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Video: How Does the Disc Look?
Savages' 2.40:1 1080p transfer is pretty much top-notch. The tech geek in me can't resist mention a few elements of aliasing and artifacting that mar an otherwise stellar high-definition presentation, but on Blu-ray Disc, the movie really sizzles. Detail quality is sharp and punchy - even though Stone rarely keeps his cameras still - and black levels are steady and dark throughout. Colors are also preternaturally vivid (this is, I hope, purposeful) - while flesh tones are solid, what really pops here are deep, bold, saturated tones. This isn't a perfect transfer, but it's damned close.
Audio: How Does the Disc Sound?
This isn't a particularly elegant DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound mix, but I doubt Stone wants it to be. Effects and music are really loud when they come into play - it may be intended, but you'll be reaching for your remote multiple times here. Dialogue is audible from start to finish, though, and surround channels have an immersive, pleasant presence to them. High- and low-ends are well-preserved, to boot, with the .1 LFE channel here really shaking to life frequently.
French and Spanish DTS 5.1 and English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks are included, as are English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles.