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The Last Tycoon Blu-ray

United States
大上海 / Da Shang Hai Well Go USA | 2012 | 119 min | Not rated | Sep 17, 2013

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

Audio
Mandarin: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English

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

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Slipcover in original pressing

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 2.0 of 52.0
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The Last Tycoon

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The Last Tycoon Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

It was 1917, China. CHENG is an innocent young man who works in a grocery store and has no ambition, other than to be with his lovely neighbor, the Peking Opera student QIU. One fateful night changes Cheng's life forever, as he walks in on the affair that is happening between his female boss and the chief of police. To hide this secret, the chief decides to throw Cheng into prison, accusing him of raping his boss. Desolate, Cheng bonds with his cellmate MAO, w. Based on the true life crime boss Du Yuesheng who ruled the Shangai underworld with an iron fist through the 1920s and 30s and had close ties to KMT leader Chiang Kai-shek.

For more about The Last Tycoon and the The Last Tycoon Blu-ray release, see the The Last Tycoon Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Sammo Hung Kam-bo, Xiaoming Huang, Francis Ng
Director: Jing Wong

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The Last Tycoon Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

The Last Tycoon is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Well Go USA with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.39:1. This digitally shot feature (with both Arri and Red cameras) boasts a rather sleek, smooth appearance which nonetheless provides ample fine detail as the camera swoops past the rather opulent sets and (especially) some of the costumes. Aside from some prevalent banding, this is largely an artifact free presentation, though contrast tends to vary quite a bit, with exterior scenes looking very good most of the time but some of the interior shots seeming fairly dank and murky looking. Colors are rather nicely lustrous here, and for once a director and DP have not aggressively color graded a film simply because they have the ability to do so. The result is an overall very natural looking offering from a palette perspective. As stated above, some of the film's CGI elements are questionable, with a less than realistic demeanor and a rather soft overall appearance. Generally speaking, though, The Last Tycoon's high definition presentation is very enjoyable, with only a few minor quibbles which may or may not bother alert videophiles.


The Last Tycoon Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The Last Tycoon's lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track (in Mandarin with optional English subtitles) is extremely well done, offering abundant surround activity in virtually every scene. From the opening moments when Cheng is viewing a theatrical performance, through several large scale group sequences and moving on to the climactic attack segment, the track offers some really nicely forceful low end and real attention to detail in terms of foley effects. Some of these are fairly predictable, like the panning noises accompanying planes swooping in for the kill, but at times a much more nuanced approach is taken, as in a quieter scene between Cheng and Ye in a largely abandoned church, where simple hall ambience adds to a nice recreation of sonic space. Fidelity is excellent and dynamic range is extremely wide.



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Exclusive Giveaway: The Last Tycoon - September 16, 2013

Blu-ray.com and Well Go USA are offering five members a chance to win a copy of The Last Tycoon. This epic historical drama charts the life of a gangster over the course of several decades in early 20th century China, and stars Chow Yun-fat. The Last Tycoon ...

The Last Tycoon Blu-ray - May 29, 2013

Texas-based distributors Well Go USA will release on Blu-ray Jing Wong's The Last Tycoon (2012), starring action superstar Chow Yun-Fat, Sammo Hung, Francis Ng, and Huang Xiaoming. The release will be available for purchase on September 17th.


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