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Windtalkers Blu-ray

United States
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer | 2002 | 134 min | Rated R | Nov 28, 2006

Windtalkers (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-2
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.42:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)

Subtitles
English, Spanish

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

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Video 3.7 of 53.7
Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 1.7 of 51.7
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Windtalkers

 (2002)

Windtalkers Blu-ray offers solid video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Marine Joe Enders is assigned to protect Ben Yahzee, a Navajo code talker, the Marines' new secret weapon, but if Yahzee should fall into enemy hands, he's to protect the code at all costs. Against the backdrop of the horrific Battle of Saipan, when capture is imminent, Enders is forced to make a decision: if he can't protect his fellow Marine, can he bring himself to kill him to protect the code?

For more about Windtalkers and the Windtalkers Blu-ray release, see Windtalkers Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater
Director: John Woo

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Windtalkers Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

From the opening shots of the mountains of the Sonoran Desert, the limitations of the MPEG-2 codec used on MGM's 1080p Blu-ray of Windtalkers are obvious. Even though the shots are reportedly stock footage, the lack of fine detail in what should be breathtaking vistas is readily apparent. The same lack is notable in long shots throughout the film, although Woo is such a master of choreographed mayhem that eventually the viewer simply surrenders to the experience and stops noticing the shortcomings. Shortcomings nevertheless remain in the fine textures of clothing, faces, vegetation, dirt, indeed just about anywhere one chooses to focus. Just how much of the deficiency is due to the limitations of MPEG-2 encoding, and how much can be attributed to pre-compression filtering necessary to accommodate the film on a BD-25, is impossible to say. A film of this length and with such demanding action sequences required a BD-50, and certainly needed an advanced codec such as AVC.

Still, considering the technical limitations under which MGM was laboring at the early stage of Blu-ray's existence, they produced a watchable image. Compression artifacts and macroblocking did not appear to be an issue, although such phenomena might become evident on large-format front-projection systems. Nor were there any scenes plagued by the kind of video noise that were the bane of MPEG-2 in the early days of DVD. Given the low price at which Windtalkers can now be acquired, if you find yourself double-dipping for an improved edition somewhere down the line, you won't have wasted your money on this version.


Windtalkers Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The DTS-HD MA 5.1 track is no doubt the main reason why Windtalkers was selected for an early release on Blu-ray, because it's a showcase for the format's audio virtues. (It was impressive on DVD as well.) Indeed, the setup menu is something of a historical curiosity, because it includes the word "lossless" in parentheses, as a reminder that in those days people needed to be told what this new form of DTS was.

Woo's Hollywood films (and his Chinese films since learning the Hollywood style) are renowned for their energetic soundtracks, and Windtalkers is especially bombastic, as the sound designers try to out-Ryan Steven Spielberg in re-creating the hell of battle. Explosions, mortar fire, machine guns, artillery, aerial bombardment and all manner of small arms burst, kick and boom from all sides with relentless punch and impact. If you're not careful where you set your volume, your hearing may end up as badly damaged as that of Sergeant Enders.

The quieter portions in between the mayhem are well-balanced, though, so that it shouldn't be necessary to raise the volume to catch the dialogue between the soldiers as they deal with the anticipation and aftermath, each in his own way. James Horner's typically fine score has been appropriately mixed so that it sometimes blends in smoothly with the action and at other times rises above it, like the cosmic commentary that one frequently finds in Woo's best films.


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