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The Message Blu-ray

United States
Le message Starz / Anchor Bay | 1977 | 178 min | Rated PG | Nov 12, 2013

The Message (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
None

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

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

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Video 1.5 of 51.5
Audio 2.0 of 52.0
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
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The Message

 (1977)

The Message Blu-ray features bad video and poor audio in this disappointing Blu-ray release

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed

For more about The Message and the The Message Blu-ray release, see the The Message Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 1.5 out of 5.

Director: Moustapha Akkad
Writer: H.A.L. Craig
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Michael Forest (I), Garrick Hagon, Damien Thomas (I)

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The Message Blu-ray, Video Quality

  1.5 of 5

The Message features a highly disappointing transfer that sports pretty much the same set of issues found in its companion release, Lion of the Desert. The film arrives with a 1.78:1-framed presentation rather than in its native, wider 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Strike one. The picture reads as 1080i rather than the 1080p listed on the back of the box. Strike two. Strike three? Pick 'em. The image offers flat, uninspired colors and pasty details. Where brilliant shades of red, green, purple, and yellow should appear on clothing is instead a collection of dull colors that never pop and lack even a hint of vibrancy. Basic skin textures, earthen terrains, and other bland colors are fairly presented, but there's absolutely no life to the palette. Details are wholly disappointing. The image does enjoy a basic uptick in overall clarity thanks to the higher resolution the format offers, but there's no life to anything, not clothing, not sandy floors, not any element in the film. Faces are pasty, and close-ups fail to reveal anything but the most basic definition. Worse, the image takes on a scrubbed-down appearance. It's also littered with the occasional speckle, a fair bit of noise, a few edge halos, and infrequent soft focus elements. All around -- the botched aspect ratio, 1080i rather than 1080p, bland colors, and relatively poor details -- this transfer proves a loser.


The Message Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.0 of 5

The Message's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack fares better than the video, but that's not saying much. And the track isn't much of anything, anyway. It offers all of the basics in working order and nothing more. Some reverberating dialogue heard at the beginning fails to find a true stage balance. There are additional moments that sound off-kilter, and one sequence, just past the twenty-minute mark, features certain lines accompanied by a low rumble effect. Musical delivery is often harsh and shrill, particularly in the 5.1 track. The LPCM 2.0 presentation comes across as a little more shallow but does lack that ear-piercing shrieking that often accompanies music. Sounds of battle are suitably chaotic and spread around the stage, but not to any sort of realistic effect. Instead, the track often sounds like a jumble of sounds left for the listener to sort. All told, this is a fairly miserable, but ultimately passable (barely) track from Anchor Bay.



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The Message & Lion of the Desert Blu-rays - August 16, 2013

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Trancas International Films have announced the Classic Collector's Edition Blu-ray releases of Moustapha Akkad's The Message (1976), starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas, and Lion of the Desert (1980), starring Quinn and Oliver Reed. ...


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