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The Postman Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 1997 | 178 min | Rated R | Sep 08, 2009

The Postman (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1 (20.31 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.41:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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

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Video 3.9 of 53.9
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 1.2 of 51.2
Based on 8 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
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Sci-Fi47%
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The Postman

 (1997)

The Postman Blu-ray offers solid video and audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release

Set some 20 years in the future after the devastating Second Civil War, the story revolves around a drifter who unwittingly becomes a national hero. On the run from an evil and oppressive sect known as the Holns, the drifter retreats to the woods of the Northwestern U.S. and assumes the identity of a postal employee when he inadvertantly stumbles upon a wrecked postal vehicle. Although the United States government has long been disbanded, The Postman begins to deliver the mail - providing a sense of hope to the frightened locals who have for too long lived under the Holn's oppressive ways.

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

Starring: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams, James Russo, Daniel Von Bargen
Director: Kevin Costner

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The Postman Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Though The Postman's 1080p/VC-1 transfer suffers from a variety of issues (including a shoddy opening sequence), it represents such a substantial upgrade from its standard DVD counterpart that I'm reluctant to complain too much. Faces are flushed far too often (our dear Will Patton looks perpetually flustered), crush haunts the darkness on occasion, and overzealous edge enhancement, ever the bane of my existence, is both noticeable and distracting. Even so, the film looks better than ever. Colors are vibrant, primaries are bold, black levels are fairly absorbing (despite some unresolved nighttime shots), and contrast is bright and healthy (albeit a tad inconsistent). Grain spiking is a persistent nuisance and several soft scenes spoil the flow, but detail is strong overall. Textures have received the most notable boost, offering refined facial features, crisp stitching, and sharp stubble. While it isn't the greatest catalog transfer I've had the pleasure of reviewing lately, it's nevertheless a decent one. If anything, some errant noise, artifacting, and ringing conspire to thwart the disc's finer qualities. Digital clutter regularly assaults the starkest skies and deepest shadows, and additional anomalies appear and disappear throughout. No one issue is debilitating enough to ruin the entire experience, but together they create a somewhat inconsistent presentation. Regardless, fans of The Postman will be satisfied with the results and all too happy to drop their old DVD copy in the trash.


The Postman Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Breezy and lively but a bit stout and shifty, The Postman's Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track could have used some extra work before being booted out the door. Dialogue is warm, clean, and well prioritized, rear speaker aggression is commendable, and LFE output is resonant enough to lend the film's action sequences some extra oomph. That being said, a few lines are buried in the mix, sound effect clarity ranges from nuanced to stagey, and exterior expanses struggle to sound as authentic as they look. In fact, anyone who closes their eyes might think many of the small towns the postman visits are more empty than they are. Many of the population centers sound sparse and many homes sound surprisingly barren, despite the on-screen hustle and bustle. While I blame the relative simplicity of the film's original sound design rather than Warner's lossless efforts, it doesn't make the track's intermittent issues any less distracting. On a more positive note, dynamics are suitably punchy anytime horses thunder across the plains or General Bethlehem's men fire their rifles. While crowd chatter and environmental ambience can be underwhelming at times, interior acoustics are convincing, directionality is respectable (albeit slightly imprecise during Bethlehem's raids), and James Newton Howard's musical score is hearty and unyielding. It may not be the greatest catalog track that's graced my speakers this week, but it still has a lot to offer guilty pleasurists like myself.



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