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directed by William Conrad
USA 1965


A railroad crossing. A stranded car. A beautiful blonde – unconscious. Moody scientist Jim Grayam (Jeff Hunter) rescues the lovely Lorrie (Anne Francis), only to learn that she’s his boss’ wife! She wants out of the marriage, but her cruel, controlling husband Cort (Dana Andrews) won’t let her go. After Grayam and Lorrie embark on a torrid affair, he hatches the perfect plan: kill Cort while faking insanity to avoid a murder rap! Grayam’s convincing portrayal makes everyone believe he’s gone mad: the judge, the psychiatrists, and eventually even himself. In this edgy psychological thriller directed by veteran character actor and thriller specialist William Conrad (My Blood Runs Cold, Two on a Guillotine), there’s method to one’s madness. And you’d be crazy to miss it.


Theatrical Release: 5 May 1965 (USA)

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Archive Collection - DVD-R) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Warner Home Video

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:45:20

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.14 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 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• Warner Archives Promo

DVD Release Date: March 22, 2009
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Available for purchase or download HERE but only if you reside in the continental United States.

This is a review of a Warner Archives disc - a new made-on-demand service available from Warner that currently only being sold at their Online store. There are a few drawbacks to this service:

1. The discs are being burned on DVD-R instead of being pressed at the plant, but Warner is using the best possible DVD-R media and is standing behind their product.

2. Most of the transfers being sold at this time are interlaced and not progressive. It's unfortunate, but hopefully they will correct this for later releases.

3. High price point. Current price for each disc is $19.95, which is too steep for a non-progressive DVD-R. So far they've been having multiple coupons and sales that can bring the price for each disc lower. You still have an option to download the movie, but for $14.95 each title that may have some compatibility issues - it's even less attractive than DVD-R for $5 more.

Overall print quality for this title is very good. There's some print damage (see last capture) and instances of speckles, but anamorphic transfer is crisp and I didn't notice any issue with coding. The mono 2.0 sound as adequate with no distortions on the soundtrack. The usual Archive Collection drawbacks mentioned above, interlaced transfer and no subtitling options, is also true about this release so we recommend waiting for sale or coupons before picking up this recommended release.

 - Gregory Meshman


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