S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
(Michael Winterbottom, 2011)
Review by Gary Tooze
Theatrical: Film i Väst
Region: 'B' (as verified by the Momitsu region FREE Blu-ray player)
Disc Size: 21,021,705,004 bytes
Feature Size: 34,768,343,040 bytes
Video Bitrate: 35.00 Mbps
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: July 9th, 2012
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
DTS-HD Master Audio English 2172 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2172 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
LPCM Audio English 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
English (SDH), none
• Interview with director Michael Winterbottom (11:39)
•Interview with actor Riz Ahmed (5:20)
• Deleted Scenes (6:53)
Description: Based on Thomas Hardy s classic novel Tess
of the d Urbervilles, TRISHNA is a beautifully
shot, classic tale of love and tragedy set across modern day
rural Rajasthan and the thriving metropolis of Mumbai.
The film's locations are stunning, vividly photographed, rich in colour.
Much of the story takes place in crowded cities that manage to emphasise
Trishna's isolation as much as any lonely moor. Amit Trevedi and Shigeru
Umebayashi's sweeping score adds to the sense of epic scale, yet the key
to the film is in its intimate moments, its close interiors, where the
imagery of modernity predominates and Trishna's outsider status is
fetishised, diminishing her personhood. Here Pinto carries the film with
her eyes, with small gestures speaking for her when there are no words
Michael Winterbottom's Trishna, a modern retelling of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Ubervilles, stars Frida Pinto as... the title character, a young Indian woman who meets Jay (Riz Ahmed) the son of a rich real estate man. He convinces her to come work in a hotel owned by his father, and because her family is in desperate need of money - and he's charming and handsome -- she accepts. While things go well at first, she becomes pregnant and is forced to leave the job. Though she tries to make it on her own as a dancer, Jay eventually returns and attempts to sweep her of her feet again. Trishna played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.Excerpt from MRQE located HERE
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.
Trishna looks impressive on Blu-ray from Artificial Eye with kudos to the wonderful art direction and cinematography. Shot on HD, the image quality shows a bit of gloss and heaviness associated with that process. It looks consistent with alert pastels and no undue noise. There are hints of depth. This dual-layered Blu-ray has a high bitrate and seems a perfect representation of the original theatrical appearance offering a very strong Home Theater presentation accentuating the more dynamic visuals of the film.
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Audio gives the option of a DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround track at 2172 kbps or a flatter linear PCM stereo at 1536 kbps. There are some effects but the uncompressed transfer exports Amit Trivedi and Shigeru Umebayashi score with cultural overtones very nicely. There are many important silences, instances of depth in the film and I'd say the HD did a faithful job of rendering the sound portion. There are optional subtitles on the region B-locked Blu-ray disc.
Artificial Eye add some supplements - we get a 12-minute interview with director Michael Winterbottom discussing the production and 5-minutes with actor Riz Ahmed on taking the role. There are some interesting Deleted Scenes running about 7-minutes and an HD trailer.
July 4th, 2012
About the Reviewer: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 9500 DVDs and have reviewed over 5000 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.
Although I never wanted to become one of those guys who
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find HD is swiftly pushing me in that direction.
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