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Stop Making Sense


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  • Score: 81

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  • Talking Heads' sui generis concert shines in this Blu-ray release; while some may miss the stereo track and surround mixes, its technical merits and supplements are outstanding.

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    Dolby Atmos

    Dolby TrueHD

  • Video: 76

  • The 1080p Blu-ray presentation of 'Stop Making Sense' by A24, finished at 4K, vastly improves over the old Palm Pictures release with enhanced color saturation, detail, and overall clarity, despite minor shadow detail inconsistencies.

  • Audio: 81

  • The Dolby Atmos remix offers an immersive experience, with surround activity becoming more consistent as the concert progresses, but the release is hampered by a Dolby Digital 2.0 track for its original stereo mix, unlike the older Blu-ray's LPCM 2.0, and retains slight sync issues on some tracks.

  • Extra: 81

  • The Blu-ray extras for 'Stop Making Sense' feature excellent material, including extended cuts with unseen footage, Jonathan Demme's 1985 commentary, and an awkwardly charming 1979 interview. A24's release is lavishly packaged but might challenge your storage space.

  • Movie: 81

  • Stop Making Sense's iconic image of David Byrne in an oversized white suit has permeated cultural zeitgeist, even influencing Nicolas Cage's attire in Dream Scenario. The 2009 Palm Pictures Blu-ray release offers a nostalgic, comprehensive review by Casey Broadwater, including an extensive track list.


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