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Great films; variable transfers
on 26 September 2013
I wish Universal had spend a bit more effort on this set; these are among the most important films ever made. Unfortunately only The Birds has been noticeably cleaned up, it looks cleaner and brighter than the DVD release with decent detail improvement. Close-up of Tippi Hedren are still problematically fuzzy. Family Plot looks terrible, frankly: dirty, worn and grainy and should to be recalled in its present state. The other films fall in between the two extremes. The most important film in the set is Vertigo which is slightly cleaned up from the 1996 optical restoration, but falls short from what could be achieved with a 4K digital scan/restoration. At least they cleaned up the audio to fix the distracting foley effects in the previous DVD.