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Blu-ray + DVD + Digital |  Universal  | 2005 |  124 min |  Rated PG |  May 19, 2020

Director:  Autumn DeWilde

Starring:  Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart

Video:

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: DTS 5.1

| Film Synopsis |

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

| Video |

EMMA. comes to Blu-ray Disc from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment featuring 1080p AVC encoded video. The picture is sharp and colors are pleasing. Skin tones appear spot-on and black levels are perfectly deep and pure. The English countryside is beautifully shot.

| Audio |

EMMA. comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. This is not a film that requires heavy use of surround sound. Dialogue on the center speaker is clear.   I thought the film served the source material well and sounded amazing.

| Special Features |
  • Deleted Scenes: Included are Miss Smith Waits for Tea; Mr Elton and the Portrait; It's Dark in Here; I Never Dine With Anybody; Gossip at the Haberdashery; Let Us Pay a Call on Jane Fairfax; Freshen the Sponge, Bartholomew; Dressing Miss Woodhouse; A Post for Dear Jane; and You Owe Me No Apologies.

  • Gag Reel: Humorous moments from the shoot.

  • A Playful Tease: A look at casting and the qualities the actors brought to the roles and the story, rehearsals and getting into character, and Anya Taylor-Joy's on- and off-screen friendship with Mia Goth.

  • The Autumn Gaze: A close examination of first-time director Autumn de Wilde's work on the film.

  • Crafting a Colorful World: Exploring the film's lavish production design.

  • Audio Commentary: Autumn de Wilde, Screenwriter Eleanor Catton, and Director of Photography Christopher Blauvelt deliver a well-versed commentary full of both narrative and technical insight.

| Overall Reaction |

I thought the Blu-Ray presentation served the source material well and the audio track was amazing. EMMA. is recommended for fans of its author and period based subject matter.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  3.0   Video:  4.0    Audio:  4.5    Extras:  3.5    Overall:  3.5