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
Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.99
20 hrs ago
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$24.99
6 hrs ago
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.96
 
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 5 (Blu-ray)
$42.52
1 hr ago
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season (Blu-ray)
$29.99
17 hrs ago
Grimm: Season Three (Blu-ray)
$34.99
17 hrs ago
South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
$24.99
17 hrs ago
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (Blu-ray)
$17.99
12 hrs ago
Rio 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Seasons 1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
$48.78
11 hrs ago
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray)
$17.96
 
Coriolanus (Blu-ray)
$4.99
10 hrs ago
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
$22.99
17 hrs ago
Godzilla 3D (Blu-ray)
$27.99
 
My Neighbor Totoro (Blu-ray)
$22.49
16 hrs ago


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 (35276)
 Adventure (27042)
 Animation (8139)
 Anime (4430)
 Biography (3706)
 Comedy (26504)
 Comic book (4929)
 Coming of age (1725)
 Crime (18517)
 Dark humor (3660)
 Documentary (4817)
 Drama (42504)
 Epic (5047)
 Erotic (1051)
 Family (11521)
 Fantasy (15398)
 Film-Noir (1135)
 Foreign (6060)
 Heist (1602)
 History (5566)
 Holiday (1185)
 Horror (13291)
 Imaginary (877)
 Martial arts (3194)
 Melodrama (2270)
 Music (8225)
 Musical (3690)
 Mystery (10814)
 Nature (1788)
 Other (690)
 Period (6626)
 Psychological thriller (3052)
 Romance (15516)
 Sci-Fi (17317)
 Short (372)
 Sport (2711)
 Supernatural (4082)
 Surreal (1394)
 Teen (3099)
 Thriller (31302)
 War (5531)
 Western (2312)

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 Phantom Carriage Blu-ray

United States
Körkarlen / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1921 | 107 min | Not rated | Sep 27, 2011

The Phantom Carriage (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Audio
Music: LPCM 2.0
Music: DTS-HD Master Audio 3.0

Subtitles
English

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $39.95, Price history
Amazon: $24.75 (Save 38%)
New from: $20.51 (Save 49%)
Fulfilled by Amazon

Buy The Phantom Carriage on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.0
63
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 4.7 of 54.7
Extras 4.2 of 54.2
Based on 4 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Foreign70%
Horror1%
Fantasy-
71%
popularity
1010
collections
14
fans




The Phantom Carriage

 (1921)

The Phantom Carriage Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

At New Year's Eve, the tuberculous sister of the Salvation Army, Edit, asks her mother and her colleague, Maria, to call David Holm to visit her on her deathbed. Meanwhile, David (an alcoholic) is recounting the Legend of "The Phantom Coach and his coachmen" to two other drunkards in the cemetery. In accordance with the legend, the last sinner to die on the turn of the New Year becomes the soul collector, gathering souls in his coach. When David refuses to visit Edit, his friends have an argument with him, they fight and David dies. When the coachman arrives, he recognizes his friend Georges, who died at the end of the last year. George revisits parts of David's obnoxious life and in flashbacks, he shows how mean and selfish David was...

For more about The Phantom Carriage and the The Phantom Carriage Blu-ray release, see the The Phantom Carriage Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Hilda Borgström, Victor Sjöström, Astrid Holm (I), Concordia Selander, Lisa Lundholm, Tore Svennberg
Director: Victor Sjöström

» See full cast & crew


The Phantom Carriage Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.37:1, encoded with MPEG-4 and granted a 1080i transfer, Victor Sjöström's The Phantom Carriage arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

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

"The restoration of The Phantom Carriage presented here was originally undertaken by the Archival Film Collections of the Swedish Film Institute. A new film master was created from two source elements, an incomplete black-and-white nitrate print with Swedish intertitles and an incomplete color-tinted nitrate print with English intertitles. From these source elements, a new black-and-white duplicate negative with Swedish intertitles was completed in 1975. New 35mm polyester viewing prints were then struck from this restored negative, using the color-tinted nitrate print as a color reference.

