The stereo separation in the original mix was often effective in placing sounds of such locations as the steel mill to the left or right of characters, and those effects have been preserved.
Otherwise, the chief beneficiary of the lossless multi-channel treatment is the historic soundtrack.
No one expected what Bruckheimer describes in the 2007 documentaries included on this Blu-ray: patrons leaving a theater in Westwood, crossing the street to buy the record, then returning to the theater for a second viewing.
were everywhere, as anyone who remembers that year can attest.
Overcoming Alex's objections to dating the bossin today's world, Nick would probably be deterred by fear of a sexual harassment claimthey begin a tempestuous relationship, which helps fortify Alex to audition. Don't ask.) The generosity and decency of Nick Hurley contrasts with the exploitative sleaze of Johnny C., for whom Nick used to steal hubcaps.
(It doesn't hurt that Nick has connections on the local Arts Council, which helps Alex get in the door.) The film's famous climactic sequence is Alex's audition piece, performed to the Oscar-winning song "Flashdance . (How did Nick get rich enough to acquire the factory and still remain a nice guy?
Paramount/Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is a superb rendition of Lyne's and Peterman's vision, as it was seen by audiences in 1983.
The grain and texture of the imagery have been retained without diminishment, but they never become obtrusive (unless one is allergic to even a hint of grain).(Much the same thing would happen seven years later with Julia Roberts in is the story of Alex Owens (Beals), a working class girl from Altoona, Pennsylvania, who has moved to Pittsburgh in search of something better.She loves music and wants to dance, but for now she works as a welder in the steel factory owned by Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri).No attempt has been made to compensate for the original photography's softness with digital tools, which is the correct choice, because the image has fine detail that artificial sharpening or excessive contrast could easily overwhelm.Besides, Lyne and Peterman carefully designed for visual contrast between the muted everyday world and the garishly "hyper-real" stage show at Mawby's, with its intense colors and bright lights.The songs sound airier and more "opened up" than I have ever heard them before, from the moment Irene Cara's voice comes in over the opening titles.