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4.6 out of 5 stars
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DVD review, not the Blu-ray. If I was buying now I'd choose the Blue-ray version instead for its improved picture quality but otherwise the same content.

In this classic crime caper enhanced by sparkling humour and witty dialogue, Cary Grant plays a former cat burglar now comfortably well into retirement, known by all to be going straight and a pillar of the community. His modus operandi is suddenly resurrected and visiting heiress Grace Kelly is drawn into the plot as he reluctantly tries to clear his reputation and name. Hitchcock builds the suspense well, and even though we are totally familiar with the film it still has the same effect as the first time we watched it many, many years ago.

The film takes us into that sunny almost carefree South of France in the early 1950s, before it was about to be 'discovered' again and over-commercialised like it is now, to a time when everyone seemed to know each other and there was still the happy aura of victory left over from the end of the second war. It is quite escapist in many ways, especially when conjuring up memories of times that will never be recaptured again.

My 2003 released DVD has moderate film quality in 1.85:1 wide-screen on the 16:9 format; the colours can vary some of the time and occasionally there is also a bit of hop and weave and noise, but most of the time the story takes over and we just don't notice any flaws in the technical quality. The sound is Mono, but mostly very clean and clear. Our DVD bought in 2004 still plays perfectly, and we enjoyed it again this afternoon.

The Az blurb is to the point, and the extras are as described and well worth viewing.
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on 22 April 2017
I've seen this many times but never in such breathtaking quality, for me then the blu-ray is worth every penny for the step up in picture quality.
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on 31 July 2017
A classic movie made even better by outstanding remastering. The detail and picture quality really are stunning. If you're a fan, don't hesitate!
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on 8 March 2017
Wonderful, a pleasure to see countless times, the best Hitchcock ever, the best performances by the leading actors!!! Excellent seller.
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on 12 April 2017
Wonderful movie, great quality - what more cab you say about such a film -
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on 8 June 2017
You only have to watch the scene in the market or the climactic roof chase to see how much respect has been given to this blu-ray. Sound and picture are faultless and worth being in anyone's collection.
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on 5 June 2017
Great product excellent price many thanks Brian
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on 15 April 2017
Great.drama good film buy again in near future
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on 15 April 2017
great hitchcock movie.
quick delivery
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on 17 April 2017
Love this film. I have wanted it for years
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