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Blu-ray Reviews: Bonnie and Clyde

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Last updated 27 June 2009

Bonnie and Clyde
1967 - Warner Bros Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
Director: Arthur Penn
Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Evans Evans and Gene Wilder

Movie: 5 Picture: 4.5 Sound: 2.5 Extras: 3

No review as yet.

Running time: 111 minutes
Picture: 1.78:1, 1080p24, VC1 @ 16.05Mbps
Sound: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese: Dolby Digital 1/0.0 @ 192kbps
Subtitles: English, English for the Hearing Impaired, French, German, German for the Hearing Impaired, Italian, Italian for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
Extras: The History Channel Documentary: 'Love and Death: The Story of Bonnie and Clyde' (480i60, VC1, DD 2.0 @ 192kbps - 43 mins); Featurette: 'Revolution! The Making of Bonnie and Clyde' (480i60, VC1, DD 2.0 @ 192kbps - 65 mins); Two Deleted Scenes (480i60, VC1, DD 2.0 @ 192kbps - no audio - 5 mins); Warren Beaty Wardrobe Tests (480i60, VC1, DD 2.0 @ 192kbps - 8 mins); Two Trailers (480i60, VC1, DD 2.0 @ 192kbps - 4 mins)
Restrictions: Rated M (Australian rating); Region Free

This is the video bitrate graph for this movie, generated by BDInfo 0.5.2:

Bonnie and Clyde video bitrate graph

Comparison: Blu-ray vs PAL DVD

Here are some comparisons between the PAL DVD and the Blu-ray version of this movie.

At the top of each is the full frame (suitably shrunk down) used in the comparison, with a 250 pixel wide detail from the frame underneath. The left side is from the PAL DVD. The image was captured digitally from the disc, scaled up from its native 720 by 576 resolution to 1,024 by 576 (to present in the correct aspect ratio), and then, in order to be comparable to the Blu-ray version, from that to 1,920 by 1,080. The detail is from that last scaled version, and has not been rescaled again. The right side is from the Australian Blu-ray. This has not been scaled at all.

Different applications were used to capture the two frames, so I am not normally comfortable comparing the colour between the two, merely the detail and sharpness. For those visitors from NTSC lands, generally the PAL DVD is just a touch sharper than the NTSC DVD.

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