Saving General Yang (Blu-ray) (2013)
|Year Of Production||2013|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Ronny Yu|
Xin Bo Fu
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||Chinese DTS HD Master Audio 5.1|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||2.35:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||2.35:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English (Burned In)||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
My colleague Ray reviewed this title on DVD here and included a good summary of the plot.
Unlike the last film we both reviewed I liked this one more than Ray. This is an old fashioned heroic action adventure story set in ancient China which includes some excellent action scenes and an exciting and heroic story about brothers trying to rescue their father and bring him home. There are some excellent action sequences which punctuate the adventurous story. It is certainly fair to say that the seven brothers are little hard to tell apart at times and that most of them don't get much in the way of character development. The action sequences can be quite artistic is their composition and design such as the scene involving bowmen in a wheat field or the fight in the canyon. Also, a inspector accompanying the invading Khitan empire provides some welcome comic relief until he pushes his luck too far.
An enjoyable adventure story set in ancient China which although somewhat lacking in gravitas makes up for it with entertainment value.
The feature is presented in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is 1080p.
The picture was very clear and sharp throughout with excellent detail on faces and clothing. Shadow detail was very good.
The colour is excellent showing off the excellent cinematography and landscapes. There is significant colour grading on display.
There are no artefacts to mention.
There are English subtitles burned into the print which are a little smaller than I would prefer.
The audio quality is very good bordering on excellent.
This disc contains a Chinese soundtrack in DTS HD-MA 5.1.
Dialogue seemed clear and easy to understand throughout.
The score was very suitable and heroic in keeping with the subject matter.
The surround speakers were used to great effect during all action sequences, especially noticeable during a sequence where large rocks were being hurled at a fort.
The subwoofer provided bass to thunder, action sequences, falling rocks and supported the music.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu featured music and allowed for scene selection.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This film is not due for release in Region A until Dec 2013.
The video quality is excellent.
The audio quality is very good.The extras missed out on being saved by the general.
|DVD||SONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|