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Clue arriving on 4K is not a sentence I thought I’d ever get to write. Yet here we are. Paramount, with a good, not great record when it comes to bringing catalogue gems to the ultra-high-definition format, licensed the film to Shout Select to bring to market, and the results are delightful.
Clue is a classic little gem of a film, assembled with a gifted cast of funny talent to run the gamut of wordplay and physical foibles over the course of a deadly evening. Though not terribly successful, the film remains hilarious and a fine example of adapting a non-traditional entity for the big screen. Comparison is often made to the similarly plotted Murder by Death, a perfectly funny film, released years before in 1976. Also filled with a fine ensemble cast (though the stars were bigger), Murder was never quite as snappy as Clue, and your opinion on which is better may depend on your sense of humor and which came into your life first. For me, Clue is unmatched and this 4K release is a...

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