The Stranger [Blu-ray]
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Bottom line: if you're looking for a good copy of this movie, The Stranger (MGM Film Noir) is the best available edition. It's manufactured by MGM, and bears the studio logo when the DVD starts up. The image itself is a quality transfer from a good master from a consistently clear print, fully intact. That's important, because some of these extremely messy public domain copies are missing the "Independent Releasing Corporation" banner before the credits begin, a sure sign that worse things are to follow. Though this edition has not undergone a frame-by-frame digital restoration, it's sharp, with rich blacks and good contrast, with enough detail to reveal the flaws in the source material, the ordinary marks of age such as scratches in some spots, which I noticed only because I was viewing it so critically. Otherwise, these flaws are negligible.Read more ›
What you need to know is this: this Triad edition came straight out of the public domain. I bought this back in December, at which time Triad was promoting it as The Stranger (Remastered). This was a false claim, and they eventually changed the affix to "enhanced," which was equally as false, but less specific. The Triad on-demand DVD-R transfer lacked the studio banner at the start of the film, so it jumped right into the opening credits with stuttering, plangent sound. The image at first would not remain centered, swinging from side to side, as if it were transferred to video by a hand-held device while at sea. The picture was very murky, a heavily damaged print with extremely low resolution, with faded blacks. I think the source was a video tape, the copy identical to the one you can download yourself for free at Internet Archive. I was outraged. Thanks to Amazon's return policy, I immediately got a refund and ordered MGM's The Stranger (MGM Film Noir) instead.
After I got the refund settled, I returned to the Triad page and wrote a scathing review.Read more ›
Now moving on to the film. This movie is much more straightforward than the other Orson Welles films that I've seen. We have a standard good guy and a standard bad guy, and each character is set up in his role almost immediately. Edward G. Robinson plays the Nazi-hunter who has been tracking Orson Welles' character since the end of the Second World War. Welles' plays a Nazi who has gone into hiding and is now living in small town America as a schoolteacher. The acting from the two leads is spellbinding -- as good as any of their best work, with Welles in particular stealing the show. Welles triumphs in the difficult task of playing a man who has successfully integrated himself in a community, yet allowing the audience to see him as the villain that he is. The viewer never questions why the outlaw has been able to fool his friends and neighbors for months but can also pick up on the same clues that Robinson's character does.Read more ›
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THE STRANGER [1946 / 2015] [Blu-ray + DVD] [UK Release] The Most Deceitful Man A Woman Ever Loved!
Having directed two undisputed masterpieces like ‘Citizen Kane’ and... Read more
The movie is kind of loosely written but you've got Edward G. Robinson and Orson Welles in same flic so it's well worth the time spent .Published 2 months ago by cmac
Crime. Mystery. Suspense! I've seen it several times and it's better each time. I notice ten new things every time I see it.Published 2 months ago by Merry Present
Given that the print is from the Library of Congress , I was expecting a print of the quality of Scarlett Street but not so some images are soft and there scratches and gate marks. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mort Peacock
I like Edward G Robinson and I have watched this movie dozens of time and will watch it again, again. I don't know what I like about it other than Robinson being in it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by L
A five star classic! Three stars for quality of the remake.
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