One of my favourite films ever, I never thought this would appear on a decent DVD in the UK, let alone on Blu-ray. What a surprise when I saw the 13 May 2013 release date. Even better I received it a few days before that date.
After a quite long delay for the disc to get to the menu, I could not believe my eyes when I saw how good even the menu looked. The film itself in 1080p looks absolutely stunning. Either a well preserved print or some restoration has taken place. If you told someone it was a secretly released criterion Blu-ray, they would believe you, (viewed from around 12' away on a 65" plasma).
The sound is perfect in pcm stereo, exactly how it should be, nothing too fancy. The great music comes across well.
The only downside (for some) will be no subtitles or any new extra features. Well, subtitles should have been included for those hard of hearing, but extra features? films like this stand on their own and in some ways I feel are better without any at all. The same way some of the best singers/bands are totally uninteresting to listen to (until they perform).
If you have never seen this film I urge you to give it a try, forget the special effects laden blockbusters, this is proper independent film making, with a wonderful multi national cast.
I look forward soon to (hopefully) releases of other films of the era like Atom Egoyan's The Adjuster.