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THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTOR'S EDITION!
Transferred from Original 35mm Studio Fine Grain Master Print
Terror comes to the sleepy small town of Suddenly when a cold-blooded assassin takes a family hostage. Now, the clock is ticking and every precious second counts as they band together to stop this methodical killer before he can carry out his shocking plan. Academy Award-winner Frank Sinatra (From Here to Eternity) gives a "tour de force" (The New York Times) performance in the most astonishing role of his career. Sterling Hayden (The Killing) costars as the sheriff who is pitted against this cool and cunning psychopath in a tense battle of wills. Available in pristine HD with superior picture and sound, this is the definitive collector's edition of this controversial classic of unnerving suspense.
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If you want Spanish subtitles get the HDCC version, if you are like me and a little hard of hearing get this version. Both have good picture from a nice clean complete print and are in the proper 4:3 aspect ratio (Full Screen).
This was made in 1954, when Eisenhower was President and Nixon was next in line. [What could they have been thinking?] The beginning argument about a toy gun for a young boy is a sign of changing culture; there would be no argument years earlier. [Or was this just for dramatic effect?] Johnny Baron thinks his job is a joke: “if one is killed another steps in to take his place”. That’s true, but ticket balancing usually means a change in personalities and politics, and the forces that each politician represents. This is unmentionable. The dialogue reveals the assassin as a psychopathic killer. Killing made Johnny feel good after his hard youth. Macchiavelli said “men are rewarded for doing things in wartime that will get them hanged in peacetime”.
Their diabolical plans come to naught due to the sacrifice and patriotism of common men. The good guys win again in this movie. This movie is still entertaining, and worth watching as popular culture from the 1950s. Their evil plans come to naught due to the sacrifice and patriotism of common men. The good guys win again in this movie. If they had succeeded these killers might have outlived their usefulness. Most US Presidential assassinations were done by amateurs for political reasons (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley). So too the attempts on Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Truman, Reagan, Ford. JFK? Robert Blakey had his solution, but it didn’t give the reason why, or, why the Attorney-General didn’t pursue the killers. What can we assume?
I think any professional killer would turn this job down because of the extreme likelihood of getting caught and punished. Unless he was sure higher-ups would protect him. [Oliver Stone’s “JFK” showed how it could work in the real world.] This “Movie Classics” DVD says “Digitally Remastered” but it doesn’t look that good. It is still an interesting and dramatic movie.
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Hot Toasty Rag, September 15, 2017
If you liked The Manchurian Candidate, you’re not going to want to miss out on Suddenly.Read more
Because this 1954 movie is only 1 hour and 15 minutes, there is very little wasted...Read more