As the first Blu-Ray title of one of the most acclaimed Russian arthouse directors, Andrei Tarkovsky, comes out in the next days, here are some specs on it:Andrei Rublev(Андрей Рублев)
The film has been previously released by RUSCICO (outside Russia), Krupny Plan (inside Russia) and Criterion (in USA; a longer cut of the film with the title "The Passion of Andrei"). The best PQ was in fact the Krupny Plan version (Beaver calls it Lizard), however, it was Russian-only.
, the mother company of Krupny Plan and RUSICO, has taken over the production of Blu-Ray of their film stock. And one of the first titles is Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev". The disc features English subtitles, so it is likely to turn up in international online shops after some while. Unfortunately, Russian DVD shops are not allowed to ship to foreign countries, because Russia is not a member of the WTO.
Anyway, here be the specs:Cover:Technical infos:Code:
Russian theatrical version (not Criterion's "Dom Kino" version which runs 15 minutes longer and has a different title).Running time:
1:24:49 (Part 1) + 1:38:09 (Part 2)Video/Codec:
1080p/AVC MPEG-4Aspect Ratio:
- Russian DTS-HD MA 5.1 (48 kHz / 2026 kbps / 16-bit)
- Russian Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
- Russian Dolby Digital 2.0 (192 kbps) (original mono)Subtitles
- English (yess!)Bonus
Unfortunately, nothing of the sort. The Criterion DVD was quite full of bonus, and even the old Krupny Plan DVD had a nice bonus disc with a documentary.Screenshots
More info on the film:http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCom...dreirublev.htm