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Video: How Does the Disc Look?
This cult-adored 1971 movie looks like a million bucks on this 1.85:1 1080p transfer. Sure, Wake in Fright looks its age, but detail quality is really something - totally sharp and well-defined - and the movie's color palette has a warm and brittle feel to it that serves the picture extraordinarily well (even if you dislike the thing, it's likely you'll remember the way it was shot). Grain has also been handled deftly on this disc, with the movie buzzing with a warm glow that absolutely enhances one's experience.
Audio: How Does the Disc Sound?
Unfortunately, Image chose not to go lossless with this Dolby Digital 2.0 track. Sure, it's only super-geeky home theater geeks who will notice, but it's still a drag. Dialogue sounds fine, though, and the movie's atmospherics and music come through just as they should. For a lossy presentation, it's absolutely accomplished, but for high-def, it's nowhere near as enhanced as it should be.
English SDH subtitles are included.