J. Aston

Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (18 of 31)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,594,489 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 31
The Bed Sitting Room [Blu-ray] [1969] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Rita Tushingham
The Bed Sitting Room [Blu-ray] [1969] Blu-ray ~ Rita Tushingham
4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray specs, 4 Jun 2009
Blu-ray specs: Video Bitrate:24 Mbps, Audio: LPCM 2.0 2304Kbps (48kHz/24-bit)


Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 18,898,307,520 bytes (18.89Gb)
Length: 1:31:13
Total Bitrate: 27.62 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23999 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitle: English / 43.868 kbps

Note that at time of writing the specs on review site 'dvdbeaver' are incorrect - they are the specs of the combined extras (archive HD interviews, ~20Gb, ~1hr 35m, bitrate graph shows the huge dips where film reels are changed).

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Amadeus - The Director's Cut [Blu-ray] [1984] [Reg&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ F. Murray Abraham
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 21 Mar 2009
I think this is a good transfer, although I agree with 'hellodavey' and 'K Oppegaard' - the film is not quite what it should be in places (although I think this is due to fairly subtle DNR, not the bitrate, which I think is ample for such a film).

I suppose if you don't know the film and expect a visual feast of background detail throughout, you may be disappointed, since the camera sometimes has a shallow field of focus, with only the very foreground completely in focus. However, this is primarily because the focus is on the player who is currently conversing (or narrating), which is quite appropriate for a film derived from a play. Amadeus is, after all, justly praised for it's… Read more
Reds [Blu-ray] [1981] [US Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Warren Beatty
Reds [Blu-ray] [1981] [US Import] Blu-ray ~ Warren Beatty
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Thia is a great film which recalls a time when there was generally more patience and respect for intelligent political dramas without predominant 'thriller' or 'action' elements to maintain the viewer's attention.

Love story, satisfyingly detailed political drama, documentary, all elements of the film are satisfied and none dominate. It's beautifully shot also, with some great locations in Europe serving the period detail.

In case you're worried about that fabled 'liberal bias', the film is a model for attempting to represent the real complexity of the 'balanced truth', showing, in both drama and documentary, both idealism and the inevitable disillusionment with it… Read more