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Suddenly Blu-ray

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Blu-ray Image Entertainment | 1954 | 77 min | Not rated | Dec 04, 2012

Suddenly (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.38:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.75:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

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English SDH

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Single disc (1 BD)
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Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 4.2 of 54.2
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Suddenly

 (1954)

Suddenly Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw's unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can't abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen's household willy-nilly when the U.S. President passes through town... and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush.

For more about Suddenly and the Suddenly Blu-ray release, see Suddenly Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Willis Bouchey
Director: Lewis Allen

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Suddenly Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

This year has seen the release of two Blu-ray editions of Suddenly, one by HD Cinema Classics and this release by Image Entertainment. I don't have the Cinema Classics disc for comparison, but Image's 1080p, AVC-encoded presentation should render all prior versions obsolete. Described as "transferred from original 35mm studio fine grain master print", the Blu-ray image reflects a remarkably clean source, with only an occasional scratch, blotch, hair and, in one instance, a jump caused by a few missing frames. The clarity of what's there is excellent, with deep blacks and finely delineated shades of gray. Detail may not quite reach the level that could be obtained with a transfer from the original camera negative, but it's more than sufficient to render subtleties of facial expression, costume, decor and the surroundings of the town of Suddenly (actually Saugus, California). The film's grain structure is visible, but as the packaging says, it's "fine grain". Indeed, at points the grain is so fine that one might reasonably question whether some judicious grain removal has been applied. If so, however, the removal has been done without stripping away any detail or leaving any artifacts. Nor have artifacts been added by the compressionist.

There seems to be some confusion regarding the correct aspect ratio of Suddenly. Image's presentation is an unmasked 35mm frame (with rounded corners) that measures 1.38:1. IMDb lists the film's original presentation at 1.75:1, which seems unlikely, as that ratio was never a standard in American movie theaters. Suddenly was made in the early years of the film industry's conversion from Academy ratio to its current twin standards of 1.85:1 and 2.39:1. It's most likely that Suddenly was shot for the older "square" format but protected for the newer matted shape. Certainly most of the shots have sufficient extra headroom to allow the film to be matted to 1.85:1 without damaging the narrative. The images "breathe" better, however, at the full Academy ratio. (Neither of the two commentaries addresses the aspect ratio question.)


Suddenly Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Suddenly's original mono audio track has been provided by Image as lossless DTS-HD MA 1.0, and it sounds quite good. There's little in the way of background noise, no popping or crackling, and the fidelity is impressive. Voices are clear and expressive. The increasingly foreboding train whistles in the background punch through at just the right volumes and frequencies. The ominous score by David Raskin (Two Weeks in Another Town) plays clearly without distortion. The track's only limitation is that the low end is somewhat lacking.


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