COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Love Streams (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Blu-ray)
$19.99
All That Heaven Allows (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Operation Petticoat (Blu-ray)
$14.99
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray)
$19.96
The East (Blu-ray)
$6.99
Shame (Blu-ray)
$7.99
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$29.99
Ghostbusters Limited Edition Gift Set (Blu-ray)
$89.96
Elvis: That's the Way It Is (Blu-ray)
$19.59
The Essential Jacques Demy (Blu-ray)
$69.99
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Three Colors Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$39.99
The Qatsi Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$39.99
Weekend (Blu-ray)
$19.99
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Snowpiercer (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Thalía: Viva Tour (Blu-ray)
$13.48
Jumanji (Blu-ray)
$7.99


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (34716)
 Adventure (26614)
 Animation (8184)
 Anime (4366)
 Biography (3646)
 Comedy (26178)
 Comic book (4798)
 Coming of age (1700)
 Crime (18298)
 Dark humor (3584)
 Documentary (4787)
 Drama (41904)
 Epic (4976)
 Erotic (1020)
 Family (11361)
 Fantasy (15169)
 Film-Noir (1119)
 Foreign (5876)
 Heist (1562)
 History (5501)
 Holiday (1167)
 Horror (13094)
 Imaginary (847)
 Martial arts (3144)
 Melodrama (2244)
 Music (8110)
 Musical (3635)
 Mystery (10647)
 Nature (1783)
 Other (688)
 Period (6492)
 Psychological thriller (3005)
 Romance (15307)
 Sci-Fi (17057)
 Short (364)
 Sport (2681)
 Supernatural (4004)
 Surreal (1303)
 Teen (3066)
 Thriller (30900)
 War (5451)
 Western (2284)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Videodrome Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Cut Version Universal Studios | 1983 | 87 min | Rated BBFC: 18 | Dec 26, 2011

Videodrome (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
French: DTS 2.0
Italian: DTS 2.0
Spanish: DTS 2.0
Russian: DTS 2.0
(more)

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek… (more)

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

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: £17.99, Price history
Amazon: £7.00 (Save 61%)
New from: £6.42 (Save 64%)
Usually dispatched within 24 hours, FREE shipping in the UK

Buy Videodrome on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.7
229
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 2.4 of 52.4
Audio 3.4 of 53.4
Extras 0.2 of 50.2
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Horror100%
Surreal40%
Thriller-
Sci-Fi-
27%
popularity
70
collections
74
fans




Videodrome

 (1983)

Videodrome Blu-ray features mediocre video and superb audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called "Videodrome." As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation.

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

Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky (I), Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley
Director: David Cronenberg

» See full cast & crew


Videodrome Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, encoded with VC-1 and granted a 1080p transfer, David Cronenberg's Videodrome arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Universal Studios-UK.

The high-definition transfer is very problematic. It has been struck from a dated master which was most likely prepared for the DVD release of Videodrome. There are numerous traces of moderate to strong sharpening and denoising that consistently give the film a thick electronic look which is more appropriate for upscaled content rather than true high-definition content. (I have attempted to match a couple of different screenshots for you to compare with the corresponding screenshots from our review of the Criterion release, but please keep in mind that we do not use time codes so there could be minor discrepancies). Unsurprisingly, detail and clarity consistently suffer, while contrast levels fluctuate. Color reproduction is also problematic. The reds and blues, in particular, look very weak and unstable. Perhaps the biggest issue with the high-definition transfer, however, is the framing. When comparing it to Criterion's high-definition transfer, there are obvious discrepancies that are easy to notice during close-ups as well as during larger panoramic shots (for example, compare screenshot #2 with screenshot #3 from our review of the Criterion release). Considering the fact that Criterion's high-definition transfer was supervised by cinematographer Mark Irwin and approved by director David Cronenberg, I believe there is no need to speculate which high-definition transfer has been compromised. Lastly, I must mention that the UK release also appears to have been censored (the Criterion release is a little over a minute and a half longer). (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. Please note that the main menu can be set in one of the following languages: Japanese, English, French, Italian, Spanish (continental), Spanish (Latin America), Russian, Portuguese (Brazil), Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (continental), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Traditional Mandarin).


Videodrome Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There are six audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, French DTS 2.0, Italian DTS 2.0, Spanish DTS 2.0, Russian DTS 2.0, and Spanish (Latin America) DTS 2.0. For the record, Universal Studios-UK have provided optional English SDH, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish (continental), Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese (Brazil), Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (continental), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Traditional Mandarin subtitles for the main feature.

Unlike the video, the audio is very convincing. The English track opens up the film quite well in many of the of the film's most memorable sequences, such as the one where Max places the electric device on his head and enters Videodrome. Howard Shore's extremely moody soundtrack also benefits greatly from the loseless treatment (the electronica themes in particular). Finally, the dialog is consistently crisp, stable, and easy to follow.



Similar titles you might also like (still not reliable for this title)

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



Videodrome Blu-ray, News and Updates



Videodrome Gets UK Release Date - October 1, 2011

The UK branch of Universal Studios has revealed that it plans to release on Blu-ray David Cronenberg's cult horror thriller Videodrome (1983), starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry. The preliminary release date set by the studio is December 26th ...


Videodrome Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Videodrome Review 74 Jan 08, 2012



Videodrome Blu-ray


£17.99 £7.00


Buy Videodrome on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
3. Toy Story of Terror!
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5. Y Tu Mamá También
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
7. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
8. Hercules
9. Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Four...
10. Tarzan
11. Nymphomaniac
12. Leviathan
13. Shame
14. The Place Beyond the Pines
15. Jumanji

Trending in Theaters
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4. The Expendables 3
5. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
7. 300: Rise of an Empire
8. Muppets Most Wanted
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
10. Let's Be Cops
11. X-Men: Days of Future Past
12. Divergent
13. The Giver
14. The Raid 2
15. Lucy

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series
2.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
3.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  Divergent
6.  The LEGO Movie
7.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
8.  Cowboy Bebop: Complete Series
9.  Good Will Hunting
10.  Toy Story of Terror!
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  Cowboy Bebop: Complete Series
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
6.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
7.  Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
8.  Godzilla 3D
9.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
10.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series
$95.70, Save 52%
2.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
3.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
$29.99, Save 63%
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
5.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
6.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
7.  Good Will Hunting
$7.50, Save 50%
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
9.  Frozen
$24.75, Save 45%
10.  Love Streams
$19.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Love Streams

 United States


$39.95 $19.99





Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

 United States


$39.95 $19.99





All That Heaven Allows

 United States


$39.95 $19.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices