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The Lavender Hill Mob Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Vintage Classics | 60th Anniversary Edition | Digitally Remastered | 80 Years of Ealing Optimum Home Entertainment | 1951 | 81 min | Rated BBFC: U | Aug 01, 2011

The Lavender Hill Mob (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 16-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.4 of 54.4
Audio 4.1 of 54.1
Extras 3.7 of 53.7
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The Lavender Hill Mob

 (1951)

The Lavender Hill Mob Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Holland, a shy retiring man, dreams of being rich and living the good life. Faithfully, for 20 years, he has worked as a bank transfer agent for the delivery of gold bullion. One day he befriends Pendlebury, a maker of souvenirs. Holland remarks that, with Pendlebury's smelting equipment, one could forge the gold into harmless-looking toy Eiffel Towers and smuggle the gold from England into France. Soon after, the two plant a story to gain the services of professional criminals Lackery and Shorty. Together, the four plot their crime, leading to unexpected twists and turns.

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

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, Edie Martin
Director: Charles Crichton

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The Lavender Hill Mob Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Charles Crichton's The Lavender Hill Mob arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Optimum Home Entertainment.

The following text appears in the press materials for the Blu-ray release of The Lavender Hill Mob:

"The Lavender Hill Mob was scanned in 2K definition on a Spirit 4K Film Scanner from the original 35mm fine-grain elements and restored in High Definition. The picture was restored using HD-DVNR and MTI restoration tools, removing dirt, scratches, warps, torn or replacing torn and/or missing frames and improving stability issues. The sound was transferred from a preservation 35mm print and was further improved, with instances of pops, clicks, hiss and distortion minimised or removed."

I don't have The Lavender Hill Mob on SDVD in my library to comment on how this new Blu-ray release compares to previous releases of the film, but I would be shocked if any of them come even remotely close in matching the strong quality on display here. Having been fully restored -- and at the moment also being screened at selected theaters across the United Kingdom -- The Lavender Hill Mob looks terrific. Fine object detail and clarity are very good and contrast levels pleasingly consistent. In fact, there is an interesting comparison featurette on the disc showing how the film looked prior to the restoration, and truly, the improvements in quality after the restoration was completed are beyond dramatic. Edge-enhancement is never a serious issue of concern. I also did not see any traces of overzealous sharpening -- the image has a pleasing organic look and depth (see screencapture #3). Some careful noise corrections have been performed, but they are on par with what we have seen on many of Criterion's very best Blu-ray release. Obviously, a layer of light grain is present throughout the entire film. Aside from a few inherited frame skips, there are no serious stability issues to report in this review. Finally, the film has also been thoroughly cleaned up. A few minor scratches, however, are visible here and there. All in all, this is a very strong Blu-ray release, which I have absolutely no doubt will please fans of classic British cinema. (Note: I was sent a screener, not a finished version of this release. My screener is Region-Free, and suspect that the final market version of The Lavender Hill Mob will be as well. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your PS3 or SA regardless of your geographical location. For the record, there is no problematic PAL or 1080/50i content preceding the disc's main menu).


The Lavender Hill Mob Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English LPCM 2.0. For the record, Optimum Home Entertainment have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

Unsurprisingly, the English LPCM 2.0 has a rather limited dynamic amplitude. However, balance and clarity are very good. The dialog is pleasingly crisp and stable. I would not say that it is always easy to follow -- a lot of the one-liners often come rather quickly -- so I am glad to see that Optimum Home Entertainment have provided optional English SDH subtitles. Finally, while viewing the film, I did not detect any disturbing pops, cracks, or audio dropouts to report in this review.


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The Lavender Hill Mob Trailer - July 22, 2011

On August 1, British distributors Optimum Home Entertainment will release on Blu-ray Charles Crichton's recently restored classic The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) to celebrate the film's 60th anniversary. We have the restored trailer that will be included on this upcoming ...

The Lavender Hill Mob 60th Anniversary Blu-ray - June 2, 2011

British distributors Optimum Home Entertainment have announced that they are preparing a Blu-ray release of Charles Crichton's recently restored classic The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) to celebrate the film's 60th anniversary. Street date is August 1.


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