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The Sweeney Blu-ray

United States
Blu-ray + DVD Entertainment One | 2012 | 112 min | Rated R | Apr 02, 2013

The Sweeney (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

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

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Slipcover in original pressing

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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The Sweeney

 (2012)

The Sweeney Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Nick Love directs this big-screen modern-day revamp of the classic British 1970s television series. Ray Winstone and pop star Plan B (aka Ben Drew) star as Regan and Carter, the iconic cop duo played by John Thaw and Dennis Waterman in the original version. Car chases and shoot-outs abound as the two Metropolitan police detectives tackle the low-lifes of London.

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

Starring: Ray Winstone, Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh, Ben Drew
Director: Nick Love

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The Sweeney Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

The Sweeney is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Entertainment One with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.40:1. This film was shot with the Arri Alexa and for the most part sports superior fine object detail and a crystal sharp image. Love has intentionally color graded large swaths of this film, of course opting for the cool blue hues which seem to be de rigeur for police dramas these days, and that choice does tend to suck at least a little fine detail out of the image at times. While contrast is strong and stable, a lot of the film takes place in darker environments, some of them evidently using only natural light, so there are some very minor issues with shadow detail and clarity in those segments. Aside from some almost negligible stability issues on establishing shots of the London skyline, there are no other artifacts to report.


The Sweeney Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The Sweeney features a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix that is quite bombastic quite a bit of the time. The film is awash in excellent surround activity, not necessarily limited to the big action set pieces. Even the offices of The Sweeney feature really good discrete channelization of dialogue and various ambient environmental effects, creating a nice sense of aural depth. When the film does get to its action sequences, things really explode, with good use of LFE both in the shootouts as well as the big car chase that caps the film. Dialogue is cleanly presented, though those Cockney accents are awfully thick at times, meaning you might want to have your subtitles on the ready. Fidelity is excellent and dynamic range is extremely wide.



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The Sweeney Comes to the U.S. - February 18, 2013

Entertainment One will release a combo pack edition of director Nick Love's The Sweeney (2012), starring Ray Winstone Hayley Atwell, and Damian Lewis. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on April 2.


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