Body Heat Features: Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby TrueHD soundtracks, along with French and German 1.0, and Spanish 2.0. Subtitles for all languages. Distributor: Warner Brothers Movie Release: August 28, 1981 This Release: October 7, 2008 MPAA Rating: R Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins MSRP: $28.99 Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
The following are screencaps from Body Heat on Blu-ray. There are no direct comparison images from previous SD DVD versions, but feel free to download the full-resolution captures of the movie for your own comparison if you by chance have an older SD DVD copy of this film. Initially, Body Heat begins rather soft, but this is because Lawrence Kasdan wanted it this way. Film Noir naturally has a soft picture, soft lighting aspect to it for the creation of the atmosphere. However, what is intriguing, is Body Heat cleans up dramatically after approximately an hour. This "clean-up" is not noticeable unless you flip back and forth between the beginning of the movie and the end of it.
Body Heat Blu-ray Screencaps
I noted briefly on the introduction page and above, there was soft lighting present, and if you watch the first 10 minutes of Body Heat, then fast forward to the last 20 minutes, you'll see the difference. Let's take a look below at some screencaps BEFORE the change occurs.