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International EXODUS (Studio Canal)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ernest, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Ernest

    Ernest Well-Known Member

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    Studio Canal has released Otto Preminger's EXODUS in Germany on Blu-ray with English and German audio tracks and removable (on/off) German subtitles. I haven't watched the Blu-ray yet so I can't comment on the audio and video quality. Just popped it in the Toshiba and changed the region to "B" and checked out the subtitles. Apparently from what I read the French release incorporated burned in subtitles (they could not be turned off).
    Video: 1080P/24
    Audio: English Surround DTS-MA (Loseless), German Mono DTS-MA
    Region: B
    Subtitles: German on/off
    Thank goodness they didn't mess with the audio and changed it to 5.1 or 7.1 when the true loseless is surround. I will advise on the video/audio quality next week.
     
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    Dick Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the French release has Engish subtitles that are not removable in any way that can be discussed here. I am happy with the transfer per se, if only because it is a billion light years better than the MGM DVD, but it is certainly not flawless. I keep wondering why the intermission is dropped. I know just where it belongs, but it is omitted.
    I am anxious to know about the quality of the German release.
    Apparently, MGM/Sony have no interest in this film domestically, which is a shame.
     
  3. Ernest

    Ernest Well-Known Member

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    The transfer is very good on the quality of the Blu-rays we are seeing from Twilight. It appears the studio/distributor is taking the best negative they have and with very little clean-up transferring to Blu-ray. It is on a par of older catalog titles on Blu-ray such as, Fall of the Roman Empire, El Cid, Alexander the Great, not reference Blu-ray but much much better than the DVD. In Exodus the DVD was horrible a letterbox 4 x 3 so it didn't take much to improve upon it.
     

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