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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
Ivan’s Childhood really looks stunning on this 1.33:1 1080p transfer - it's a real step up from the movie's DVD edition. Black levels are rock-solid (and nicely saturated), and small object detail is just about as good as one could imagine. There’s no smear on this transfer, also, which proves to be a nice surprise. Grain is handled well here, as well, with the movie appearing with a sturdy glow that suits it wonderfully.
Audio: How Does The Disc Sound?
The Russian LPCM mono mix accompanying the film is also very accomplished in its scope and execution. Even with an impressive aural upgrade, you can’t un-mono a mono track. Hiss is definitely an issue. The dialogue comes across appropriately and the film’s musical score packs a nice punch, but everything is compressed by the movie’s limited fidelity.
English SDH subtitles are included.