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(aka "Demain est un autre jour")

 

Directed by Douglas Sirk
USA 1956

 

Douglas Sirk is best known for his highly stylized Technicolor melodramas, but he also did superlative work in restrained black and white. There's Always Tomorrow is a virtuoso study in tones, ranging from the blinding sunlight of a desert resort to the expressionist shadows of the suburban home where Fred MacMurray lives in unhappy union with Joan Bennett. Barbara Stanwyck is the old flame who turns up by accident, rekindling for MacMurray the dangerous illusion that happiness is still possible.


Excerpt from Dave Kehr of the Chicago Reader
 

Between his twin masterpieces All That Heaven Allows and Written on the Wind, Douglas Sirk created this razor-sharp study of male crisis, both a glittering testament to love’s labours lost and his most unforgiving vision of suburban conformity.

Disregarded and neglected by his family, executive toy manufacturer Clifford Groves (Fred MacMurray) is unexpectedly reunited with his former co-worker Norma Miller (Barbara Stanwyck). As the old friends catch up on lost time, his children’s suspicions and hostility to the new relationship threaten to push their father away permanently and throw into disarray the lives of all concerned.

With crystalline, noir-tinged cinematography from Russell Metty (Touch of Evil) and heartbreaking performances by Stanwyck and MacMurray, reunited 12 years after Double Indemnity in their final on-screen pairing, There’s Always Tomorrow finds one of Hollywood’s greatest dramatists at his finest. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this little-seen classic in a new special edition.

Excerpt from MoC website located HERE.

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Theatrical Release: January 20th, 1956

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Eureka (Masters of Cinema) - Region 2 - PAL vs. Elephant Films - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Distribution Eureka (Masters of Cinema) Home Video - Region 2 - PAL Elephant Films - Region FREE  -Blu-ray
Runtime 1:21:21 (4% PAL speedup) 1:24:25.727
Video 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.51 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.85:1 1080P Sing.-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 21,741,553,092 bytes

Feature: 17,592,680,448 bytes

Video Bitrate: 24.98 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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 1400 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1400 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1344 kbps / 16-bit)

Subtitles English (SDH), None French, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Eureka

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Edition Details:

• Days with Sirk, a 61-minute documentary from 2008 featuring rare interview footage with Sirk shot in 1982 (1:00:36)
• Original theatrical trailer
• Original dialogue and continuity script (in PDF form)
• Booklet featuring an essay by Andrew Klevan, excerpts from a 1977 interview with Sirk and rare production stills

DVD Release Date:
February 22nd, 2010
Transparent Keep Case
Chapters: 14

Release Information:
Studio:
Elephant Films

 

1.85:1 1080P Sing.-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 21,741,553,092 bytes

Feature: 17,592,680,448 bytes

Video Bitrate: 24.98 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

•  Sirk Featurette (8:41 / French only)
•  The Film (4:17 / French only)
•  Trailer (1:23)
•  Gallery Photo (2:13)


Blu-ray Release Date:
March 26th, 2019
Transparent Blu-ray Case inside cardboard sleeve

Chapters 12

 

 

Comments:

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

ADDITION: Elephant Films Blu-ray (September 2019): Elephant Films have transferred Douglas Sirk's There's Always Tomorrow to Blu-ray. It appears to be from the same strong master used for both Masters of Cinema and Carlotta DVDs. It's about triple the bitrate in 1080P and shows with some beautiful grain texture, depth and improved contrast. Audio goes lossless - a DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel (16-bit) in the original English with optional French subtitles. The score is credited to Herman Stein (This Island Earth, Female on the Beach, The Land Unknown, It Came From Outer Space, War Arrow, Tarantula, The Incredible Shrinking Man) and Heinz Roemheld (Dangerous, The Monster that Challenged The World, The Land Unknown, The Mole People, 1933's The Invisible Man). It definitely improves over the DVDs with more resonance and depth - adding emotion. The Elephant Blu-ray is Region FREE and comes in a nice package. French-only extras - a featurette on Sirk and brief talk on the film by Jean-Pierre Dionnet. This is great 'Sirk' melodrama - Stanwyck, MacMurray - all good and the only Blu-ray that I know of. One of the bigger benefits is that it is both in theatrical running time and 1080P. I am unsure, but the previous US DVD may have been 1.33. Keep the MoC for the extras. There are enough good reasons to pick this Blu-ray up. Enjoy!

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ON THE DVDs (2010): There's Always Tomorrow also came out on DVD via Carlotta in France, November 2008, both individually and in Douglas Sirk, le maître du mélodrame hollywoodien - vol. 2  reviewed by DVDBeaver HERE. I can't tell any difference at all in the transfer quality between that and this Masters of Cinema edition - which makes me believe they are from the exact same source. For SD-DVD the image quality is exceptional. It is very clean with wonderful grain visible - dual-layered, progressive and anamorphic. I doubt it could look any better in this format. I understand there is an Australian DVD edition as well, but I don't own it to compare.

Audio is 2.0 channel and very clean and clear. Unlike the French version this has optional English (SDH) subtitles (sample below). As with the Carlotta I did notice the PAL speedup, which I am usually not that sensitive to, only because I have seen MacMurray/Stanwyck in Double Indemnity so many times (which is hard to forget).

There are different extras - the MoC has the magnificent hour-long, 2008, documentary on Sirk (Days With Sirk) - also found in the French boxset (on the All I Desire disc). It is excellent and covers a lot of ground. It's great to hear him speak in interviews and the foreign language parts (French or German) are optionally subtitled in English. There is also a theatrical trailer actually from an incomplete safety element (lacking on-screen text) and is not representative of the finished trailer audiences may have seen in 1956. Accessible via a computer on the disc is the original dialogue and continuity script (in PDF form) and the package includes another fabulous MoC booklet featuring an essay by Andrew Klevan, excerpts from a 1977 interview with Sirk and rare production stills. This is a huge bonus to have with the DVD.

A huge treat to, again, watch this film that gets better with repeat viewings. There is so much to examine even beyond the melodrama triangle, mid-life crisis and male-female dynamic for with both adults and adolescents. LOVED the 50's household - furniture and fashions (check out Stanwyck's black + white diamond vest). Very cool in so many respects and the good news is the healthy pre-order savings (hence our very early review). Highly recommended!

Gary Tooze

 


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