Excerpt: I have been a big fan of this film and was looking forward to the bluray release. however, there are far too many scenes where the film grain is obtrusive and distracting. For example, in the beach scene where rock husdon first meets salome jens, the film grain aggressively pulsates from a dark grey tone to a white tone and swarms over the image, completely killing the mood of the scene. There are many other scenes where the grain overwhelms the brilliant cinematography.
Excerpt: Having never seen this film previously I had no inclination of the story. Boy was it effecting...Im not sure I could say I enjoyed it but I certainly respected it. If your having a mid life crisis or just unhappy with your lot, this will cure you. I didn't mind the slow pacing, indeed the first 45 minutes is very good, some wonderfully arty camera work, angles,lenses etc.
This harrowing 1966 classic is given a new second life on Blu-ray.
The Great Owl, blu-ray.com
21 August 2013
Excerpt: I love the original series of The Twilight Zone, and I also have a fondness for the stark bleakness of dystopian movies from the late 1960s or early 1970s, like Planet of the Apes or The Omega Man. As such, my spider sense was triggered by the announcement of a Criterion release for the 1966 John Frankenheimer film, Seconds.