This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Still, if you want to own this on DVD, here it is and it could have been worse. It should look more tolerable on a smaller television, but projected onto a large screen it's a bit of a strain.
Unlike another reviewer, I did not find the film slow-moving or boring at any point. I thought it was a supreme example of Hollywood golden-age film -making at its best: glamorous, sympathetic stars; a rich array of character actors whose performances I enjoyed very much; sumptuous production design evoking the courts of Louis Napoleon and the Egyptian viceroy; and a unique and fascinating story-line involving the French and British governments. I read somewhere that $2 million dollars was spent on the production, and it shows.
So, my complaint does not concern the splendid film but the careless, inferior transfer. I have no technical knowledge of films, but I would not have thought it a particularly onerous task to ensure that picture and sound are in synchronization. I can only conclude that 20th. Century Fox Home Entertainment couldn't care less about its Archive series and is happy to put anything at all into the market-place to make money. What an insult to the artists who worked on the film!
I also recently purchased another film in the Archive series: "Swanee River." In that film, the sound track is marred by loud, clunking noises of unknown origin which are sometimes heard in the background as the actors are speaking their lines. Another disgraceful performance from Fox!!! I shall know better next time...
THe transfer is beautiful. The screenplay is slow in some parts but we are rewarded with a dandy special effects scene toward the end. Power is engaging as the hero equally abetted by Annabella but Loretta Young is strictly there for window dressing. She has nothing much to do.
There is no trailer, no subtitles, no chapter/scene selection but again, the DVD quality is beautiful. This is a great film to watch late at night or on a rainy day.
Although not my favorite Tyrone Power film, I will admit that I enjoy any film that he's in. As a matter of fact, I've always really all of the Fox stars of that time period, regardless of the storyline of the film.
Word of note - the Cinema Classics series has bare bones packaging: no chapters, no fancy inserts, no extras of any type. It's just the film - and that's it. Still, it's better than nothing, which has been the case with all of the films in this series. With only a few exceptions, most of the films in this series have never been available on VHS, let alone DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't order yet.
Can I watch this movie on a regular DVD player, same with Ataturn documentary?
It is one of the great old movies with very good actors. I first saw it when I was very young. I would say maybe 10 years old. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Leon Vogt
I had looked for this movie for a long time and it arrived on time and is a fun movie to watch.Published 11 months ago by Nyla Eshelman
Great, very friendly service also good quality dvd many thanks to youPublished 12 months ago by tyrone power fan
I was totally disappointed. I expected a beautiful love story. Instead it was full of misery and strife. A terrible endingPublished 18 months ago by mary shamy
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Disc on Demand
- Movies & TV > Disc on Demand
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Romance
- Movies & TV > MOD CreateSpace Video
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment > All Fox Titles