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Pain and Gain: BD Review

Aug 30th, 2013

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Video: How Do the Discs Look?

Every Michael Bay joke in the book can be appropriately made toward the narrative slipperiness of Pain and Gain, but there’s no question that the movie’s 2.40:1 1080p presentation in high-def is anything short of picture-perfect. Compression artifacting, aliasing/banding, and all other inconsistencies that could potentially show up are thankfully nowhere to be found here – this is a rock-solid presentation that is almost awe-inspiring in construction. Couldn’t be better.

Audio: How Do the Discs Sound?

The Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound mix included on Pain and Gain’s Blu-ray edition is also a monster. This surround presentation thunders in every capacity, balancing audible dialogue with rigorous effects and atmospherics, as well as a beep-and-click musical score that keeps things moving along smoothly. High- and low-ends are preserved accurately and cleanly, and fidelity across the board is wonderfully dynamic. A movie this mediocre doesn’t deserve a track this assured.

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

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