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Schindler's List: 25th Anniversary Edition Ultra HD Blu-ray Review



Ralph Potts review the 25th Anniversary of this landmark and, award-winning film, from Director Steven Spielberg, that is making its debut on Ultra HD Blu-ray from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.



The Review at a Glance:
(max score: 5 )

Film:

Extras:

Audio/UHD Video total rating:
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85



Details:

Studio and Year: Universal - 1993
MPAA Rating: R
Feature running time: 196 minutes
Genre: Drama/Biopic

Disc Format: BD-66
Encoding: HEVC
Video Aspect: 1.85:1
Resolution: 2160p/24

Audio Format(s): English Dolby Atmos/TrueHD 7.1, Spanish/French DTS 5.1, English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio (Blu-ray)
Subtitles:English SDH, Spanish, French
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Music by: John Williams
Written by: Steven Zaillian based on the novel by Thomas Keneally
Region Code: A,B,C


Release Date: December 18, 2018


"The List is…Life"


Synopsis:

“Schindler’s list presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference, and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.” – Universal Pictures Home Entertainment


My Take:

I reviewed Schindler’s List when it released on Blu-ray in 2013 and have included comments from that review here. The rating for the film is the same. New ratings for the Ultra HD video, bonus features and Dolby Atmos mix are contained below.

Adapted from the novel by Thomas Keneally, Steven Spielberg’s masterful film tells the incredible true story of the courageous Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson). Initially a member of the Nazi party, the Catholic Schindler risks his career and life, and ultimately goes bankrupt, to employ 1,100 Jews in his crockery factory during the Holocaust.

Schindler’s Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) serves as his conscience, as Schindler conducts business with an obstinate and cruel Nazi commander Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes), who viciously kills Jewish prisoners from the balcony of his villa overlooking a prison camp. Filmed entirely in black-and-white on location in Poland, Schindler’s List does not downplay the faults of its magnanimous and unlikely hero, but relates a story of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of horrific devastation and tragedy.

I would like to believe that most that have seen Schindler’s List were affected by it on at least some level. It is based on one of the darkest periods in human history however its subject represents a defining light amidst unspeakable atrocities. No matter how many times I have seen Schindler’s List it always evokes the same responses. Frankly, it isn’t a movie that leaves you yearning to see it over and over. However, it leaves an indelible impression that serves as a reminder of past events, that while difficult to watch, should never be forgotten.

Director Steven Spielberg, screenwriter Steven Zaillian, composer John Williams, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and the wonderful ensemble portray the story of Oskar Schindler and those he helped save with respect, dignity and at times brutal frankness that imparts perspective for audiences as to the heart wrenching events perpetrated upon the victims and the idea that one person can make a difference.

With its initial release in 1993, Schindler’s List rapidly became one of the most honored films of all time, garnering twelve Academy Award nominations and taking home seven Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture for Spielberg. The film also earned Oscars® for composer John Williams, screenwriter Steven Zaillian and director of photography Janusz Kaminiski, as well as art directors Allan Starski and Ewa Braun, editor Michael Kahn and producers Gerald R. Molen and Branko Lustig.

Based on real events Schindler’s List is a powerful and moving film that tells a timeless and important story of survival during the holocaust and the man that discovered that whoever saves a life, saves the world entire. I am thrilled to add it to my Blu-ray library.

Replay Value:


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The rating is for language, some sexuality, violence and thematic material.




AUDIO/VIDEO - By The Numbers:
REFERENCE = 92-100/EXCELLENT = 83-91/GOOD = 74-82/AVERAGE = 65-73/BELOW AVERAGE = under 65

**My audio/video ratings are based upon a comparative made against other high definition media/blu-ray disc.**


UHD Presentation(HDR-10): 90
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)


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UHD Presentation (Dolby Vision): 90
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)


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Dolby Atmos Rating: 80
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)


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Schindler’s List comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment featuring 2160pHEVC encoded video and lossless Dolby Atmos/TrueHD 7.1 channel sound.

