Best Blu-ray Deals

Black Friday Week is Live, $3.99 Blu-ray Movies »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
American Hustle (Blu-ray)
$6.00
1 hr ago
Good Will Hunting (Blu-ray)
$3.99
3 hrs ago
Riddick (Blu-ray)
$6.96
31 min ago
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Blu-ray)
$6.96
31 min ago
Super 8 (Blu-ray)
$4.99
3 hrs ago
The Great Gatsby (Blu-ray)
$6.00
1 hr ago
The Blacklist: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$15.49
5 hrs ago
Noah (Blu-ray)
$9.96
3 hrs ago
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$24.49
5 hrs ago
A Million Ways to Die in the West (Blu-ray)
$9.00
2 hrs ago
Lone Survivor (Blu-ray)
$7.99
 
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Blu-ray)
$6.96
3 hrs ago
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Blu-ray)
$6.00
2 hrs ago
X-Men: First Class (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (37403)
 Adventure (28595)
 Animation (8590)
 Anime (4730)
 Biography (3909)
 Comedy (27889)
 Comic book (5281)
 Coming of age (1827)
 Crime (19491)
 Dark humor (3920)
 Documentary (5060)
 Drama (44905)
 Epic (5319)
 Erotic (1140)
 Family (11988)
 Fantasy (16393)
 Film-Noir (1217)
 Foreign (6356)
 Heist (1689)
 History (5840)
 Holiday (1259)
 Horror (14148)
 Imaginary (932)
 Martial arts (3372)
 Melodrama (2369)
 Music (8762)
 Musical (3900)
 Mystery (11359)
 Nature (1836)
 Other (703)
 Period (7028)
 Psychological thriller (3228)
 Romance (16297)
 Sci-Fi (18447)
 Short (405)
 Sport (2861)
 Supernatural (4467)
 Surreal (1490)
 Teen (3283)
 Thriller (32909)
 War (5848)
 Western (2432)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray

United States
620
8
33
DigiPack / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1957 | 96 min | Not rated | Feb 22, 2011

Sweet Smell of Success (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (35.00 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing
DigiPack

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $39.95, Price history

Amazon: $27.08 (Save 32%)
New from: $21.95 (Save 45%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Sweet Smell of Success on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.4
143
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.7 of 54.7
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 4.3 of 54.3
Based on 6 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Film-Noir20%
84%
popularity
1776
collections
55
fans




Sweet Smell of Success

 (1957)

Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Sidney Falco is a New York press agent caught up in a complex relationship with the powerful newspaper columnist J.J. Hunsecker. Falco needs to get his showbiz clients placed in the newspapers, and hangs around Hunsecker hoping to garner a mention in his column. Hunsecker is obsessively protective towards his sister Susan, and his only apparent desire is to see an end to her budding romance with jazz musician Steve Dallas. Thus with Falco growing increasingly desperate, Hunsecker lets him know that the one way he can secure access to the column is to break up Susan and Steve, thereby setting in motion a chain of events which will tear them all apart.

For more about Sweet Smell of Success and the Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray release, see Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Jeff Donnell, Sam Levene
Director: Alexander Mackendrick

» See full cast & crew


Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.67:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Alexander Mackendrick's Sweet Smell of Success arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"This new digital transfer was created on a SCANITY Film Scanner in 4K resolution from the original 35mm camera negative. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's DVNR system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Telecine supervisor: Lee Kline.
Telecine colorist: Sheri Eisenberg/Colorworks, Los Angeles."

Great looking transfer! I have seen this film more than a dozen times and without a shadow of a doubt this is the best it has ever looked. Fine object detail is excellent, clarity very pleasing, and contrast levels dramatically improved. Color reproduction is also very impressive - now the variety of blacks, grays, and whites finally look rich and healthy. Edge-enhancement is not a serious issue of concern; the background shimmer and fuzziness (especially around the edges) that are present on the very old MGM SDVD are also gone. Some small noise corrections have been applied, but a light, healthy layer of grain is very easy to see at all times. There are no serious stability issues either - blown through a digital projector, the transfer conveys wonderful depth and fluidity. Finally, I did not see any large cuts, damage marks, stains, or debris to report in this review. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"The monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from the original 35mm magnetic soundtrack. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using Audio Cube's integrated audio workstation. "

The English LPCM 1.0 is also impressive - there are various improvements in terms of stability and dynamics. Generally speaking, the dialog is crisp, clean, stable, and exceptionally easy to follow. There are no balance issues with Elmer Bernstein's music score either. Finally, I did not detect any disturbing pops, cracks, or audio dropouts to report in this review.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray, News and Updates



Criterion Starts "Three Reasons" Blu-ray Trailers - January 29, 2011

The Criterion Collection is now creating short "Three Reasons" trailers for selected upcoming Blu-ray titles from that label. Each expresses three reasons why, in Criterion's opinion, the film featured is a must-see. The first up are for Sweet Smell of Success ...

Criterion Blu-ray in February: Arnold, Fellini, Kieslowski, Kore-... - November 15, 2010

February may be short, but the Blu-ray slate from The Criterion Collection certainly is not – the independent label has just announced six very notable movies for that month. On February 1, it will release The Double Life of Veronique (La double vie de Véronique; ...

Criterion Hints at Sweet Smell of Success, Night of the Hunter - July 1, 2010

In its Facebook page, The Criterion Collection has posted a photograph that shows a classic movie being prepared for Blu-ray release: Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957). Previously, the studio's newsletter had featured a picture probably hinting ...

» Show more related news posts for Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray


Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post



Sweet Smell of Success Blu-ray


$39.95 $27.08


Buy Sweet Smell of Success on Blu-ray Movie



Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. The Expendables 3
3. Rain Man
4. Lone Survivor
5. How to Train Your Dragon 2
6. How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D
7. A Million Ways to Die in the West
8. Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Four...
9. Chef
10. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D
11. The Avengers
12. Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
13. Rush
14. The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
15. House of Cards: The Complete Second...

Trending in Theaters
1. Interstellar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Dumb and Dumber To
4. Big Hero 6
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
7. John Wick
8. Gone Girl
9. Whiplash
10. Horrible Bosses 2
11. Fury
12. Autómata
13. The Theory of Everything
14. Rosewater
15. The Imitation Game
16. The Drop
17. The Maze Runner
18. The Guest
19. Foxcatcher
20. The Equalizer

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  The Princess Bride
5.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
6.  Lone Survivor
7.  Maleficent
8.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
9.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
10.  The Expendables 3
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
3.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4.  Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sea...
5.  Big Hero 6
6.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
7.  The Maze Runner
8.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
9.  Dolphin Tale 2
10.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$41.99, Save 65%
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$15.00, Save 62%
4.  The Princess Bride
$3.99, Save 80%
5.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$17.99, Save 54%
6.  Lone Survivor
$7.99, Save 77%
7.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
$17.99, Save 51%
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$13.00, Save 67%
9.  The Expendables 3
$19.96, Save 50%
10.  Fight Club
$3.99, Save 84%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


American Hustle

 United States


$40.99 $6.00





Good Will Hunting

 United States


$14.99 $3.99





Riddick

 United States


$29.98 $6.96





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices