I'm dithering over this - and I'll decide when I learn if you can easily opt out of the French subtitles. I have a weird relationship with Lord Jim - I really want to like it, let alone love it, yet it always lets me down on so many levels, except perhaps visually. I saw it in 70mm at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, and have never forgotten its beauty. It was the movie that made me want to go to Angkor in Cambodia, even though Richard Brooks completely squanders that extraordinary location. That man had an eye for dialogue and an ear for a picture. Even so, I hope this Blu-ray will provide me with the deeply beautiful, deeply flawed experience I crave.
In Vancouver, "Lord Jim" played at the then-new Odeon on Granville. Tickets were reserved seating (physical tickets!), and to my young mind, it was as classy and powerful an experience as going to "Mary Poppins" a few weeks earlier, and to "My Fair Lady" a few weeks later, both in old-school Vancouver movie palaces. Many years later, watching "Lord Jim" at home makes it seem to me that I was probably just thrilled to see the "Lawrence Of Arabia" guy in another big confusing exotic adventure, but count me in for that Blu-Ray.