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The Master Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Starz / Anchor Bay | 2012 | 138 min | Rated R | Feb 26, 2013

The Master (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (24.72 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
Digital copy (as download)
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Playback
Region A (locked)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.9 of 54.9
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
Based on 9 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
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Period30%
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The Master

 (2012)

The Master Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Paul Thomas Anderson writes and directs this Academy Award-nominated drama about a US Navy veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who seeks salvation in the company of a charismatic cult leader. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Freddie Quell, a troubled drifter who arrives home to post-WWII America shaken, disillusioned and fearful of the future. A raging alcoholic, Quell cannot begin to make sense of his deeply-rooted inner torment, let alone surmount it. When he meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the 'master' of a cult called The Cause, an intense and ambiguous relationship develops between the two men. But do Dodd's teachings hold the power to turn Quell's life around?

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

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Price Carson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Ambyr Childers
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

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The Master Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

As has been widely publicized, The Master was the first fiction film to be shot in 65mm since Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet in 1996 (although hand-held sequences, about 15% of the film, were shot in 35mm). The DP was Mihai Malaimare Jr., the Romanian cinematographer best known for shooting Tetro and Youth Without Youth for Francis Coppola. (Anderson's usual collaborator, Robert Elswit, was unavailable due to other commitments.) Unlike most contemporary releases, post-production work was completed photochemically, without the use of a digital intermediate.

The existing Blu-ray format may not have sufficient resolution to convey the full image detail of a 65mm negative. (DP Malaimare estimates that 8K resolution would be required.) Nevertheless, the image on Anchor Bay's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is nothing short of stunning, with density, detail, sharpness and sheer presence against which any Blu-ray I have seen to date can favorably compare. Colors range from the cool (intensely cool) blues of the Pacific locales where Freddie Quell serves as a sailor to the warm and just-too-saturated palette of the New York party where Dodd is the guest of honor and the Philadelphia home where he takes up residence. The film's visual design, and indeed the inspiration to use large-format photography, had its inspiration in portrait photography (one of Freddie's many jobs), and scene after scene harkens back to this initial concept, with the camera locked down for an extended take, allowing the viewer to soak up the detail within the frame and be drawn into the scene.

If you look very closely, you can discern the film's grain pattern, but the photography is so sharp and the post-processing has been so carefully monitored that the grain is almost imperceptible. Certainly, having taken so much trouble to get the image just right prior to release, the filmmakers have been careful not to allow any digital tampering for the Blu-ray, and the compressionist did not add to their challenges.


The Master Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood provided the distinctive score for The Master, having previously scored There Will Be Blood. Greenwood's compositions are as essential to the sonic landscape of The Master as the film's dialogue, hovering between music and sound effects and providing a kind of non-verbal commentary on Freddie Quell's interior world. The Blu-ray's DTS-HD MA 5.1 track reproduces Greenwood's score with a forceful presence that takes full advantage of the surround array. Seamlessly integrated with the original score are period-specific tunes like "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else but Me)", which sound wonderful.

Major effects such as the ocean or the interior of a naval vessel are noteworthy, but in general The Master's mix goes for subtle environmental ambiance that doesn't draw attention away from the visuals. Dialogue is always clear, and the occasional sudden explosion of sound (usually associated with Freddie's temper) registers with appropriate impact.



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The Master Blu-ray, News and Updates



This Week on Blu-ray: February 26-March 5 - February 24, 2013

For the week of February 26th, Anchor Bay Home Entertainment is bringing The Master to Blu-ray. Director Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated follow-up to his Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood proved to be one of 2012's most divisive films, and it ...

The Master Blu-ray - January 14, 2013

Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will release on Blu-ray director Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master (2012), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores ...



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