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The International Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + Digital Copy Sony Pictures | 2009 | 118 min | Rated R | Jun 09, 2009

The International (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
French: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
Digital copy (on disc)
Bonus View (PiP)
BD-Live

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Video 4.9 of 54.9
Audio 4.8 of 54.8
Extras 3.6 of 53.6
Based on 19 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Thriller100%
Action71%
Crime56%
Drama37%
Mystery23%
86%
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The International

 (2009)

The International Blu-ray delivers truly amazing video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to continue financing terror and war.

For more about The International and the The International Blu-ray release, see the The International Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian F. O'Byrne, Ulrich Thomsen, Jack McGee
Director: Tom Tykwer

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The International Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

The International traverses Blu-ray with a stunning 1080p, 2.40:1-framed transfer. This image offers incredible levels of detail across the board, seen in faces, clothing, buildings, pavement, and most every other on-screen object, either seen in the foreground or in the distant background. Backgrounds remain not only detailed but consistently sharp. The opening exterior Berlin sequence sets the tone for the remainder of the transfer wonderfully; the wet pavement and the sparkle and rain on the cars, facial close-ups, and more, all appear wonderfully rendered and immediately impress with a rich cinematic appearance. Every color takes on a perfectly natural hue throughout. The interior New York office sequence in chapter two showcases a broad range of strong, accurate colors and fine details in the individual hairs atop Naomi Watts' head or on the books on the shelves. The incredible clarity and detail of the transfer even allows viewers the opportunity to count individual bricks on the street in overhead shots or the number of pictures hanging on the wall behind Salinger's desk. Some interior shots contrast the rich, colorful tones of the exterior shots, with steely blues and grays, but no matter the scene, the transfer handles the material superbly. Blacks are dark and rich with several nighttime city exterior shots sparkling, and flesh tones look perfectly natural. The only downside is a slight bit of shimmering in a few background scenes, but nothing that detracts in the least from the presentation. The image enjoys a subtle layer of film grain, completing a visual tour-de-force that makes The International's Blu-ray transfer one of the most film-like yet, and it is definitely a contender, if not the front-runner, for best Blu-ray transfer of 2009.


The International Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

The International bursts onto Blu-ray with a strong Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless soundtrack. The film begins with an exterior shot in the midst of a pouring rainstorm, and from that moment on, listeners will find themselves completely immersed in the soundtrack. In this particular scene, rain not only pours but slams into the ground and car windshields with a noticeable presence, the entire soundstage playing the sounds of the downpour to realistic effect. Most every other effect impresses, too, and the track never shies away from creating a realistic atmosphere that pulls audiences into the film in support of the story and visuals. Whether the sound of ringing ears that feature a high-pitched tone penetrating the listening area or ambient crowd noise at an outdoor political rally, the track always places listeners in the midst of the action. The track also delivers the film's score to fine effect, its solid, deep lows rumbling the gut on several occasions. Dialogue is also delivered crisply and effectively through the middle. Finally, the shootout sounds as good as it looks. It's a majestic sonic experience as each shot bangs through the soundstage with the utmost in clarity and power. The rattling of the submachine guns as they fire off bursts of bullets reverberates throughout the soundstage, and the resulting destruction -- whether holes in the walls, holes in flesh, or the crashing of glass -- sparkles through the clarity of the lossless soundtrack. The International delivers a powerful, clear, and precise soundtrack that rounds out a fantastic Blu-ray experience.



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The International Gets Detailed - April 13, 2009

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the technical specs and special features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'The International', which is due to hit store shelves on June 9th, day-and-date with the DVD release. Video will be presented in 2.40:1 ...

The International Coming this June to Blu-ray - April 6, 2009

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revealed that they will bring the Clive Owen film 'The International' to Blu-ray on June 9th, day-and-date with the DVD release. Technical specs have yet to be announced, but you can expect ...

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