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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Die Nacht hat tausend Augen" )

 

directed by John Farrow
USA 1949

A man who dreams of seeing the future discovers the horrible burden that it can carry in this film noir suspense story. Suicidal Jean Courtland (Gail Russell) is prevented from killing herself by her fiancée Elliot Carson (John Lund). When they consult psychic John Triton (Edward G. Robinson), he confesses that he used his powers to bring on her death. Years ago, Triton was a phony mentalist in a vaudeville act, but he began seeing genuine visions of the future, most of which portended tragic results. After a premonition of the death of his wife Jenny (Virginia Bruce) in childbirth, a terrified Triton went into hiding for five years; upon his return, he discovered that his wife had married Whitney (Jerome Cowan) shortly after John was declared dead...and she died giving birth. Years later, Jenny's child grew up to be Jean Courtland, and when Triton receives a vision of Whitney's death in a plane wreck, he rushes to California in hopes of stopping fate. However, he's foreseen a tragic future for both Jean and Whitney and is afraid of the agony that awaits them. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes was adapted from a novel by Cornell Woolrich.

Posters

Television Premiere: October 13th, 1948

 

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DVD Review: Koch Media - Region 2 - PAL

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Koch Media

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:17:36
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 9.26 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.

Bitrate

Audio Dolby Digital 1.0 (English), DUB: Dolby Digital 1.0 (German).
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Koch Media

Aspect Ratio:
Original - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Gallery

Book-case with photos and German text

DVD Release Date: May 14th, 2015
Book-style Case

Chapters 16

 

 

 

Comments

An 'Essential Noir', Night has a Thousand Eyes, has finally made it to superior DVD - thank to Koch in Germany. The film has much of the dark conventions that devotees love about the cycle. Edward G. is a bit heavy-handed but the film works if you suspend your disbelief. You can immerse yourself in the shadows...

It's dual-layered with a massively high bitrate for the SD format and progressive in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio and looks very strong. There are only a few noticeable vertical scratches that hinder an otherwise quality presentation. It looks like it may have had a recent cleaning and grain and depth are both present. Top notch overall! 

The mono sound is decent, audible dialogue, also supporting the wonderful Victor Young (The Sun Shines Bright, Johnny Guitar, China Gate etc.) score and there is an optional German DUB but are no subtitles offered. Supplements consist of a gallery of posters etc..

I have wanted to see this for a long while and now I can't wait to watch it again. It's a bit hokey, but the atmosphere reeks of 'dark cinema'. Great Koch SD coverage and we absolutely recommend to those keen.  

  - Gary Tooze

 



 

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