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Curse Of The Golden Flower (aka Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia/2006/Blu-ray)

 

Picture: B+†††† Sound: B+†††† Extras: C†††† Film: C+

 

 

Not that long ago, we looked at the ambitious, interesting Zhang Yimou film Curse Of The Golden Flower (aka Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia/2006) and it is not bad, but nothing we have not seen before on DVD.Though the film was not great, I thought is was good looking and lavish, which was something the DVDís limited definition could not handle.Now the Blu-ray edition (with the same two extras) is out and the improvements are welcome.You can read the original review at:

 

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/5197/Curse+Of+The+Golden+Flower+(aka

 

 

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is more like it in capturing Director of Photography Xiaoding (Jet Liís Hero and House Of The Flying Daggers) Zhaoís camera work, though there are some minor image issues I had that made me wonder if it was the transferor nature of the Super 35mm shoot.Otherwise, this is a real pleasure to watch and is very color rich.Like the standard DVD, this Blu-ray edition has the same Dolby Digital 5.1 mix that had good uses of music and surrounds throughout, but made me wish for DTS.Instead, Sony has included a PCM 16/48 5.1 that is far better than the Dolby and in combination with the visual improvements makes this one of Sonyís best Blu-ray releases to date.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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