COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.99
 
Snowpiercer (Blu-ray)
$14.96
20 hrs ago
Ghostbusters Limited Edition Gift Set (Blu-ray)
$79.99
 
Justice League: War (Blu-ray)
$9.99
15 hrs ago
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$24.99
 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Arrow: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$39.99
21 hrs ago
Atlantis: The Lost Empire / Atlantis: Milo's Return (Blu-ray)
$14.96
5 hrs ago
South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
$24.99
 
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season (Blu-ray)
$29.99
 
Grimm: Season Three (Blu-ray)
$34.99
 
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Maniac (Blu-ray)
$7.99
2 hrs ago
30 Minutes or Less (Blu-ray)
$4.99
2 hrs ago
Godzilla 3D (Blu-ray)
$27.99
 
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (Blu-ray)
$11.98
1 hr ago


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (35407)
 Adventure (27142)
 Animation (8172)
 Anime (4454)
 Biography (3718)
 Comedy (26576)
 Comic book (4955)
 Coming of age (1730)
 Crime (18565)
 Dark humor (3672)
 Documentary (4834)
 Drama (42613)
 Epic (5060)
 Erotic (1053)
 Family (11555)
 Fantasy (15509)
 Film-Noir (1136)
 Foreign (6075)
 Heist (1604)
 History (5586)
 Holiday (1186)
 Horror (13333)
 Imaginary (881)
 Martial arts (3202)
 Melodrama (2277)
 Music (8253)
 Musical (3713)
 Mystery (10837)
 Nature (1791)
 Other (690)
 Period (6643)
 Psychological thriller (3057)
 Romance (15555)
 Sci-Fi (17395)
 Short (372)
 Sport (2721)
 Supernatural (4169)
 Surreal (1403)
 Teen (3106)
 Thriller (31389)
 War (5549)
 Western (2321)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


The Town Blu-ray

United States
Extended Cut / Blu-ray + DVD Warner Bros. | 2010 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 150 min | Rated R | Dec 17, 2010

The Town (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (13.97 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $14.98, Price history
Amazon: $9.70 (Save 35%)
Best Buy: $7.99 (Save 47%)  
New from: $3.44 (Save 77%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy The Town on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.9
701
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.3 of 54.3
Audio 4.9 of 54.9
Extras 3.7 of 53.7
Based on 27 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Crime100%
Thriller93%
Action71%
Drama51%
Heist35%
98%
popularity
6267
collections
150
fans




The Town

 (2010)

The Town Blu-ray delivers great video and reference-quality audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Bank robber Doug MacRay gets romantically involved with a woman who doesn't know he was her captor during a heist. This sets in motion a conflict of him wanting to leave the life, but getting held back by his friends.

For more about The Town and the The Town Blu-ray release, see the The Town Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Slaine
Director: Ben Affleck

» See full cast & crew


The Town Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Before I address the controversial, potentially problematic aspects of Warner's Blu-ray release, let me make one thing abundantly clear: The Town's comparable 1080p/AVC-encoded video transfers look great. Robert Elswit's chilly streetwise palette is brimming with windy Boston blues, skintones are purposefully withdrawn and altogether lifelike, and black levels are deep, evocative and foreboding. Likewise, tremendous respect has been paid to Affleck's every cinematic choice, be it his color timing or the stark splashes of light and shadow he brandishes from scene to scene. And detail? Closeups are teeming with crisp, revealing, magnificently resolved fine textures, the film's gritty veneer of grain is intact, and edge definition is sharp and natural. Yes, soft shots are fairly common, and yes, minor ringing is apparent from time to time. However, the filmic softness and inherent inconsistencies that grace the proceedings isn't a detriment in any way -- each instance traces back to Elswit's original photography, not some mysterious issue with either transfer -- and the slight, intermittent ringing that appears isn't obtrusive, never becomes a distraction, and was visible in the film's theatrical print. Moreover, banding and aliasing are MIA, substantial macroblocking is nowhere to be found, and DNR clearly isn't a factor. Make no mistake, if do-or-die videophiles relied on nothing but their eyes to evaluate The Town's terrific transfers, high scores and higher praise would abound.

Unfortunately, it isn't that simple. Rather than employ seamless branching, Warner decided to grant each version of the film its own encode; a decision I'd applaud if the studio hadn't then crammed both transfers onto a single BD-50 disc. Housing four and a half hours of film on a dual-layer disc isn't necessarily cause for alarm, at least not on its own, but those who make a habit of monitoring video specs will be shocked, upset even, at just how low each encode's bitrate dips throughout the presentation. Be that as it may, neither cut of the film suffers all that much. Crush is easily the biggest problem that rears its head -- heavy shadows, night skies, dark hair and clothing sometimes merge -- but it's tough to tell what should be attributed to Affleck and Elswit's intention, atmosphere and technique, and what may possibly be the product of an excessively compressed source. Even if the blame falls squarely on Warner though, the offending shots are few and far between, and brief and fleeting at their worst. Beyond that, the only anomaly that caught my attention was some faint artifacting. But it was an even smaller, less pervasive issue. More often than not, I had to actively search for it, and when I found it, it looked exactly like the trivial artifacting I've seen on a number of highly regarded, high-bitrate AVC-encoded releases. Each encode's bitrate may suggest The Town will be plagued by a variety of problems, but the results suggest otherwise.

