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The Organizer Blu-ray

United States
I compagni / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1963 | 130 min | Not rated | Apr 24, 2012

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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
Italian: LPCM Mono

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English

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

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Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 2.2 of 52.2
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The Organizer

 (1963)

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

At the turn of the century, suffering Italian factory workers, with the help of a poverty-stricken professor, form a labor union to fight for better conditions.

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

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Gabriella Giorgelli, Folco Lulli, Bernard Blier, Mario Pisu
Director: Mario Monicelli

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The Organizer Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.85:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Mario Monicelli's The Organizer arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the leaflet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"This new high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from a new 35mm print. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS and Pixel Farm's PFClean, while Image Systems' DVNR was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Colorists: Russell Smith/Criterion, New York; Steve Calalang/Prime Focus, New York."

Aside from the slightly elevated contrast levels, which occasionally make the film look sharper than it should, the high-definition transfer is very good. Most close-ups convey very pleasing depth (see screencapture #1), while the wider shots boast excellent clarity (see screencapture #17). Whites and grays are well balanced and stable, but blacks have a tendency to look a bit too strong at times. Overall, however, the film looks stable and fluid. Grain has been retained. Also, there are no serious banding or aliasing issues to report in this review. Finally, the high-definition transfer is free of large cuts, damage marks, stains, and warps. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


The Organizer Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: Italian LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"The original monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from a 35mm optical soundtrack positive. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using AudioCube's integrated workstation."

The lossless audio track serves the film as best as it quite possibly could. The dialog is crisp, stable, clean, and easy to follow. Carlo Rustichelli's score, which has a small but important role, is also well balanced with it. Additionally, background hiss does not affect the clarity and the high-frequencies do not suffer from random distortions. The English translation is very good.



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The Criterion Collection has posted their full roster of Blu-ray releases for April 2012. Titles include the A Hollis Frampton Odyssey short film collection, Yasujiro Ozu's Late Spring, Robert M. Young's ¡Alambrista!, Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude, and Mario Monicelli's ...




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