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Warner Archive: Gaslight (1944) on Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by richardburton84, May 17, 2019.

  1. lark144

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    To me it looks exactly the opposite. In that photo Ms. Bergman looks uncomfortable and fake, which is very unusual for her. Ms. Wynard, on the other hand, is magnificent. One sees what one sees.
     
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    Each version has its merits. I'm thrilled that the 1944 version is coming to Blu-ray.
     
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    While I haven't seen this one yet, it's going to be a day 1 purchase, especially to help convince WAC that pre-1954 titles sell (I just don't think I'll be buying it from Amazon, considering how many issues they are having with WAC's new releases).
     
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    Has there ever been a major star that had vulnerability in spades more than Ingrid Bergman? I don't want to knock Wynyard because I think she did fine but she has that starchy British quality that's the opposite of vulnerability. Bergman's wife is driven to near madness, Wynyard's wife just seems confused.
     
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    No problem about disagreement. This is, after all, a forum for everyone. I am going to buy this WAC release because of Cukor and the photography, but I steadfastly adhere to my view that the two leads are simply not up to those of the 1940 version. I do agree with you about Angela Lansbury, though.
     
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    I do prefer the 1940 film and I have the splendid Zone B Blu-ray disc. However, I also enjoy the Cukor remake and I'm a big admirer of both Charles Boyer and Angela Lansbury so yet another Warner Archive Blu-ray disc will join my collection. (I watched Charles Boyer yesterday in Madame De)
     
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    There's a 720p version on YouTube of the 1940 movie and it looks better than the old SD version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYmtzaHwCKo

    Diana Wynyard is really exceptional in this. A very well judged performance that contrasts nicely with Anton Wallbrook's husband from hell.

    And speaking of Anton Wallbrook...doesn't he have a certain resemblance to Bill Murray at times?
    gaslight-1940-22.
     
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    The reason "schlock" films have been getting released more frequently is because...they sell !! - this is 100% true :) and I hope more get released, I'm sure Attack of the 50 Foot Woman will get a Blu ray release at some point
    Im also a fan of 30s and 40s films and Gaslight is a welcome addition to my Blu-ray family. One more snapper case DVD gone ! :dancing-banana-04::emoji_alien::emoji_dvd::emoji_heavy_check_mark:
     
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    I, myself, have never been one of the complainers.
    As a matter of fact, I was thrilled to no end when WAC released "Starsky & Hutch".
    To my mind, it remains a misunderstood masterpiece and director Todd Phillips should receive a Knighthood.:rolleyes:


    Now, onto the topic of "Gaslight".
    Long overdue. And it'll be worth every full-priced penny.:thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    Ingrid Bergman is just breathtaking, that statement alone pretty much nails it every time she shines on screen.
     
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    I would happily do that, but WAC doesn’t see sales from Amazon, only their site... that doesn’t ship to Canada. :/
     
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    And Warner’s doesn’t see sales from any site other than their own, so THATS the
    Place to mass buy it.
     
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    I don't disagree, as that was my plan (and to grab Summer Stock along with it). My comment was more that we shouldn't buy it from Amazon at the moment, as they just aren't getting in the WAC releases (I'm still waiting for them to get The Glass Bottom Boat, which I ordered around release day).
     
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    Try MOVIES UNLIMITED, if you can. They’ve always been good about having Releases quickly in stock.
     
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    So no one sees any semi-resemblance between Anton Wallbrook and Bill Murray?
    Second chance...
    gaslight-1940-55.
     
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    I ordered "The Glass Bottom Boat" from Deep Discount on Tuesday afternoon and received it today in the mail.
     
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    i recently watched Ingrid in a tv production of 'Hedda Gabler' on youtube and was blown

    away by her multi-layered performance..... the lady IS a

    brilliant actress, one of the best. They don't make them like that anymore
     
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    And I saw her twice on stage on B'way. Lucky me!
     
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    I absolutely see it.
     
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    If it’s the guy on the left, then definitely!
     
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