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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
Everything that makes a great transfer is here on this 1.85:1 1080p transfer in abundant supply. Pristine print quality, rock solid blacks and, despite plenty of overpumped shots with blown-out whites, clean and consistent contrast across the entire grayscale. The film's color palette, awash in pastels and sometimes muted grays and blues, comes through with great clarity and precision. Detail is overall very good given such tricky source material, with even fine textures apparent, although again due to the high-contrast effect shadow delineation may be a notch below the best transfers. But grain is handled marvelously here - it's a serious step up from the movie's standard-def incarnation.
Audio: How Does The Disc Sound?
John Williams' jazzy score is nicely spread out across the entire front soundstage of this DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound mix, with a strong presence in the surrounds even if it isn't incredibly aggressive. There are some noticeable discrete effects that pop up from time to time in the rears, mostly during transitions and anything involving an airplane, but generally atmosphere is limited. So important to a "talky" picture like this, dialogue is rendered with precision, nicely balanced with the omnipresent score and benefiting from expansive dynamic range. Since Williams' score isn't really bass-heavy, the .1 LFE track isn't given much chance to shine, but underscores the action nicely.
French, Spanish, and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mixes are included, as are English SDH, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles.