Rain Man (Award Series) [Blu-ray]
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Now, Charlie isn't the greatest communicator himself; at least as far as listening goes; he is used to talking people down, and if that alone doesn't do the trick, he starts to yell. This, however, just doesn't work with Raymond, who lives in a world of his own and, unable to express emotion in any other way, falls into a nervous tic when feeling threatened. So for the first time in his life Charlie has to learn to accept another human being for what he is, and work *with* his bewildering methods of communication rather than against them.Read more ›
The film which was budgeted at $25 million, earned over $354 million (the film was the highest grossing film of 1988) and would win four Academy awards including "Best Director", "Best Picture", "Best Writing, Original Screenplay" and a "Best Actor in a Leading Role" for Dustin Hoffman.
"Rain Man" is presented in 1080p High Definition (1:85:1 widescreen). First, its important for me to remind everyone that this is a 1988 film and I've always had the opinion that many films from the '80s tend to have this aged look and sometimes appearances look soft. While for "Rain Man", the film does show its age in terms of film stock used, this is the best looking version of the film to date.
There is a good amount of grain in this film but there is much more detail and edge enhancement can be seen at times. If anything, the clarity and detail is much more evident in the Blu-ray release and there appears to be some noise reduction utilized as there are some moments of softness.Read more ›
When the film first started a big "OH OH" came to mind as there was a ton of noticeable grain everywhere but especially in the gray backgrounds and scenes where the sky was part of things. For whatever reason the grain reduced as the film moved on. Color grading was warm with a slight saturation of color but nothing that was artificial. Focus tends to be soft throughout the film as this was originally shot on film so you do not have the sharpness of video cameras. Face details tend to be smoothed out a touch and details like hair and the beautiful cinematography of the plains leaves the grass fields a touch blurred out. However, the power of the movie and its characters makes you forget about these small deficiencies. Mbps rates stayed very steady in the mid 30's which was a pleasant surprise.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought the movie was very inspirational, funny, and thought provoking. Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman played these roles very well.Published 24 days ago by MissV
Classic, great movie that really helped bring public awareness of Autisim to the forefront. Dustin Hoffman at his best with Tom Cruise as a perfect co-star. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
I watched Tis movie for the first time today. What a treat. Strong performances by the entire cast. Very interesting scenery. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DiK
This movie in my opinion has got to be Dustin Hoffman's finest!Published 1 month ago by Chuck Bacon
Cruise and especially Hofman acted very well. I personally felt the movie dragged was uninteresting to during the trip west aand the music during the trip was very boring.Published 1 month ago by John White