S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
Hollywood's two most famous
Taylors take center stage in this atmospheric spy thriller spawned by the early
days of the Cold War and filmed on location in London and the English
Theatrical Release: December 9th, 1949
DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC
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Average Bitrate: 6.11 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.
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Not to be confused with the pluralized title of the Hedy Lamarr / Paul Henreid (and Sydney Greenstreet + Peter Lorre) film from 5 years previous - this is a noir leaning ditty with plenty of Liz Taylor's comely visage and a frequently serious Robert Taylor 'red'.
It's a single-layered DVD-R but progressive and not looking fatally poor. Detail has some shining moments but contrast could be better defined. Bottom line is that it is certainly watchable and probably as good as it's going to get for now. There is minor frame-specific damage (see last capture) but it didn't hinder the presentation.
No subtitles - and, unremarkable but, clear audio.
I liked the film for a number of reasons and it definitely has some noir characteristics. I settled into a highly enjoyable late-night viewing despite the limitations of the digital production. Noir completists and Liz/Robert fans should indulge - just keep your visuals expectations at the modest end.