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Blu-ray Review I Confess Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by richard-gallagher, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Richard Gallagher

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    davidmatychuk Cinematographer

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    2-minute featurette? 20-minute featurette like on the DVD, perhaps? Go ahead, correct the review and make me look like a fool. I don't mind.
     
  3. Richard Gallagher

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    Okay, you look like a fool!

    Seriously, thanks for catching that. I would have sworn that I typed 20!
     
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    Good Evening!

    Alfred Hitchcock films (overall) despite what may be viewed as varying in quality are very much like Humphrey Bogart, Charles Laughton or Cary Grant movies in that one can pretty much watch and enjoy everything these individual talents do.

    In the specific cases of both I CONFESS (1953) and THE WRONG MAN (1957) we see Alfred Hitchcock (August 13th, 1899 - April 20th, 1980) having the "one shot" opportunity of working with such important acting talents as Montgomery Clift (October 17th, 1920 - July 23rd, 1966) and Henry Fonda (May 16th, 1905 - August 12th, 1982) which has to be a major point-of-interest in both these Hitchcock films.

    At least to "this" Alfred Hitchcock film enthusiast I CONFESS (1953) is another welcome addition to the blu-ray collection.

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    Boy, it sure is. It's as welcome to me as it was back in the day, just being able to see it at all, when I CONFESS or THE WRONG MAN would fill the seats at any revival house. These might have been viewed as "secondary" Hitchcock even then, of course. But as Hitchcock works, they were as essential as any other. Especially being 1950s Hitchcock works.
     
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    Hitch is the director with the most films in my collection.
    These two will be added to it of cause. :)
     
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    Yeah, my collection has more Hitch than any other director also (34 out of his total of 53, almost all of them Blu-ray). I have grown to really like JAMAICA INN in spite of Laughton's ridiculous, make-up, and I have been putting off buying I CONFESS the way I did JAMAICA (poor reviews). So, I think I'll pick this up for its apparently lovely transfer, and hope I can grow to really like it as well. Still, if UNDER CAPRICORN ever comes out on Blu, I have no interest in it, despite Ingrid Bergman's participation. I also can't warm up to THE PARADINE CASE. I will pick up STAGE FRIGHT and MR. AND MRS. SMITH if they become available. I am unable to procure decent copies of some of his early silent, although I imported THE LODGER and think it's wonderful. I'm just too old now to be a completest with any director, although I have all of Kubrick's titles (only 13) and those of a few other masters.
     
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    By hook, crook or foreign import, I have managed to procure DVDs of every Hitchcock-directed feature film (except for the lost title, THE MOUNTAIN EAGLE (1926), of course) and bought most of my favorites on Blu-ray as they became available. I CONFESS and THE WRONG MAN, by virtue of falling within Hitch's most magnificent decade and good movies to boot, are "must buys" on Blu-ray for me.
     
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    I had the chance to watch this Blu-ray tonight, and it does indeed look fantastic. All those tight line structures which waver and flash on the DVD are now rock solid, and it's so beautifully clean and crisp. A first-rate effort!

    Thanks for the review.
     
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    My copy should arrive on Wednesday. Looking forward to it!
     

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