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3.0 out of 5 stars Blu-Ray Review, 4 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Being John Malkovich [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
THE FILM

The film itself is brilliant, there's no doubt about it. Original, funny, thought-provoking. The direction from Spike Jonze is flawless, as is Charlie Kaufman's script.
It's all been said before and there's not much point in repeating it, so I'll just say: it's a must-see.

THE DISC

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the Blu-Ray.
As is often the case with Universal's catalogue titles, quite a lot of Edge Enhancement has been applied to the film.
Because of this, there are noticeable (and distracting) halos around objects, which give the film a slightly digital and artificial look.
It also appears that DNR was used where it was not necessarily needed but it's not as obvious the EE.
Other than that, the transfer looks reasonably good, especially considering the film's murky colour palette.
On a more positive note, the DTS-HD MA soundtrack is solid and immersing.

While this release looks better than its DVD counterpart, it could have been more than just that without the unnecessary tinkering with the original film print.

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Available audio tracks: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French, Italian, German, Spanish DTS 5.1

Available subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, Dutch, Greek, Icelandic, Korean, Portuguese, Traditional Mandarin
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Initial post: 26 Nov 2011 22:15:35 GMT
Really only Icelandic for nordic areas? No Danish, Swedish or Norwegan?
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