Top critical review
5 people found this helpful
The next time you use CC1 authority, just you make sure you have it!
on 15 September 2011
This is NOT a review of The Ipcress File as a film, see all the other glowing reports for that, but as a Blu-ray release.
Unfortunately, this Network Blu-ray release seems to have been sourced from the same master that was used for the old ITV Studio Blu-ray produced in 2008. Like the old ITV presentation, the soundtrack goes totally out of sync at 1 hour and 33 mins in...
A real shame, it spoils the ending badly. I've played it back on different systems with no improvement. It's certainly not a dubbing problem from the original film.
Has anyone else noticed the same fault? It is on both the original mono soundtrack and the 5.1 remix.
It's still worth owning, there are loads of extras and the film itself has never looked better.
However, it's a pity the sound problem was not identified and corrected by the otherwise excellent Network Distributing.
If it wasn't for this irritating sound glitch I would have given this Blu-ray 5 stars out of 5.