Very nice transfer. Not earth-shattering, but, when compared side-by-side to my VHS, well, obviously the DVD wins by a mile.
The only extra is the trailer, which IS a nice one (clean-looking too)!
I just wish they had included the original 30-minute radio drama from 1943 starring Agnes Moorehead (or one of the 6 other times she reprised the role on radio). This original radio play would have made a stellar added feature to this fine disc!
Speaking of Barbara Stanwyck, I wish Universal would release a better version of Double Indemnity or license it to Criterion. It is a shame that this classic is only available as a VHS-quality out-of-print disc from Image.
I concur. I have come late to appreciate Stanwyck,
but Double Indemnity, deserves a SE if
any film noir ever did.
And yes, Sorry, Wrong Number should've
included more stuff, but were talking about Paramount,
which usually leaves most of their catalog classics
with little more than a trailer included.
Since Universal just got around to doing an SE of
the Shrader film Cat People, which was
another title originally farmed out to Image,
we can only hope this means that they are looking
at their other previous Image-released titles,
and getting them prepared for re-release.
And no, it appears Criterion will not get a crack
at Double Indemnity, as I have asked
JM over there several times, and they say they'd love
to do it, but the "...opportunity has not presented itself."
(I tend to read into that that Universal would allow
Criterion to handle it, but they probably
want too much money for the rights,
making it a non-win situation for Criterion,
and, subsequently, us.)