Matt Hough

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Hell and High Water Blu-ray Review



A popcorn thriller from the Hollywood studio years, Samuel Fuller’s Hell and High Water offers underwater submarine face-offs and on land action scenes all in the service of a Cold War scenario that’s even more devious and nihilistic than much of the movie pretends.

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Just got this one and so far I'm enjoying it. Nice use of CinemaScope, really good pq, and an Alfred Newman score in stereo. Plus Richard Widmark.

And here's a little piece of trivia from wikipedia....

"when Fuller was filming a cameo in Steven Spielberg's 1941, Spielberg showed him that he carried a print of Hell and High Water in the trunk of his car.[5]"
 
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I enjoy this film although it's a bit hard to take seriously. I've always felt that Bella Darvi is better than most people admit, and I don't find her "stiff and robotic" at all.
 
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Would have to agree with you on this. Here she is more than acceptable.
I enjoyed this even as far fetched as it is.
Lovely transfer.
 
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The special effects are pretty good for the era too.

And the special feature of the documentary of Widmark's life is a lot of fun. Nice background info and career overview for this compelling actor.
 

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