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At the start of the 1940’s, Billy Wilder began a transition from straight up screenwriter to writer and director following displeasure of the way director Mitchell Leisen handled his and Charles Brackett’s script for Hold Back the Dawn (1941). Following his debut with The Major and the Minor (1942), Wilder attracted more attention and praise for the WWII thriller Five Graves to Cairo (1943), which helped to further cement his status as a reliable director; however, it was Double Indemnity that would take his career to the next level. Universal has released the movie several times over the years on DVD and Blu-ray, but Criterion has licensed the film for inclusion in its expansive collection for its UHD Blu-ray debut...

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Is this a 4K disc review? If so, is there any HDR applied? Thank you for your review as I almost bought this 4K release earlier this week, but my patience finally won out. I will purchase it next month during B&N's Criterion sale. Hopefully, Amazon will price match B&N. I'm really looking forward to watching this great movie again in 4K.
 

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Does the Blu-Ray version (not the UHD version) contain the new remaster?

That is, for those not purchasing the UHD version, is this the best Blu-Ray version available?
 

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The Blu-ray included with this release does include the new transfer.
Perhaps, I missed it, but in the future, can you mention in your 4K reviews what type of HDR is being used or if HDR wasn't applied it is mentioned in your 4K reviews? Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
 

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I'm very happy this release comes in a standard Criterion case. I was concerned it would be a sleeved release like the Citizen Kane 4K.

I'm also happy there are apparently no authoring or manufacturing issues with this 4K disc!
 

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I am glad to see a HTF review in which the feature is awarded a score of 5.0. It seems most reviewers hold back an extra .5 as if no film is prefect, so most ratings of great films seem to be 4.5. However, this film is perfect and I am glad to see it gets a perfect score.
 

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I am glad to see a HTF review in which the feature is awarded a score of 5.0. It seems most reviewers hold back an extra .5 as if no film is prefect, so most ratings of great films seem to be 4.5. However, this film is perfect and I am glad to see it gets a perfect score.
Not only is this a perfect film, but it's an historic one that moved Hollywood to produce more serious adult films.
 

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Never saw this film.

Now that the 4k is $24.95 for Amazon Prime Day, I have a reason to pick this up
 

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