Gone to Earth (1950), and The Wild Heart (1952), are two different renderings of essentially the same film as created by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, but re-imagined, ie. shortened, with new material shot to please David Selznick, and promote his inamorata.
It’s another of P & P’s divine Technicolor outings.
Kino is presenting both versions of the film on the same disc, and they look generally okay. There seems to be no real restorative effort, as YCM dirt, and far more than occasional mis-registration of the records make viewing at best, an okay experience.
The pity is, that a good deal of the problems could have been dealt with, even in the HD realm.
When the Technicolor imagery works, it can yield some lovely images, and for that reason, and Mssrs. P & P, this is a disc worth accessing, even for the historical value, and tracking the versions and changes.
If you’re thinking prime P & P, lower your expectations, and enjoy, regardless.
Image – 3.25
Audio – 4
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from DVD – Yes