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The Italian Job Blu-ray

United States
Paramount Pictures | 2003 | 111 min | Rated PG-13 | Oct 24, 2006

The Italian Job (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-2 (21.78 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.38:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish

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Single disc (1 BD)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 2.5 of 52.5
Audio 3.2 of 53.2
Extras 1.8 of 51.8
Based on 24 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Action100%
Thriller60%
Adventure36%
Crime34%
Heist19%
94%
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The Italian Job

 (2003)

The Italian Job Blu-ray features poor video and decent audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

The plan was flawless, the job executed perfectly and the escape clean. The only threat mastermind thief Charlie Croker never saw coming was from a member of his own crew. After pulling off an amazing gold bullion heist from a heavily guarded palazzo in Venice, Italy, Charlie and his gang — inside man Steve, computer genius Lyle, wheelman Handsome Rob, explosives expert Left-Ear and veteran safecracker Bridger — can't believe it when one of them turns out to be a double-crosser. Now, with the help of Stella, a beautiful nerves-of-steel safecracker, they plan to re-steal the gold by tapping into Los Angeles' traffic control system, manipulating signals and creating the biggest traffic jam in L.A. history.

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

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Mos Def, Jason Statham, Seth Green
Director: F. Gary Gray

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The Italian Job Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.0 of 5

Released in 2006 (before Paramount had a handle on their high definition releases), The Italian Job features a predictably problematic 1080p/MPEG-2 encode that begs for a re-release with a more proficient transfer. First and foremost, glaring edge enhancement and artificial sharpening are visible in almost every shot -- foreground objects are disconnected from the rest of the image, edges are defined by thin but annoying white lines, and skin textures look slightly unnatural. Worse still, the film's grain fields fluctuate wildly at times, light digital noise often invades the image, minor aliasing makes its presence known, the print is dotted with white and black flecks, and artifacting is a frequent issue. It looks to me as if the studio simply tossed the DVD transfer onto a Blu-ray disc to take advantage of the format's inherent upgrades. Luckily, those fundamental upgrades help the picture look marginally better than its standard definition counterpart. Colors are more vivid and stable (albeit washed out at times), fine detail is sharper and more refined (despite a few hazy shots), and blacks are deeper and more consistent (even though they occasionally exhibit a strange blue tint). Contrast is also a bit unstable and shadow delineation isn't as revealing as more recent BD releases, but neither shortcoming hinders the overall presentation as much as the other issues I encountered.

Unfortunately, The Italian Job can't compete with the latest and greatest discs hitting the shelves today. It's a decent release to pick up at a reduced price, but I wouldn't criticize any fan who decides to wait for Paramount to issue a remastered edition.


The Italian Job Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

If you already own The Italian Job, you can stop searching for the DTS 5.1 mix listed on the back cover... it's simply not on the disc. The Blu-ray edition's featured mix is a passable 640kbps Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track that does a fine job handling the film's jazzy score and frenetic chases. Dynamics are impressive for a standard audio track, boasting weighty low-end thooms, hearty impacts, and stable treble tones. Pans are also smooth, allowing on-screen Minis to naturally whiz from one channel to the next without a hitch. Effects have an organic quality that make the various action-oriented beats more authentic, but spotty directionality results in a slightly superficial soundscape. Likewise, dialogue is crisp and well prioritized, but passive rear speaker support makes much of the track a front-heavy experience. Sure, the inclusion of a lossless audio track in a future release of the film would hopefully resolve the majority of the issues I have with this particular mix, but only if the original sound design isn't as flat and limited as it is here.

All things considered, The Italian Job sounds pretty good. I can't say its standard Dolby track will blow you away in this age of DTS HD Master Audio and Uncompressed PCM, but it also doesn't suffer from any debilitating problems that will distract you from the film itself.


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