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Iron Man
Ultimate 2-Disc Edition
Conclusion
December 25, 2008
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Iron Man
Ultimate 2-Disc Edition
Features: English Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.
Codec / Resolution: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p
Movie File Size: 33.44 GB
Average Bitrate: 27.13 Mbps
Distributor: Paramount
Region: A
Movie Release: May 2, 2008
This Release: September 30, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hrs 6 mins
MSRP: $39.99
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
Pros
  • Excellent video quality
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very little grain — not even worth mentioning
  • Colors are nicely saturated
  • Images are as crisp as those potato chips in that bag next to you
  • Reference Blu-ray movie
Cons / Disadvantages
  • None observed
Noteworthy Observations
  • This is a reference Blu-ray disc for you hardcore Blu-ray fans
AUDIO
VIDEO
CONTENT
EXTRAS

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS

Audio

    Iron Man comes with English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz/16-bit) at 3493 Kbps or the basic English Dolby Digital 5.1 (and Spanish) at 640 Kbps. Once again, Dolby TrueHD shines over the inferior DD 5.1 track. Maybe in a drama where there were no effects and you didn't have objects whizzing around you from left to right and over your head, we'd probably have no reason to scream for the lossless soundtrack. However, we have so many action sequences going on, it's hands-down the soundtrack to play through your system if you can.
Video

    Wow! What can I say. Iron Man looks terrific. Deep blacks, gradients of blacks, and primary colors just pop off the screen. Very little grain observed, and probably not even worth mentioning, to be honest. If you have a 65" or larger display, you're in for a real treat and finally you have a title worth bragging about on your massive display.

    Iron Man's movie file size is around 34 GB and an approximate video bitrate of 27 Mbps. Basically this translates into some serious bandwidth flowing from your Blu-ray player to your display.

Content

    This is going to be a classic in my collection. Iron Man manages to pull of what many other megamoviebusters have not. And that is...grabbing your attention for an extended period of time. Ever felt the need to get up and grab something to eat while in the middle of a scene on other movies? I have. But with Iron Man, I sat through the whole darn thing. In fact, I don't even remember needing to hit the refrigerator.

    Iron Man doesn't require dozens of people dying horrific deaths to get the message across, over-shadowing the entire film altogether. What we have here is a methodic and tactful presentation, only using the extremes when necessary, and mostly having fun rather than trying to be over-serious.

The Extras

    The extras on Iron Man are rather plentiful. You have over an hour of extras on the feature film disc, and over 2.5 hours on the second special features disc. So, about 3.5 hours or more in total.
Conclusion

Iron Man is one of those movies which should be in everyone's movie collection. It has everything. And with the addition of high-def video and sound, you can't go wrong.

Finally, I'm going to say this is a reference Blu-ray disc for audio and video. If you have the proper system to handle all the HD requirements of this movie, you will be impressed, as well as impress others.


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