I just got ABBA - The Movie on blu-ray from the UK.
The image is streets ahead of the recent SD release and it is a worthy upgrade. It says on the package it is only 1080i but a reviewer at amazon.co.uk I think said that was a mistake and it is 1080p (haven't figured out how to tell this yet!). The concert footage is often stunning in quality. There are quite a few grainy shots though - one of the worse is of the Qantas plane in the opening credits. That had me worried but when the movie started proper it was fine.
The audio is a great LPCM5.1 mix. If you love ABBA, I think you'll be very pleased with the soundtrack. The concert footage is awesome in this regard and closing your eyes you could almost imagine being there in 1977 on that unbelievably wet night in Sydney ( I was only 6 at the time )
Extras are exactly the same as the SD version.
Don't get me wrong, the movie is crap-a-rama save for the music naturally, and the concert and interview footage, which makes it all worthwhile. The whole plot about the reporter trying to secure an interview is just cringeworthy IMO.
Despite this, my love of ABBA and the beautiful 1080p image compels me to give this the thumbs up
ps. forgot to mention one scene at the beginning when the reporter is talking on the phone has a stunning image of the Opera House in the background. Oh how times have changed in 30-odd years around that thing!
Edited by dazzarama, 15 February 2008 - 06:41 PM.