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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
Boasting the Academy Award-winning cinematography of Janusz Kaminski, Schindler's List has always been a stunning piece of cinema to witness, and this 1.85:1 1080p transfer fits the movie like a glove. Shot in black and white for nearly 95 percent of its runtime, blacks are perfect and contrast excellent. The film has a richly detailed, often three-dimensional appearance. Grain is handled excellently here, and the color sequences that open and close the film are subdued if supported by clean, stable hues. Even edge enhancement and compression artifacting are not a problem. Beautiful.
Audio: How Does The Disc Sound?
There's no question that Schindler's List also sounds pretty much perfect on this DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio track. The many scenes of horrific violence, most notably the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto, do feature distinct surround effects and very forceful .1 LFE - it is terrifying, both in presentation and subject matter. Otherwise, the soundfield is largely front heavy with only some ambience, mainly minor rear effects and some score bleed (John Williams' Oscar-winning scoring is absolutely magnificent and incredibly moving). Frequency response is terrific, with a very warm and full-bodied sound and sharp stereo separation across the fronts. One couldn't ask for more.
French and Spanish DTS 5.1 tracks are included, as are English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles.