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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Feb 2, 2018.

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    Robert Harris

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    Mr. Newman in his first role as a detective, in Jack Smight's Harper, based upon the novel The Moving Target, by Ross Macdonald.

    Warner Archive is releasing both of the Harper films - the other is The Drowning Pool - and unless you're a Newman completist, this is the one to add to your library, as it's a fun, funky film, with a terrific cast, and an overall quality production.

    The Blu-ray is typical Warner Archive, in that it looks and sounds wonderful. Nary a problem to be found.

    Screenplay by William Goldman.

    Shot by Conrad Hall.

    Score by Johnny Mandel.

    Did I mention the cast?

    Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill, Pamela Tiffin, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Shelley Winters...

    Image - 5

    Audio - 5 (DTS-HD MA 2.0 monaural)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from DVD - Yes

    Recommended

    RAH


     
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    Billy Batson

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    Excellent, buying films that I saw & loved at the cinema is the Blu-ray magic for me, esp. sixties stuff.

    I still have the DVD somewhere, & as I remember it looks quite nice, but a bit soft on todays big tellys. I won't bother with The Drowning Pool, as I never saw it & don't have a connection with it.

    ...& my first 2018 release purchase.
     
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    The DVD is good but I'm upgrading anyway. I'll also buy The Drowning Pool which I haven't seen since it first came out. I've read the novel three or four times.
     
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    Same here!
     

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