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Video: How Does the Disc Look?
If only we'd known last year that we wouldn't have had to buy that Universal Blu-ray edition of Brazil at all... There isn't a sea of improvement comparing that disc to this new one, but Criterion's 1.78:1 1080p transfer is absolutely preferred. Color quality is especially improved, with both flesh tones and deep hues coming across cleanly and authentically, and grain is handled marvelously, with the movie showcasing a film-like glow that is completely enthralling. Alas, this isn't a pitch-perfect presentation - there are instances of minor noise here and there that keep popping up - but there's no denying this is the best the movie's looked in high-def to date.
Audio: How Does the Disc Sound?
Criterion sticks with the movie's original 2.0 sound design, presenting Brazil in high-def with a marvelous DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio sound mix. This is a wonderfully solid representation of the movie's original presentation - dialogue is audible throughout, atmospherics are lush and appealing, and the movie's musical score has a strident, inviting feel to it. A sensational track.
English SDH subtitles are included.