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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005/Blu-ray)


Picture: A-†††† Sound: A-†††† Extras: B-†††† Film: C-



This is the third and likely final time we will review Doug Limanís Mr. & Mrs. Smith as after two different fine performers on DVD-Video, Fox has done a great job of presenting the film in the high definition Blu-ray format.Even if you are not a fan of the film, and we are not, Fox has issued the film in fine playback editions every time out.First, the links to our look at the previous editions:


Regular DVD



Unrated DVD Set




Of course, the frenzy for co-stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has gone far and beyond anything anyone could have imagined at the time of the filmís hit theatrical release or any of the DVD versions.As of this posting, they are still together and this will continue to be a curio for gossip fans.However, the silly tale of two married spies who donít know each otherís real names continues to be a high profile software success for the studio.The success of the Jason Bourne films only pushes this further.


Despite some minor issues, including imperfections and datedness in some of the digital work, the 1080p AVC @ 24 MBPS 2.35 X 1 image seems to come from the same great master the DVDs did, but is a transfer that was always top rate to begin with.Both DVDs had regular DTS, but this more expansive DTS HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 mix is even better, even if you cannot decode it all the way.Sound design is one of the things that made this film a hit and it is a gem of mixing and sonics.Translation, a dull film that is technically solid to playback, made additionally better by featuring D-BOX playback for those lucky enough to have that bass sound feature.


Since this is a 50GB Blu-ray, all the extras from the previous DVDs are here and all of that makes this a model for a hit film on Blu-ray.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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