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A Few Words About A few words about...™Manhattan ɹǝpɹnW Mystery -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Message #1 of 10 Feb 28, 2018
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    Robert Harris

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    Woody Allen has probably made more films than John Ford, D.W. Griffith and Terrence Malick put together.

    Twilight Time recently released a meticulously transferred edition of his Husbands and Wives (1992), and has now quickly followed with Manhattan ɹǝpɹnW Mystery, which I believe was his 168th production, and second in 1993.

    As it was released theatrically by Columbia / Tri-Star, it's unnecessary to go into the tech specifics other than to report
    it typical of their work, which means perfection.

    A film about relationships, therapy, murder(?), and apartment dwelling in Manhattan, it occasionally takes reaches in Rear Window ethics for suspense, but it all work nicely, and it's a wonderful way to spend 107 minutes.

    Strangely, I seemed to recall this film being in black & white.

    It isn't.

    It was beautifully shot in color by Carlo De Palma, who previously shot Blow-Up, and would shortly thereafter provide services to Mighty Aphrodite. Since Mr. Allen keeps his troupe together, he also shot Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, September, Alice, Shadows and Fog, as well as the aforementioned Husbands and Wives, Bullets Over Broadway, and Deconstructing Harry.

    Terrific film, and another gorgeous Blu-ray from Twilight Time.


    Image - 5

    Audio - 5 (DTS-HD MA 1.0)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from DVD - Absolutely

    Highly Recommended

    RAH
     
  2. bujaki

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    Woody Allen has so many films under his belt because he began directing films during the silent era. Unfortunately, all are lost to time. However, one of his early expressionist talkies fortunately does survive: Shadows and Fog.
     
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    UFA
     
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    UFA and shot in a widescreen process used only for this film, approximately 1.85. It seems Dr. Goebbels didn't like the widescreen format.
     
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    Great film and highly entertaining. I've been on a Woody kick lately thanks to the TT MGM sale and while those films are quite good, the presentations from MGM are typically a shade below what is normally provided by Mr. Crisp's team.
     
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    How can I type words backwords and upside down?
     
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    I think THAT'S the biggest mystery of all! :D
     
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    Thats the best part of this review!
     
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