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The Mechanic Blu-ray

United States
Sony Pictures | 2011 | 93 min | Rated R | May 17, 2011

The Mechanic (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 2.1 of 52.1
Based on 9 user reviews

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The Mechanic

 (2011)

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

Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland star in this remake of Michael Winner's 1972 action thriller. When his best friend and mentor Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, professional hitman Arthur 'The Mechanic' Bishop (Statham) sets out to wreak his revenge on those responsible. When Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) asks if Arthur will take him on as an apprentice, the two look set to become the deadliest duo in town, but complications arise as the young student starts to outstrip his master.

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

Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Chase, Mini Anden
Director: Simon West

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The Mechanic Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

The Mechanic rolls onto Blu-ray with a near reference-quality 1080p Blu-ray transfer. Only a few bouts of softness are all that mars this otherwise pristine image. Fine detail is spectacular, evidenced right away in the Colombian compound where even the smallest of textures -- scuffed and cracked tile, the intricacies of a statue -- are revealed with lifelike accuracy. This Colombian opening features a heavily tinted color scheme where contrast has been boosted to off-the-charts levels, giving everything a blazing golden hue. The color palette settles down into a warm, but certainly not wholly unnatural, appearance as the film moves along, but fine details remain extremely strong. Both Statham and Foster wear plenty of scruffy facial hair that's very roughly and naturally textured on-screen. Clothing, facial pores, and other standrad elements are also very strongly detailed. Blacks are spectacular and flesh tones are only as warm as the rest of the image. The Mechanic is covered in a very fine but handsome layer of grain gives the movie a complete feel and a strong cinematic texture. The image is abundantly crisp and sharp, and it's free of any kind of physical or digital artifacts. Sony's done another high-class job on this Blu-ray release.


The Mechanic Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The Mechanic features an expectedly powerful DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack. Music is exceptionally delivered, playing with a big and wide cinematic flair. A potent and authoritative low end, a strong midrange, and crisply accurate highs are the norm. Music enjoys not only a spacious front-channel delivery, but a healthy surround support structure. Background ambience is pleasantly natural at all volumes, whether the light sounds of a busy restaurant in chapter two or heavier, more robust elements at other junctures, particularly as heard during various action scenes. Speaking of, gunfire is crisp, heavy, and fast but not excessively loud, and explosions are tight and powerful without sounding artificially over-pumped for the sake of working the subwoofer harder than is necessary. Rounded out by expectedly clear and satisfying dialogue reproduction, The Mechanic makes for another first-class Action movie audio presentation from Sony.


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Blu-ray Sales, May 16 -22: The Mechanic is No. 1 - May 25, 2011

In its initial week of release The Mechanic bowed on top of the Blu-ray sales chart with a solid 47% of total package media sales coming from the HD format. Mechanic, a box office disappointment with a domestic total of just under $30 million, managed to displace ...

This Week on Blu-ray - May 17-23 - May 17, 2011

Jason Statham is a pure badass, and thankfully he knows it. You won't see him pulling a Tooth Fairy or a Jingle All the Way; nope, he knows who he is and not even an Allstate Insurance homage can water down the intensity that is Stathum.

Sony Brings The Mechanic to Blu-ray - April 11, 2011

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced its release of The Mechanic on Blu- ray on May 17. The action film tracks a hit man who is teaching an apprentice with ties to a previous victim.

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