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A Few Words About A few words about…™ Crossfire – in Blu-ray (1 Viewer)

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Warner Archive is releasing Crossfire, a 1947 RKO production, directed by Edward Dmytryk, in their normal boring quality, which means virtually perfect.

Lush black and white, with a patina of film grain give the impression that one is viewing a nitrate 35mm print.

The only digital oddity that I noted was in the second scene - and what a scene it is - with wonderful reveals and use of camera - where Robert Young's heavily herringboned suit can't quite handle the digital clean-up in some nearly hidden folds.

Will anyone notice this?

Absolutely not.

For lovers of noir, who may not have seen Crossfire, it's a must, especially in this newly restored Blu-ray varient.


I neglected to make note of an interesting cast. Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame and Robert Mitchum. So for completists, this is a goldmine of actors.

Image – 5

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes

Highly Recommended

RAH
 
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I don't get it! How come such a fine movie with such a great BD release only gets one reply to this thread? What a shame. Watching this Blu-ray was like watching this movie for the very first time.
 

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I don't get it! How come such a fine movie with such a great BD release only gets one reply to this thread? What a shame. Watching this Blu-ray was like watching this movie for the very first time.
In all fairness, there is also a review thread with a few more replies (including one from me).

I still need to pick this one up.
 
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I don't get it! How come such a fine movie with such a great BD release only gets one reply to this thread? What a shame. Watching this Blu-ray was like watching this movie for the very first time.
I haven’t received it yet. Looking forward to revisiting this one.
 
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How indelible is “Crossfire”? Very much so. As far as I can remember, I’ve seen this great film only once; and that was 43 years ago on a goodly sized screen; yet still had never forgotten it. Somehow, be it circumstances, timing or even availability, a desired second viewing never occurred.

Sounds like WAC will be aiding me very well in my rectifying this matter and making up for all of this lost time in-between. And, even better, I also get to own it, too.:thumbs-up-smiley:
 
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I don't get it! How come such a fine movie with such a great BD release only gets one reply to this thread? What a shame. Watching this Blu-ray was like watching this movie for the very first time.

Finally had a chance to watch the WAC Blu on this. Magnificent, a great film gets a great release.
 

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