Every time I've viewed Joseph Mankiewicz' 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, I'm reminded of William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie. Both magnificent films.
Fox's new Blu-ray is a solid affair. I'm presuming that a fine grain master has survived, as the overall look and textures, as captured in the image harvest have everything going for them.
Wonderful detail, perfect grain, and levels of gray that are magnificent. Shadow detail, so important to this film, is intact.
Charles Lang, who was responsible for the cinematography, created one of this major works with this film. Half a century behind the camera, from 1923 to 1973, Mr. Lang photographed some of the greatest films of the era. He won a single Academy Award, for A Farewell to Arms in 1932, and was nominated for seventeen others. Might that be a record?
As is the norm, I'm not going to discuss the film, but will simply suggest that all who have not had the pleasure of enjoying it, do so. Quickly.
Great commentary track, by the way by Greg Kimble and Herrmann archivist Christopher Husted.
Image - 4.75
Audio - 5
Very Highly Recommended.