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on 19 October 2010
This blu-ray is barebones except for a music and effects track, but it certainly makes a point in favor of high-definition upgrades of classic films. The Universal region-1 DVD was quite impressive in showcasing the original color elements of this Technicolor matinee movie, but the the blu-ray gives it a detailed rendering that closely resembles an original film print. Noticeable brightness and detail is the big plus; and while the blu-ray colors are less saturated than on the dvd, this is a result of more accuracy in the transfer. The original soundtrack and optional music and effects track are presented in lossless DTS 2.0 that will correctly matrix to a monaural center-channel delivery; the blu-ray is region free in the correct 1:37 to 1 standard projection ration.
The film is a lavish, cheeecake adventure, campy in it's excesses, but beautiful to behold as a glorious Technicolor remnant of Hollywood in the forties.
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