A few words about…™ Harper — in Blu-ray

Upgrade from DVD - Yes 4 Stars

Mr. Newman in his first role as a detective, in Jack Smight’s Harper, based upon the novel The Moving Target, by Ross Macdonald.

Warner Archive is releasing both of the Harper films – the other is The Drowning Pool – and unless you’re a Newman completist, this is the one to add to your library, as it’s a fun, funky film, with a terrific cast, and an overall quality production.

The Blu-ray is typical Warner Archive, in that it looks and sounds wonderful. Nary a problem to be found.

Screenplay by William Goldman.

Shot by Conrad Hall.

Score by Johnny Mandel.

Did I mention the cast?

Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill, Pamela Tiffin, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Shelley Winters…

Image – 5

Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 2.0 monaural)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes

Recommended

RAH

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Robert Harris

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3 Comments

  1. Excellent, buying films that I saw & loved at the cinema is the Blu-ray magic for me, esp. sixties stuff.

    I still have the DVD somewhere, & as I remember it looks quite nice, but a bit soft on todays big tellys. I won't bother with The Drowning Pool, as I never saw it & don't have a connection with it.

    …& my first 2018 release purchase.

  2. Billy Batson

    Excellent, buying films that I saw & loved at the cinema is the Blu-ray magic for me, esp. sixties stuff.

    I still have the DVD somewhere, & as I remember it looks quite nice, but a bit soft on todays big tellys. I won't bother with The Drowning Pool, as I never saw it & don't have a connection with it.

    …& my first 2018 release purchase.

    The DVD is good but I'm upgrading anyway. I'll also buy The Drowning Pool which I haven't seen since it first came out. I've read the novel three or four times.

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