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Yojimbo Blu-ray

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Yôjinbô / 用心棒 | The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1961 | 110 min | Not rated | Mar 23, 2010

Yojimbo (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (34.98 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
Japanese: DTS-HD Master Audio 3.0
Japanese: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

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

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
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Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 3.4 of 53.4
Based on 4 user reviews

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Yojimbo

 (1961)

Yojimbo Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and superb audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo.

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

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Daisuke Katô, Takashi Shimura
Director: Akira Kurosawa

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Yojimbo Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

This is a striking high-definition transfer! Frankly, aside from some very mild flickering that I noticed during a couple of scenes, everything else looks superb. Detail is fantastic, clarity outstanding, and contrast levels excellent. What impressed me the most, however, is how Yojimbo looks blown through a digital projector - the crisp and tight image is very much on par with Criterion's Last Year at Marienbad.

The film's grain structure is intact. I would also like to specifically note that none of the random digital noise that is visible on the SDVD release of Yojimbo is present here. Instead, the picture looks sharp and well detailed, even during the indoor scenes. Finally, I did not detect any disturbing flecks, scratches, debris, or stains to report in this review. To sum it all up, this Blu-ray release of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo represents a dramatic upgrade over its SDVD counterpart, which is why I am convinced that you would be absolutely thrilled with it. (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).


Yojimbo Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 3.0 and Japanese LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame.

The following text appears in the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc: "The monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from the 35mm optical soundtrack. The restored Perspecta Stereophonic Sound was decoded through Perspecta decoder and reencoded as a Dolby 3.0 soundtrack. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using AudioCube's integrated audio workstation."

While obviously there are certain dynamic improvements on the Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 3.0 track that provide Yojimkbo with a stronger flavor - Masaru Sato's fantastic score most certainly benefits from it - I prefer the umcompressed mono track. I like the dated feel Yojimbo has and think that the mono track is more suitable for it.

I did not detect any specific technical flaws with the mono track. The dialog is crisp, clear and easy to follow. There aren't any serious fluctuations in terms of dynamics either. Background hiss is also not an issue of concern.


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