It's important to note that the ultimate goal for any release on home video is to present a film in the highest possible quality based upon its original elements. A film like Schindler’s List has an aesthetic that incorporates film grain and the use of optics that won't result in the type of high gloss, tack-like sharpness of a film shot using digital cameras. This isn't a problem and shouldn't be seen as such.


Director Steven Spielberg supervised the restoration of the original 35mm film negative for the 2013 Blu-ray release and is appears that result was used here as well. Shot in black and white, Schindler’s List can at times be a decidedly dark film with many sequences taking place in environs with only natural or incandescent lighting. Looking at the film's opening sequence the improvement in definition is noticeable. Images onscreen have excellent depth with rendering that draws out plenty of delineation. Close ups and mid-level pans reveal perceptible detail in the faces, hair and clothing worn by the cast as well as the texture on objects/surfaces within the frame which imparts a noticeable sense of depth.


Blacks have excellent dynamic range and consistency which plays very well against the various stages of white and gray. The film uses lots of low-level sequences that feature streaming light, shading and mixed content. The level of shadow detail here versus the 1080p rendering is improved, enhancing the variety of lighting schemes, transitions and purposeful shadows utilized in the film. that translate extremely well excellent. Grain remains perfectly intact, with an even and filmic essence that underscores the thematic content. The addition of high dynamic range added a pleasing visual element that enriched natural and artificial light. I also felt that the cinematography benefited from the application of HDR which emboldened blacks and shadow delineation. In addition to the increase in resolution, this made the differences between the 1080p video and this rendering standout.

This Ultra HD presentation improves upon the Blu-ray release. I think that due to the innate nature of the source, those differences, depending on your level of interest, may or may not be significant enough to warrant an upgrade. For me, this is a keeper.


Dolby Vision vs HDR-10:

I utilize the TCL 55P607 UHD Dolby Vision HDR flat panel in my review system to enable me to compare the visual quality of titles that contained the Dolby Vision metadata versus its HDR-10 counterpart on the same disc. All titles are first watched via my JVC front projector. I then select specific scenes which are watched on the TCL, first via HDR-10 then via Dolby Vision. The TCL isn’t among the top tier flat panels with DV, however it came recommended by AVS Senior Editor Mark Henninger, and calibrates/performs extremely well for a set at its price point.

* The cumulative A/V score will still be based upon the HDR-10 rating, with the DV rating serving as informational only for now.*

Comparing the DV and HDR-10 presentations for Schindler’s List, I found the rendering of HDR to be essentially identical. As stated earlier, this film’s predominating elements aren’t necessarily lent to the type of eye catching HDR that allows the format shine. At the end of the day you can’t go wrong with either.


Dolby Atmos:

In listening to the Dolby Atmos surround mix I found it to be of the reserved variety in its use of sounds placed in the height listening plane. As an enthusiast I appreciate a well-crafted sound mix that draws me into the onscreen elements, regardless of where the sounds are emanating from. This Atmos mix adheres to the foundational elements present in the channel-based mix, eschewing overuse of overhead effects that would not coincide with the feel of the soundtrack.

Instead, sounds and musical extension are selected for moments where their presence adds thematic/dramatic impact, effectively broadening the soundstage. There are a few instances where effects pass by or place the listener underneath objects within the room. The massacre in the Ghetto features falling objects raining down from above. The sequence where Oskar has the people aboard the trains sprayed with the houses to cool them off has notable atmospheric presence. The exterior sequences that take place in the camp get similar atmospheric treatment with some discrete sound objects coming into play.

While this Atmos mix took a subtle approach I think that it appropriately conveyed the spirit and overall feel of the original soundtrack while adding a complimentary element. I didn’t feel let down by it and ultimately enjoyed the presentation as a whole.



