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The Review at a Glance: (max score: 5 )

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Audio/Video total rating:

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Studio and Year: 20th Century Fox - 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Feature running time: 143 minutes
Genre: Action

Disc Format: BD-50
Encoding: AVC (MPEG-4)
Video Aspect: 2.40:1
Resolution: 1080p/24


Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, English/Spanish/French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Music by: Thomas Newman
Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
Region Code: A

Blu-ray Disc release Date: February 12, 2013







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Film Synopsis:

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

My Take:

In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past returns to haunt her. 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The James Bond franchise is the longest running film series to my knowledge. I am amazed at how each installment never seems to lose its appeal. Casino Royale was special for two reasons. The first is that it “rebooted” (if you will) the James Bond story and second because it introduced us to the newest and sixth actor to play Bond, Daniel Craig. I have to admit that when I heard that he was the new Bond I was pretty skeptical. After seeing Casino Royale my skepticism was assuaged. The character has a much different feel that is highlighted by more of a reckless arrogance and darker persona than we have seen from any previous Bond. Personally I found it invigorating. While I enjoy Quantum of solace I found it a disappointing follow up to Casino Royale. When Skyfall was announced I truly wondered what lay in store and hoped that it would live up to the promise found in Casino Royale. After seeing it I was extremely pleased to see a return to the path and continuance in the thematic vein of reshaping Bond.

The central theme here revolves around Bond and M’s relationship as they deal with an element from her past that has resurfaced. There are several new challenges for Bond who is carefully drawn as a simple yet complex character with his typical lone wolf exterior that leaves him unpredictable yet predictable. The most direct obstacle comes in the form of a worthy adversary in Silva played with pitch perfect maniacal disdain by the always reliable Javier Bardem. The newest Bond Girls are exotically ravishing with a twist of course. There are a variety of familiar references in the 007 lore as well as several “interesting” introductions. Skyfall is typically stylish both in theme and execution featuring gorgeous locations, exciting action and superlative production elements.

The requisite opening chase sequence is loaded with hair raising stunts and the title sequence that follows, featuring Adele’s theme song, is a montage of beautifully crafted images enhanced by superb production design/direction. The action set pieces are exactly what you would expect while the rewarding screenplay ties everything together as it leads toward an inevitable and gratifying finale that reminds us why we keep coming back for more. Daniel Craig has truly made this character his own. Of the three Bond films he has made I think Casino Royale remains my favorite. Skyfall is probably more of a complete film in terms of tying all of the elements together. I am thrilled that Bond is back and I look forward to the next installment.


Parental Guide:

The rating is for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking.


AUDIO/VIDEO - By The Numbers:
REFERENCE = 92-100 / EXCELLENT = 83-91 / GOOD = 74-82 / AVERAGE = 65-73 / BELOW AVERAGE = under 65

**My audio/video ratings are based upon a comparative made against other high definition media/blu-ray disc.**


Audio: 96

(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)


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Video: 100

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Skyfall comes to Blu-ray Disc from 20th Century Fox featuring 1080p AVC encoded video that has an average bitrate of 23 Mbps and lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound that has an average bitrate of 3.7 Mbps.

This is a flawless and film like video presentation (despite being shot on high definition video) that delivers exquisite high level detail and rich image penetrating colors that look gorgeous in high definition. The video has incredible depth and dimension that is rarely limited by the camera’s perspective. The level of resolution present produces imagery that in many cases has a near infinite visual acuity that draws out the finest details in close ups while enhancing the delineation and textural nuance within objects and backgrounds. Wide angle shots of the geographic locations in Turkey and London reveal the varied and rough texture in the surfaces made of stone and wood while the beautifully framed shots of the landscapes look stunning.

Flesh tones exhibit lifelike textures with natural color and vibrant complexions. Blacks exhibit exemplary dynamic range and appear deep and rich without compromise. Shadow detail is impressive and readily conveys strong dimensionality during the scenes shot in darkened areas and uneven light. The segments shot at night overlooking the various cityscapes look fabulous. Contrast and brightness work in tandem so that dark scenes exhibit good dynamic range and bright scenes are vivid without loss of detail. I saw no signs of video related anomalies or extraneous noise. I tip my hat to 20th Century Fox. This is an impressive high definition presentation that looked marvelous on my big screen.

The DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio soundtrack is technically proficient and sounds terrific. This is a supremely articulated and commanding presentation that will reward those with systems capable of thoroughly reproducing its elements. This is not an overtly aggressive presentation but it definitively produces powerful dynamics and deep bass transients that underscore the action with aplomb. This is an engaging and purposeful sound design that transforms the room into a three dimensional soundstage that creates an immersive web of sound that encapsulates the sweet spot with its plethora of sounds/ effects that seem to emanate from every direction during the films active moments.

