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The Life of Oharu Blu-ray

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Saikaku ichidai onna / 西鶴一代女 / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1952 | 137 min | Not rated | Jul 09, 2013

The Life of Oharu (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (34.01 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Japanese: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English

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

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Region A (locked)

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Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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The Life of Oharu

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The Life of Oharu Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A fifty-year-old prostitute, no longer able to attract men, looks back on her sad life. Once a lady-in-waiting at the imperial court at Kyoto, Oharu fell in love with, and became the lover of, a man below her station. They were discovered, thus Oharu and her family were exiled. From there on, Oharu lived the rest of her life filled with sorrow and humiliation.

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

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Kinuyo Tanaka, Hisako Yamane, Jûkichi Uno, Ichirô Sugai, Eitarô Shindô
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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The Life of Oharu Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.37:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Kenji Mizoguchi's Life of Oharu arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray release:

"This new high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from a 35mm fine-grain master positive struck from the original camera negative, except for reel one, which was taken from a 35mm duplicate negative, because that portion of the master positive has been lost. The restoration was supervised by the Prasad Group, India, and the Criterion Collection.

The original monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from the fine-grain optical track. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tool HD. Crackle was attenuated using AudioCube's integrated workstation.

Transfer supervisor: Lee Kline.
Colorist: Yoshiaki Abe/Imagica, Tokyo; Lee Kline."

Traces of some minor wear around the edges are at times visible. A few extremely light vertical lines also pop up. There are also a couple of frame skips and and very light warps. It is easy to tell, however, that the film has been carefully cleaned up as it actually looks very healthy (take a look at the films in The Mizoguchi Collection to see how much more fragile some of Japanese director's films could look). Where possible, various stabilizations have been done as well. Most of the close-ups convey quite pleasing depth, especially the ones with plenty of light (see screencapture #8). The panoramic vistas also boast good clarity and fluidity (see screencapture #3). Color saturation is also very good, with the blacks and whites never looking artificially boosted. There are no traces of excessive degraining corrections. Sharpening adjustments have not been performed either. Finally, serious transfer specific anomalies such as aliasing, banding, and flicker do not plague the high-definition transfer. To sum it all up, there are some inherited source limitations, but this is a solid organic presentation of a film which I believe at this point looks as good as it can. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


The Life of Oharu Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray release: Japanese LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

There are no serious dynamic fluctuations, dropouts, or distortions. Overall dynamic intensity is quite limited, but this should not be surprising considering the age and history of Life of Oharu. Generally speaking, the sound is well balanced, clean, and stable (this isn't always the case with the four films in The Mizoguchi Collection). The English translation is very good.



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