Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Man Who Knew Too Much / Secret Agent|
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
2 DVD SET INCLUDES: -The Man Who Knew Too Much -Secret Agent B&W/167 min.
Hard to appreciate the value
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) in a DVD set together with The 39 Steps, Sabotage, and The Lady Vanishes. Maybe it's the quality of the reproduction itself, but I found it difficult to truly enjoy the film.Much of the dialogue is unclear, and there are spots where words and phrases are missing, probably absent from the master used itself. On first viewing I had trouble distinguishing some of the male characters. Maybe if I watch it again, the difference will become clear.Some reviewers feel that this 1934 version is better than the one from 1956. From my experience, it is the other way around. Two stars for 1934 and four or five stars for 1956. I really felt the suspension and tension in that one. If I saw a better reproduction of 1934, would I change my mind? I am open to that, if I have the opportunity."