Ira Levin's novels are written for the screen. A KISS BEFORE DYING, ROSEMARY'S BABY, THE STEPFORD WIVES, SLIVER... There is that bizarre touch, yet the stories are told in such a compelling way that one is ready to suspend disbelief. As with THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL. In it, Levin combines scientific and historical fact to create an atmosphere of deep menace. Perhaps in order to really enjoy the story (and movie) one should regard it as a nightmare set in reality, a nightmare in which fanaticism and madness (aren't both the same?) drive a man to the most absurd acts in an attempt to keep his political ideal alive, thus proving his never faltering loyalty. The performances of Olivier as the Nazi-hunter Liebermann and Peck as Mengele (almost a Hitler clone himself) are great. The many different locations provide an interesting visual diversity. Goldsmith's music is a mixture of bombastic waltz and Wagnerian compositions adding to that constant atmosphere of dread. I bought this movie on DVD a couple of years ago only to discover the image quality was terrible. This new BLU RAY release on the other looks great, clean and bright. The only letdown is the sound -- hence the 4 stars, but this shouldn't prevent one from enjoying this totally implausible but truly spellbinding work of fiction. If you liked TBFB in the theater, this is no doubt the best version so far. Recommended!