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The Tie That Binds Blu-ray

United States
Mill Creek Entertainment | 1995 | 99 min | Rated R | Jun 13, 2011

The Tie That Binds (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles
None

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Region A (B, C untested)

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Video 3.0 of 53.0
Audio 1.0 of 51.0
Extras 0.0 of 50.0
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The Tie That Binds

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The Tie That Binds Blu-ray offers decent video and terrible audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

A childless couple adopts an abandoned little girl, but the girl's natural parents reappear to reclaim her -- and they're violent outlaws, who live on the run and had to leave their daughter while escaping the scene of a crime.

For more about The Tie That Binds and the The Tie That Binds Blu-ray release, see the The Tie That Binds Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Moira Kelly, Vincent Spano, Cynda Williams
Director: Wesley Strick

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The Tie That Binds Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

This is another of those Mill Creek Blu-rays that is incorrectly labeled as "1080p" when it is really 1080i. Fortunately, in this case, the interlaced format did not appear to have a negative impact on image quality; I did not detect obvious instances of combing or other forms of video noise associated with interlaced presentations. Overall, the image was reasonably detailed and filmlike, and the colors were decently saturated and natural, consistent with the usual look achieved by cinematographer Bobby Bukowski. Occasionally, though, director Wesley Strick seemed to be reaching for a touch of Scorsese-style subjectivity in his use of color, as in a scene where Dana runs after Janie, who is wearing red, and the light briefly glows red as each of them passes through a hallway.

Compression, artifacting and other digital errors aren't an issue, but the source material does have a few moments with significant print damage, and that's something that probably would have been fixed if the film had remained with the studio instead of being farmed out to Mill Creek. Any such flaw is jarring, and the worst one occurs during the film's tense finale, which is especially unfortunate.


The Tie That Binds Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  1.0 of 5

The DTS-HD MA 2.0 track (incorrectly labeled "2.0 Dolby Digital", as is typical of Mill Creek) is the disc's greatest failing. The film was released in Dolby Digital and, given the "Spectral Recording" logo that appears in the end credits", almost certainly had a 5.1 track. The 2.0 mixdown that appears on the Blu-ray is one of the worst I've ever heard from a 5.1 track (either that, or it's the worst Dolby Surround mix ever made at a time when even novice technicians should have been experts at creating 2.0 surround). Voices are sometimes indistinct, and individual words can be hard to make out -- an especially galling issue on a disc that doesn't include subtitles or closed captions. Graeme Revell's score remains embedded in the speakers and never projects out into the room to surround the listener. It also sometimes has a warbling quality, as if it were being played back on an old reel-to-reel tape machine with excessive amounts of wow and flutter.

Perhaps the most serious of the track's sins is a recurrent surround artifact of which the origin is unclear, but it adds a kind of "whooshing" sound at all sorts of inappropriate moments, as if someone were running a vacuum cleaner in reverse. Odd sounds are routinely used in thrillers to put an audience on edge, but this one simply distracts and annoys.

The Disney organization has every right to license out its second- and third-tier properties to an organization like Mill Creek, just as Sony is sending much of their back catalogue to Image Entertainment. But Disney ought to send Mill Creek proper elements for both audio and video. And if Disney is doing so, and it's Mill Creek who is making the short-sighted and foolish decision to provide degraded 2.0 audio on these titles originally released in 5.1, then they should wise up and get a clue. Even a lossy 5.1 track that sounds like the original is preferable to a lossless remix that sounds terrible.



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