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The Killing Fields Blu-ray

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DigiBook Warner Bros. | 1984 | 142 min | Rated R | Jan 07, 2014

The Killing Fields (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (25.95 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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

Packaging
DigiBook

Playback
Region free

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
Based on 2 user reviews

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The Killing Fields

 (1984)

The Killing Fields Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

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

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson, Spalding Gray
Director: Roland Joffe

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The Killing Fields Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

British cinematographer Chris Menges won the first of two Oscars (to date) for his work on The Killing Fields. (The second came two years later for the Joffé-directed The Mission.) Menges' photographic style provides an interesting contrast with the similarly honored lensing of Vittorio Storaro for Apocalypse Now, which contains similar scenes of chaotic battle, madness and grievous injury. Storaro intensified reality to the point where it became hallucinatory, whereas Menges kept The Killing Fields entirely realistic, almost (but not quite) documentary-style, as befits a film about journalists. Every so often, he allowed a moment of photographic stylization, e.g., a lengthy and famous conversation ("This is a big story!") in which Shanberg and Dith Pran are silhouetted against a late afternoon sun.

Most of the time, however, the lighting, camera placement and moves are designed not to be noticed. A notable example is an insurgent bombing in a crowded Phnom Penh street, which comes as a complete shock even when you know it's coming, because the camera doesn't direct your eye toward it. It occurs as if a documentary camera just happened to be there, with exactly the right light and focus to capture it perfectly.

Except for some slight instability in the opening credits, Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is a superior presentation of Menges' work. The detail is superb, whether in tense closeups of various faces (terrified or vicious, as the case may be), or in the brilliantly choreographed long shots of barely controlled chaos involving as many as 3000 extras. Colors are delicately rendered, with a palette dominated by earth tones, primarily browns, yellows and greens. Black levels are accurately rendered, and contrast is properly set. The film's naturally fine grain pattern is visible if you look closely, and it appears undisturbed by filtering, artificial sharpening or other inappropriate digital manipulation.

The average bitrate of 25.95 Mbps is at the high end of Warner's usual range, and it is certainly sufficient to avoid any compression-related issues. This is one of Warner's best catalog efforts for a film that truly deserves it.


The Killing Fields Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The film's original Dolby Stereo mix is presented as lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0. It's an impressive mix, with clear dialogue, solid effects (by the standard of the era) and a strikingly percussive score by Mike Oldfield (whose "Tubular Bells" is now inextricably linked with The Exorcist). Like some of Maurice Jarre's best scores, Oldfield's orchestration often blends with the sound effects and is a critical element in creating the mood of key scenes.

The only caveat to the above evaluation is that Haing S. Ngor was still learning English during the making of the film, and his accent is occasionally thick. (On the commentary track, Joffé reveals that he frequently directed Ngor in French.) Recourse to subtitles may be necessary for some viewers.



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