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A Serious Man
Just call me a "Johnny-Come-Lately," for I wasn't able to rent this when it came out a few years ago but thanks to a real *friend* (who lent me a copy) I was able to view it this afternoon. I'm an avid fan of anything by the Coen Brothers so I've wanted to see this for a very long time, and especially with the rave reviews this received in the PQ department.
I was a bit letdown with the movie itself, though it was still quite "watchable." But I was not at all disappointed in the PQ department. It was a very CLEAN, SHARP and DETAILED Blu-ray with excellent BLACK LEVELS and SHADOW DETAILS. It currently resides in Tier 0 at approximately .33. It holds up very well for being a few years old, but I would be inclined to drop it a smidgen (due to a less-than-stellar start, where the first 6-7 minutes had well below average PQ) to the following ranking....
Tier Recommendation: Tier 0 (.66)
Viewed from 7.5' using the equipment listed below....
Pioneer Kuro Elite PRO-151FD....Pioneer Elite BDP-05....Onkyo TX-NR717
Cambridge Soundworks MC305 Fronts & Center...Cambridge Soundworks Ambiance Surrounds....SVS PC12-NSD