Roger Waters The Wall (2014) 1080p EUR Blu-ray AVC TrueHD 7.1-ESiR
Title: Roger Waters The Wall
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Rock, Rockumentary, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock
Director: Sean Evans, Roger Waters
Soundtrack Band: Roger Waters – Vocals, Guitar, Bass; Dave Kilminster – Guitars; Snowy White – Guitars; G.E. Smith – Guitars; Jon Carin – Keyboards; Harry Waters – Hammond, Piano; Graham Broad – Drums; Robbie Wyckoff – Vocals; Jon Joyce, Pat Lennon, Mark Lennon, Kipp Lennon – Background Vocals
Production/Label: Universal Music
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 29489 kbps / 1920*1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English Dolby TrueHD 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5637 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Audio#2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Subtitles: Portuguese, Bulgarian, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
Size: 41.28 GB
Roger Waters The Wall is a new film written and directed by Roger Waters and Sean Evans that combines the concert experience of Pink Floyd‘s The Wall album (as performed on Waters’ 2010-2013 The Wall Live tour) with off-stage ‘road movie’ footage of of the musician and songwriter reflecting on the impact of war on his own family.
The film was shot in 4k and mixed in Dolby ‘Atmos’ and throughout the presentation the concert film is interspersed with documentary scenes of Waters travelling to France to the site where his grandfather is buried, and Italy to a memorial for his father – both lost to war.
On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. With Roger Waters The Wall, Waters – together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators – brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience.
Roger Waters The Wall is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Universal Studios with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.40:1. According to the IMDb, Rogers Waters The Wall was shot with the Red One camera, and the results are for the most part extremely sharp and precise looking. It does seem probable that at least some short moments may have been captured with lower fi units, especially with regard to some of the brief shots of various audience members, shots that can be littered with noise and fairly soft looking (see screenshot 16). Otherwise, though, this presentation offers robustly saturated colors and wonderfully deep black levels. A number of lighting choices may detract minimally from detail levels at times, but there are no issues with posterizing or banding, two regular problems that tend to afflict a lot of Blu-ray concert videos. Close-ups reveal commendable levels of fine detail, offering precise looks at (to cite one example) the rather deep crags in Waters’ face. There are some minor image instability issues that tend to crop up in what look like Steadicam shots, where (for example) the camera will travel through an interior room or along a rural road. In some of these tracking shots, side information occasionally destabilizes, but never to an overly problematic level.
Roger Waters The Wall features a Dolby Atmos track (with a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core, the version reviewed here) which is amazingly crisp, precise and (at times) incredibly bombastic. In fact, without posting a “sonic spoiler”, those audiophiles who love horror films for their sudden LFE startle effects may find their adrenaline pumping rather soon after the film begins. While the concert sections offer the most impressively immersive moments, even the relatively quieter sequences like Waters in his car or at the cemetery offer excellent if subtle ambient environmental effects. Fidelity is superb, with the massed synthesizers and other rhythm instruments in the concert sections sounding clear and distinct, despite Waters’ tendency to voice things densely in midranges. Dynamic range is also extremely wide, both within the concert sequences themselves, but also with regard to the changes between the concert and personal sequences.
1. In the Flesh?
2. The Thin Ice
3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
6. The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes
8. Goodbye Blue Sky
9. Empty Spaces
10. What Shall We Do Now?
11. Young Lust
12. One of My Turns
13. Don’t Leave Me Now
14. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
15. Last Few Bricks
16. Goodbye Cruel World
17. Hey You
18. Is There Anybody Out There?
19. Nobody Home
21. Bring the Boys Back Home
22. Comfortably Numb
23. The Show Must Go On
24. In The Flesh
25. Run Like Hell
26. Waiting for the Worms
28. The Trial
29. Outside the Wall
• Time Lapses
• A Visit to Frank Thompson
ISC INFO: Disc Title: UPB1_589325 Disc Size: 44 320 532 177 bytes Protection: AACS BD-Java: No Playlist: 00090.MPLS Size: 40 388 659 200 bytes Length: 2:12:35.989 Total Bitrate: 40,61 Mbps Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29489 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 Audio: English / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5637 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 640 kbps) Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit Subtitle: Japanese / 7,842 kbps Subtitle: English / 18,644 kbps Subtitle: French / 7,201 kbps Subtitle: Spanish / 7,610 kbps Subtitle: Portuguese / 7,613 kbps Subtitle: French / 7,062 kbps Subtitle: Italian / 7,615 kbps Subtitle: German / 8,268 kbps Subtitle: Spanish / 7,642 kbps Subtitle: Dutch / 7,704 kbps Subtitle: Bulgarian / 7,428 kbps Subtitle: Chinese / 6,068 kbps Subtitle: Czech / 6,429 kbps Subtitle: Danish / 7,140 kbps Subtitle: Finnish / 7,041 kbps Subtitle: Greek / 7,755 kbps Subtitle: Hungarian / 7,581 kbps Subtitle: Korean / 6,014 kbps Subtitle: Norwegian / 7,096 kbps Subtitle: Polish / 7,410 kbps Subtitle: Russian / 7,327 kbps Subtitle: Chinese / 5,986 kbps Subtitle: Swedish / 7,144 kbps Subtitle: English / 0,274 kbps Subtitle: Turkish / 8,128 kbps