Senior HTF Member
- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
Thomas Clay's UK indie, Fanny Lye Deliver'd aka The Delivered, is a 17th century based mashup between a home invasion drama and a film about women's rights.
I ordered a copy from Diabolik, a US-based re-seller specializing in horror, sci-fi and foreign product, along with an interesting selection of ancillary goods.
Ordering was easy, and the product arrived within a few days via USPS, perfectly packaged and protected.
The film is a gorgeous 4k derived from a film-based image, finished digitally.
But the one point of which I was unaware going in, was that the film was shot in Techniscope, the process working flawlessly when combined with digital. Highly resolved, perfect grain - just a gorgeous image.
I viewed the 130-minute extended cut. The 112 minute theatrical is on a companion Blu-ray disc that's Region-free, and contains the majority of the extras which will be viewed in due course.
The film features the work of Maxine Peake as Fanny and Charles Dance, one of my favorite actors as her husband, Captain John.
When viewing a film it's occasionally difficult to totally suspend disbelief, and in the case of Fanny Lye, it arrived in the form of costuming. Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds arrive naked, fleeing the authorities, and whilst the Lye family is away, borrow some clothing and take refuge in the barn.
Maxine Peake is reportedly 5' 7", Tanya Reynolds 5' 10".
Freddie Fox (son of Robert, nephew of James) is 5' 9", while Charles Dance is a towering 6' 3".
And somehow the younger pair were able to find perfectly fitting clothing.
A fine film, worthy of your time.
Zero problems with black levels re HDR in projection.
Image – 5 (Dolby Vision / HDR)
Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Plays nicely with projectors - Yes