This new digital transfer was created on an ARRISCAN film scanner in 2K resolution from the new duplicate negative, as the Chimney Pot in Stockholm, using the same color-tinted print from the Swedish Film Institute as reference. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's Phoenix system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Original restoration supervisor: Inga Adolfsson/Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm.
Original telecine transfer, color grading, and printing: Nils Melander, Bjorn Selander/FilmTeknik, Stockholm (formerly Nordisk Film Post Production).
Telecine colorist: Lee Kline."

I am beyond impressed with how The Phantom Carriage looks in high-definition. I ran a few quick comparisons with my R2 DVD, which Tartan produced quite some ago, and everything looks substantially better on Criterion's Blu-ray, from detail and clarity to contrast and color reproduction. The various artifacts and macroblocking patterns have also been eliminated. Now the only visible limitations are the ones inherited from the two elements the restorers worked with to create the duplicate negative. In other words, the few damage marks that occasionally pop up here and there could not have been removed without affecting irreversibly the integrity of the film. Additionally, some image stabilizations have been performed. As a result, all of the flicker around the edges present on the R2 DVD is gone. The tinted footage also looks richer and more vibrant. All in all, this is a fabulous presentation, which I am convinced will be regarded as the definitive presentation of The Phantom Carriage for years to come. (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 Phantom Carriage Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: DTS-HD Master Audio 3.0 and LPCM 2.0. The former is used for Matti Bye's chamber score, while the latter is used for KTL's experimental score. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the Swedish intertitles.

I prefer KTL's experimental score. It is by far the very best score done for a silent film (considering even the ones done by Maxence Cyrin). It is indescribably dark and intense, blending electronic and ambient sounds in a way that perfectly enhance the terrific visuals. Fortunately, the LPCM 2.0 track has a very good dynamic amplitude and handles the score exceptionally well. The wailing guitars, the surprising screeching, and unique electronic solos sound great.

Matti Bye's chamber score will appeal primarily to those who prefer traditional orchestration over experimental and/or contemporary scores. The DTS-HD Master Audio 3.0 track handles the compact sound rather well, and the strings in particular. The clarinet solos, however, occasionally feel pushed back a bit.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



The Phantom Carriage Blu-ray, News and Updates



Criterion's September Line-Up: Altman, Chabrol, Hallström, Assaya... - June 15, 2011

The Criterion Collection has unveiled their Blu-ray line-up for September 2011. Announced titles include Robert Altman's 3 Women, Olivier Assayas'Carlos, Lasse Hallstrom's My Life as a Dog, Claude Chabrol's Les Cousins and Le Beau Serge and the 1920 silent classic ...


The Phantom Carriage Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
The Phantom of the Opera (2004) 133 Apr 20, 2014
The Phantom (1996) 94 Oct 16, 2013



The Phantom Carriage Blu-ray


$39.95 $24.75


Buy The Phantom Carriage 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. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
5. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complet...
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
10. Homeland: The Complete Third Season
11. Pumpkinhead
12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
13. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
14. Godzilla
15. Star Trek: The Compendium

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Lucy
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
6. Transformers: Age of Extinction
7. The Expendables 3
8. The Drop
9. The November Man
10. Snowpiercer
11. Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
12. Boyhood
13. As Above, So Below
14. Hercules
15. Into the Storm
16. A Most Wanted Man
17. They Came Together
18. The Maze Runner
19. Fury
20. The Equalizer

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
2.  Godzilla
3.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4.  The Fault in Our Stars
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
6.  Godzilla 3D
7.  The Big Bang Theory: The Complete S...
8.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
9.  Captain America: The First Avenger
10.  Ghostbusters 1 & 2
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Godzilla
2.  The Fault in Our Stars
3.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
4.  Godzilla 3D
5.  The Big Bang Theory: The Complete S...
6.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
7.  Ghostbusters 1 & 2
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
9.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
10.  Godzilla
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
$19.96, Save 50%
2.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
$17.96, Save 46%
3.  The Fault in Our Stars
$22.99, Save 54%
4.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
5.  The Big Bang Theory: The Complete S...
$29.99, Save 45%
6.  Captain America: The First Avenger
$19.96, Save 50%
7.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
8.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
9.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
10.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection

 United States


$199.99 $34.99





Sleepy Hollow: The Complete First Season

 United States


$49.99 $24.99





Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D

 United States


$39.99 $19.96





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