Pinpoint imaging draws out both large and small sounds and by allowing their directional correlation (based upon the onscreen events) to be definable within the room’s acoustic boundaries. Thomas Newman’s music score helps set the stage with its perfect blend of evocative instrumentation and rousing orchestration. Dialogue is reproduced with lucid expression and exacting clarity. I never had any trouble distinguishing even the slightest changes in the pitch or tonal inflection of voices. If I had one very minor nit to pick is that I would have preferred deeper extension and a bigger kick in the low end.

As my ratings suggest Skyfall as presented on Blu-ray Disc is an end to end experience that delivers on the potential and promise of the Blu-ray format. Turn it up, sit back and enjoy the ride!

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Sam Mendes

  • Audio commentary with producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, and production designer Dennis Gassner

  • (HD) Shooting Bond (14 segments):
    1. Intro – 2 minutes
    2. Opening sequence – 4 minutes
    3. Title sequence – 3 minutes
    4. 007 – 3 minutes
    5. Q – 2 minutes
    6. DB5 – 1 minute
    7. Women – 4 minutes
    8. Villains – 6 minutes
    9. Action – 3 minutes
    10. Locations – 3 minutes
    11. Music – 3 minutes
    12. End sequence – 14 minutes
    13. M – 4 minutes
    14. The Future – 2 minutes
  • (HD) Skyfall premiere – 4 minutes

  • (HD) Theatrical tralier

  • (HD) Soundtrack promo

  • Bonus DVD

  • Digital Copy

  • Ultraviolet Digital Copy




Final Thoughts:

James Bond makes a triumphant return in Skyfall an exciting well rounded Bond epic that successfully brings the iconic character to the next level. As you might expect its presentation on Blu-ray is spectacular and features reference quality audio/video that makes for superb demonstration material for enthusiasts that like to show off their home theater systems. The included supplemental package is made up of an array of featurettes that provide glimpses behind the scenes while offering insights from the cast/filmmakers. I found it to be serviceable but not as comprehensive as I would have liked. Regardless Skyfall on Blu-ray is a must have plain and simple. Enjoy!





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Hi Ralph!

Oh boy ! this was an unexpected treat, and my first comments will be on the "Best" blacks Iv'e seen in any movie period! I thought I was watching an OLED demo biggrin.gif superb shadow detail, and the contrast next to those blacks were dead on, I'll bet this was probably the easiest 100 video score to give smile.gif Ok that's enough gushing praise on the only video transfer that easily best 'Avatar" as the new King of tranfers, the movie itself was fantastic with a great story line and the audio had great sound with a few shocking moments.

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I watched it last night. It was my favorite of the reboots. Great presentation

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My wife and I watched it 2 nights ago. We both loved the movie, and I was floored by the transfer. An easy 100 for video.

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I was BLOWN AWAY by this transfer! Skyfall had a hard act to follow as I watched 2 reference PQ titles right before it with Tree of Life and Samsara and Skyfall went toe to toe and if pushed I would say even bested the other two overall slightly......its that good IMO. Needless to say, I could not agree more with you Ralph and man what a great disc!

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Excellent review. I too am very impressed. There is a "sound moment" fairly early in the movie, that literally made me jump in my seat. I won't spoil it for anyone by saying anything more.

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Great review Ralph (as always). Totally agree with your assessment of the movie itself and its technical prowess on BD!

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Great review Ralph (as always). Totally agree with your assessment of the movie itself and its technical prowess on BD!

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Spot on review! It is hands down the cleanest, sharpest looking non-cartoon movie I've seen. Reference in every way.

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Excellent review! I watched SKyfall today. In many ways it was the best Bond of all. Because it revealed very real consequences. And told us much more about Bond, M and the entire storyline. Ian Fleming would have liked this Bond bestof all IMO. I own all of the Daniel Craig Bonds on Blu-Ray. But surprisingly...none of the others. Sean Connery was my favorite Bond before Craig. But Craig carries more mystery in his portrayal of the character IMO. I like him because he presents Bond as gritty, tough, vulnerable and ruthless. Finally...I like it that the Daniel Craig Bonds lowball the comedy and focus on the Spy sttorytelling. That is a much more compelling way to integrate the action with the characters IMO. The Craig sagas seem much more like real spy movies versus spy comedy in a chain of light entertainment. For the record...I thought Sir Roger Moore's Bonds were the worse...by a huge margin.
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I wouldn't give the audio 5 for dynamics, I thought most explosions were underwhelming. Also the track was recorded at least 5dB hot, which is not good for those using Audyssey Dynamic EQ.
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The cinematography is incredible. Each scene is setup beautifully and the transfer looked incredible. There are three explosions that sound great, but the surround balance and imaging is incredible in this movie.
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Best looking Blu ray I've ever seen, this only confirms it for me! The scenes in Shanghai and Macau were stunning.
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Excellent review. I too am very impressed. There is a "sound moment" fairly early in the movie, that literally made me jump in my seat. I won't spoil it for anyone by saying anything more.


What was the moment you mentioned? I think I missed it and now I'm wondering what the hell it could have been biggrin.gif. You can use spoiler tags (to hide your answer) by clicking on the little black icon near all the other ones, the "B" I" "U" etc.