For those not familiar with the details regarding Ultra HD Blu-ray you can refer to my article that includes some pertinent data on the subject. Here is the link:

Ultra HD Blu-ray Has Come to AVS Forum Blu-ray Reviews


Bonus Features:
  • Disc 1: Schindler’s List Ultra HD Blu-ray
  • Disc 2: Schindler’s List Blu-ray
  • Disc 3: Bonus Features
  • Voices from the List – 77 minute documentary
  • USC Shoah Foundation story with Steven Spielberg
  • About I Witness
  • Let Their Testimonies Speak
  • NEW Schindler’s List: 25 Years Later
  • Digital Copy



Final Thoughts:

Schindler’s List needs no introduction among film enthusiasts and, stands as a testament to its subject matter. I have loved it since first seeing it and fully appreciate the efforts of all of those involved in bringing such an important story to the big screen. It’s making its debut on Ultra HD Blu-ray from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment featuring excellent Ultra high definition video, Dolby TrueHD/ Atmos sound, and legacy/new supplemental material. I am pleased to report that Schindler’s List has benefited from the Ultra HD experience. If you're a fan and are set up to take advantage of its upgrades, this offering from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is a must have for your collection.













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I've only seen Schindler's List once in the theater. I recall being dumbfounded and everyone in the theater didn't move for several minutes after the credits rolled. Schindler's List is one of the best most profoundly affecting movies I have ever watched. I felt sick during and after watching it (in a good way).

That being said, I have no desire to ever watch it again. This, 12 Years a Slave, and Passion of the Christ are too emotionally difficult and hurtful and as great as this movie is, I cannot see myself seeing it again. But everyone should see Schindler's List at least once.

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I've only seen Schindler's List once in the theater. I recall being dumbfounded and everyone in the theater didn't move for several minutes. Schindler's List is one of the best most profoundly affecting movies I have ever watched. I felt sick during and after watching it (in a good way).

That being said, I have no desire to ever watch it again. This, 12 Years a Slave, and Passion of the Christ are too emotionally difficult and hurtful and as great as this movie is, I cannot see myself seeing it again. But everyone should see Schindler's List at least once.
I haven't even seen it once, can't bear to watch it.
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I just realized that I do not have a copy of Schlindlers's List in my collection. Off to Amazon to order this one.

Time to introduce the grandkids to another classic.

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I've only seen Schindler's List once in the theater. I recall being dumbfounded and everyone in the theater didn't move for several minutes. Schindler's List is one of the best most profoundly affecting movies I have ever watched. I felt sick during and after watching it (in a good way).

That being said, I have no desire to ever watch it again.
I also only viewed Schindler's List once, in the theater. I am glad that I watched it, and it is a masterpiece of film. Still, I will probably not watch it again.
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I've only seen Schindler's List once in the theater. I recall being dumbfounded and everyone in the theater didn't move for several minutes. Schindler's List is one of the best most profoundly affecting movies I have ever watched. I felt sick during and after watching it (in a good way).



That being said, I have no desire to ever watch it again. This, 12 Years a Slave, and Passion of the Christ are too emotionally difficult and hurtful and as great as this movie is, I cannot see myself seeing it again. But everyone should see Schindler's List at least once.
If you are sick of this then try watching some of the Holocaust documentaries in Netflix and YouTube. It is absolutely shocking and sad.

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I've watched this a few times. It's a good film, tough to watch. To me this more a "film" than a "movie" if that makes any sense. I can revisit every 5 years+ and will purchase it eventually. I have a feeling it'll still be in the shrink wrap for a few more years though.
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Shockingly good print. This and 2001 are absolute stunning to look at but i have a hard time watching Schindler though it's a masterpiece.
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Shockingly good print. This and 2001 are absolute stunning to look at but i have a hard time watching Schindler though it's a masterpiece.
I had seen Schindler's List twice, once during its initial theater run and then when it was released on Blu-ray. It is a very difficult film to watch but it should be seen at least once by everyone. I know that people on my father's side of the family were lost in the Holocaust although the details were never clear to me. I'm not even sure that my dad knew them. Nevertheless I always felt that even if I never watched Schindler again, I was obliged to have a copy in the house. That's why I've replaced my Blu-ray copy with the new 4K release. I haven't watched the film yet but I did watch the one hour reunion feature with Spielberg and some of the cast members after they had watched it with an audience for the first time in 25 years. As Spielberg was describing the filming of some of the scenes you could see how, even after all these years, it was still hard for him to talk about them. I found myself being deeply affected by the program at times and I will steel myself to watch the 4K version in the near future. It's the least that I can do to honor the memory of those who were lost. Never forget, never again.

