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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, Feb 23, 2017.

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  1. Message #2761 of 3025 Dec 15, 2019
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    Hollywoodaholic

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    Criss Cross. Top notch Noir. Now that's a Noir ending. I thought I had seen this one before, but I was thinking of my Warner Noir collections. This was Universal. The print was excellent, I thought. You could feel the rough skin on Lancaster's cheeks. All of the side characters had an attitude, which is always the sign of a fully-realized script and production. The blocking and lighting were superb. I got no complaints other than wondering if, down inside, and at times with my own former actress wife, all women are really Anna when it comes to her final selfish monologue.
     
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    Loved the film and loved Eddie's comments. I thought I had seen at least portions of this before, but I must have been thinking about something else because it was all new to me. I will be getting that Blu-ray.
     
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    I remember seeing all these noir titles in revival houses in NY, and thinking that Out of the Past and Criss Cross were two of the absolute best, with Double Indemnity and The Killers not far behind. Isn't it great that all 4 are out in BD for us to savor at home?
     
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    You won't be disappointed.
     
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    We lost a lot of movie making people in 2019, with two more weeks left in the year.:(

     
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    I thought Anna's final monologue to Steve was filled with honesty about both persons. Steve was a major sap that allowed his little head to do the thinking for his big head.
     
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    Jim Hemphill's commentary was informative, but he kept making some mistakes delivering that information.
     
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    Has anybody seen the movie "The Underneath" (1995) which is a remake of "Criss Cross"?
     
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    Yes, avoid it like the plague. It's really feeble. The director, to my great surprise, went on to have a very successful career.
     
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    Apparently, the director feels the same way about that movie as you do.
     
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    I thoroughly enjoyed Criss Cross and I've added the blu-ray to my wish list. We'd just recently watched The Woman in the Window, and it was interesting to compare the endings of the two films.
     
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    Just ordered it blindly based on RC's recommendation
     
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    Finally saw “Us,” which I enjoyed.

    Didn’t know Robert lent his retirement fishing boat to the production! :)

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    Haha. He came to mind as well when I first saw that film.
     
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    I came to mind when I first watched that movie. I actually laughed out loud during my movie theater viewing.
     
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    Me either. But I would love to see it.
     
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    I have heard of it and I might have seen it on TV once a very long time ago. I want to see it again, partly because it's Edward G. and partly because it's reputed to be very good. I like most of director Hugo Fregonese's films and the cinematographer was Stanley Cortez who used something called Tri-X film.
     

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