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The Video Dead Blu-ray

United States
Shout Factory | 1987 | 90 min | Rated R | No Release Date

The Video Dead (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

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

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The Video Dead

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The Video Dead Blu-ray offers solid video and poor audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

A family takes delivery of a new TV set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world.

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

Starring: Rocky Duvall, Roxanna Augesen
Director: Robert Scott

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The Video Dead Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Video Dead features a fairly strong high definition transfer. The image enjoys a grain overlay; it's a little spiky but consistent and not too terribly heavy. Fine details range from satisfying to excellent. Clothing and facial details are of good, filmic quality. The image is stable, sharp, crisp, and consistent. Surrounding textures are nice, too; a beat up old truck dashboard seen in one shot, old odds and ends around the house, the dusty and dented (and melted?) television set, and leaves and grasses and other vegetations seen in exterior shots all look quite good. Colors are balanced and satisfying, not at all brilliant but not really worn down, either. Blacks are fine and flesh tones never too rosy or, on the other end of the spectrum, ghastly. The print shows a little wear and tear, some minor pops and speckles and scratches but nothing too terribly detrimental to the experience. This is a pretty solid Blu-ray picture from start to finish.


The Video Dead Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  2.0 of 5

The Video Dead arrives on Blu-ray with a flat and rather featureless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. The primary culprit here is dialogue. Shallow, muddled, detached, quiet: name it, it probably applies. It's just strong and clear enough to get listeners through the movie, but clarity is certainly not this track's strong suit. Musical delivery is largely centered and lacking in range; neither general score nor Rock tunes find much stage presence beyond the center, and all music lacks verve. There is fair woodland ambience in chapter eight, noted primarily in quiet, dialogue-free moments, but the effect largely remains property of the front speakers. A few heavier sound effects -- a whirring blender, a spinning chainsaw -- sound rather mushy and indistinct. A dynamic track this is not, but it handles the basics just well enough to get listeners through the film, nothing more and nothing less. Note: 'The Video Dead' was originally released with a monaural soundtrack; the DTS-HD MA 2.0 lossless soundtrack will offer a presentation more faithful to the original.


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