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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka 'He Ran All the Way Home')

Directed by John Berry
USA
1951

 

Shortly before he was driven into exile by the Hollywood blacklist, the talented and neglected John Berry made this 1951 film, the last of John Garfield, who died of a heart attack at 39 (many believe because of pressures related to the blacklisting). It's a fitting and powerful testament to the actor's poignancy and power as a working-class punk. Here he plays a hoodlum fleeing a bungled robbery, falling for a young woman (Shelley Winters), and desperately holding her family hostage while oscillating wildly between mistrust and a desire to be part of this family circle. Enhanced by an effective script (Guy Endore and Hugh Butler adapted a Sam Ross novel), superb cinematography by James Wong Howe, and a keen sense of working-class manners, this is a highly affecting thriller that draws us relentlessly into its plangent moral tensions.

Excerpt from Jonathan Rosenbaum at the Chicago Reader located HERE

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Theatrical Release: June 19th, 1951

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Comparison:

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Also available in Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema [Blu-ray] (Big House, U.S.A., A Bullet For Joey, He Ran All the Way, Storm Fear, Witness to Murder):

   

Distribution Optimum - Region 2 - PAL Kino Lorber
Region 'A' -
Blu-ray
Runtime 1:14:24 (4% PAL Speedup) 1:17:50.624 
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.49 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Disc Size: 17,427,347,879 bytes

Feature Size: 16,297,574,400 bytes

Total Bitrate: 24.82 Mbps

Single-layered Blu-ray MPEG4 - AVC

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

Bitrate:

Bitrate: Blu-ray

Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0)  DTS-HD Master Audio English 1556 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1556 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 /
48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Subtitles None None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Optimum

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• none

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2009

Keep Case
Chapters: 8

Release Information:
Studio: Kino Lorber

 

Disc Size: 17,427,347,879 bytes

Feature Size: 16,297,574,400 bytes

Total Bitrate: 24.82 Mbps

Single-layered Blu-ray MPEG4 - AVC

 

Edition Details:

Trailer (2:13)
 

Blu-ray Release Date: August 4th, 2015
Standard Blu-ray case

Chapters 8

 

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Kino Lorber - Region 'A' - Blu-ray July 15': Substantial increase, however the 1080P image is a bit cropped on all 4 edges. Love the shadows and contrast - the BD visuals are brighter and have more detail. It is also in the correct theatrical running time. Lossless audio for another intense Franz Waxman (Bride of Frankenstein, Rear Window, Sunset Boulevard etc.) score. No subtitles, only trailers as extras.

This is a great simple Noir (on our Essential list). I love it. Even bare-bones, I consider it a must-have for Dark Cinema fans.... just look at James Wong Howe cinematography!

***

ON THE DVD: A surprisingly strong transfer - or it could just be the brilliant cinematography? Optimum's disc is single-layered, progressive and looks quite acceptable with decent contrast and only some niggling noise to interrupt the ice-cool black and white images. It has a few very minor speckles but is essentially damage free and there is no chroma. For SD-DVD this looks much better than I was anticipating. Audio is a consistent 2.0 channel and there are no optional subtitles.   

The DVD is bare-bones without even a trailer as an extra. This is a shame because there is a lot to say about this film. It runs like a simple crime-drama but drips of Noir sophistication with the fine performances and distinctive cinematography as the cornerstone of it's style. Very cool. Recommended! 

Gary W. Tooze

 

 


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1) Optimum - Region 2 - PAL - TOP

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1) Optimum - Region 2 - PAL - TOP

2) Kino Lorber - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 


1) Optimum - Region 2 - PAL - TOP

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Box Covers

   

  

Also available in Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema [Blu-ray] (Big House, U.S.A., A Bullet For Joey, He Ran All the Way, Storm Fear, Witness to Murder):

   

Distribution Optimum - Region 2 - PAL Kino Lorber
Region 'A' -
Blu-ray




 

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