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The Ladykillers Blu-ray

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StudioCanal Collection Lionsgate Films | 1955 | 91 min | Not rated | Feb 16, 2010

The Ladykillers (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.75:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Spanish: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles
French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Swedish

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A, B (C untested)

Price
List price: $19.99, Price history

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.9 of 53.9
Audio 3.9 of 53.9
Extras 4.3 of 54.3
Based on 4 user reviews

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The Ladykillers

 (1955)

The Ladykillers Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A gang of thieves rent a room upstairs from an old woman, who thinks they're a musical band. Somehow, the woman inadvertently gets mixed up in their scheme without knowing it and then the gang must debate on whether to kill her or not, especially when they all like the poor old dame.

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

Starring: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Jack Warner
Director: Alexander Mackendrick

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The Ladykillers Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in 1080p utilizing the AVC codec (at an average bitrate of 27Mbps), The Ladykillers offers a knockout transfer for a film of this vintage. In case there are lingering concerns over the proper aspect ratio of the film, I've been informed by my fellow reviewer, Dr. Svet Atanasov, that the included 1.37:1 ratio is in fact the correct presentation of the source material. It seems the prior DVD implemented a degree of cropping (top and bottom) to generate an image capable of filling a greater portion of our widescreen displays. This new release adds that information back in (with wider black bars to each side), and accurately displays the restored negatives in the manner they were originally shot. Speaking of restoration, this is a fine effort by MTI Film, as documented in the disc's supplemental split-screen analysis of the cleaned image. Using digital techniques to remove scratches, dirt, burn marks, and other degradations, the team deserves credit for cleaning each frame but not tampering with Mackendrick's artistic intent. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts to restore/re-align the primary colors onto one central point, you'll notice the unfortunate presence of chromatic distortion, which lead to color fringing around the occasional dark border. In layman's terms, your attention could be drawn to a subtle line of red along the right outline of a character's black suit, as if the rendering of a specific color has shifted slightly within the shot.

Aside from the cleaning of the source material (and failed attempts to generate precise color convergence), the transfer looks exactly as you'd expect for its age. Fine object detail won't come close to the clarity of a modern production, but the presence of film grain throughout the feature suggests this isn't a result of any post-production manipulation. Rather, it's a natural element of the period in which the classic film was shot. Regarding black levels, contrast, and coloring, the film has never looked better. Some might complain that the image is too bright to reflect an accurate representation of the source material (the prior DVD was much darker), but given the depth of the color palette and black levels, I quickly passed off that assessment.

In the end, fans of The Ladykillers and classic cinema in general will be quite pleased with visual upgrade on this Blu-ray release.


The Ladykillers Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Despite the welcomed addition of a lossless upgrade, the 2.0 track merely offers a subtle increase in clarity and modest gains in balance. As I've stated before, we can't expect to turn apples into oranges, so asking for a monumental difference in a 55 year-old recording is simply not going to happen. Listening to the dialog-heavy track, I never noticed a shred of distortion, hiss, or dropout, and the vocal nuances of each character were reproduced with a high level of accuracy. Environmental sound effects are well-balance with the rest of the elements in the mix without coming across overbearing, and the whimsical musical score by first-time composer Tristram Cary adds a touch of character to the overall track. In my assessment, this is a perfectly capable audio experience that remains true to the nature of the original sound recording.



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