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The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray

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DigiBook Warner Bros. | 1994 | 143 min | Rated R | Dec 02, 2008

The Shawshank Redemption (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1 (16.42 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Cantonese, Korean

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

Packaging
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Playback
Region free

Price
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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 4.1 of 54.1
Based on 54 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Crime77%
Period59%
Melodrama44%
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The Shawshank Redemption

 (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at Shawshank prison, where he slowly comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older lifer named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

For more about The Shawshank Redemption and the The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray release, see the The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, William Sadler, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Jeffrey DeMunn
Narrator: Morgan Freeman
Director: Frank Darabont

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The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

The look of Shawshank certainly needs no redeeming, as I found the disc's 1080p VC-1 transfer to be practically faultless. The early sequences of the film—like the arrival of the "new fish"—are toned in sober blues, with pulled back colors and an intentional dimness that immediately sets the atmosphere for a double life sentence. As the film progresses, the palette opens up appropriately, as Andy's meager triumphs—like scoring some ice cold brew for his rooftop workmates —are rewarded with rich, honey-brown hues. This is a film where color is definitely entrenched— however subtly—in the narrative, and the transfer rarely restrains Darabont's intentions. Black levels and contrast are strong throughout, and the only time I sensed any overt crush was when Brooks was releasing his crow Jake, as for a few brief seconds, the shadows in the library swallowed up the bird entirely. While there are a few, scattered soft scenes, the majority of the film shows a spectacular sense of clarity and sharpness, clearly rendering each pinstripe of the prison work shirts and every sad line in the prisoners' browbeaten faces. And topping off the transfer is a thin stratum of pleasingly cinematic grain, almost so thin as to be unnoticeable, but present enough to give the image a warm, living quality. Though it's likely based on the same transfer, this Blu-ray is definitely worth the upgrade from DVD.


The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Shawshank Redemption is finally set free with a lossless, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track that's light on immersion but otherwise wonderfully broad, dynamic, and clear. As a 140+ minute prison movie about friendship, you'd be correct in assuming there aren't many whiz-bang-pow, pan and cross sound effects in The Shawshank Redemption. And if there were, I'd be worried. That said, there were times when I found myself craning toward my rear speakers, wondering if perhaps the wires had come undone and hoping for a bit more interaction. Take the scene when the "new fish" arrive, for example. The camera is placed squarely in the middle of a bustling prison yard, filled with murmuring inmates, but not a sound is heard from the rear channels. Scenes in the cellblock are similar; there are plenty of opportunities for directional ambience, but nary a "mouse fart," as head guard Byron Hadley would so eloquently put it, is heard from the rears. This is my sole complaint though, and in all other respects, this mix broadcasts Andy and Red's passing years with steadfast clarity and warmth. Voices come through cleanly—important for a film that relies so heavily on Morgan Freeman's narration—and Thomas Newman's superb score accents the emotion of each scene without once turning manipulative or gaudy. There's even some surprising LFE use that underscores a few of the more devastating moments with a throbbing low-end pulse. While the track won't set anyone's speakers ablaze with audio intricacy, I was more than pleased with The Shawshank Redemption's newly lossless sound.


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