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The Postman Always Rings Twice Blu-ray

United States
Warner Bros. | 1946 | 113 min | Not rated | Nov 13, 2012

The Postman Always Rings Twice (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
French: Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono
Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono
German: Dolby Digital Mono
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Note: Spanish = Latin & Castill...

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German SDH, Italian SDH

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

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Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.4 of 53.4
Extras 4.1 of 54.1
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Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Romance48%
Film-Noir42%
War12%
Crime6%

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

 (1946)

The Postman Always Rings Twice Blu-ray offers solid video and decent audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband... but they must live with the consequences of their actions.

For more about The Postman Always Rings Twice and the The Postman Always Rings Twice Blu-ray release, see the The Postman Always Rings Twice Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Alan Reed
Director: Tay Garnett

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The Postman Always Rings Twice Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Postman Always Rings Twice was one of the last films shot by Sidney Wagner (Boys Town) before his untimely death at the age of 47. The film is unusual among classics of film noir for being largely shot in brightly lit settings, with relatively few scenes at night. Only a few settings occur in a city environment. Still, Wagner's effective black-and-white photography and the efficient staging by director Tay Garnett maintain the familiar film noir sense of suspense and unease even in wide open spaces. (A late-night scene involving a cat and a ladder is particularly well done.)

Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray isn't the eye-popping revelation of some of the other B&W films we've seen from the same period, but it's still a pleasure to watch, with plenty of fine detail and well delineated shades of black, gray and white in the more brightly lit scenes. Night scenes, especially long shots on the beach or the highway, are more problematic, with contrast and brightness levels that often turn blacks to gray, but I suspect this is inherent in the original photography, which was almost certainly "day for night". The image's original grain structure appears to be natural and intact, with no signs of digital filtering or other inappropriate manipulation. No compression artifacts were in evidence.


The Postman Always Rings Twice Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

The film's original mono soundtrack is presented as DTS-HD MA 1.0, and it sounds quite good, with clear dialogue and dynamic range that conveys the full range of the vocal inflections. The score by George Bassman (Ride the High Country) is vividly audible, which is unfortunate, because it's not a great score. Bassman underlines every turn of the plot with the most lurid possible instrumentation. Where Bernard Herrmann is a highbrow intellectual, Bassman is a tabloid journalist (at least in Postman). Eventually you just have to tune him out.



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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) Blu-ray - March 29, 2013

Warner-France has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray Bob Rafelson's The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), starring Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, and John Colicos. The preliminary release date set by the studio is July 3rd.

Two Versions of The Postman Always Rings Twice on Blu-ray - July 27, 2012

In November, Warner Home Entertainment will bring two versions of the film noir classic The Postman Always Rings Twice to Blu-ray - the 1946 original and the 1981 remake. These adaptations of James M. Cain's influential crime novel focus on how the torrid affair ...


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