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Robert Harris

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All My Sons is quality, classic cinema as seen via the optics of HUAC as it was transformed from it's stage origins to more populist entertainment.

Based upon the play by Arthur Miller about war, greed and love, this is a brilliant film showcasing the talents of Edward G. Robinson, with support from Burt Lancaster and a superb cast.

Kino has presented this Universal film via Universal as opposed to their Paramount holdings, and I expected a better quality Blu-ray.

There's nothing really wrong, but presuming the studio holds better elements, a new transfer would have been nice.

This is derived from a dupe of some sort, with less than wonderful gray scale, and constant tiny movement within the frame - just a slightly ticky image. I presume the original negative is held, and it's a film worth returning for a new master. There was aso a problem in printing the fine grain, as splices were kicked out of alignment on many cuts. A bit of stabilization would help.

Image – 3.25

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes

Recommended

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All My Sons is quality, classic cinema as seen via the optics of HUAC as it was transformed from it's stage origins to more populist entertainment.

Based upon the play by Arthur Miller about war, greed and love, this is a brilliant film showcasing the talents of Edward G. Robinson, with support from Burt Lancaster and a superb cast.

Kino has presented this Universal film via Universal as opposed to their Paramount holdings, and I expected a better quality Blu-ray.

There's nothing really wrong, but presuming the studio holds better elements, a new transfer would have been nice.

This is derived from a dupe of some sort, with less than wonderful gray scale, and constant tiny movement within the frame - just a slightly ticky image. I presume the original negative is held, and it's a film worth returning for a new master.

Image – 3.25

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes

Recommended

RAH
How come Universal didn't return to the original negative? It was a Universal production.
 

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I got this on a MOD DVD several years ago, but I'm not sure I need to upgrade. Even if Robinson is a favorite of mine.
 

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