BLU-RAY REVIEW

Devil Wears Prada, The

Featured In Issue 117, February 2007

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(Studio/Distributor):
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
2240925
(MPAA Rating):
PG13
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(Retail Price):
$39.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
109
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Color
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Yes
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Yes
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A
(Theatrical Year):
2006
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
12/12/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
David Frankel
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Hathaway), with personal fashion not high on her priority list, has no idea what she's walked into when she is interviewed...and belittled...by Editor Miranda Priestly (Streep), and, to the surprise of all, hired as second assistant at Runway magazine. Knowing that Miranda can open any door for her in the publishing world, Andy buckles down, schleps searing-hot Starbucks, and delivers Hermes scarves and Calvin Klein skirts with a pained smile. And, in the process, learns a little about herself and about life. The Devil Wears Prada is based upon the novel by Lauren Weisberger. (Jack Kelley)

Special features include the same commentary track, deleted scenes, gag reel, and trailer as on the DVD reviewed in Issue 115. But there is also a trivia track on the Blu-ray Disc and no featurettes.

With bold colors and good shadow delineation, the 2.35:1 Blu-ray Disc image really pops from the screen and is a huge upgrade from the DVD. Fleshtones can be slightly washed-out, though, and the image can often look too flat. Fine details are not as well resolved as the best high-definition transfers. (Danny Richelieu)

The lossless DTS-HD Master Audio encoding sounds fluid and natural for the most part, but can have an unnatural digital edginess to it that can be distracting. Dynamic range is impressive, which helps deliver the subtle atmospheric effects with more presence. (Danny Richelieu)