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The Greatest Story Ever Told Blu-ray

United States
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer | 1965 | 199 min | Rated G | Mar 29, 2011

The Greatest Story Ever Told (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.75:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.75:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: DTS 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, German

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

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Region A, B (C untested)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 2.7 of 52.7
Audio 3.7 of 53.7
Extras 2.0 of 52.0
Based on 8 user reviews

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

 (1965)

The Greatest Story Ever Told Blu-ray offers decent video and great audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

The life of Jesus Christ.

For more about The Greatest Story Ever Told and the The Greatest Story Ever Told Blu-ray release, see the The Greatest Story Ever Told Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Loggia, Claude Rains, José Ferrer, Charlton Heston
Director: George Stevens (I)

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The Greatest Story Ever Told Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

It's never a good sign when a film comes with the infamous "best available elements" disclaimer, and unfortunately that's very much the case with The Greatest Story Ever Told on Blu-ray. An Ultra Panavision 70mm film would seem to be the perfect source material for a stunning high definition transfer, and while this AVC encoded 1080p presentation in 2.75:1 is most certainly a decided step up from the previous SD-DVD, it is still littered with defects and artifacts that keep it from being anywhere near reference quality. On the plus side, colors are often gorgeously saturated and usually very robust, and color timing appears accurate. Fine detail is good to very good in close-ups but diminishes to murkiness in midrange and far range shots, and in fact a lot of this film looks quite soft. While contrast is generally good, some of the darker scenes (and there are a lot of them in this film) suffer from moderate crush with an attendant lack of differentiation between foreground and background objects. The worst thing about this transfer, aside from damage to the master itself, is abundant flicker, registration differences and a lot of artifacting, including low grade noise, shimmer, aliasing and moiré. Grain is largely intact but in some of the opticals becomes dangerously close to noise levels (a good example is in the Crucifixion scene, where the cloudy background comes perilously close to completely devolving). At least we have an anamorphically enhanced transfer in the correct aspect ratio, so the opening and closing titles are at last at least relatively legible.


The Greatest Story Ever Told Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Much better is the lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix, especially with regard to one of Alfred Newman's crowning achievements as a film composer. This was one of Newman's favorite scores, and it's easy to see (hear?) why. This is haunting, lushly orchestrated music (Newman had a great team assisting him, including his usual co-hort Ken Darby, as well as Hugo Friedhofer, Fred Steiner, Leo Shuken and Jack Hayes), and it sounds magnificent with the brilliant fidelity of this lossless track. Dialogue for the most part sounds just fine, though it's quite evident (even more so than on the DVD) how much of this film was post-dubbed, with really noticeable differences in hall ambience for the looped work. There's consistent but never really very overwhelming immersion on the 5.1 track. This was obviously meant to be a reverential piece, and as such, aside from the score and some crowd scenes, there simply isn't that much opportunity to exploit a surround mix. There are one or two commanding bursts of LFE, notably the huge thunderclap that caps Jesus' ascent into Heaven in the crucifixion scene.


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