It should be apparent to anyone who has ever read the Biblical Book of Ruth that
to get a screen play from it a writer would have to do a lot of reading between
the lines, then put his imagination to rather extensive use. As it stands, it is
a curiously cryptic and temptingly stimulating book.
Well, it's obvious that Norman Corwin made bold enough to do both in preparing a script for Samuel G. Engel's big wide-screen color film, "The Story of Ruth".
Theatrical Release: June 17th, 1960
DVD Review: 20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC
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|Distribution||20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC|
Average Bitrate: 6.36 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 4.0), DUBS: French (mono) , Spanish (mono)|
|Subtitles||English, Spanish, None|
The transfer appears a bit better than one might have expected. It is relatively clear with strong colors and the cinemascope ratio has been maintained. Decent contrast and no visible manipulations. The extras are tantamount to filler but the price is right.
The film received a lot of luke-warm reaction but I liked it - perhaps I was keen on a biblical story at that moment - if you are too this might hit the spot. Miss Eden is easy on the eyes too!