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The Hunger (Blu-ray U.S. region free import)
on 2 May 2016
This is the Blu-ray début of the 1983 production of the late Tony Scott’s first feature film as a director from the Whitley Strieber novel of the same name starring the late David Bowie as John Blaylock and Catherine Deneuve as Miriam Blaylock and the love triangle is completed by Susan Sarandon as the gerontologist Sarah Roberts, this now cult classic from the 80’s in this 2015 Blu-ray release looks amazing as the print damage that was evident in the 2004 DVD release of this title is no longer an issue the blacks are more defined and the colours are brighter the Blu-ray is on a 50GB region free disc and has been encoded using MPEG4-AVC the audio track is now DTS-HD Master audio stereo whereas the DVD was in the original cinema Dolby Digital mono form
Comparing the 2004 DVD release against this 2015 issue there are some immediate noticeable differences where the DVD has three audio tracks English, French and Italian and the DVD also includes subtitles English for the hard of hearing, French, Italian, Dutch and Arabic the special features feature the original trailer a stills gallery and audio commentary from Tony Scott and Susan Sarandon, the Blu-ray release only features the trailer and audio commentary from Tony and Susan.
If you can find this at a reasonable price on import it is a worthy up-grade from the earlier DVD release.