Would The Town look better if it were given more room to breathe? That's the question of the hour, and the question that will fuel debate on message boards for months to come. Frankly, I can't imagine it could look much better, especially after listening to Affleck dissect each scene in the disc's informative audio commentary. Other than eliminating whatever crush and noise isn't inherent to the source -- good luck figuring out whether Warner or the filmmakers are to blame in each affected shot -- there really isn't room for any substantial improvement. Not that it will matter to anyone who's already made up their mind. Those who breathe and bleed tech specs will either go on a frame-by-frame witch hunt, attack the studio without proper cause, or refuse to buy The Town all together (without bothering to rent a copy and check whether or not the actual transfers warrant such animosity). However, those of you who judge presentations on their merits and shortcomings alone will shrug your shoulders, chuckle at the intensity of some of the arguments that arise, and wonder what all the fuss is about. Would a single, seamless branching presentation be more ideal? Absolutely. But when the results are this impressive, it's strange to watch principled purists draw such deep lines in the sand. Again, The Town looks great. Not perfect, but great. I walked away a happy man.


The Town Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

The Town also features two separate DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround tracks: a beefy 24-bit theatrical mix and an equally arresting 16-bit Extended Cut contender. Thankfully though, neither one requires a lengthy defense. To the contrary, both audio presentations are primed to drop jaws, bruise sternums, and engage even the most detached audiophiles. Brawny LFE output grants gunshots realistic resonance, collisions unnerving weight, and explosions deafening power; immersive rear speaker activity transports listeners to every dank bar, crowded street corner, bustling bank, noisy stadium and wind-swept community garden the characters inhabit; and the soundfield is as enveloping as it is believable. And it only gets better from there. Whether whispered at a streetside cafe, snarled in a kingpin's flower shop, or screamed during a botched heist, dialogue remains clear and distinct, and never gets buried beneath the film's ensuing chaos. Voices are grounded perfectly in Affleck's bleak Boston cityscape, and directional effects are precise and convincing. No flashbang superficiality or sleight-of-hand here; just top-notch sound design and top-tier sonics. Simply put, Warner's lossless tracks represent the high point of The Town's BD release, and will easily satisfy anyone and everyone caught in their crossfire.


The Town: Other Editions



1-disc
$14.61
3-disc set
$32.95
2-disc set
$18.96
1-disc
$13.99
3-disc set
$14.98
1-disc
$17.99

Blu-ray bundles with The Town (2 bundles)





Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



The Town Blu-ray, News and Updates



The Town: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray - October 31, 2011

Next year, Warner Home Entertainment will bring The Town: Ultimate Collector's Edition to Blu-ray. This release of writer/director Ben Affleck's critically acclaimed crime thriller features all-new bonus supplements as well as an extended cut of the film with ...

The Town Blu-ray Announced - November 4, 2010

Warner Home Video has announced The Town for Blu-ray release on December 17, on a BD/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack, exclusively featuring an all-new unrated extended cut with 23 additional minutes. This crime thriller, based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves, ...


The Town Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Dvd Town: Don't Buy Blu-ray 45 Apr 13, 2007



The Town Blu-ray


$14.98 $9.70


Buy The Town on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
7. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
8. Godzilla
9. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complet...
10. Godzilla 3D
11. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
13. Pumpkinhead
14. One Hour Photo
15. Godzilla 2000

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Lucy
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
5. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
6. Transformers: Age of Extinction
7. The Expendables 3
8. The Drop
9. Snowpiercer
10. The November Man
11. Boyhood
12. As Above, So Below
13. A Most Wanted Man
14. They Came Together
15. The Maze Runner
16. The Equalizer
17. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
18. Fury

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
2.  Godzilla
3.  The Fault in Our Stars
4.  Godzilla 3D
5.  The Big Bang Theory: The Complete S...
6.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
7.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
8.  Snowpiercer
9.  Ghostbusters 1 & 2
10.  Godzilla
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
2.  Snowpiercer
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
6.  Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
7.  Edge of Tomorrow 3D
8.  Halloween: The Complete Collection
9.  Neighbors
10.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  The Fault in Our Stars
$22.99, Save 54%
3.  The Big Bang Theory: The Complete S...
$29.99, Save 45%
4.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
5.  Snowpiercer
$14.96, Save 50%
6.  The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
$19.99, Save 60%
7.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
8.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
9.  Captain America: The First Avenger
$19.96, Save 50%
10.  Sleepy Hollow: The Complete First S...
$24.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection

 United States


$199.99 $34.99





Snowpiercer

 United States


$29.99 $14.96





Ghostbusters Limited Edition Gift Set

 United States


$149.99 $79.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices