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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
This is a terrific black and white 1.85:1 1080p transfer. The movie was shot using color stock, and then printed in black and white. The result is a lush and velvety look that gives the movie a timeless feel. Contrast is very good. Bright whites only make an impact in the more highly stylized shots. The transfer is overflowing with depressing grays and inky, deep blacks. Shadow detail is excellent, and I saw no edge halos or print damage. Grain is handled expertly on this high-def edition, to boot, with the movie taking on a flow that serves its mood excellently.
Audio: How Does The Disc Sound?
The French DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound mix is absolutely appropriate and effective. It opens up the rioting scenes and provides extra space for the music. Gunshots have nice snap to them, without being too loud. Most of the track stays around the center. Dialogue is clean, and dynamic range is above average for a film of limited aural ambition. In all, for a dialogue-heavy movie about three kids roaming the streets, this track is just about as good as it gets.
English SDH subtitles are included.