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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gaslight -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Randy_M

    Randy_M Supporting Actor

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    I totally agree with this assessment. However, I don't dislike the later version, I just think this one is quite a bit better.
     
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    Based on Mr. Harris' review, I will probably pick this up as well, although it just seems stuffy and unsuspenseful to me.
     
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    So people like you can post their opinion whether it's a minority or majority one.:)
     
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    Exactly, Robert.
     
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    So after two months, Amazon finally got this to me. I had the pleasure of watching both versions for the first time. Loved Boyer's performance as the suave yet threatening antagonist (yes I found him both) and Ms. Bergman...well let's say I would have paid money to watch her read from a phone book. Joseph Cotten proves to be an understated gem of an actor. It's interesting that although he was clearly a popular leading man in the 40s, with many acclaimed roles and films, he's not as well remembered in later years as Stewart, Grant, and even Bogart. IMO he belongs on the same pedestal as those actors.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the 1940 version as well. I don't cast any aspersions on any of the talent from either film, I thought both were enjoyable in their own right. But I will admit to preferring the storyline and flow of the 1940 movie a little bit better.

    I'm glad to have both of these films now in my possession. I think someone mentioned earlier that a better copy of the 1940 version may have been released overseas? If so, I'll have to dive into the interwebs to look for it...
     
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    The 1940 version in HD is Zone B locked. It looks great compared to the unrestored version included in the Archive BD.
    I love both versions and Bergman is sacred in my telephone book (I saw her twice on stage), but I prefer the British version.
     
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    My copies of WAC's recent releases of The Thin Man, Jezebel and Gaslight arrived yesterday afternoon (The Letter is still out of stock on Amazon). I'm taking a staycation this week and took advantage of the damp weather to watch Gaslight this morning in honour of Dame Angela Lansbury's 94th birthday. This has got to be one of the most beautiful Blu-rays, black and white or colour, in my collection. The blacks are so inky, and the entire thing was beautiful from start to finish.

    WAC has only released a handful of titles off my wish list over the past few years, but they've spoiled me in 2019. Thank you!
     
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    Just wait until you get a gander of THE LETTER!
     
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    If you want Angela Lansbury in an absolutely perfect Blu-ray disc: The Picture Of Dorian Gray,
     
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    That's another favourite disc in my collection. It's gorgeous!
     
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