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Are we not (Hi Definiton) men (sadly not)?
on 30 May 2012
This title has been very hard to get hold of, but finally, its here! This is a fantastic film and Charles Laughton is absolutely blow away fantastic! He is an actor's actor & steals every scene with ease. The Panther Woman (KATH BURKE)is exotic & erotic at the same time, & again, is one of the many things you will remember watching this film. Island Of Lost Souls is a horror movie which should be up there with Lugosi's Dracula & Karloff's Frankenstein. it most definatly stands the test of time. However... as for the BluRay Hi defintion look, no, sorry, doesn't really cut the mustard. Don't get me wrong, the film looks great, but not to bluray standards. Now, I know alot of fans of the genre are already putting pen to paper to tell me "I'm wrong", & "remember the age of the film", but stop it NOW! Films like The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind & Snow white & the seven dwarfs look magnificent because the studios involved in the transfers took their time, money & effort in showing us (the general public) what can be done to a classic old film. Its so important to criticise the bluray transfer because when Universal decide to transfer the forementioned Dracula & Frankenstein they get it right. We don't just want to watch Lugosi as Dracula, but, (with the help of a great transfer), have him in our living rooms giving it the old "children of the night" routine. We want to be launched to the top of the tower when Karloff's monster is being fed the electricity. This can be done, we've all seen it. Don't take second best when it comes to 'our' classics (you know who you are)? Insist on the best & the cleanest bluray transfers - We Monster Lovers deserve it.