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Great film but poor blu-ray transfer - beware!
, 11 May 2011
This review is from: The King's Speech [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
I won't comment on the film, other than to say it deserves the praise heaped on it. This review concerns the blu-ray transfer. For some reason, Momentum have presented the film at 1080i/50 (an interlaced transfer playing back at 25fps). The picture itself looks fine, but the film suffers from the old PAL speed-up problem, running about 4% too fast. There is absolutely no need for this. Blu-ray allows for films to be encoded at their native 24fps, and indeed all other blu-ray film transfers I have are encoded at 1080p/24.
Why Momentum have chosen to release the film in this way is a mystery. For the film I give 5 stars, but the shoddy transfer gets 2.
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