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Matt Hough

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With top stars and a lush production, Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind, a sudsy tale of a Texas oil family teetering on the brink of emotional apocalypse, has few equals.



Written on the Wind (1956)



Released: 25 Dec 1956
Rated: Not Rated
Runtime: 99 min




Director: Douglas Sirk
Genre: Drama



Cast: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack
Writer(s): George Zuckerman, Robert Wilder



Plot: Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.



IMDB rating: 7.4
MetaScore: 86





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Studio: Criterion
Distributed By: N/A
Video Resolution: 1080P/AVC



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Will Krupp

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Great review Matt, thanks!

I saw screencaps prior to purchasing the disc and, while the caps make it look quite good, the transfer truly needs to be seen in motion to appreciate how much it improves on the existing Elephant BD from France. It's really really gorgeous!
 

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Great review Matt, thanks!

I saw screencaps prior to purchasing the disc and, while the caps make it look quite good, the transfer truly needs to be seen in motion to appreciate how much it improves on the existing Elephant BD from France. It's really really gorgeous!
If you have Criterion Channel, this transfer has been streaming all month. Huuuuuge improvement.
 

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Sorry these threads go on so long one forgets what one has already written.
 

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But The Wind Cannot Read!
Not true. On a daily basis, the wind provides an ever wide variety of readings to all the meteorologists throughout our great land.:D
 
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I've really been emotionally affected by the other movies I have on blu-ray by Sirk. I'm planning to pick up this one too, which I haven't ever seen, but I might wait for a sale.

PS The Wind Cries Mary...

 

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