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on 12 April 2015
An emotional steam cooker without let let up. Stack, Malone and Jack Carson are fit to bust from moment to moment intensity. I'm emotionally exhausted each time I watch them because their intensity is always full throttle and contagious. There's no place for anyone to hide!

After Roger's air crash death, Jiggs absents himself from the commemoration party and chooses to sit all by himself, well removed from the others. He can't imagine himself in a normal, flaccid, routine life. He can't imagine adjusting to normality. "Where the hell are you Roger?" to no one at all. [In desperation he repeats: Where the hell are you???"]. Without Roger's mania to hold them together, listlessness is set to drown the remaining team in futility. Though it's rather muted in the film, the time is 1924 and combat ace Roger Schumann who shot down nine German fighters needs to reinvoke the dangers of WW1 air combat in the skies of France. He needs the threat of death to find a justification for living. Thus his desperare addiction to barnstorming. Malone and Carson are swept up in his deadly mania and live at his compulsive, fevered pitch, too.

In the final scene, Hudson holds forth poetically on Stack trying to leave the clutches of a safe, boring life and challenge daily death instead.

The prize money, as Malone, says is "bird seed". And as the WW1 pilot hero observes, "We've slept in the best hotels and worst hangers, so don't go feeling sorry for us." These are desperate people, otherwise normal, who build their lives around seeking out brushes with death and think of nothing else. An odd, precious gem.
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on 8 December 2013
Such an incredibly touching film, especially as it wraps up!...I am glad Eureka / Masters Of Cinema have covered this to the best of their abilities! Technically flawless, I highly recommend both the film and this blu-ray release!
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on 5 June 2015
A first rate film overlooked on its release.Great black and white photography.Disc quality very good and item arrived before due date.
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on 25 November 2015
little known film, Rock Hudson gave a very good performance, as did the always great actress Dorothy Malone
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on 17 July 2015
As good as anything that Douglas Sirk has directed
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on 22 July 2015
Fabulous film and transfer. Get it !!!!
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on 21 February 2016
great movie, great blu-ray transfer !
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on 12 November 2013
Five stars for the movie, but three because of the video quality. I m a fan of Masters Of Cinema and they have produced great editions of some of my favourite films. But I must be honest the encoding of Tarnished Angels has some serious and annoying issues. The grain in the background in scenes is poorly resolved. I don t known exactly how to describe this phenomenon. But it flattens out, loosing texture and starts to form distinct bands looking highly unnatural and digitized. The image is sharp and the contrast is otherwise great, but this other issue is unforgivable.
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on 14 December 2013
Prompt delivery and in good condition, which after all are the main requirements of a customer. Great film too. Happy. Great to see the older films being restored. MOC is great.
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on 5 January 2015
A little slow in parts but a good film.
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