Pulp Fiction Is Simply Stunning On Blu-Ray!
Lionsgate has just reissued the Quentin Tarantino hit Pulp Fiction on a newly remastered blu-ray and the results in my system were simply stunning to say the least.
Although I've seen the movie more then a dozen times over the years including just last week on HD cable and laserdisc and dvd in the past, this new edition left my jaw on the floor. I will spare everyone on the actual storyline as I'm sure no one reading this is unaware of it at this point. Suffice to sat, the movie can clearly be considered a cultural phenomena at this point.
In terms of the actual picture quality, the image can literally leap off the screen at points-granted some scenes appeared better then others, but for the most part it was like watching a movie that just been released theatrically, not a movie from 1994. Black levels were deep and added a feeling of 3 dimensionality. Colors were also more vibrant then I ever remember but without seeming washed out. They also seemed more realistic and lifelike with the best fleshtones I can ever remember seeing on home video. I would go as far as saying that this is an even better presentation then the original theatrical run.
Not to be outdone, the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio mix is also stunning. The soundtrack is a classic anyway, but this mix made my theater room just come alive. The bass has a new found ooomph that adds a feeling of both excitement and dread that I'm sure was there before but I just don't remember feeling/hearing it like this before.
I'm not a huge fan of extras and hardly ever delve into them but for fans of the film, this is the definitive version to own. This disc has a slew of extras and documentaries that cover virtually everything about the making and marketing of the film.
Bravo to Lionsgate! This was one of the best blu-ray releases of the year in my eyes and for a price below $15 is a must own for any film fans out there.