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Blu-ray Review Raw Deal (1948) Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Matt Hough, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Matt Hough

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    Raw Deal (1948) Blu-ray Review
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    Anthony Mann’s Raw Deal is another in his brilliant series of films noir offering breathtaking cinematography and a clutch of first-rate performances featuring a triangle love story amid a cat-and-mouse dash for freedom.

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    Thanks for the great review Matt! Here's a trailer we cut for Raw Deal to give noir fans a flavor of what they can expect:


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    ordered...............and please release as many as possible FILM NOIR movies.........thanks.
     
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    I agree that the transfer is beautiful, but I did feel that the exterior day-for-night shots were "printed" too light. Of course, this is a widespread problem with transfers of films made when that was a standard technique, but I was a bit disappointed to see it here in what was otherwise such a meticulous transfer. Of course, day-for-night hardly ever looks truly realistic, and I accept that as one of the things you have to approach with a willing suspension of disbelief in classic films. However here we see cars with "hot" headlights on driving through scenery that is in undiminished broad daylight. I find it hard to believe that these weren't timed to be darker in period exhibition prints. Maybe ClassicFlix can chime in on this. Otherwise, I'm really happy with the release; the commentary is of a kind that's right up my alley and the two short featurettes pertinent and informative.
     
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    I watched this yesterday and enjoyed the heck out of it. Suppose I need to get a copy of T-Men now.
     
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    I second that regards the Review which is excellent and the Bluray is outstanding in all departments and a joy to watch and also ClassicFlix THANKS for including eng. sub-titles .....I need them sadly...
     
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    That issue didn't take me out of the film and I watched the disc twice today.
     

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