Excerpt: Picture is blurry in lots of areas and has an annoying flicker. The grain is extremely distracting. The audio quality is satisfying. A good Hitchcock film that I wish was better taken care of over the years.
Summary: Yes Hitchcock did it again. However screenplay writers didnt. This film includes some moment that are annoying. I was thinking are these people real spies or maybe just stupid hollywood actors. Second one won, and that was terrible for film.
Excerpt: Well, I must have watched the same disc the unhappy reviewers saw and not the one the site's reviewer watched. I couldn't find my old dvd to make a comparison. I have no doubt the BD is far superior to the DVD. However, quality on this BD is inconsistent throughout.
One of Hitchcock's best arrives with a stunning picture & sound!!
1 February 2012
Excerpt: I have to say that I agree with Kauffman on this one, and think the PQ is actually a little better than a 4. It really looks amazing blown through an hd projector. Absolutely essential Cold War classic has Grant and Bergman chasing Nazis in Brazil after WWII.
Excerpt: I was expecting a much better transfer after reading the main review on this site. I sometimes get the feeling that any time a blu-ray has a lot of grain, it is praised for being "cinematic" despite it's other faults.
Excerpt: Real disappointed with the video. Would not believe this isn't just an upscaled DVD. This release is not at all sharp but very grainy. There are scenes, such as shown in screenshot #7, that look as if a 16mm print was used (either that or an edge enhanced VHS copy). Very strange.
Summary: Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) is drunk and is aided by government agent T. R. Devlin (Cary Grant). She meets Alex Sebastian (Claude Rains), one of her father's friends and a leading member of the group is met. The task was assigned to Devlin to infiltrate an organization of Nazis.
Summary: Between this and "North by Northwest" it looks like Cary Grant and Hitchcock make excellent movies together. And whenever you add Claude Rains and Ingrid Bergman, you just can't go wrong. lol.
Summary: I can appreciate the charisma and connection the two leads share, but I felt the tension was too slow-building and the direction a little plotting - out of the ordinary for the great Hitchcock. Of course, this is acknowledged as one of the alltime greats, so maybe it bears a rewatching.
Excerpt: If your a Biggie fan. You probably already have this in your collection. If your not a Biggie fan, you should buy this. It may very well convert you into a Biggie fan. Storyline is involving/inspiring/sad at the same time. PQ is generally very good and AQ excellent. Highly recommended.