(aka "Farewell My Lovely" or "Hyvästi kaunokaiseni" or "Crime vient à la fin, Le" or "Ombra del passato, L'" )

 

directed by Edward Dmytryk
USA 1944

 

His name is Phillip Marlowe, and for the right price he'll follow an unfaithful husband, find a missing bankroll, or spy on a suspicious neighbor. And when he's drawn into a complex web of murder, blackmail and double-dealing, the result is the quintessential film-noir - the one that set the standard for the genre.

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Theatrical Release: 18 December 1944 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

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DVD Comparison:

Pan Vision Oy - Region 0 - PAL vs. Warner Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Pan Vision Oy (Colored version) - Region 0 - PAL

Big thanks to Jarkko Pienimäki and for the Screen Caps!

(Pan Vision Oy - Region 0 - PAL - LEFT vs. Warner Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Pan Vision Oy (Colored version) - Region 0 - PAL - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Pan Vision Oy

Region 0 - PAL

Warner Home Video
Region 1 - NTSC
Pan Vision Oy
Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:31:28 (4% PAL speedup) 1:35:18 1:35:20 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.47 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.29 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Pan Vision Oy

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Warner Home Video

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Pan Vision Oy (Colored version)

Audio English (Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono)

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

English (Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono)

Subtitles Finnish (Forced) English, Spanish, French, None Finnish and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Pan Vision Oy

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:

DVD Release Date: June 15, 2003
Keepcase

Chapters 16

Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Audio Commentary by Author/ Film Noir Specialist Alain Silver
• Theatrical Trailer (2:11)

 

DVD Release Date: July 6, 2004
Keepcase

Chapters 25

Release Information:
Studio: Pan Vision Oy

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Colored version

 

DVD Release Date: June 15, 2003
Keepcase

Chapters 16

 

Comments Warner R1 has much sharper, clearer picture and R2 has some print damage (white dots and small scratches etc). R1 has a bit better audio track and it has also English, Spanish and French subtitles which can be turned off, R2 has only burned in Finnish subtitles in b/w version and normal Finnish subtitles in colored version.

Warner has also a great commentary by Alain Silver but Pan Vision has only colored version on the same disc with b/w version. Colored version is only a curiosity and is redundant in my opinion.

 - Jarkko Pienimäki

 


Recommended Reading in Film Noir (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)




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(Pan Vision Oy - Region 0 - PAL - TOP vs. Warner Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Pan Vision Oy (Colored version) - Region 0 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Pan Vision Oy - Region 0 - PAL - TOP vs. Warner Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Pan Vision Oy (Colored version) - Region 0 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

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Distribution

Pan Vision Oy

Region 0 - PAL

Warner Home Video
Region 1 - NTSC
Pan Vision Oy
Region 0 - PAL




 

 

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