BLU-RAY REVIEW

Albert Nobbs

Featured In Issue 167, May/June 2012

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(Studio/Distributor):
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
32281
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Brief nudity and language
(Retail Price):
$39.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
113
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2011
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
05/15/12
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Rodrigo Garcia
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In order to survive in 19th century Ireland, a woman must live and work as a man. But, some thirty years after first donning men's clothing to fit into her surroundings, Albert Nobbs (Close) finds herself trapped inside a prison of her own making. From a novella by George Moore. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Actress Glenn Close and Director Rodrigo Garcia, three deleted scenes (HD 08:16), the theatrical trailer, and up-front previews.

The 2.34:1 1080p AVC picture is terrific, with a superb natural appearance exhibiting striking and, at times, slightly exaggerated contrast, with bright whites and deep, solid blacks, as in the paid help's costumes. The film plays mostly within an interior setting of a hotel, and every fine detail is exhibited in facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. Hues are richly toned throughout, with excellent saturation. Fleshtones are naturally rendered throughout. This is a visually engaging film that exhibits a cinematic appearance. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack is quietly presented with a dialogue focus that is well integrated spatially. Atmospherics and sound effects are spot on and enhance the overall sense of a 19th century Ireland city setting with their subtle surround presence. The orchestral music score is spatially enveloping, with a wide and deep soundstage that extends effectively to the surrounds. While quietly rendered, the soundtrack is a perfect complement to this unique story. (Gary Reber)