- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
Andre De Toth's Pitfall, a 1948 noir, could have been a lost film, had The UCLA Film & Television Archive, with financial support of The Film Foundation, not copied what may be the sole remaining 35mm print.
Might the original picture neg and track be hidden away somewhere in a storage locker?
I can't believe that UCLA would copy a print, had they thought that the original elements survived.
What we have is what appears to be derived from a slightly shrunken print, but with generally decent picture information, and a more than useable track.
This is one of those cases in which the look of the Blu-ray isn't the whole story, so let's just say that it much more than watchable.
It's the play that the thing, and Pitfall is a worthy 86 minutes of your time.
Couldn't be happier that Kino Lorber saw fit to put this one out.
Fans of Dick Powell and Lizabeth Scott rejoice.
Image - 2.75 *
Audio - 3*
4k Up-rez - N/A
Pass / Fail - Pass
* Extenuating circumstances