Twilight Time in the US have just released a 3000 edition run of 1984 on Blu Ray.  What perhaps is most interesting about this release is that both versions of the soudntrack are included, along with an isolated soundtrack of Eurythmics contribution to the film.  It would seem that the Eurythmics score elements of the film have been remastered in DTS-HD Master Audio 2 Format.

Nineteen Eighty-Four is presented on Blu-ray with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.85:1. Director Michael Radford and legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins offer an intentionally desaturated environment here which tends to make things like flesh tones look blanched, and which actually tends to highlight the grain field, making it appeal relatively thick and even swarthy at times. When Winston and Julia get out into the countryside, the palette warms up at least a little, though even here things look tamped down and not especially vivid (again, no doubt an intentional choice). Close-ups offer excellent fine detail (see screenshots 1 and 3 for two good examples), though there are occasional deficits in shadow detail in scenes where the characters are in dimly lit interior environments. Elements are in good shape, with only very minor age related issues like minimal dirt showing up.

Nineteen Eighty-Four courted a bit of controversy back in the day when it was released with a score featuring tunes by Eurythmics, a choice director Michael Radford went on the record as lambasting, stating he much preferred the more traditional orchestral score by Dominic Muldowney. Both of these soundtracks are offered in DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, with the disc authored to default to the Muldowney score, the preferred score of the director. The music is the obvious chief difference between these two tracks, though it’s interesting to note that the Muldowney cues retained in the Eurythmics version are often mixed far further down than in the main Muldowney version. Otherwise, both tracks offer excellent fidelity within an obviously narrow soundfield. Dialogue and effects are rendered cleanly and clearly and with excellent prioritization.

DVD Extras :

Original Theatrical Trailer (480p; 2:21)

MGM 90th Anniversary Trailer (1080p; 2:06)

Isolated Score Track is presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 and is the Eurythmics iteration of the score.

Though they’re not listed as actual supplements, it’s worth noting again that this release contains both of the soundtracks the film had, per the information discussed above in the Audio section of the review. Each is presented in DTS-HD Master Audio mono.

Source : Blu-Ray.Com

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