Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Cary Grant 4-Disc Collector's Set |
Indiscreet / Operation Petticoat / The Grass Is Greener / That Touch of Mink
Actors: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Tony Curtis, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Drama
No Description Available. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: UN Release Date: 8-JAN-2008 Media Type: DVD
Same shoddy transfers as in older releases... DO NOT BUY!!!
David Boulet | Washington, DC USA | 01/01/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
I just received the screener copy for review and am disgusted to find that this set contains exact duplicates of the already-released *embarrassingly bad* transfers of each of these films. None of them are anamorphic widescreen (all are 4x3-letterboxed widescreen) and they look like they were mastered for VHS on a 19" screen: blurry, noisey, hazy, full of every type of video artifact you can imagine (from print damage to poor compression to edge-haloing so bad it hurts your eyes).
avoid this set at all costs. And write republic and express your displeasure with another release of the same-old-crap. Why can't this studio do proper 16x9 high-definition transfers of these classics like every other studio is doing today?"
No Closed Captioning on 3 of 4
wwwUncle | Illinois, USA | 02/11/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I had bought these movies on their first DVD release a few years ago. I ended up returning all but "That Touch of Mink" due to lack of closed captioning contrary to the box labeling at that time. When these movies were released again in this 4 movie set I had thought the closed captioning would be there this time and did find the box claiming "CC" for the contents. Amazingly, they repeated the old errors so I returned the product. While checking the movies for closed captioning (or even subtitling), I noticed the overall quality of the movies is not good. It seems as no effort has been put into the reissue of these movies other than repackaging them in a 4 dvd set."
A needed rerelease of four Grant films
calvinnme | 11/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Currently there is no information on what films are in this set. They are:
1. Indiscreet (1958) with Ingrid Bergman. Grant pretends to be married so that he can carry on a long-term affair with Bergman without matrimonial entanglements. However, when he finally decides he wants to get married, his girlfriend has already found out his secret and sets out to teach him a lesson.
2. Operation Petticoat (1959) Grant is a WWII officer in search of a command, and volunteers to go get a damaged sub and return it to port. In the process he winds up having to paint the sub with the only paint they have - red and white - and having to rescue a group of stranded Army nurses. He winds up with the only pink submarine in the world with the nurses still onboard.
3. The Grass is Greener (1960) Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr are Victor and Hillary Rhyall, two members of the British gentry that are house rich and cash poor. They decide to join the two problems by renting out part of their large estate to wealthy people. One of the guests, played by Robert Mitchum, unexpectedly falls for Hillary.
4. That Touch of Mink (1962) Grant is millionaire Philip Shayne who falls for Cathy Timberlake (Doris Day). She convinces herself that she is the kind of girl that can go around the world with Shayne without being married to him, but she repeatedly loses her nerve.
These are four very good comedies from the end of Grant's film career. They were previously released in a boxed set by Republic Pictures about five or six years ago and many sets contained bad cases of what can only be described as "DVD acne". They were visibly pockmarked. Lion's Gate has since bought the DVD rights to these films from Republic, so hopefully this time around the results will be better."