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Jack The Giant Slayer (3D & 2D)(blu ray): 3D video is outstanding, plus a top-notched soundtrack with deep bass!
on 11 March 2016
Jack The Giant Slayer 3D arrives on blu ray with MPEG-4 MVC 1080p 2.40:1 encode. The 3D picture was photographed with the Panavision Genesis HD Camera system using Red Epic cameras. Colour fidelity is nicely saturated with warm, rich and vibrant hues. The texture is filmic and refined. Contrast is balanced with deep, solid blacks. Detail is outstanding too. Edges are sharp enough to split hairs. The 3D dimensionality is terrific, with natural perspective and depth perception. The 3D effectively puts the viewer in the scene up close, as an invisible observer. Some of the scenes are absolutely breathtaking in dimensional scope. Resolution exhibits fine details throughout, especially during close-ups of facial features, skin, hair, clothing and object textures. This is a visually spectacular and stunning 3D presentation that is thoroughly visually engaging. (5/5)
Jack The Giant Slayer 2D arrives on blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 2.40:1 encode. The transfer boasts a beautiful and evocative stormy-storybook palette, with hearth-fire colours, rich primaries, lovely fleshtones and deep, cavernous blacks. Detail is outstanding, with excellent resolution. The scale of the production design, costumes, and overall magnitude of the sets are stunning. Personally, I prefer the more immersive 3D experience. (4.5/5)
AUDIO (3D & 2D):
The giants stomp and roar their way unto blu ray with a reference quality DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio soundtrack that creates all sorts of mayhem and destruction. The soundtrack is a thrusting, deep-bass sonic experience that enhances the action of men against creatures a hundred times their size. Rain storms, thunder, surging water, earth-splitting bean stalks, giant footsteps, horses, war machines, and all sorts of other atmospherics and sound effects are enhanced with very deep bass. Surround immersion is dimensionally aggressive, with lots of panned effects. John Ottman’s orchestral music score is dynamic and strongly rhythmic, with a strong surround presence and wide and deep soundstage. Dialogue remains crisp and clear throughout as well, never succumbing to the power and presence of the film's soundscape and music. This is a well-crafted immersive audio experience. (5/5)
Although I was initially skeptical about this movie, after watching it (especially in 3D), I found that the movie delivers in the entertainment department on a grand scale, full of wild and often exciting spectacle that totally satisfies. If you have a 3D set, I would recommend you buy the 3D version. It is definitely a more immersive, exciting experience with lots of fun for the whole family.