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The Departed (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon & Jack Nicholson

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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  Undercover in Boston

| | See all RJNeb2's reviews (696)

Boston crimelord Frank Costello has one of his proteges embedded in the police department as a mole. What he doesn't realise is that his new right hand man is a mole from the police department, and soon enough the noose starts to tighten as both bodies realise that they've been infiltrated. A typically bold remake of the Hong Kong thriller "Infernal Affairs" from a director clearly buzzing on just letting rip, "The Departed" is a grisly and intense study of betrayal. It offers Nicholson the chance to grandstand like mad - he's undeniably entertaining doing so - but his younger co-stars are right up there with him. Although maybe not as potent as "GoodFellas", it's still great to see Scorsese so surefooted in the milieu he's made his own.

  Should of been a classic!

| | See all MarkAvery's reviews (114)

This movie could well be the biggest single disappointment in cinema since the turn of the millennium and it's still a good movie, the problem, it should of been a masterpiece.

When you weigh up the armoury it possesses, great concept, stellar cast and the incredible Martin Scorsese at the helm. It promises so much but I remember leaving the cinema feeling let down. Expectation can be a bad thing with movies, but when you consider all that this had going for it, you can't help but have nothing but the highest of those.

At the very least it should of bettered "Infernal Affairs" of which this is a remake of, and yet it even fails on this.

The problem is pacing and sub-plots, the original didn't have the love interest and it doesn't really serve a purpose here other than to detract from the main story. There is nothing about this movie that raises itself to anything more than standard fare. It fizzles rather than exploding, it gets bogged down in too much exposition and never really takes flight. By the end you look back on it and wonder...........what was the point!

Jack Nicholson is the best of the bunch but then again so he should be, he's given all the best lines and appears to be the only actor who was given freedom to experiment and supply some theatrics to his performance. The great Alec Baldwin comes away with credit mind you, but he doesn't get enough screen time.

What an opportunity missed, and yet this is the movie which finally garnered Marty with his long overdue best Director Oscar, it a funny old game!

The Transfer........................

Warner Brothers have granted this feature with a VC-1 encoded, 2.40:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of fantastic quality.

Colour and saturation are the discs biggest triumph. The image is extremely vibrant with vivid colours and perfect contrast. Detail and clarity does differ on occasion but this is due to Scorsese's fondness for adding a glare effect in post production. He will sacrifice pin-sharp detail for increased colour and contrast by digitally enhancing these aspects. Skin tones are consistently spot on.

Blacks are wonderfully strong and remain inky and rich with great delineation, the scene where De Caprio is followed at night by Matt Damon is the best example of this.

We do not suffer any compression or edge enhancement. Digital artefacts are nowhere to be seen. The grain is barely visible but is proof of no digital scrubbing.

This is a top notch transfer and is just shy of reference quality.

Film 3.5/5 Transfer 4.5/5

  Should of been a classic!

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This movie could well be the biggest single disappointment in cinema since the turn of the millennium and it's still a good movie, the problem, it should of been a masterpiece.

When you weigh up the armoury it possesses, great concept, stellar cast and the incredible Martin Scorsese at the helm. It promises so much but I remember leaving the cinema feeling let down. Expectation can be a bad thing with movies, but when you consider all that this had going for it, you can't help but have nothing but the highest of those.

At the very least it should of bettered "Infernal Affairs" of which this is a remake of, and yet it even fails on this.

The problem is pacing and sub-plots, the original didn't have the love interest and it doesn't really serve a purpose here other than to detract from the main story. There is nothing about this movie that raises itself to anything more than standard fare. It fizzles rather than exploding, it gets bogged down in too much exposition and never really takes flight. By the end you look back on it and wonder...........what was the point!

Jack Nicholson is the best of the bunch but then again so he should be, he's given all the best lines and appears to be the only actor who was given freedom to experiment and supply some theatrics to his performance. The great Alec Baldwin comes away with credit mind you, but he doesn't get enough screen time.

What an opportunity missed, and yet this is the movie which finally garnered Marty with his long overdue best Director Oscar, it a funny old game!

The Transfer........................

Warner Brothers have granted this feature with a VC-1 encoded, 2.40:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of fantastic quality.

Colour and saturation are the discs biggest triumph. The image is extremely vibrant with vivid colours and perfect contrast. Detail and clarity does differ on occasion but this is due to Scorsese's fondness for adding a glare effect in post production. He will sacrifice pin-sharp detail for increased colour and contrast by digitally enhancing these aspects. Skin tones are consistently spot on.

Blacks are wonderfully strong and remain inky and rich with great delineation, the scene where De Caprio is followed at night by Matt Damon is the best example of this.

We do not suffer any compression or edge enhancement. Digital artefacts are nowhere to be seen. The grain is barely visible but is proof of no digital scrubbing.

This is a top notch transfer and is just shy of reference quality.

Film 3.5/5 Transfer 4.5/5

  brilliant

| | See all arcticmonkey86's reviews (4)

my favourite director has to be martin scorsese cant what for more films from him like all his films this is also great in blue ray..

  Must See!

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At 5 quid (current price) on Blu-Ray, you can't not buy this film, top actors, with top acting throughout the film.
One of my favourites and won't ever reach the bottom of my blu ray pile!

  Looks and sounds good

| | See all stuarty75's reviews (73)

It's not perfect but nevertheless it does look and sound good,a very good film on a pretty good blu-ray.

  Gangster Attitude!!

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This was one movie that didn't appeal to me when I first watched the trailer... I don't know why I felt like that as I am a huge Martin Scorsese fan.
But I finally watched it and thought... 'Woah...'
This is a very strong, powerful movie and always keeps you on the edge when you're watching it. I loved the performances from Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio etc.
The extras aren't fantastic but this is still worth watching in HD.

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  A PERFECT MODERN DAY GANGSTER

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It is hard to decide who the main actor is in this wonderful film ,everybody plays there parts so well. Add to this a great transfer in sound and vision and we have a near perfect movie .

Would all other film companies please take note 10/10

  wonderful re-make

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I liked this movie
Brillant interpretation of all the cast!

Wich lenguages are on the bly ray???

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