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As usual, and you must get bored hearing this, an excellent and insightful review. I know of no other reviewer that comes close to your comprehensiveness providing the information I look for.
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I've only seen Schindler's List once in the theater. I recall being dumbfounded and everyone in the theater didn't move for several minutes after the credits rolled. Schindler's List is one of the best most profoundly affecting movies I have ever watched. I felt sick during and after watching it (in a good way).

That being said, I have no desire to ever watch it again. This, 12 Years a Slave, and Passion of the Christ are too emotionally difficult and hurtful and as great as this movie is, I cannot see myself seeing it again. But everyone should see Schindler's List at least once.

I have not seen "12 Years a Slave".


I need the impact of "Passion of the Christ" and "Schindler's List" every now and again to keep me from living within myself and oblivious to the suffering of the world.



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As usual, and you must get bored hearing this, an excellent and insightful review. I know of no other reviewer that comes close to your comprehensiveness providing the information I look for.
Thank you and have a great holiday season for yourself and yours.
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Not if your TV isn't calibrated properly.
Amen to that. I've been asked quite a few times if it was worth the $450 to have Chad B calibrate my OLED... and the answer is most definitely... YES.

That being said, I just ordered this 4K release. I've never seen it. I was 19 when it was released and not nearly the movie fanatic I am now. I'm expecting it to be a watch once and never again film as others have said, and that's fine.


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I saw this movie once, and I was very moved by it. It's hard to watch as others have said. I have to disagree on the replayability on this movie...for me it's one and done. I'm sure that if you haven't seen it, this is probably the best way to view it, but honestly I wouldn't ever want to see it again. As much as it's an important film, this would be gathering dust in my collection.

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One of the best movies I've ever seen, but one I just can't watch again. Too hard. Impossible to understand how it even happened.

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Thank you, once again, Ralph, for shining a light in the dark room for Us. This thread, this movie, this classic, this masterpiece. Schindler's List, is all of those names and more. My wife is among you who are One And Done. Can't, Won't see it again. I understand, and yet I say to all, these visuals, these words, This Story is beyond us all. Spielberg's gift is his ability to distill a broad concept down to one relatable story. Private Ryan is about the many who sacrificed for the one (and yet sacrificed for us all). Schindler's List shows us that each of us (any of us) can sacrifice but a little and save many.

These are Truths that today many no longer believe are truths. Personally, I always come away from this artwork, along with many others, inspired. each and every time I watch it.
If inspiration sparks a positive action however small, isn't that worth whatever emotional toll?
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Thank you, once again, Ralph, for shining a light in the dark room for Us. This thread, this movie, this classic, this masterpiece. Schindler's List, is all of those names and more. My wife is among you who are One And Done. Can't, Won't see it again. I understand, and yet I say to all, these visuals, these words, This Story is beyond us all. Spielberg's gift is his ability to distill a broad concept down to one relatable story. Private Ryan is about the many who sacrificed for the one (and yet sacrificed for us all). Schindler's List shows us that each of us (any of us) can sacrifice but a little and save many.

These are Truths that today many no longer believe are truths. Personally, I always come away from this artwork, along with many others, inspired. each and every time I watch it.
If inspiration sparks a positive action however small, isn't that worth whatever emotional toll?
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Wonderful and thoughtful post DLDukes. You're quite welcome and much thanks for your contribution to the discussion.


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