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Directed by Terence Young
UK 1948

 

Eric Portman (A CANTERBURY TALE) plays an artist obsessed with the past. He surrounds himself with Renaissance artwork, infatuated with the notion that he and his lover (Edana Romney) are reincarnations of the lovers in a centuries-old painting. Portmanís delusions have deadly consequences. One of the most unusual British films of the 1940s, CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS incorporates aspects of gothic horror, film noir, melodrama, fantasy, romance and thrillers. The first feature by director Terence Young (DR. NO., WAIT UNTIL DARK), it was heavily influenced by Jean Cocteauís BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and David Leanís BRIEF ENCOUNTER, and includes the feature film debut of Christopher Lee (DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS).

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Eric Portman stars as a haunted aesthete art fancier and seducer who thinks that he and his lover (Edana Romney) are a reincarnated Renaissance couple from a picture in this attractive 1948 Hitchcockian British noir mystery thriller.

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Theatrical Release: February 23rd, 1948

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Distribution Cohen Media - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:36:13.333  
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1.33:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 24,133,791,353 bytes

Feature: 22,357,773,888 bytes

Video Bitrate: 27.77 Mbps

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Feature: 22,357,773,888 bytes

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ē Trailer (2:01)


Blu-ray Release Date:
October 19th, 2021
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Chapters 11

 

 

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ADDITION: Cohen Media Blu-ray (October 2021): Cohen Media have transferred Terence Young's Corridor of Mirrors to Blu-ray. It is on a single-layered disc with a supportive bitrate. I thought it looked quite pleasing in 1080P. The image is textured with strong contrast - it's clean and the HD presentation is consistent of a film filled with opulent eye candy.  

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On their Blu-ray, Cohen Media use a DTS-HD Master  dual-mono track (16-bit) in the original English language. Corridor of Mirrors has very few aggressive moments but a resounding score by Georges Auric (The Queen of Spades, The Mind Benders, The Lavender Hill Mob, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, It Always Rains on Sunday, Dead of Night, The Innocents, Lola Montes, Rififi, Wages of Fear) that carries the film's mysterious moods. Cohen Media offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'A' Blu-ray.

The Cohen Media Blu-ray offers only a trailer. A commentary would have been very beneficial as this is a fairly layered piece of cinema. 

Terence Young's Corridor of Mirrors straddles arthouse, romance and supernatural genres. It seems that quite a few critics dismissed it, but I thought the mystery carried the film extremely well - skulking inside a darkly lit Venetian style mansion filled with hidden curiosities of the past. Barbara Mullen plays a lady of the house shrouded in her own secrets. Edana Romney is just glowing with flirtatious bedroom eyes while seeking answers from cryptic Eric Portman. Parts of Corridor of Mirrors reminded of of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. The, bare-bones, Cohen Media Blu-ray is certainly worthy of a spin or more. I found it to be unique and intriguing cinema.

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