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The Rocketeer Blu-ray

United States
20th Anniversary Edition Disney / Buena Vista | 1991 | 109 min | Rated PG | Dec 13, 2011

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (23.12 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French

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25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 3.5 of 53.5
Extras 0.7 of 50.7
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Action52%
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The Rocketeer

 (1991)

The Rocketeer Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

A stunt pilot living in 1930's California finds a stolen jet-pack and uses the device to fight gangsters and Nazis as The Rocketeer.

For more about The Rocketeer and the The Rocketeer Blu-ray release, see the The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin, Paul Sorvino, Terry O'Quinn
Director: Joe Johnston

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The Rocketeer Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Rocketeer boasts a solid 1080p/AVC-encoded video transfer that should erase any painful memories of its disappointing 1999 DVD counterpart. Still, I fear more casual viewers may not be as pleased with the results. Johnston's film has never been a top to bottom razor-sharp stunner, Hiro Narita's original photography is sometimes softer than some might anticipate, and several scenes -- specifically those shot largely in shadow, nighttime encounters, and FX-heavy sequences -- will undoubtedly lead to accusations of DNR and other unsavory remastering techniques. Have no fear, though, dear readers. While crush is a minor factor, ringing is apparent from time to time, and textures aren't always crystal clear, this is a more than commendable approximation of The Rocketeer Johnston and Narita prepped for theatrical release in 1991. Colors are sometimes bleak, sometimes bold, but always satisfying; select primaries light up the screen, while skintones are (mostly) well-saturated; deep comic-ink blacks effectively plunge the image into darkness; and any contrast inconsistencies and wavering I noticed seemed to be inherited from the source. Don't brace yourself for a hazy mess either. Although filmic softness certainly plays a role in the proceedings, edge definition is relatively impressive, many a closeup fares quite well, some fine textures still manage to make their way into the mix, and the film's velvety veneer of grain, though a touch unwieldy on occasion, is present and accounted for. As to the encode itself, I didn't catch sight of any significant anomalies -- artifacting, banding, aliasing or otherwise -- and the only thing that struck me as out of sorts, aside from the aforementioned crush and ringing, involves some limited delineation shortcomings.

All that said, The Rocketeer has never looked better. There's still room for improvement -- a more complete overhaul and high-dollar restoration would have gone a long way -- but most fans will be happy with this release until the next Anniversary Edition opportunity presents itself.


The Rocketeer Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Rocketeer doesn't sound like a new superhero actioner -- Iron Man leaves it in the dust -- but as twenty-year-old catalog adventures go, Disney's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track isn't completely blown away by DC and Marvel's big-screen big guns. Key word: completely. Voices are a tad thin when the action moves outdoors, but dialogue is generally strong, clear and intelligible throughout. Rear speaker activity comes and goes as it pleases, even though a few standout directional effects lend welcome (but somewhat artificial) movement to the experience, and LFE output is rather weak for a genre pic. The track's saving grace, then? James Horner's rousing score. From stirring flourishes of trumpets to the swelling surge of strings, his post-Depression themes and commanding orchestral pieces fill the soundfield, envelop the listener and bring The Rocketeer hurtling into existence. When all else underwhelms, Horner's music soars. Not that underwhelming is the mix's M.O. Newcomers may shrug their shoulders every now and again, but fans will have a tough time wiping the grin off their face.



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