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This Movie came out in Germany on January 17.
My Disc arrived saturday.

It's the best the Film has ever looked.
Its clearly an older Source but PQ looks good. Not overwhelming but good.
Its from an older MGM HD Master.
Low Bitrate Encoding on the BD unfortunately.

I did a comparison with the UK PAL DVD from MGM (same Source):

Keep in mind that the US DVD is non anamorphic and looks much worser than the MGM UK DVD. So no doubt this Blu Ray will look miles better in comparison with the us dvd. The UK MGM DVD is derived from the same master and therefore the difference is not that big.

It also exists a newer HD Master which was used for HDTV Broadcasts.
I will only say this: Orange & Teal baby! The newer HD Master has a complete new Color Grading and different contrast. Black is worse for example.
I did a comparison with the 1080i Broadcast from this newer Transfer:
Set 1:
Set 2:

You can clearly see that this is a newer Transfer and it has the better framing.
But i hate colors/contrast.

So maybe the German BD is the last chance to get the (imho) better Color Timing in HD.

The Blu Ray is Region B.

BTW: We had maybe the worst dvd of this movie worldwide in germany: Non anamorphic, wrong aspect ratio and bad quality. Look at this Comparison:
So im really grateful for the Blu Ray.

BD Info Scan:


Disc Title:     MR HOLLANDS OPUS
Disc Size:      23'934'332'815 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.4


Name:                   00000.MPLS
Length:                 2:22:55 (h:m:s)
Size:                   22'914'711'552 bytes
Total Bitrate:          21.38 Mbps


Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
MPEG-4 AVC Video        16000 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1


Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
DTS-HD Master Audio             English         1911 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 1911 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             German          1944 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 1944 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)


Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           German          95.320 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           German          0.367 kbps                      

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