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Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: The World, The Flesh and The Devil (1959) (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 1.01.09 PM.

    NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER!

    THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1959)
    Run Time 95:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Stereo - English
    Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
    Product Color B&W
    Disc Configuration BD 50

    “Millions Flee from Cities! End of the World!” From a Manhattan skyscraper, Ralph Burton (Harry Belafonte) surveys the emptiness announced by that chilling newspaper headline. Nuclear doomsday has come. Ralph is sure he is the last person alive. Then, a woman (Inger Stevens) appears and the two form a cautious friendship that’s threatened when a third survivor (Mel Ferrer) arrives. Unlike other postapocalyptic thrillers, from The Time Machine to I Am Legend, there are no external monsters to battle here. Instead, the monsters – fear, intolerance, jealousy – lurk inside the all-too human beings. And heightening the intensity of writer/director Ranald MacDougall’s suspenseful and unsettling movie are stunning vistas of unpopulated New York: vast, empty and soulless.
     
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    Ronald Epstein

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    What an interesting movie. I remember watching it on the old CBS Thursday Night Movie decades ago. For some reason I never purchased a home copy, but I will not pass this by.
     
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    Nice, I was waiting on this one to get an upgrade. Love this film.
     
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    Never seen this one or heard of it for that matter, but my first instinct (apparently quite a few others) is that this sounds like a movie version of several Twilight Zone episodes

    Very definitely on the buy list

    And with the usually warnings that WAC preorders and Amazon don't mix well if you are a release day/week/month person.
     
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    A very interesting film, if for no other reason, to revisit midtown Manhattan completely empty of people. Eerie, gripping and beautifully photographed, in what I recall as black & white Panavision. Also, if IMDB is to be believed, a Milklos Rozsa score originally recorded in 4 track mag. (I first saw this in 16mm scope, with a mono track). But if this is indeed in stereo (if the stems have survived) that's reason enough to own this disk.
     
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    Yes another film I saw on original release with a very powerful MIklos Rozsa score. I’m sure it will be stereo - the DVD was.
     
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    Yes. The Press release above, which I didn't read until I had already posted, says 2.0 stereo
     
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    This will be a blind buy for me. Sounds right up my alley.
     
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    It's like a giant Twilight Zone episode. And I mean that in a good way. I was haunted by it when I saw it on TV in the late 70s.
     
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    I too saw this a very long time ago on what I believe was a local PBS Sat nite movie show.
    Always had a crush on Inger Stevens.
    It is somewhat like an excellent Twilight Zone episode but without the non-surprise, "ironical" ending.
     
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    Miklos Rozsa
     
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