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The Pianist
UK, Germany, France, Poland 2002
Director: Roman Polanski
Screenplay: Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman
Producer: Robert Benmussa, Timothy Burrill, Daniel Champagnon, Gene Gutowski, Henning Molfenter, Roman Polanski, Lew Rywin, Alain Sarde, Rainer Schaper
Cast: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard, Maureen Lipman
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 150
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC )
Sound: DTS
Studio:  Pid DVD Region:  1 Unrated
DVD Release:  Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  The following is an excerpt from a report about the blu-ray transferquality of the TVA Canadian release, currently posted[...]. (The TVA Canadian release is the one released April 28 2009, which has a cover image of the pianist's hands on the keyboard, shown from above.)

"The movie "The Pianist" is a moving and beautiful piece that truly deserves better treatment than this unfortunate 'cash grab' by TVA Films. The video maxes out at 1080i (yes, you read that correctly - not (P)rogressive) and the sound is (shudder) only Dolby Digital - not DolbyTrueHD or DTS Master HD. ... The packaging also seems sub-par with no actual Blue-Ray logo on the plastic (like every other BD disc out there) and the "1080p" gold logo is used on the back (and that is simply inaccurate). The disc, quite frankly, seems more like a bootleg than an actual new release BD. ..."

Also note that the TVA release is in full frame, not the original widescreen format.

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