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The Hunt For Red October (Blu-ray)

Released on 26 September 2011

Featuring: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin & Tim Curry

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: PG

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Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller, The Hunt For Red October seethes with high-tech excitement and the tension of men who hold Doomsday in their hands.

A new, technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it. The entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him too. The hunt is on!
  • Commentary by Director John McTiernan
  • Beneath the Surface
  • Theatrical Trailer

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 Average rating (3 reviews)

 Languages & Verdict

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Blu Ray all zone (not confirmed)

Ratio of the feature film:
2.35:1

Languages of the feature film:
Dolby True HD 5.1: English
Dolby 5.1: French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish
Dolby 2.0 Surround: Commentary by the director John McTiernan

Subtitles for the feature film and the making of:
French, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and English for the hard of hearings.

Verdict:
This film on Blu Ray is really amazing, a good picture with an outstanding soundtrack. The soundtrack is perfect with a fantastic music. The picture has a natural noise quite visible during the dark shots but not too annoying.
Even if the pictures is not 100% perfect, it gives us much more details about the models submarine for instance the missiles hatches visible on the hull of the Typhoon, the grid pattern on the outer bow doors of the caterpillar. We can also count the missiles silos when Ryan is about to go after the cook and show us how long the submarine really is, it makes the scene looking truly impressive!
High Definition picture means details we are not supposed to see !!
* We can clearly see the whole deck and the conn tower of the Red October is a giant model (where Sean Connery and Sam Neill stand at the beginning of the film) as we can see the edges of the model barely submerged.
* Technical mistake about this model, there is no wake as there are no propellers either which in fact are visible on a real typhoon-class submarine (when afloat).
* The wires holding the 3 models submarines are visible on nearly every "underwater" shot. For instance, when the first torpedo is shot at the Red October, we can clearly see several wires holding the Red October when she is evading the attack.
*The CGI effects are quite obtrusive but it is 1989 CGI, in fact we can say they are good considering what we were capable of doing in the 80s.

Overall, it is a true pleasure to see this film on Blu Ray with its beautiful picture. Although we see the wires holding the sub, the underwater sequences still
look superb thanks to the flawless motion and the lighting of the 3 submarines.

Bonuses:
* Making of "Beneath the surface": Dolby 2.0, 29 min, SD, subtitled.
* Theatrical Trailer: Dolby 5.1, 1:34min, HD, no subtitle.

 The Clasic of al Time

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I had this film when it was on VHS then DVD and then DVD-DTS now its on blu-ray, I cant wait to get my hands on it, this is one of the best all time greats, you know you wont it.

 classic connery!!

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Forget Bond, this has to be one of Mr Connerys best roles and performances. But you have some other very good performances in this film from some other top actors too. its got a very strong cast and the storyline keeps you entertained all the way through as per all of the jack ryan noval transfers and the picture and sound quality are a top notch transfer. i have to put this film up there as one of my favourates. its certainly got replayability and if im stuck to put something on this is one that never disapoints in my view. an absolute classic. If you havent seen this. buy it. you will not be disapointed...

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ActorsSean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Tim Curry, Courtney B. Vance, James Earl Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Stellan Skarsgard, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, Joss Ackland, Peter Firth, Gates McFadden & Fred Dalton Thompson
DirectorJohn McTiernan
CertificatePG
Year1990
Screen2.35:1
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Additional LanguagesFrench; German; Italian; Castilian Spanish
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired; English; German; Swedish; Danish; Norwegian; Finnish; Dutch; French; Italian; Castilian Spanish
Duration2 hours and 15 minutes (approx)