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The Passion of Joan of Arc Blu-ray

United Kingdom
SteelBook / La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc | Masters of Cinema | Limited Edition / Blu-ray + DVD Eureka Entertainment | 1928 | 1 Movie, 3 Cuts | 97 min | Rated BBFC: PG | Nov 26, 2012

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Audio
Music: LPCM 2.0
Music: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (1 BD, 2 DVDs)
DVD copy

Packaging
SteelBook

Playback
Region B (locked)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 5.0 of 55.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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The Passion of Joan of Arc

 (1928)

The Passion of Joan of Arc Blu-ray delivers great video and reference-quality audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden who died for God and France.

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

Starring: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer

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The Passion of Joan of Arc Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted 1080p transfers for each version of the film included on this disc, Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Eureka Entertainment.

There are three different versions of the film on this disc:

1. 20fps silent version with optional piano score performed by Japanese silent film composer Mie Yanashita. (97 min).
2. 24fps silent version with optional score by American avant-garde musician Loren Connors. (81 min).
3. The "Lo Duca" version with alternative edit/narration and soundtrack. (78 min).

The screencaptures offered with this reeview of The Passion of Joan of Arc are from the 24fps version of the film.

The basics are strong. A direct comparison with Criterion's DVD release of the film immediately reveals substantial improvements in every single area we address in our reviews. The many close-ups with Falconetti and the judges reveal very good detail, and at times strong depth (see screencapture #5). Clarity is also substantially improved. What pleases the most, however, is the absence of the video noise, sharpening and blockiness that are present on the DVD release. The most substantial improvements are during the final third of the film, where Falconetti is observed by various people. Grain has been retained, but during the restoration of the film some of it has also been toned down, quite possibly while removing scratches and debris and repairing damages (see screencaptures #2 and 19). Detail isn't seriously compromised. The balance between the whites, grays, and blacks is convincing. This being said, many larger scratches, debris, and even small vertical lines still remain. I assume that removing the majority of them completely with current digital tools without seriously affecting the integrity of the film is virtually impossible. Light but at times somewhat distracting edge flicker also remains. Lastly, there are no serious stability issues to report in this review. To sum it all up, this is indeed a competent presentation of this classic film that represents a serious upgrade in quality over previous DVD releases of the film in different regions. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


The Passion of Joan of Arc Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

The 20fps and 24fps version come with standard LPCM 2.0 (and Dolby Digital 2.0) tracks. The "Lo Duca" version of the film also arrives with an LPCM 2.0. Danish intertitles are present on the 20fps and 24fps versions and optional English subtitles are included with all three versions.

The lossless tracks for the 20fps and 24fps versions of the film are outstanding. The Loren Connors soundtrack, in particular, gives the film an entirely new aura -- depth and fluidity are simply wonderful. Even the tiniest vibration flows with impressive clarity (think of very thick and very well projecting pizzicato). Unsurprisingly, the atmosphere here often rivals the one KTL's experimental score creates in Victor Sjostrom's The Phantom Carriage.

Mie Yanashita's traditional score also boasts strong depth and fluidity, but overall dynamic movement is slightly less impressive. The soundtrack for the "Lo Duca" version often struggles with moderate to heavy background hiss and even minor pops.


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