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The Impossible Blu-ray

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Lo imposible / Blu-ray Summit Entertainment | 2012 | 114 min | Rated PG-13 | Apr 23, 2013

The Impossible (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UV digital copy (expired)
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Slipcover in original pressing

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Video 4.7 of 54.7
Audio 5.0 of 55.0
Extras 3.7 of 53.7
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The Impossible

 (2012)

The Impossible Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

For more about The Impossible and the The Impossible Blu-ray release, see the The Impossible Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland (X), Geraldine Chaplin, Marta Etura, Ploy Jindachote
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

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The Impossible Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

The Impossible is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Lionsgate Films and Summit Entertainment with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.35:1. This is an exceptionally sharp looking high definition presentation that is strangely helped by the ferocity of the destruction it depicts. Director Bayona and cinematographer Óscar Faura emphasize the cruel beauty of Thailand after the tsunami, but they also emphasize the lyrical gorgeousness of the location before the destruction hits, making for an at times unsettling dialectic. There is awesome depth of field in many of the exterior shots, while close-ups offer abundant fine object detail (sometimes gruesomely so, as in the glimpse we're given of Maria's gashing leg wound). Colors are very deeply saturated and accurate looking (the film has a refreshing lack of over aggressive color grading, though some scenes have been skewed toward the yellow side of the spectrum).


The Impossible Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

The Impossible features lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mixes in both English and Spanish. Both of these tracks offer astounding LFE as well as sterling fidelity and awesome dynamic range. As Bayona mentions in the commentary, a lot of attention was paid to the sound design of this film, and that care comes through immaculately well on both of these lossless offerings. From the first disturbing rumble that begins the film (is it a tsunami or something else entirely?) through the big set piece of the waves crashing ashore to later, more relatively restrained moments, these tracks offer brilliantly immersive qualities that regularly place discrete effects around the soundfield, adding immeasurably to the generally realistic ambience of the film.



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