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The Misfits Blu-ray

United States
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer | 1961 | 124 min | Not rated | May 10, 2011

The Misfits (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (37.83 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
German: DTS 2.0
Italian: DTS 2.0
Japanese: DTS 2.0
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
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English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Dutch, Italian

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 0.8 of 50.8
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Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Romance88%
Western26%
Comedy20%
53%
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The Misfits

 (1961)

The Misfits Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.

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

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, James Barton
Director: John Huston

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The Misfits Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

I'm convinced it's very unlikely that The Misfits will ever look better than it does here, with a 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer that's practically flawless. MGM's catalog releases have been spotty lately, with recycled remasters and no attention paid to restoration, but The Misfits is a definite exception. The film looks simply stunning in high definition. To start with, the image is almost pristine. Debris is limited to a few scattered white specks, and besides some minor brightness flickering in a few scenes, there are no other print-related issues. Likewise, the film's grain structure is rich and natural, with no evidence of DNR or excess edge enhancement. There's been no tampering or boosting here—just a picture that's clean, natural, and crisp. Clarity gets a significant boost over prior standard definition releases, as facial textures and clothing details are more readily visible, and even softer shots—there have always been a few—look more tightly resolved. The film's grey scale is excellent as well. Blacks are deep without overwhelming shadow detail, whites are bright without ever seeming overblown, and the gradient in between is smooth and wonderfully contrasted. I didn't catch any obvious compression issues; the only thing you may notice is that the checked pattern on Clark Gable's cowboy shirt sometimes exhibits a slight moiré shimmer, which is probably unavoidable. All around, this is a great black and white transfer.


The Misfits Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Instead of trying to wrangle a 5.1 presentation out of The Misfits' rather spartan soundtrack, MGM has wisely opted to go with a faithful-to- source DTS-HD Master Audio mono mix. As you'd expect coming from Arthur Miller, dialogue is the most prevalent element here, and for the post part it sounds clean and strong, with no muffling or crackling. I did notice some slight modulations in vocal volume during the early part of the film, but these could possibly be an intentional part of the sound design. (The actors' voices seem to lower whenever the camera cuts away.) It's hard to say, but regardless, it's not a big enough distraction to matter. Alex North's moody score has as much depth and expressiveness as a single-channel mix can deliver, and the few effects that are called for—mostly during the rodeo and horse-rustling final act—have decent presence.


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The Silver Screen: The Misfits - May 10, 2011

After a string of successful films at 20th Century Fox had made her a world-wide sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe teamed with United Artists and Clark Gable for The Misfits. Drama and laughter took over the set of this amazing picture. Join us for a look at the production ...

The Misfits Blu-ray Coming Up - March 28, 2011

According to retailer information, MGM Home Entertainment, in conjunction with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, will release The Misfits on Blu-ray on May 10. This 1961 drama, directed by John Huston, featured the final film perfomances of movie stars Clark ...


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