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The War Blu-ray

United States
45
3
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PBS | 2007 | Season 1 | 840 min | Not rated | May 15, 2012

The War (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Six-disc set (6 BDs)

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

Price
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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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The War

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The War Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

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

Directors: Ken Burns (I), Lynn Novick

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The War Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The War's Blu-ray presentation is a mixed bag of elements. Burns' film contains newly-constructed HD interview and town footage, old photographs, and antique film footage, most in black-and-white, some in color, the latter seen primarily in footage from the late Pacific fighting. As always, the wear-and-tear and natural state of the classic materials will not factor into the overall score. Needless to say, much of the older film footage is riddled with pops and scratches and softness and jagged edges and edge halos, all the sorts of wear anyone familiar with that vintage newsreel film footage has seen before. The photographs, on the other hand, are often crisp and very nicely defined if not a little scratchy here and there. These photographs capture people, building fašades, wartime devastation, even overhead views of cities with great clarity, allowing for a colorless but accurate representation of the way things were. The newer footage isn't quite perfect. Grain is rather sharp and spiky, but interviewee facial details are complex. Flesh tones are a little pasty and rosy, while black corners of the frame appear a hair dark and are prone to breaking down into blockiness. Light edge enhancement and shimmering are also evident on newer elements. For the most part, however, this one is defined by the older material created during the war. In true Ken Burns style, the old meshes naturally with the new, and the jump from shaky black-and-white footage to sharp and colored HD material is never as jarring as it sounds thanks to the quality of the narrative. Still, this isn't a pristine image by any means, but it's fine for what it is and is a quality component in the greater The War high definition experience.


The War Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The War features a surprisingly active and exciting Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. The track is defined by several primary elements, the first being the spoken word, including Keith David's narration, the occasional voiceover of another actor, and interviewee sound bytes. The clarity and delivery are perfect, grounded in the center, and always balanced with surrounding elements, though to be sure heavier music and effects don't often play at the same time with narration. Period music plays with vigor and fine clarity; many of the era's hits energetically swing through the soundstage, and often with a surround element in support. There are instances where the music plays with a slightly shallow tenor, but the presentation is mostly top-tier. Nice, light bass in music and effects give the track a positive body and a sense of completeness. Varied support sound effects have been expertly inserted into the film and nicely reproduced on Blu-ray. For instance, still photographs and news reel footage playing in theaters are often accompanied by the whirring sound of the projector across the back. But the most active and intense element to be found comes in the form of the recreated sounds of war. The War places buzzing planes, rattling machine guns, flying bullets, exploding objects, and screaming men into the stage in an effort to bring a more vivid and accurate life to the moving footage and still photographs. Planes zoom from side to side, gunfire erupts form every corner, and explosions pack a hefty wallop. The sounds have been painstakingly engineered and fit the narrative wonderfully. To be sure, this is no Saving Private Ryan -- nor should it be -- but the presentation is excellent on all fronts.



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Amazon Blu-ray Deal of the Week: The War (Expired) - August 19, 2012

Amazon's Blu-ray Deal of the Week PBS' The War. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (Prohibition), this seven-part documentary examines the United States' involvement in World War II, both at home and abroad. Through August 25th, Amazon is offering the set ...

The War Blu-ray - February 22, 2012

In May, PBS and Paramount Home Entertainment will bring The War to Blu-ray. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (Prohibition), this seven-part miniseries details the struggles of those at home and fighting abroad during World War II. The War is expected to ...




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