A Brief History of Time (1991)
The Criterion Collection | Not rated | Blu-ray Released: Mar 18, 2014
1080p Blu-rayRip | MKV | AVC @ 22.3 Mbps, 23.976 fps | 1920 x 1036 (with Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1) | 1 hr 24 min | 14.0 GB
English: DTS 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit) @ 1509 Kbps | Subtitle: none
Director: Errol Morris | Country: USA, UK, Japan
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Winner of Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Errol Morris' "A Brief History of Time" (1991) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion. The supplemental features on the disc include exclusive new interviews with director Errol Morris and cinematographer John Bailey. The release also arrives with a 32-page illustrated booklet featuring David Sterritt's essay "Macrobiography", a chapter from Stephen Hawking's 2013 memoir "My Brief History", and an excerpt from his book "A Brief History of Time". A Brief History of Time is complimented by an outstanding orchestral score courtesy of Philip Glass which benefits tremendously from the lossless treatment. Indeed, there is an excellent range of nuanced dynamics that dramatically change the tone of the film as intended (typically between descriptions of Hawking's theories where different illustrations are used to highlight key points). The dialog is exceptionally clean, stable, and very easy to follow. Also, there are absolutely no pops, cracks, audio dropouts, or distortions.