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Pan and Scan...and too much Falk,
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This review is from: The Cheap Detective (DVD)Ho-hum. I give it two stars. There are some funny lines (as what Neil Simon script DOESN'T have funny lines), but it doesn't hold together like MURDER BY DEATH. One thing about that earlier film is that Peter Falk is only one of many, many detectives. When he's the star of the show, his Humphrey Bogart impression grows tired real fast. (Actually, it sounds like an impressionist doing an impression of Peter Falk doing an impression of Humphrey Bogart.) A lot of good supporting players, if perhaps too many of them. I did get annoyed at the "pan and scan" framing, but I certainly am not going to spend money buying a widescreen version should one ever become available.
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Initial post: Aug 28, 2012 11:37:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2012 11:38:32 AM PDT
I don't understand. Are you a "serious" movie buffs who can't enjoy a lark of a movie? I can watch this movie nearly every day and it never fails to alter even the most "murderous" of moods. All the actors are having a ball; the props and set decoration are sublime; great lighting and cinematography; wonderful music score and musicianship.
Posted on Sep 4, 2012 5:30:37 AM PDT
You can get this movie in 16x9 anamorphic widescreen. There are two versions. A single sided DVD with pan-&-scan or double-sided disc with two formats. Just ask the sellers or read the box if you can find it in stores. I rented it from Netflix once and think they had the wide screen version. The movie was shot in Panavision at 2.35:1, so it loses over 43% of the image when cropped to 4x3.
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