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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
Rope is definitely improved on this 1.33:1 1080p transfer, but it's one of the least technically inviting titles on the box set. The majority of the picture often seems faded, with somewhat weak colors and noticeable "flashing" or dropouts. The transfer print utilized is fairly strong, though noticeable nicks and scratches are common. Contrast is fine, though there is a slight ringing around edges. Detail is punchy and well-defined throughout, though, and grain is handled deftly, lending the movie a nice film-like feel.
Audio: How Does the Disc Sound?
The film fares far better with this DTS-HD 1.0 Master Audio sound mix. Fidelity is quite limited, with no sense of dynamics and a paltry low end, but that's the nature of the game with mono tracks of this age. This mix has been cleaned up nicely, and while this is by no means a perfect representation of the movie's original sound design, it's nevertheless the best I've ever heard the film.
A French DTS 1.0 track is included, as are English SDH and Spanish subtitles.