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The Santa Clause Blu-ray

United States
568
9
14
Disney / Buena Vista | 1994 | 97 min | Rated PG | Oct 16, 2012

The Santa Clause (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Russian: Dolby Digital 2.0
Thai: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Thai

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

Playback
Region free

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Family100%
Comedy79%
Holiday34%
Drama-
50%
popularity
440
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The Santa Clause

 (1994)

The Santa Clause Blu-ray offers solid video and audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

Scott Calvin accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall to his death from his roof on Christmas Eve. When Scott and his young son, Charlie, finish the late St. Nick's deliveries, they go to the North Pole where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Father Christmas.

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

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Wendy Crewson, Peter Boyle
Director: John Pasquin

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The Santa Clause Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Disney's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray of The Santa Clause is one of their better catalog efforts, although it is not entirely free from issues. The film's cinematographer, Walt Lloyd, shoots in a clean and unfussy style that has made him a favorite both among independent directors making films with odd subject matter (Short Cuts, Sex, Lies and Videotape) and TV show runners (The Protector, House, M.D., CSI: Miami). The Santa Clause needed a DP who could successfully unite the look of its business offices and middle class homes with the fantastical, theme-park decor of the North Pole and the elves' habitats. Lloyd gave both of them a slightly artificial sheen so that transitions between the two seem natural and unforced. The Blu-ray captures this effect in both its superior detail and its fine delineations of color, which runs from the severe business attire of Scott Calvin's corporate world to the cheerful rainbow garb of the elves.

Where the transfer can be faulted is in a small (and I stress "small") amount of post-processing that has nudged it more toward video than film. A light degree of sharpening has been performed throughout, somewhat flattening the textures and reducing the sense of depth. Moderate grain reduction also appears to have been applied (with the latest software, you can't always be sure), contributing to the image's flatness and video appearance. While this is certainly not an image that should have film purists reaching for pitchforks and screaming "recall!", it's less than film-like and not representative of the best of which Disney is capable when it comes to using the Blu-ray medium to recreate the look of film. (It's also far from the worst of which Disney is capable.)

Many of the effects shots are obvious by today's standards, and some appear to be opticals, but these are faults in the original material and not the Blu-ray. (The film was not a big-budget affair.) Compression errors were non-existent, and except for the unfortunate habit of making kid's fare resemble the TV that kids are used to watching, the Blu-ray image is acceptable, if not ideal.


The Santa Clause Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Blu-ray's DTS-HD MA 5.1 track reproduces the film's original DD 5.1 track with good fidelity and a nice sense of presence. The Santa Clause isn't a surround showcase, but it does use the surrounds to distinguish among environments like Scott Calvin's office (especially during the lively Christmas party), the rowdy front room at Denny's and, of course, the distinctive sounds of the elves' workshop at the North Pole. Bass extension provides the requisite impact for the previous Santa's fall from the roof and various landings of the reindeer and sleigh, as well as for some interesting special effects relating to a variety of chimneys. Dialogue is clear, but the lively score by Michael Convertino (an interesting choice, given his usual assignments on adult fare like Bull Durham) is somewhat less crisp and distinct than one would be likely to find on a contemporary release; I blame the original recordings.


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In October, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will bring The Santa Clause Trilogy to Blu-ray. This popular holiday-comedy franchise stars Tim Allen (Toy Story) as a workaholic single-father whose entire life changes when he learns he must become Santa Claus. The ...



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