'Avatar' on Blu-ray
Unlike most blockbusters on home video there were no letterbox bars above and below the image on our wide-screen TVs--Cameron wanted the Blu-ray to preserve the true 16:9, or 1.78:1 aspect ratio. According to Fox, special features were kept to a minimum on this "bare-bones" version (a multidisc "Ultimate Edition" will ship in November) to devote as many Blu-ray bits as possible to image quality. Well, it worked. We'll leave the nitty gritty to more capable Blu-ray picture quality reviewers, but suffice it to say that, to our eyes, Avatar on Blu-ray slides with no problem into must-have territory (time for an update, DC).
April 23, 2010 9:23 AM PDT
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