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USA 1957

 

Director Anthony Mann again teams with screenwriter Phil Yordan to explore the nullifying psychological pressure and physical debilitations caused by war. Set in Korea (although could have been any campaign), a platoon is precariously wedged behind enemy lines and surrounded by the threat of snipers, land mines and yet must continue marching toward imminent enemy confrontation. Lieutenant Benson (Robert Ryan) is barely holding his men together - add in Sergeant Montana (Aldo Ray), from another troop, who is intent on helping his cationic shell-shocked colonel (Robert Keith). Keep your eye a young Vic Morrow as a confused teenager too immature for the experience. Mann leaves us a realistic glimpse of the tense interpersonal moments of men pushed into a hostile conflict that no amount of training could prepare them for. Another Mann masterpiece. out of  

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Theatrical Release: March 19th, 1957

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Comparison:

Wild Side Video - Region 0 - PAL vs. Olive Films - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

1) Wild Side - Region 2 - PAL LEFT
2) Olive Film - Region 'A' - Blu-ray RIGHT
 
Box Covers

(known as 'Cote 465' on Amazon.FR)

Distribution Wild Side Video - Region 0 - PAL Olive Films - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:38:08 (4% PAL Speedup) 1:42:45.159
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.95 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s
1.78:1 / 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 16,991,201,345 bytes

Feature: 16,916,066,304 bytes

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Total Video Bitrate: 20.00 Mbps

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Bitrate: Blu-ray

Audio English (Dolby Digital 1.0)  DTS-HD Master Audio English 817 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 817 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
Subtitles French, None None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Wild Side Video

Aspect Ratio:
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:



DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2004

Keep Case
Chapters: 12

Release Information:
Studio: Olive Films

Aspect Ratio:
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1

1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 16,991,201,345 bytes

Feature: 16,916,066,304 bytes

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Total Video Bitrate: 20.00 Mbps

Edition Details:

• none

Blu-ray Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Standard Blu-ray Case
Chapters: 9

 

 

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Olive Films - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - April 14': This film is so good. Olive give it a 1.78:1 transfer, single-layered but it looks okay. There is some, frame-specific, minor speckles and scratches and an unfortunate background hiss in the lossless mono audio track (this settles down as the film rolls). Bare bones, no subtitles or extras but I just love this film so much. You must see this if you have not already and the imperfect Olive Blu-ray is the best bet so far.

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ON THE DVD: Excellent transfer by Wild Side Video. Great shadow detail, contrast and black levels. It surely beats the out-of-print Parade edition DVD in Region 1 that people are getting obscene prices for HERE.

Original audio and optional French subtitles. This is both a superb film and great, if extra-less, DVD. No reason not to pick this up next order to Amazon France. out of       

Gary W. Tooze

 





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