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The Kite Runner Blu-ray

United States
DreamWorks | 2007 | 128 min | Rated PG-13 | Mar 24, 2009

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

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

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English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 2.5 of 52.5
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The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner Blu-ray offers solid video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Amir is a young Afghani from a well-to-do Kabul family; his best friend Hassan is the son of a family servant. Together the two boys form a bond of friendship that breaks tragically on one fateful day, when Amir fails to save his friend from brutal neighborhood bullies. Amir and Hassan become separated, and as first the Soviets and then the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to the United States to pursue a new life. Years later, Amir – now an accomplished author living in San Francisco – is called back to Kabul to right the wrongs he and his father committed years ago.

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

Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Shaun Toub, Saïd Taghmaoui, Nabi Tanha
Directors: Marc Forster, Rebecca Yeldham

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The Kite Runner Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

At first glance, the picture quality is excellent, featuring plenty of definition, warmth and deep blacks. It certainly makes the DVD version look horrid in comparison. But from a videophile's perspective, the Blu-ray picture is not perfect. Signs of noise reduction include flattened blacks and perhaps some grain reduction for a very polite presentation that lacks lifelike vividness. Detail and depth are held back compared to reference quality Blu-ray discs. The night scenes are the prime examples when minimal shadow detail and relatively 2-D presentation tend to get in the way. Watch the scene when Amir bids farewell to his driver. The illuminated characters seem to stand out artificially in front of a deep black backdrop with almost no grayscale gradients that cue the viewer in to depth. Granted, part of this is attributable to the way The Kite Runner is shot and produced and cannot be blamed on the transfer and processing. For the most part, skin color is spot on, clothing appears to have good texture and landscapes are detailed and bright.

There are signs of postproduction getting in the way. As beautiful and emotional as the kite-flying scenes are, with the multicolored banners wheeling, soaring, spinning and diving through the air, they have been produced over the Kabul cityscape using CGI effects. While this imagery is dazzling and brilliantly conceived, like all CGI work it looks a bit canned from a technical standpoint, flattening the picture and hindering its vibrancy just a touch. But those are nits for videophiles to pick and most viewers will marvel at the dance of the kites with the ominous Afghani mountains in the distance. Another nit to pick, though not directly related to picture quality, is the font and color of the subtitles, which appear a bit amateur. The dialog is in Dari, Urdu, Pashtu and even Russian, and the appearance of the yellow characters in the subtitles is not ideal. English is spoken in the films, but mainly just in the California sequences.


The Kite Runner Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Arguably the most enjoyable feature of The Kite Runner is its enchanting score by Alberto Iglesias, featuring arrangements by David Cerrejon, Jorge Magaz, and Jose Villalobos, vocals by Sussan Deyhim and compositions by Ahmad Zahir, Ehsan Aman, and Sami Yusaf. This music incorporates strings as well as traditional Afghan istrumentation. The sound ranges from very good to excellent. Soundstaging is tasteful and deep, anchored up front. Highs are extended and the midrange is lush and involving. The deep midbass of car engines and other effects is throaty and powerful. Well-recorded cues in the treble make these effects quite realistic with good presence overall. Voices are also engineered expertly and the characters come alive with Dolby TrueHD that accurately reproduces vocal tonal and timbral nuances.

Listen to the scene taking place in the soccer stadium near Kabul. The music of the score, crowd noises, dialog and halftime speech by a local Taliban chief (Mohamad Amin Rahimi) are solidly mixed and deliver a palpable experience, drawing in the listener--so much so that the dialog in Dari delivers good emotional cues as the cadence and tone of the actors' voices correspond with the emotions of the scene. All facets of the soundtrack are rendered well, with no wave cancellation or other engineering gaffes that can make congested areas of audio tracks sound like they are missing detail. While it doesn't rise to the level of reference quality, the audio performance of The Kite Runner is very impressive overall.


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