For such a low-key movie, the Blu-ray sure looks terrific. No doubt the lovely Barcelona locations and travelogue-style photography by Javier Aguirresarobe (cinematographer of many major Spanish productions such as 'The Others' and 'The Sea Inside') play a large part in that. The 1080p/VC-1 transfer is presented in Woody Allen's preferred theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1.
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The Film: Woody Allen gets his first showing on Blu-ray*, not with Annie Hall or Manhattan or Hannah and Her Sisters, not even with his musical, Everyone Says. Available in: Blu-ray. Woody Allen's romantic drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona stars Rebecca.
The picture is silky smooth, with sharp details, vibrant colors, and no noticeable edge enhancement or digital compression artifacts. The disc offers some great High Definition imagery. If I found anything disconcerting, the video has almost no apparent film grain at all, which is unusual for a production shot in 35mm. Puran Defrag 7.7 Rupack By Wylek.exe.torrent.
Battle For Middle Earth 2 Patch 1.06 Trainer here. However, the disc doesn't have the typical side effects of excessive Digital Noise Reduction. Fine details and facial textures look vivid and realistic, not waxy or filtered. I believe the most likely explanation is that Allen and Aguirresarobe must have shot the movie on very fine-grained film stock, and this glossy picture-postcard appearance is exactly what they wanted it to be. It certainly suits the material well.
Technically, my receiver tells me that the signal it received from my Blu-ray player for this disc was encoded in uncompressed PCM 5.1 format. However, only the front three channels have any activity in them, making this actually a 3.0 configuration. In typical Woody Allen fashion, the mix is essentially mono. The movie is almost all dialogue. Only the music (really just a single song that's repeated several times) extends faintly to the front left and right speakers. Even that remains focused primarily in the center channel. Allen is simply not a believer in showy sound design.
For what it is, the disc sounds fine. Dialogue is always crisp and precise, and the music comes across well. Despite the packaging's Dolby Digital logo and claims of an 'English Dolby Stereo' soundtrack, there are no Dolby audio options on the disc, just PCM.
Product Information • The stunning city of Barcelona is the setting for the romantic adventures of two young American women, Vicky and Cristina. On a summer idyll in Spain, Vicky (Rebecca Hall: Frost/Nixon), who is bright, sceptical and cautious, is doing graduate work in Catalan identity and taking a breather before her imminent marriage. Her friend Cristina (Scarlett Johansson: Lost In Translation) is far fruits of life. At an art opening that the two young women attend along with their host for the summer (played by Patricia Clarkson: Good Night and Good Luck), Cristina spies the celebrated and gorgeous painter, Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem: No Country For Old Men). She is immediately captivated, and even more so when she learns of his divorce from the tempestuous fellow artist, Maria Elena (Pen?lope Cruz: Volver). Later in the evening, Juan Antonio boldly invites Cristina and Vicky on a weekend jaunt to picturesque Oviedo to see the sights, drink good wine and make love. Vicky finds his proposal outrageous, but Cristina is enchanted by his directness and charisma, and persuades Vicky to accompany her.
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