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The Ninth Gate Blu-ray

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Lionsgate Films | 1999 | 133 min | Rated R | Aug 11, 2009

The Ninth Gate (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (34.82 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.36:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

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Video 2.9 of 52.9
Audio 3.9 of 53.9
Extras 2.1 of 52.1
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The Ninth Gate

 (1999)

The Ninth Gate Blu-ray features mediocre video and great audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

Dean Corso is highly skilled at his work, a position which requires dexterity, cultural expertise, nerves of steel... and few scruples. Known for locating rare books for wealthy collectors, Corso is hired by eminent book-lover and scholar of demonology, Boris Balkan. Corson's mission: to find the last two volumes of legendary manual of satanic invocation "The Ninth Gates of the Shadow Kingdom," compare them Balkan's first volume, supposedly the only one of its kind, and ascertain the authenticity of the series. Corso accepts the challenge. From New York to Toledo, Paris to Cintra, he immerses himself in a labyrinth full of pitfalls and temptations, disturbing encounters, violence and mysterious deaths. Protected by an angelic creature and guided by a force more powerful than himself, Corso solves one by one the mysteries of the dreaded Book and discovers the real purpose of his mission.

For more about The Ninth Gate and the The Ninth Gate Blu-ray release, see the The Ninth Gate Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Barbara Jefford, Jack Taylor
Director: Roman Polanski

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The Ninth Gate Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.5 of 5

Stumbling onto the stage with a soft and murky 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer, The Ninth Gate looks more like a first generation Blu-ray release than a recently remastered catalog title. Colors are muddy and flat, skintones are dull and half-baked, and blacks, while deep during daylit scenes, have trouble resolving themselves at night. Contrast is occasionally underwhelming as well, severely reducing depth in quite a few shots and often leaving dimensionality out in the cold. Worse still, detail is all over the place. Several close-ups look pretty good (particularly when compared to the god-awful standard DVD presentation), but edges remain doughy, establishing shots are spongy, and textures are waxy and indistinct. Matters improve as the film waddles along, but the transfer never reaches the heights of most catalog releases. I have no doubt Polanski's chosen camera lenses play a role in the image's softness, but it was easy to distinguish between Polanski's careful use of artistic diffusion and the side effects of the studio's overzealous application of noise reduction. Plasticized faces, soupy grain, and smeared facial textures plague the picture, hindering the source material and undermining the integrity of the director's photography. On a more positive note, artifacting, banding, aliasing, and edge enhancement are kept at bay, and delineation is surprisingly revealing. Short praise, I know, but few other compliments come to mind.

It would have been nice to see The Ninth Gate earn the sort of overhaul Criterion recently afforded Polanski's Repulsion. Granted, the former is a lesser film and the latter is a genre classic, but more effort, polish, and faithfulness would have certainly helped The Ninth Gate escape its bargain bin prison and earn some respect.


The Ninth Gate Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Ninth Gate boasts a strong (albeit fairly unspectacular) DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track that, arguable overkill aside, faithfully reproduces every sonic nuance of the film's subdued soundscape and fat-fingered musical score. Dialogue is crisp and clean, prioritization is spot on, and directionality is precise. Moreover, LFE output adds some much-needed power to Polanski's chase sequences, and rear speaker activity, while admittedly spotty, enhances the atmosphere of the tale (particularly during the black hood, red curtain shenanigans that dominate the third act). The sound design itself is a bit dated -- had I not known the film was shot and edited in the late '90s, I would have guessed it had been made many years earlier -- but, considering the director's expressed intentions, it's hardly the fault of the technical track. Pans are smooth, the soundfield is a bit front-heavy but ultimately immersive, and dynamics are solid. The mix certainly doesn't deliver the refined and memorable experience I expected from a lossless 7.1 surround track, but it nevertheless leaves its mark and gets the job done in style.



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