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Buy This Blu-ray!
on 9 April 2014
I won't write a review of the film, 'cause, let's face it, if you're thinking about buying this, you should've seen it or heard about it; and if you haven't, you could read a far more comprehensive review somewhere on the web by a far more informed authority than I. And I'm not going to write a detailed review of the Blu-ray disc either, because I'm not qualified to do so, and you could read a far more intelligible review on Blu-ray.com or High Def Digest - which I recommend you do. At this point, you're probably wondering what I am going to do. Well, I'm going to tell you that if you love Black Rain, you need this Blu-ray! This was the first ever Blu-ray I owned. I bought it from HMV many moons ago, and I wasn't disappointed by the quality. Black Rain has never looked better. The picture quality is stunning. Michael Douglas actually looks quite craggy because of all the fine detail that can be seen in his face. In the interview scene, you can actually see the fine hairs on one guy's hand and the pores on his face. This Blu-ray is reference quality and, next to my French Silent Hill Blu-ray, the best I have in my vast collection. It is simply fantastic.
As for the audio, it's perfectly fine. Probably not the best, but fine. It comes with a 5.1 and 6.1. But, unless you have a surround sound system, we'd be better off with mono or stereo, which I always find is much better and less muted.
This disc comes with some great extras too. We get a very informative Ridley Scott commentary, a post production featurette, and a great two part making of documentary.
The picture quality of this Blu-ray is awesome, the audio is good, and the extras are very enjoyable. If you love Black Rain, buy this Blu-ray. I implore you!
And, in case you were wondering, it's region free.