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The Ward Blu-ray

United States
Arc Entertainment | 2010 | 89 min | Rated R | Aug 16, 2011

The Ward (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH

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

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Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 1.8 of 51.8
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The Ward

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The Ward Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

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

Director: John Carpenter
Writers: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
Starring: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Jared Harris, Danielle Panabaker, Lyndsy Fonseca

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The Ward Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

This is the first film since Dark Star that John Carpenter hasn't shot with Panavision anamorphic lenses—he notes in his commentary that they just could've afford it here—but The Ward still looks great on Blu-ray, with a 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer that's crisp, natural, and true-to- source. The Super 35mm image retains its inherent grain structure—a rich but fine veneer that gives the picture some cinematic warmth—and there's no evidence of DNR or excessive edge enhancement. As you'd expect from a contemporary film, there are no problems with the print either—no scratches, specks, or staining. The image isn't quite as sharp as those of bigger budgeted movies with cash to blow on the very best lenses, but there's plenty of high definition detail on display, especially in the places you look for it first—hair detail, facial texture, and the weft of cloth in costumes and other fabrics. Carpenter isn't a big fan of stylistic digital color grading—another detail he reveals in his commentary—and this is evident in the film's usually realistic color palette, which is dense without appearing oversaturated. (Only a few select scenes—mostly flashbacks—have been given a more impressionistic treatment.) Black levels are deep while still preserving shadow detail, and there are no issues with blown out or wishy-washy contrast. Aside from some slight noise, I didn't spot any real compression issues either. I think the film looks great.


The Ward Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

We've come to expect loud, immersive sound design from our horror films, and in that sense, The Ward doesn't disappoint. The film's lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track is filled with the unsettling and bombastic, only letting up for the dialogue-driven scenes that bridge the scare sequences. Alarms blare in the rear channels and thunder peels loudly, activating the LFE channel. Disembodied whispers circle the space around your head, along with a variety of ghostly swooshes and jitters, and mental asylum ambience creeps in often. All the effects are clean, punchy, and dynamically rich. Fans might be disappointed to find out that John Carpenter did not do the score for The Ward—he explains in his commentary that he's getting too old to do everything—but Mark Killian's music suffices, even if it is a bit overdramatic, with spiraling, stabbing strings that go berserk anytime Alice's ghost appears. There's also a kind-of cheesy ha ha ha ha Ha-ahhhhhh vocal motif, but what would a modern horror movie be without a pseudo-creepy minor key vocal riff? Dialogue throughout is clean and easy to understand. The disc includes optional English SDH subtitles.



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From XLrator Media comes John Carpenter's The Ward on Blu-ray. A psychological horror film about a young woman (Amber Heard, Drive Angry) terrorized in a mental institution, The Ward is Carpenter's first theatrically released film since 1998's Ghosts of ...


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