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Van Gogh Blu-ray

France
Gaumont | 1991 | 159 min | Not rated | Jan 09, 2013

Van Gogh (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Subtitles
French SDH, English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)

Playback
Region free

Price
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Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 5.0 of 55.0
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Van Gogh

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Van Gogh Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and portraits. His brother Theo, wife Johanna, and their baby visit Auvers. Vincent is playful and charming, engaging the attentions of Gachet’s daughter Marguerite (who’s half Vincent’s age), a young maid at the inn, Cathy a Parisian prostitute, and Johanna. Shortly before his death, Vincent visits Paris, quarrels with Theo, disparages his own art and accomplishments, dances at a brothel, and is warm then cold toward Marguerite.

For more about Van Gogh and the Van Gogh Blu-ray release, see Van Gogh Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Starring: Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Bernard Le Coq

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Van Gogh Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Maurice Pialat's Van Gogh arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of French distributors Gaumont.

If i had to use one word to describe Van Gogh, arguably Maurice Pialat's masterpiece, it would be revelation. Though not flawless, the high-definition transfer has the type of organic qualities Gaumont's last batch of classic titles did not. The overwhelming majority of the close-ups, for instance, convey very pleasing depth (see screencaptures #3 and 5), while the larger panoramic shots boast good and occasionally even excellent fluidity. Perhaps the most substantial upgrade, however, is in the area of color reproduction. Where on the old R2 DVD Artificial Eye produced quite some time ago colors often appeared anemic and flat, now there is a good range of warm and natural colors; the yellows and browns in particular look gorgeous. Also, contrast levels are toned down, supporting the film's unique period look, but one never gets the impression that the film lacks fluidity because the high-definition transfer is problematic. Furthermore, there are no traces of problematic degraining corrections (though some careful adjustments have been performed). On the other hand, during some of the darker sequences some light artifacts occasionally sneak in (see screencapture #10) but never become distracting. There are no large debris, cuts, or damage marks. There are no serious stability issues to report in this review either. All in all, Gaumont's presentation of Van Gogh is on par with the competent presentations we had come to expect from the distributors after they began releasing on Blu-ray a couple of years ago. I am definitely pleased. (Note: This is a Region-Free Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your PS3 or SA regardless of your geographical location. For the record, there is no problematic PAL or 1080/50i content preceding the disc's main menu).


Van Gogh Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: French DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0. For the record, Gaumont have provided optional English and French SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The lossless audio also represents a major step up in quality. The sound is crisp, very clear, and with an all-around excellent depth. The dialog is exceptionally easy to follow, while random nature noises that were more or less lost on the DVD release are very easy to hear. The English translation is excellent.



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Three Maurice Pialat Films Coming Up - October 19, 2012

French distributors Gaumont have revealed that they are preparing for Blu-ray release three films by acclaimed director Maurice Pialat: Loulou (1980), A nos amours a.k.a To Our Loves (1983), and Van Gogh (1991). All three films are set to be released on January ...


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