COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$102.49
House of Cards: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$23.49
Restored Jazz Big Band Classics (Blu-ray)
$141.30
Batman: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$183.99
The Showdown (Blu-ray)
$37.95
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$24.96
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$44.96
Masters of Sex: Season One (Blu-ray)
$29.49
Veep: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$20.99
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Series 2 (Blu-ray)
$30.99
Lucy (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Disney Parks: The Secrets, Stories and Magic Behind the Scenes (Blu-ray)
$9.95
Cannibal Holocaust (Blu-ray)
$29.99
Seattle Seahawks: Road to XLVIII (Blu-ray)
$27.49
Batman: Assault on Arkham (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Tim's Vermeer (Blu-ray)
$20.49
Nymphomaniac: Volumes I and II (Blu-ray)
$17.99


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (34179)
 Adventure (26207)
 Animation (8042)
 Anime (4254)
 Biography (3600)
 Comedy (25783)
 Comic book (4672)
 Coming of age (1663)
 Crime (18070)
 Dark humor (3498)
 Documentary (4746)
 Drama (41321)
 Epic (4933)
 Erotic (1000)
 Family (11215)
 Fantasy (14862)
 Film-Noir (1103)
 Foreign (5638)
 Heist (1553)
 History (5430)
 Holiday (1144)
 Horror (12822)
 Imaginary (840)
 Martial arts (3079)
 Melodrama (2223)
 Music (7998)
 Musical (3585)
 Mystery (10491)
 Nature (1770)
 Other (687)
 Period (6395)
 Psychological thriller (2954)
 Romance (15058)
 Sci-Fi (16773)
 Short (353)
 Sport (2658)
 Supernatural (3938)
 Surreal (1287)
 Teen (3015)
 Thriller (30507)
 War (5372)
 Western (2246)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


The Messenger Blu-ray

United States
DigiPack / Blu-ray + DVD Oscilloscope Pictures | 2009 | 118 min | Rated R | May 18, 2010

The Messenger (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing
DigiPack

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $19.99, Price history
Amazon: $9.56 (Save 52%)
New from: $2.69 (Save 87%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy The Messenger on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.3
70
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 3.9 of 53.9
Extras 3.1 of 53.1
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
War15%
Romance11%
66%
popularity
842
collections
9
fans




The Messenger

 (2009)

The Messenger Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

U.S. Army officer Will Montgomery has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia, to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will's emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival.

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

Starring: Ben Foster, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker, Woody Harrelson, Yaya DaCosta, Steve Buscemi
Director: Oren Moverman

» See full cast & crew


The Messenger Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in 1080p utilizing the AVC codec (at an average bitrate of 22Mbps), The Messenger contains a variety of subtle textures that accommodate the superb staging of each scene. One of the first elements that stuck out in the visual presentation is the bleak appearance of the color spectrum, which rarely incorporates vivid hues, yet manages to appear entirely natural within the confines of the film's tone. Fine object detail remains slightly above average through the extent of the film, revealing adequate facial textures throughout close-up shots, and the subtle nuances in the fabrics that comprise the soldier's uniforms. Adding an additional layer of depth across the surface of the image, there's a light smattering of film grain that contributes to the gritty feel of the production, and enhances the overall experience. Unfortunately, there's one element of the production that doesn't hold up quite so well. In several instances black level depth slides into gray territory, wreaking havoc on contrast differentiation and nearly eliminating shadow detail. There's a good chance this is a byproduct of poor lighting in the source material, creating a need for artificial brightness boosting, but regardless of the reason it's a weakness worth mentioning.

In the end, The Messenger provides a decent visual presentation that never approaches demo-worthy quality, but still offers a sufficient upgrade over the DVD version included in the package.


The Messenger Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Considering this is the first release from Oscilloscope Laboratories, I was slightly surprised to find a decent quality lossless track included on the disc. Most fledgling studios break into the Blu-ray format with a primary focus on the visual capabilities, but take a little longer to appreciate the potential improvement in the audio portion of the presentation. Digging into the nuts and bolts of this particular track, we're given a front-heavy experience that's well suited for such a subtle audio mix. Aside from a handful of scenes, the majority of the runtime remains focused on intimate dialog and a soundtrack consisting of reflective guitar pieces. This isn't a bad thing (after all, not every film can be an action blockbuster), but it limits the production's ability to create a more immersive experience through spatial separation. Instead, I'd say the audio portion of the presentation acts solely as a complimentary side-dish to the engrossing plot (which serves the intended purpose), but doesn't extend much additional effort.


The Messenger: Other Editions



Messengers 2: The Scarecrow
-



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



The Messenger Blu-ray, News and Updates



The Messenger Blu-ray in May - February 26, 2010

Oscilloscope Pictures has announced The Messenger for release on a Blu-ray/DVD combo on May 18. This wartime drama stars Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson as two members of the US Army's Casualty Notification Service, and has earned wide critical acclaim and two ...


The Messenger Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
The Messenger 39 Mar 20, 2014



The Messenger Blu-ray


$19.99 $9.56


Buy The Messenger on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Noah
2. Noah
3. Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
4. Noah
5. Source Code
6. Duck, You Sucker
7. Curtains
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
9. The Legend of Billie Jean
10. Jaws
11. Gangs of New York
12. The Other Woman
13. Under the Skin
14. Last Vegas
15. The LEGO Movie

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Lucy
3. Noah
4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
5. Hercules
6. The LEGO Movie
7. 300: Rise of an Empire
8. God's Not Dead
9. Transformers: Age of Extinction
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
11. Maleficent
12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
13. X-Men: Days of Future Past
14. RoboCop
15. The Other Woman

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Divergent
2.  Noah
3.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
4.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
5.  The LEGO Movie
6.  Lucy
7.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
8.  Batman: The Complete Series
9.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
10.  Hercules 3D
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Divergent
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Lucy
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5.  Batman: The Complete Series
6.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
7.  Hercules 3D
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
9.  Godzilla 3D
10.  Hercules
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
2.  Noah
$17.99, Save 55%
3.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
5.  Hercules 3D
$24.99, Save 55%
6.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
7.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
8.  Source Code
$4.99, Save 67%
9.  Hercules
$19.99, Save 50%
10.  Rio 2 3D
$22.99, Save 54%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Breaking Bad: The Complete Series

 United States


$230.99 $102.49





House of Cards: The Complete Second Season

 United States


$65.99 $23.49





Restored Jazz Big Band Classics

 United States


$219.99 $141.30





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices