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- May 22, 1999
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One of many superb Hammer films not yet having a U.S. release, this one from Shock (Australia) looks quite good. It is presented in the 1.85:1
The black and white main movie is all that is included. It looks very acceptable to my eyes, with good sharpness, shadow detail, solid blacks, and movie-like grain structure. Sound is mono, but good.
Hammer has been licensing their films to countries exclusively all over the place, and someone (with a region-free player) needs to do serious traveling to collect them. This title, however, played as all-region on my machine.
This is an underrated/underseen film starring Bette Davis and William Dix (DR. DOLITTLE), containing plot twists and turns and good performances. Well done and involving.