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Pillow Talk Collector's Series [Blu-ray] [1959] [US Import]

4.7 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0076I6242
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 496,450 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2012 BLU RAY 'COLLECTOR'S SERIES' BOOK PACK VERSION ***

In April 2012 Universal Studios was 100 years old - and to celebrate that movie-making centenary - they've had 13 of their most-celebrated films fully restored for BLU RAY. But it doesn't stop there. As many as 80 other titles will be given US re-launches across the year each featuring distinctive "100th Anniversary" gatefold card-wrap packaging - and in some cases a host of new features. 1959's iconic "Pillow Talk" is one of the thirteen singled out for full restoration (see list below) - and like the other BLU RAYS in this series so far - both the print and presentation are very tastefully done.

UK released Monday 7 May 2012 - "Pillow Talk Collector's Series" comes in a gorgeous limited edition 44-page 'Book Pack' (Barcode 5050582893144). The outer hardback holder has an awkward card wrapped around it which is attached at the front with a flimsy circular sticker - not the most eloquent of objects it has to be said and it contains info that isn't on the back sleeve of the book pack - so you don't want to lose it. It's hard to keep in place without damage - so I put the whole shebang in a plastic sleeve for protection. It's also worth noting that most of the AMERICAN issues are 'two-disc' sets containing the BLU RAY, the DVD and also means to obtain a Digital Copy via download. It appears that the UK issues will contain ONLY the BLU RAY in the Book Pack. However, if you want say "Out Of Africa" or "Buck Privates" (which have yet to be given UK releases) - the US issues are non-region coded so will play in all machines.
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The first and best of the Day / Hudson comedies. Reportedly, Rock Hudson was nervous about his ability to manage in a comic role, (or was it the gay innuendo in the script making him nervous) but he needn't have been.

This is a superbly directed and acted romcom of the type that Hollywood just can't seem to do nowadays. The lead actors give excellent performances and the are some wonderful comic set pieces that will make you laugh out loud.

Amongst the supporting cast, Thelma Ritter is perfect as Day's drunken maid (drinking Rock Hudson under the table) and Tony Randall is as effective as always.

If you don't mind it being a little dated, it's about as good a romantic comedy as there is.
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this review is based on the quality of the transfer to Blu Ray. The film is fantastic good old fashioned fun and is a refreshing early rom com style feel good movie. I have the DVD and I was unsure of whether to upgrade to Blu-Ray......so glad I did, the quality is superb and amazingly good considering the age of the movie now.....if you love this film I would 100% recommend the upgrade to Blu ray, you won't regret it. Picture and sound excellent. I tested this on a Sony Blu ray player and Samsung 51" Plasma.
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By E. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Jan. 2013
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It's great to see this film on bluray, with its eye-popping colours and marvelous set and costume design.

It's like what Mad Men probably had in mind when they started, where everyone was beautifully dressed and lived a wonderful lifestyle we could only aspire to. To think this was filmed in 1959 makes it so much more interesting, with everything being genuine and of its time.

The storyline is predictable and innocent by current standards, but was probably a little risque and advanced for that period. If nothing else, it's worth getting just to see Doris looking absolutely sensational in her white dress, long white gloves and white fur jacket. To think she has a wholesome image, yet can look this unbelievably alluring.

Rock looks fantastically suave as well, perfect for the role, and they are ably supported by an equally suave Tony Randall and comedy drunk Thelma Ritter. We loved the scene with Doris and Tony in the diner near the end, but there are so many wonderful colourful scenes of nightclub sophistication and lovely costumes that your eyes will need a rest afterwards just to calm down.

There are a also few songs, which have their place and never feel incongruous.

A real romantic comedy classic and one which will deserve repeated viewings.
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Format: Blu-ray
VIDEO:

Pillow Talk arrives on blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 2.35:1 encode. Universal has done a great job restoring this film. Fine detail is very noticeable, including the intricate lines on Rock Hudson's rugged face and the lacy ruffles on Doris Day's outdated nightgowns. Colours almost explode off the screen a lot of the time. Reds are especially vibrant in this presentation. Like many older movies brought to blu ray, colours frequently fluctuate during a scene. Blacks are dark, but not inky. Overall, the final picture is very pleasing, and much more superior than the previous DVD release. (4/5)

AUDIO:

I am quite impressed with the DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 audio track. Fidelity here is top notch. Dialogue comes through sparklingly clear and the song cues and underscore all sound just fine. The mix here is very well prioritized. Part of what gives Pillow Talk its light, fun touch is its clever usage of music and songs. The most memorable songs are Pillow Talk during the title sequence, Roly Poly and the ever romantic Possess Me. Besides the songs sung by Doris Day, we also have Perry Blackwell, the singer and pianist in the piano bar, performing three songs: I Need No Atmosphere, Roly Poly and You Lied. Even Rock Hudson sang a seductive song titled You Are My Inspiration to a series of women through the telephone, inserting each particular woman’s name into the song. Frank DeVol provided a great score, and deservedly nominated for an Oscar.
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