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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Robert Harris

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    Another gothic drama, from Fox via Twilight Time.

    The first directorial work (1946) from master filmmaker Joseph Mankiewicz, this Gene Tierney, Vincent Price starrer, is a quality affair, that holds up very well.

    Shot by Arthur Miller in gorgeous black & white, and with a magnificent score by Alfred Newman, (offered isolated on Twilight Time's new Blu), Dragonwyck is a film well worth your time.

    If there is a downside, it seems to be with the surviving film element, be it a dupe neg or fine grain. Color timing is off, with Mr. Miller's meticulous imagery probably viewed with blown out highlights half the time. One gets used to the problem, but it affects the image in major ways.

    The disc arrives with some quality extras.

    Audio is fine.

    Image - 3

    Audio - 5

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from DVD - yes

    Recommended

    RAH
     
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    I hope people focus on the recommendation and not the numerical video grade.
     
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    Robert Harris

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    Please.

    If the best extant protection element was poorly produced, we have what we have.

    I’m pleased that Twight Time released, and that we’re able to upgrade to Blu. Where the information is there, the image looks lovely
     
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    I watched this disc a few days ago and I thought it was possible that the elements Fox worked with were a bit less than ideal. I thought they did a good job and I'm glad I bought the disc which has some excellent "extras". Oh, and I just love the movie! Vincent Price fans should all make a point of seeing this film.
     
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    I watched this tonight and found it quite wonderful. The image has a velvety look to it. Blacks aren't the deepest I've ever seen, but the white levels in the snow scenes looked quite nice on my OLED, and I didn't consider them blown out like I was expecting.

    If you like Gothic melodrama/suspense, this one is for you!
     
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