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The Samaritan Blu-ray

United States
Fury MPI Media Group | 2012 | 93 min | Rated R | Sep 25, 2012

The Samaritan (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

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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 0.5 of 50.5
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Crime55%
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The Samaritan

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The Samaritan Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

After twenty-five years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, Tom Wilkinson
Director: David Weaver

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The Samaritan Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

I wasn't able to confirm the shooting format for The Samaritan, but both the credits and the appearance suggest digital origination. The cinematographer was François Dagenais, who shoots a lot of work for Canadian television, where digital acquisition is common. The image on MPI Media's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is clean, noiseless, detailed and, for the most part, very dark. Dagenais and director Weaver were obviously going for a film noir look, with much of the film set at night, on deserted city streets and in expansive areas of darkness, both indoors and out. Characters are often draped in shadow, in the manner of classic film noir heroes and villains. The Blu-ray rises to the challenge with deep blacks and well-delineated shades of black to allow figures to stand out against the darkness or disappear into it, as necessary. Colors are vibrant and saturated where they should be, as in Ethan's club, and dull and drab where they shouldn't, as in Foley's apartment. The occasional scene in bright light (notably, Xavier's introduction) is contrast-y, but not so much as to blow out detail. Banding is the Blu-ray's sole weakness, and it's manifest primarily on dissolves and fade-ins and fade-outs; these are common moments for banding to occur, but The Samaritan's occurrences are more severe than usual. Other forms of artifact, e.g., from compression, were not observed.


The Samaritan Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The sound mix for The Samaritan, delivered here in lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1, doesn't contain any flashy surround effects, but it does provide a satisfying accompaniment to the various environments that Foley traverses. We get the distant echoes of prison noises at the beginning; the unexpected quiet when Foley is on his own in an apartment; the pounding house music that nearly drowns out the voices at Ethan's club; the late-night hum at Bill's bar; the work sounds of the job site where Foley takes construction work (and where a loud accident proves to be a plot point); and many others as the story keeps shifting gears. Dialogue is always clear, and the musical score by Todor Kobakov (Monster Brawl ) and David Whalen provides suitable, if not noteworthy, accompaniment.



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The Samaritan Blu-ray - August 25, 2012

MPI Media Group will release on Blu-ray director David Weaver's thriller The Samaritan (2012), starring Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby and Ruth Negga. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the country on September 25th.




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