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The PQ was definitely reference but the audio was a little bit underwhelming in the opening scene. When I saw it in the theater I couldn't wait to experience the train scene in my home theater, thinking it would be my new demo worthy scene but it just didn't seem as immersive as I had hoped. The mix seemed a little off and the gunshots lacked oomph as well as the other collateral damage that occurred and that became more glaring in comparison when later in the movie the gunshots had a little too much oomph.

But overall it was just a great, great movie that is neck and neck with CR and the early Connery films as my favorite. The cinematography and direction was top notch. Really hope Mendez and especially Deakin are helming the next one because Skyfall definitely spoiled me with some of the stunning landscape.
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As of right now Sam Mendes is "75 per cent" on board with directing the next Bond flick. smile.gif

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/02/15/sam-mendes-is-reportedly-up-for-directing-bond-24/
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Really? When I watched that scene I thought I was going to have to check my foundation afterwards. I thought the explosions were great and I would go so far as to say that a few were almost too overwhelming relative to the rest of the film.

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Getting ready to watch this with the lady right now. This review has boosted my excitement! cool.gif
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Really? When I watched that scene I thought I was going to have to check my foundation afterwards. I thought the explosions were great and I would go so far as to say that a few were almost too overwhelming relative to the rest of the film.

Are we talking about the same scene? I'm referring to the opening scenes not the other train scenes towards the middle. Come to think of it, there were a lot of trains in this movie.
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As of right now Sam Mendes is "75 per cent" on board with directing the next Bond flick. smile.gif

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/02/15/sam-mendes-is-reportedly-up-for-directing-bond-24/

That's good to hear, never understood why the franchise always insisted that directors become interchangeable with every subsequent film. Most of the best Connery films (Dr No, From Russia With Love and Thunderball) were done by the same guy.

When you keep changing the directors, it seems like they always want to one up the previous film by upping the cartooney action and overdoing the cheesy humour to try and ensure it makes more money than the film that preceded it which is why i think all the Connery, Moore and Brosnan films became progressively worse as time went on. It also doesn't allow the Bond character to mature as every new director doesn't want to rock the boat and lets the actor who plays Bond just to wing it. I just hope Deakins is on board as well.
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My copy should arrive today smile.gif I'm looking forward to it with all positive reviews on it.

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I watched this Friday and I was amazed at the picture quality this film. 100% agree with your review Ralph!

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Alright I got it the first day it came out. ! I just have to watch the final three bond films and I'm going to set back and enjoy this one whoooohoooooo smile.gif
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Got the Bond 50 blu ray set AND Skyfall to go with it for Valentines Day!! I am watching them all in order and cannot wait to get to Skyfall (have not seen the movie at all yet). Just finished Goldfinger, and am impressed so far with the blu ray transfers.

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My copy should arrive today smile.gif I'm looking forward to it with all positive reviews on it.

Hey man, I had to stop 2 hours in, due to eyes closing after a very long day.....but man...this might be the best video I've seen, and that includes the Transformers series and Forward Unto Dawn, which are (were?) two of my favorite demo films. You'll enjoy it on the Stewart ST130 G3..... biggrin.gif

BTW, in terms of A/V, Skyfall is light years ahead of Casino Royale, which--although a superb film--was lacking in the video realm when I revisited it & QoS to prepare for Skyfall's theatrical release last year.
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Hey man, I had to stop 2 hours in, due to eyes closing after a very long day.....but man...this might be the best video I've seen, and that includes the Transformers series and Forward Unto Dawn, which are (were?) two of my favorite demo films. You'll enjoy it on the Stewart ST130 G3..... biggrin.gif

BTW, in terms of A/V, Skyfall is light years ahead of Casino Royale, which--although a superb film--was lacking in the video realm when I revisited it & QoS to prepare for Skyfall's theatrical release last year.

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I originally thought it was silly that Deakins decided to use the Alexa to film this when there was the Red Epic available. I thought it would look eh on the big screen but damn was I wrong! This film looks AWESOME !

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

Must..stop...buying...every bluray release...
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Great review Ralph--spot on. I was so very pleased that Fox went the distance in the AV presentation for this. I totally agree with all of the praise for the video...truly spectacular. I also think the audio is stellar, particularly the spatial and directional effects. During the scene towards the end with the helicopter, I was truly floored by how the sound moved around the room with pinpont accuracy. As soon as the movie as over, I had to back it up and watch the scene again!
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Are we talking about the same scene? I'm referring to the opening scenes not the other train scenes towards the middle. Come to think of it, there were a lot of trains in this movie.

Haha. You're right, there are a lot of trains in this movie. But I was talking about the one in the middle. smile.gif

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Great review, as usual. My wife and I watched it last night. She jumped a couple of times. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(Especially when M is called back to MI6).
I think it's her favorite Bond. (For me it's closing in fast on Casino Royale, 2006, not 1967)
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