that covers each frame. Clarity takes a hit anytime you're dealing with 16mm—which has effectively half the resolution of 35mm—but the picture looks as resolved as it probably can be, and from a normal viewing distance, the softness isn't overly apparent. The film's color palette is decidedly drab—all white and gray walls, muted hues, and drained skin tones—but contrast is good and everything looks as intended.


The Good Doctor Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Good Doctor arrives on Bluray with a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track that's low-key but perfectly functional. This is a quiet psychological thriller, so the focus is on the dialogue, which is always cleanly recorded, balanced in the mix, and easily understood. Everything else is just atmosphere. The rear channels probably aren't used as often as they could've been, but you will hear some ambience when called for—hospital hallway chatter, lapping waves, etc.—and a few rare directional effects. The surrounds are better used to expand the emotive score by I Mother Earth vocalist and sometime tattoo artist Brian Bryne. The music stays mostly restrained, aside from two particularly dramatic sequences, where it's allowed to soar. The disc includes optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles, which appear in easy-to-read white lettering.



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The Good Doctor Blu-ray (Updated) - November 16, 2012

Magnolia Pictures will release on Blu-ray director Lance Daly's thriller The Good Doctor (2011), starring Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Troy Garity, and Taraji P. Henson. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is December 18th.



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