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Robert Harris

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If there is an overriding message here, it's that MPI/Kit Parker Films, with the help of archives and contributors, has brought Lewis Milestone's WWII production back from public domain hell.

The new Blu-ray offers a representation of the film of a quality I'd never seen. Based upon 35mm film elements, it's beautifully representative of the original black & white look and textures bas captured by Russell Harlan.

Produced beginning in late 1944, and completed several month later in January of 1945, it wasn't released until the very end of that year.

Shot in and around Los Angeles, standing in for Italy, which was unavailable, the film works today as beautifully as it did some 75 years ago.

Extras here are a featurette regarding Fox productions during the war, a 2014 interview with Norman Lloyd, as well as the long version of John Huston's The Battle of San Pietro.

A beautiful Blu-ray that should in be every serious library.

Image – 4

Audio – 4

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes!

Works up-rezzed to 4k - Yes

Highly Recommended

RAH
 

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If there is an overriding message here, it's that MPI/Kit Parker Films, with the help of archives and contributors, has brought Lewis Milestone's WWII production back from public domain hell.

The new Blu-ray offers a representation of the film of a quality I'd never seen. Based upon 35mm film elements, it's beautifully representative of the original black & white look and textures bas captured by Russell Harlan.

Produced beginning in late 1944, and completed several month later in January of 1945, it wasn't released until the very end of that year.

Shot in and around Los Angeles, standing in for Italy, which was unavailable, the film works today as beautifully as it did some 75 years ago.

Extras here are a featurette regarding Fox productions during the war, a 2014 interview with Norman Lloyd, as well as the long version of John Huston's The Battle of San Pietro.

A beautiful Blu-ray that should in be every serious library.

Image – 4

Audio – 4

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes!

Works up-rezzed to 4k - Yes

Highly Recommended

RAH
I have never seen Dana Andrews in a bad film -- underrated actor and Huntz Hall proved he should have been in more dramatic roles.
 

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