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2.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic comedy in a dreadful print, 9 July 2012
This review is from: I Married a Witch [DVD] (DVD)
Rene Clair's I Married a Witch is one of the most delightful screwball comedies ever made, with a dark wit and a mischievous sense of fun that makes it absolutely irresistible. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the DVD releases its received thus far. The UK release from Public Domain merchants Cornerstone Media is the kind of typically bad third or fourth dupe print that the label is notorious for - no remastering, no extras and quite a struggle to watch at times. The French PAL release from Universal that's available via Amazon.fr (under its French title Ma Femme est une Sorciere) is a distinct improvement, taken from a much better source with a French-language featurette and poster gallery as extra - but while it does have an English soundtrack, it also has burnt-in unremoveable French subtitles, making for a somewhat distracting viewing experience for non-French viewers. Yet that's still the best way to watch it unless it turns up on TV again (the BBC had a very respectable print they used to run in the 80s), and certainly a better bet than Cornerstone's shoddy offering.
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