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Spellbound but no ghosts,
This review is from: Spellbound (hitchcock) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The transfer and print for the Blu-Ray is probably the same materials uncompressed that we're on the great Criterion Edition.The increased resolution would be the only reason to upgrade.
Some reviewers have commented on ghosting and haloing, but what I believe they saw were shadows that perhaps were previously more subtle in standard def if not theatrical prints themselves. I was aware of these complaints when I creened the film last night, but immediately noticed the "ghost" or "halo" was in keeping with the directionality of the light source in the shot as well as the natural distortion of shadow on different surfaces and textures.
If you don't already own it, get this edition. I think it's unlikely Criterion will be doing an HD edition.