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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
Well, for every peak there must be a valley, no? Family Plot's 1.85:1 1080p transfer is a really bad one - it's enough to make one question whether there's been any high-def sprucing done at all. There are significant signs of colors fading in and out, especially during the first reel. Color quality on the transfer print is all over the place, with flesh tones too high in some spots, and at others colors looked soft and faded. Detail is smeared in nearly every shot, grain handling is all over the place - without hesitation, it's easy to call this one a swing and a miss for Universal.
Audio: How Does The Disc Sound?
The DTS-HD 1.0 Master Audio sound mix on Family Plot's Blu-ray Disc, like most of the tracks on The Masterpiece Collection, is totally appropriate - it sure as hell trumps the movie's video presentation here. Dialogue is clear, music comes through nicely, a few well-placed effects come through with sturdy power - this isn't a wondrously adventurous track, but as a lossless capture of the movie's original designs, it absolutely works.
A French DTS 1.0 track is included, as are English SDH and Spanish subtitles.