Chase a Crooked Shadow is a glossy, well-directed drama that has its fair quota of absurdities which occasionally strain credulity to the limit. Nevertheless, there are enough twists and artfully planned kicks to keep most audiences guessing.
Theatrical Release: January 21st, 1958
DVD Review: Optimum Home Entertainment - Region 2 - PAL
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|Distribution||Optimum Home Entertainment - Region 2 - PAL|
Average Bitrate: 5.87 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.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
Neat little Noirish thriller with some tight curves. One of my best friends told me about this over 6 years ago. He had fond memories of enjoying it... way back when. I scoured the web for it but came up empty. I'm happy to have this now (finally) and grateful for his recommendation. He shares my tastes.
Optimum's single-layered bare-bones release is progressive and the image is acceptable if not stellar. Perhaps a touch of brightness boosting but not fatal. No subtitles and the English audio quivers a bit. I wasn't expecting much more to be honest. It is coded for region 2 in the PAL standard.
No extras but the film definitely has appeal. Of course, it's not Hitch but I still think it has merit and is certainly worth watching for those keen on the style and era.