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Old 08-01-2011, 06:35 AM
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I enjoyed the 1961 King of Kings movie on Blu-ray. It is 171 minutes long and received a PG-13 rating for violence. The DTS-HD Master audio track is bit for bit the same as the studio master. This 70mm film most likely received a minimum of a 4K scan before being downconverted to the 1080P Blu-ray format (Since the black bars on a 16:9 display are needed to maintain the original movie ratio of 2.40:1, the Blu-ray transfer is really slightly below 1080P since horizontal lines and brightness are lost in the black bar area). This 1961 King of Kings Blu-ray HD transfer is the best it has every looked and sounded. Looks like a modern day movie in terms of picture quality. I am disappointed that Warner Bros only provided all the extra features in 480i quality instead of a 1080p/24 transfer for the extras. Paramount studios for the 1923 and 1956 Ten Commandments Blu-ray release offered 100% of all movies and extras in 1080p/24 quality over the 3 Blu-ray discs. Warner Bros could improve in that area.

I pray one day the 1927 silent film King of Kings by Cecil B DeMille will be released on Blu-ray. That film has only seen a 480i DVD release back on December 7th 2004 by Criterion.

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