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Star Trek - Into Darkness: BD Review

Oct 2nd, 2013

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Video: How Does the Disc Look?

Again, part of what Abrams gets totally right with Into Darkness is his ability to surround himself with a rock-solid technical team, and the folks who cobbled together this 2.40:1 1080p transfer absolutely nailed it. You can try to look for compression artifacting or aliasing/banding, but you’ll come up short – this is as pitch-perfect a reference-quality presentation as we’re likely to get this year. Color accuracy is vivid and well-balanced, black levels are dark and consistent without ever manifesting crush, and detail quality is crazy sharp. Marvelous.

Audio: How Does the Disc Sound?

This Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound mix might even be better than its video counterpart. Juggling audible dialogue and looming music (not to mention the movie’s thundering collection of effects), this is the kind of lossless track that makes you glad to have a top-caliber sound system. Fidelity is impossibly dynamic, surrounds are constantly at work, high- and low-ends are represented authentically – this one’s a keeper, for sure.

French, Spanish, and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mixes are included, as are English SDH, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles.

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