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Prometheus
4-Disc Collector's Edition

Blu-ray 3D | Blu-ray | DVD | Digital Copy
A Closer Look & Screencaps
December 18, 2012
Prometheus: 4-Disc Collector's Edition Packaging & Screencaps
Features & Specifications Conclusion






Prometheus
4-Disc Collector's Edition
Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray Set

Features: 3 1/2-hour documentary Special Features disc which is exclusive to the 4-Disc set, and entirely in high-definition.
Codec / Resolution: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Region: Region A
This Release: October 9, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 124 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number Of Discs: 4
MSRP: $49.99
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
Below are screencaps from Prometheus: 4-Disc Collector's Edition on Blu-ray. Prometheus is featured in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio (1920 x 800 pixels), with an MPEG-4 AVC Transfer. Considering how many scenes are dark and dim, the film looks quite amazing. Ridley Scott managed to pull this off with finesse. Having only a 50" HDTV, I'm now getting the urge to upgrade to a 55" or even a 60"-class HDTV because Blu-ray is really starting to show it's capabilities. With directors like James Cameron and Ridley Scott using the best technology available, a seeing their imagination on a 60" screen is easily realized.

Packaging: Logical & Compact

This 4-disc edition comes in a high-quality 4-disc case that's about twice as thick as a standard Blu-ray case. A different (and more preferred) slipcover is included. The slipcover artwork is taken from a key scene in the movie.

Screencaps

Let's take a look at the first screencap from Prometheus below.

All of the screenshots just don't show their clarity when viewed at a reduced size, so I recommend viewing the full-res versions and judge for yourself. Seeing the face of an Engineer for the time on the screen looked amazing. The
Prometheus 4-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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I have to say this, but Shaw (Noomi Rapace) just has a rather unique face which might look odd at certain angles. This particular screenshot doesn't look that great, but is much better at normal viewing speed. This has to do with the lighting and some possibly overdone makeup due to Noomi's very fair skin.

Prometheus 4-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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Charlize Theron's character had different opportunities for more lighting situations, in addition to having lighter hair, and her skin color was more versatile. I could go on for pages with an "in-depth" review, but suffice it to say, Theron looks great in this film.

Prometheus 4-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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At this particular part in the movie, I was impressed with the sharpness and clarity, while still maintaining a low-light atmosphere.

Prometheus 4-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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A good example of viewing the full-res size, is comparing it to the one below. There is much more detail in the larger screenshot, and especially when viewing this scene at normal speed (i.e., 23.976 fps) instead of a screengrab.

Prometheus 4-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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Screencap Conclusion

The Prometheus: 4-Disc Collector's Edition looked fabulous on Blu-ray. Screenshots came out rather crisp, which means the movie is only better.


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