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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
Paramount keeps the movie cropped (from 1.85:1 to 1.78:1), but otherwise this is a magnificent presentation of the Hitchcock film. Its color palette and texture really has a strange but intriguing quality that is hard to describe. Colors are nicely saturated - blues, purples and reds look terrific. Finely grained textures look stunning on close ups of the actors. And the grain handling on this 1080p transfer is sensational, with the movie really coming across with a warm glow that it never had on DVD (or LaserDisc, for that matter).
The Audio: How Does The Disc Sound?
We get both Dolby TrueHD 2.0 and 1.0 tracks here, and they're both notable improvements from the movie's DVD edition, each appearing with a slight sense of increased warmth and breadth. The score’s instrumentation shows the best improvement in the frequency range. Dialogue is very clear, and much of the unimpressive audio design in the movie certainly can be attributed to the age of the material, which is understandable.
French, Spanish, and Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0 mixes are included, as are English, English SDH, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles.