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Walkabout Blu-ray

United States
The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1971 | 100 min | Not rated | May 18, 2010

Walkabout (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: LPCM Mono

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 3.9 of 53.9
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Walkabout

 (1971)

Walkabout Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to exist in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.

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

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Writer: Edward Bond
Starring: Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, David Gulpilil, John Meillon, Robert McDarra, Peter Carver

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Walkabout Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears in the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"This new high-definition transfer was scanned in 2K on a 4K Spirit Datacine from a new 35mm preservation interpositive made from the original camera negative. The color timing was approved by director Nicholas Roeg. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's DVNR system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction".

If you have seen what Criterion's old, non-anamorphic, SDVD release of Walkabout looks like, then I guarantee that you would be very pleased with this Blu-ray release; the improvements are dramatic. Fine object detail is convincing, clarity substantially better and contrast levels very pleasing. The main corrections, however, are with the color-scheme. Walkabout is a very delicate film, one in which natural lighting has a very important role, and for the first time now one could fully appreciate how unique its lensing is. On the SDVD release a number of scenes looked muddy, unfocused, and blocky; here, they look healthy. The variety of different yellows, greens, blues, browns and blacks are still warm and soft, but now they look natural. Depending on the specific locations, the film gran fluctuates quite a bit but is never compromised. Furthermore, neither edge-enhancement nor macroblocking affect the integrity of the presentation. Also, I noticed some mild background flicker - which I am fairly certain is inherited - but did not spot any stability issues to report in this review. I also did not see any large cuts, warps, splices, or marks while viewing the film. To sum it all up, I believe that we finally have a proper release of director Roeg's Walkabout, which I am convinced fans of the film would be enormously pleased with. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Walkabout Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English LPCM Mono. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

According to the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc, the monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from the 35mm optical soundtrack print. Again, I think that the improvements are quite obvious here. For example, the separation between the strings, brass and choir on John Barry's terrific score is clearer; the animal noises are also a lot more convincing. Stability is also improved. The dialog is clean and stable; there are no problematic audio dropouts either. Finally, I did not detect any disturbing pops, cracks, or hissings to report in this review.



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Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout Heads to the UK - June 19, 2012

The UK branch of Universal Studios has revealed that it is planning to release on Blu-ray director Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout (1971), starring Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil and Luc Roeg. In 1971, the film was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or Award at the ...

Criterion Reports Walkabout Blu-ray Playback Problem - June 9, 2010

The Criterion Collection has posted a note on its website informing that they have been alerted to a manufacturing problem with the Blu-ray edition of Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout, which affects playback on "a limited number of players." Replacement copies will be ...

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