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on 9 July 2010
Director Ridley Scott Brings his complete 2005 epic set in the 12th century to Blu-ray instead of the theatrical cut of 144 minutes this film now runs 189 minutes, the disc is presented in 2.35 aspect and has DTS HD master audio which comes into its own during the siege of Jerusalem which in 1080p looks and sounds stunning.

This is encoded using MPEG 2 on a 50 GB disc the only extra is the original trailer the added time changes the whole feel of Scott's vision, which for some might be a little slow in pace compared to the original version but what this incarnation lacks in tempo it makes up with a complete narrative story-telling and extended action sequences, which for me is a far more satisfying presentation of the tale centred around the Frenchmen Balian de Ibelin played by Orlando Bloom, who I found for the whole of the mind-numbing running time very believable in the role

The fact unlike the 4 disc DVD box set where the main feature was split onto disc 1 and 2 here the viewer can enjoy the film without having to change discs which is great but some will miss the extra features that were included in the box set which were on disc 3 and 4 these could have been quite easily all put another Blu-ray for film fans to give them the same detailed presentation as the DVD version a bit of a missed opportunity from the film company...
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