The Mummy's Shroud (Blu-ray + DVD)
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‘Making of’ Documentary, Hammer at Bray Commentary
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 87 minutes
Production Year: 1967
Main Language: English
This is just a beautiful rendering of a classic Hammer Horror film on Blu-ray! The image is so lush & rich with fantastic color palette that brings this gem of the genre into HD.. Blacks are spot on and clarity is startling makings this film look more young than old. Only problem I had was a touch of DNR here and there you will notice the glossy faces in some scenes look waxy & bright with detail swiped digitally but it was so mild and so infrequent some won't even notice.
The Audio is crisp and noise free with dialog coming thru loud and clear with no problematic surging between action & diaglog scenes.. best audio possible without the need for a faux surround experience just a uncompressed mono natural soundtrack..all in all Studio Canal did an outstanding job on the audio front.
I highly recommend this Blu-ray package it is a quality release that will have old school horror fans rejoicing!
The Mummy's Shroud is a Hammer film that is not well known here in the United States and it is a treat for me personally to be making a blind buy on this, since I have never been let down, ever by Hammer film.
Video Quality - Over all the image is solid except for a few instances of DNR being applied, you will see these scenes right off with waxy faces that look shiny and smooth but this was used sparingly. At times you see a grain field then the other scenes look way too smooth but overall colors are deep and the image is bright with the correct aspect ratio of 1.66:1.
Average video bitrate: AVC as low as 28.4Mbps as high as 37Mbps
Audio - Lossless LPCM 1.0 is adequate and sounds the best you will get out of a mono source.. I am happy Studio Canal didn't try to pack a faux 5.1 synthetic surround track which would be a travesty in the eyes of connoisseurs of Hammer films..
LPCM Audio English 1152 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit
Extras - Studio Canal include two new featurettes. The Beat Goes On: The Making of The Mummy's Shroud runs a full 22-minutes and gives some nice background on the production. There is also a brief bio-piece entitled Remembering David Buck where his career is reflected on for about 5-minutes by colleagues. There are a heap (15-minutes worth) of Hammer Trailers for The Mummy's Shroud and other productions and a slideshow Gallery.
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