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  • Actors: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia
  • Directors: Alan J. Pakula, Roman Polanski
  • Writers: Alan J. Pakula, Roman Polanski, Frank Pierson, Gérard Brach, Jeff Gross
  • Format: Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 247 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0031RAP68
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,369 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Presumed Innocent / Frantic (Thriller Double Feature) [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful By James Luckard on May 6, 2010
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Unfortunately Amazon has just combined the reviews for the old and new Blu-Rays of FRANTIC, confusing things even more.

This first pressing of Polanski's brilliant thriller has defective audio - it does not contain the English language theatrical audio track, which was 100% in English.

It is sold here as "Presumed Innocent / Frantic (Thriller Double Feature)", with a release date of February 23, 2010. Look instead for the new version, released in 2011 and sold on a separate page here at Amazon.

Flaw of the old disc:

The audio track marked as "English" is actually the French theatrical track, which is about 80% English and 20% dubbed French. (It originally played there largely with subtitles)

This mistake was then replicated throughout the world, so until May 2011 there were no correct Blu-rays of FRANTIC available

From the moment this disc came out in 2010, I made requests for a corrected disc to Warner Home Video. There was never a helpful response.

Finally, I gave up and contacted Roman Polanski's office in Paris early this year.

They were polite and most helpful. Mr. Polanski himself contacted Warner Bros and they finally fixed the disc.

The corrected disc is now available here at Amazon. It is currently listed as "Frantic & Presumed Innocent", with a release date of May 31, 2011.

I'm hoping Warners will do the decent thing and offer an exchange program for everyone who has defective discs and wants a new one. As soon as I have info on that, I'll post it here.
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This is a review of the Blu-Ray release of these films in one combo package, not a review of the films themselves, which one would assume are so well known that any Harrison Ford fan interested in them would know all about the stories and so forth already.

Both these films were very long in the tooth in their DVD releases, looking very dated on DVD with low res look transfers and mediocre sound.

The good news: both films have never looked better or sounded better than they do here.

The bad news: both films appear to be using be the same telecine transfers used for the prior DVDs, just cleaned up and given a vastly better presentation using the much higher bandwidth and better video codecs available for Blu-Ray.

Telecine quality and film to digital technology have come a long way in recent years, and both films retain a very DVD-ish 90s look that has more to do with the dated transfer than with the style of the films. Black crush abounds, especially in "Frantic", and detail is average at best. That said, the prior DVD editions of both films were so entirely awful that this has to count as a serious upgrade for both titles, even as it fails to exhibit the qualities one would hope for in more recently made transfers of catalog films.

It's not clear if the telecine sources employed were originally in 2k resolution or not. They may have been less than that, if they were in fact originally minted in the early days of DVD, now re-purposed for Blu-Ray.

The sound has been "upgraded" to DTS-MA, but only DTS-MA STEREO. So, you are getting, as with the video, a very upgraded and cleaner presentation of the same dated original soundtrack mix used for the older DVDs. All in all this is a good presentation of these two catalog films on a combo Blu-Ray disc, but only on mark down at $10 or less. Not worth more than that though.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By NotTheOnlyFan on March 19, 2010
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If you're a fan of the oft overlooked FRANTIC, it's FINALLY in Widescreen. A comparison between this Blu-Ray version and the previous cheapie DVD is no contest.

Update: I finally saw PRESUMED INNOCENT after having watched FRANTIC twice on this BluRay. PI is okay, but sort of standard mystery whodunnit. Not a dud, but kinda lifeless beside the more interesting FRANTIC.
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They will be in widescreen. What a dopy package for Polanski's Frantic; but worth it.
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