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The Running Man Blu-ray

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Lionsgate Films | 1987 | 101 min | Rated R | Feb 09, 2010

The Running Man (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (24.98 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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Audio 3.6 of 53.6
Extras 2.5 of 52.5
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The Running Man

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The Running Man Blu-ray offers decent video and solid audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

The year is 2019. Television is now ruling people's lives. The most popular reality show is called "The Running Man" featuring convicts who compete to defeat murderous henchmen known as "stalkers" to win pardon. The next contestant on the show is Ben Richards, a prisoner wrongly convicted of murdering hundreds. When Ben faces off against four of the most brutal stalkers, he begins the fight of his life and leaves the entire country glued to their television sets.

For more about The Running Man and the The Running Man Blu-ray release, see the The Running Man Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Kurt Fuller, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Yaphet Kotto
Director: Paul Michael Glaser

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The Running Man Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

Presented in 1080p utilizing the AVC codec (at an average bitrate of 28Mbps), The Running Man is a bit of a mixed bag on Blu-ray. On the one hand, the picture offers a noticeable improvement over the prior standard definition release. However, compared with other films from the same era (Red Heat, Big Trouble in Little China), the 1987 production seems a bit underwhelming. There's a good chance this is a direct result of the soft film style that plagued several action entries of the mid-80's (Predator, Robocop), so I'm willing to attribute the lack of fine texturing to the source material, but that still doesn't rectify the situation. Moving past the marginal level of clarity, this version of the film incorporates skin tones and coloring that still demonstrate a push toward yellow and red, but move the spectrum a bit closer to natural territory. Black levels remain appropriately dark through the duration of the film, and contrast appears a touch stronger than I remember on prior versions (revealing a greater level of shadow detail in the nighttime footage). Rounding out the assessment, I never detected the presence of edge enhancement, DNR was a non-issue (film grain is apparent), and artifacting remained entirely absent. As a minor side-note, I detected a slight video stutter at the 29:04 mark, which I don't recall on the prior DVD release. This could simply be a problem with the copy I received, but is still worth mentioning.

In the end, this is enough of an improvement over the DVD to warrant an upgrade if you're a long-time fan, but all others should complete a cost/benefit analysis and decide accordingly.


The Running Man Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Similar to the visual presentation, the audio offering generates varying levels of proficiency. One minute you'll find yourself frowning at the dismal reproduction of a gunshot, and the next you'll marvel at the wonderful sense of immersion during the tube slide. As with any raucous action/adventure film, we're given plenty of opportunity for creative sound use, and the film rarely passes up the opportunity. In most cases, the end result is as good as we can expect from a mid-80's production, meaning fans should appreciate the limitations in special effect sound design 23 years ago. Despite sending elements of the mix throughout the surround field, there's still an uphill battle to be fought, which can't be rectified through an upgrade to 7.1. On the positive side, the newly minted track exhibits excellent clarity from start to finish, never suffers from one element overpowering another, and occasionally incorporates subtle use of the LFE signal. Beyond those value-added elements of the mix, I never detected hiss or dropout throughout the duration of the film, leaving no reason to complain about the lossless audio upgrade on this release.


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