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Robert Harris

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Criterion's new Blu-ray of William Dieterle's original cut of All That Money Can Buy is one of the must owns of the 2024 release schedule.

Cut from its original 107 minute running time to 85, and recently restored by UCLA in an effort led by archivist Scott MacQueen, the film (and the resultant disc) should be an amazing discovery to anyone who loves the cinema.

It brings to the fore a discussion that must be had regarding Orson Welles, Citizen Kane and the RKO "look."

The films were released almost concurrently, and even with a cursory overview, the textures of audio and image are front and center.

The less the better said about the production. The reconstruction/ restoration is beautifully performed. Image shines, and audio allows details to be heard that I'd never experienced, especially in the background of the mix. The audio was restored by John Polito of Audio Mechanics. Scanning by Roundabout.

A gorgeous Blu-ray, and one of the most important films one is apt to discover this year.

Image – 9

Audio – 10

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Yes

Worth your attention - 10

Slipcover rating - n/a

Very Highly Recommended

RAH





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Capt D McMars

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Of course I bought the dvd edition and will double dip here and give way the dvd, once this new upgrade edition arrives to my domicile...
 

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A beautiful restoration overseen by Scott MacQueen (which was his final film at UCLA, I believe) that I saw at MoMA last year—looking forward to picking this one up (and also nice to see that Dr. Svet Atanasov has had his 1974 Zenith Chromacolor set calibrated after reading his review on another forum);):P
 

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Not only scanned at Roundabout, also digitally restored in house.
 

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It's fine to end a sentence with a preposition, all these silly rules (that aren't really rules at all). I mean who wants to say: To go boldly.

Anyway, great news, & even better news, Criterion are also releasing it in the UK (not always a given).
 

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But "Webster" keeps changing the rules ... It appears now a Preposition is a good thing to end a sentence with ... ;)
Unhappy with his parent's choice of bedtime story, the child asked, "What did you bring the book that I didn't want to be read to out of up for?"
 

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Please can we get back to talking about All That Money Can Buy?
Ha, what's there to talk about, it's a magical film with a great new transfer. It's worthy of a Saturday evening viewing...with a nice glass of wine. I think I first saw it on TV in the very late fifties, & it made a real & lasting impression. There must be quite a few - sell you soul to the devil - films: Damn Yankees, Phantom Of The Paradise & Bedazzled, to name but three.
 

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