"Indiscreet" thoughts and comments?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nelson Au, Dec 22, 2001.

  1. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

    Mar 16, 1999
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    I was flipping through a new issue of Sound and Vision magazine and I saw a listing that Indiscreet from Stanley Donen starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman was available now on DVD!

    This was a film I'd been waiting for for a long time. So I am surprised I missed it's release. I see from past threads in doing a search that the disc was okay, particularly Bob Harris's comments about the sound.

    It is listed as an Artisen film and I know that many feel they don't always do the best discs.

    I was curious if it is that bad? The magazine said it was the best it's ever looked. Any word of a Criterion or other studio reissue of it? I'm also curious of any other newer comments on Operation Pettycoat and Father Goose.

    Thanks, Happy Holidays!

  2. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer

    Feb 20, 2001
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    Livonia, MI USA
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    Kenneth McAlinden
    I picked it up used today, I'll post my comments after watching it in the next day or two, but this disc has the funniest special features list I have ever seen. It actually lists "digitally mastered" as a "special feature" on a DVD. Not digtially re-mastered, just digitally mastered. This may be noteworthy for a VHS release, but it is physically impossible to release anything on a DVD without it being mastered digitally. [​IMG]
    Complete special features list:
    Letterboxed Version
    English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio
    Digitally Mastered
    Scene Access
    Interactive Menus
    The sum total of these special features is that the film is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen in DD2.0 mono with a menu that features scene access but no other options.
    The funniest thing is they have a little asterisked footnote for the special features that reminds us that "Special features are not rated". There are some types of features that are so special you just can't rate them. I hope the interactive menus with scene access will not feature graphic violence or sex. But if they do, I have been warned. [​IMG]
    Oh well, at least it's letterboxed.
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    It's a decent transfer in OAR. I'd say a definite buy for anyone who likes the film, at least until the criterion comes out [​IMG] *
    * There is no criterion of this coming out, just wishful thinking on my part.

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