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Me and You [Blu-ray]
(Bernardo Bertolucci, 2012)
Review by Gary Tooze
Theatrical: Fiction Films
Video: Artificial Eye
Region: 'B' (as verified by the Momitsu region FREE Blu-ray player)
Disc Size: 41,993,458,850 bytes
Feature Size: 29,335,922,688 bytes
Video Bitrate: 35.00 Mbps
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: July 8th, 2013
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
DTS-HD Master Audio Italian 1864 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1864 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
LPCM Audio Italian 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
•Electric Chair: Behind the Scenes (47:39)
• Trailer (1:18)
Description: Italian adolescent drama directed by legendary Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. Introverted oddball Lorenzo (Jacopo Olmo Antinori) enjoys nothing more than his own company and using the excuse of a week-long skiing trip to hide out in his basement seems like the perfect opportunity to spend some time alone. But when his heroin-addicted half-sister Olivia (Tea Falco) arrives at his sacred refuge, his dreams of isolation are quickly shattered.
Unexpectedly atmospheric for a teen-angst drama cooped up in a basement, Bernardo Bertolucci's "Me and You" feels like an attempt to show that age, infirmity and three decades away from his native Italian cinema have done nothing to blunt his touch for capturing adolescent sensual yearning.Excerpt from MRQE located HERE
Approaching Bertolucci's first film for ten years is a nerve-racking
experience. The expectations are so high, the fear of having hope dashed
so great; with such a tremendous legacy to live up to, can the great
director really produce something fresh, something worthy of this
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.
Me and You gets an impressive transfer to Blu-ray from Artificial Eye. It is dual-layered territory and has a strong bitrate for the 1.5 hour feature. Colors are passive but truer than SD could relate and there is no noise in the darker sequences. The 1080P supports solid contrast exhibiting healthy, rich black levels and some minor depth in the 1.85:1 frame. It's pristinely clean showcasing some hi-def detail and there are really no flaws with the rendering. This Blu-ray probably looks like exactly the theatrical version of the film Me and You. Detail in close-ups is impressive and Fabio Cianchetti's cinematography is well supported by the HD visual. All good.
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Audio gives the option of a DTS-HD Master 5.1 at 1864 kbps or a linear PCM Audio stereo track at 1536 kbps - both in original Italian. Nothing but positives here for the audio transfer although the separations on the dialogue-driven film are not abundant. This still sounds like a superb replication of the original audio. There are optional English subtitles and my Momitsu has identified it as being a region 'B'-locked.
Artificial Eye include an extensive 48-minute Electric Chair: Behind the Scenes piece with plenty of information and background of the production. There is also a trailer.
July 2nd, 2013
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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Gary W. Tooze
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