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Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama Blu-ray

United Kingdom
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Masters of Cinema | Dual Format Edition / Blu-ray + DVD Eureka Entertainment | 1953 | 2 Movies | 196 min | Rated BBFC: PG | Apr 23, 2012

Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Japanese: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Japanese: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (1 BD, 2 DVDs)
DVD copy

Playback
Region B (locked)

Price
List price: £22.99, Price history

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Video 3.9 of 53.9
Audio 3.1 of 53.1
Extras 3.6 of 53.6
Based on 2 user reviews

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Drama100%
Foreign79%
Romance24%
Period5%
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Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama

 (1953)

Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

In the beginning of the springtime in the period of the Japanese Civil Wars of the Sixteenth Century in Lake Biwa in the Province of Omi, the family man farmer and craftsman Genjurô travels to Nagahama to sell his wares and makes a small fortune. His neighbor Tobei that is a fool man dreams on becoming a samurai, but he can not afford to buy the necessary outfit. The greedy Genjurô and Tobei work together manufacturing clay potteries, expecting to sell the pieces and enrich; however, their wives Miyage and Ohama are worried about the army of the cruel Shibata that is coming to their village and they warn their ambitious husbands.

For more about Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama and the Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama Blu-ray release, see Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogatari arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Eureka Entertainment.

The screencaptures included with our review appear in the following order:

1. Ugetsu Monogatari: 1-19.
2. Oyu-sama: 21-30.

Aside from some tiny scratches that occasionally pop up here and there, the presentation is very strong. Detail is far better, especially during the nighttime scenes, when one compares this release to Criterion's R1 DVD release of Ugetsu Monogatari. Clarity is also dramatically improved, with the panoramic daylight scenes in particular conveying substantially improved depth and fluidity (see screencapture #12). Most nighttime sequences also boast better shadow definition and stronger contrast balance (see screencapture #11). Furthermore, there are no traces of post-production tinkering (contrast boosting, sharpening, severe filtering). Unsurprisingly, the film has consistent, very pleasing organic look. This being said, there are some small warps as well as sporadic edge instability (mostly during selected frame transitions), but it is quite clear that these are inherited source limitations. All in all, this is yet another competent release that should please fans of classic Japanese cinema.

Oyu-sama is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer. Detail and clarity are a notch below those of Ugetsu Monogatari. When light is restricted, shadow definition also isn't as good. This is not to say, however, that the quality is underwhelming; on the contrary, considering the various source limitations the film actually looks surprisingly good in high-definition.

(Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyû-sama Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There are two standard audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, for Ugetsu Monogatari, and Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, for Oyu-sama. For the record, Eureka Entertainment have provided optional English subtitles for the two films.

Both lossless tracks have limited dynamic amplitude. However, crispness and clarity are good. Overall, the sound is also well rounded and free of thick hiss (some light hiss is present on Oyu-sama). During a couple of frame transitions there is light pitch instability on Oyu-sama, but the effect is extremely short. All in all, considering the condition of the original elements, the two lossless tracks serve the films well. The English translation is very good.


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