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Torn Curtain Blu-ray

United States
Universal Studios | 1966 | 128 min | Rated PG | Oct 01, 2013

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
French: DTS Mono

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

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

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 2.8 of 52.8
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Torn Curtain

 (1966)

Torn Curtain Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

Paul Newman and Julie Andrews star in this classic tale of international espionage set behind the Iron Curtain.

For more about Torn Curtain and the Torn Curtain Blu-ray release, see Torn Curtain Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy, Tamara Toumanova, Ludwig Donath
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

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Torn Curtain Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

In the middle of the Masterpiece Collection's more baffling, issue-ridden presentations -- The Birds, Marnie, Frenzy and Family Plot -- comes Torn Curtain and its carefully tailored 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer. The movie may not be the greatest, but the image delivers and looks better than it ever has before. There are a few small problems (some errant noise and print blemishes), but nothing in the way of the debilitating nonsense that's yet to come. Colors and contrast, though intentionally subdued, are dialed in nicely, with well-saturated, lifelike skintones, vivid splashes of red, natural shadows and satisfying black levels. Detail is excellent as well. While a prevailing softness limits the end result, edges are cleanly defined, many a fine texture is showcased beautifully, and noise reduction and other digital techniques are used judiciously and transparently. As it stands, it's a filmic presentation, a striking rejuvenation and altogether an unexpected surprise.


Torn Curtain Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Hitchcock did as much with sound as he did with visuals, and Torn Curtain, for all its faults, is a masterclass in subtle sound design that elevates otherwise routine genre scenes into something far more unnerving. Or distressing. Serene. Exciting. Intense. Whatever Hitchcock chose to deploy. Thankfully, Universal's two-channel DTS-HD Master Audio Mono mix doesn't deviate from its source; it only makes it that much more effective. Dialogue is clean, clear and perfectly prioritized, John Addison's punctuates the soundscape nicely, and every effect, however hushed or deliberately delicate, has been drawn out of hiding for all to hear. (Armstrong's struggle with Gromek is a highlight made all the more gruesome by way of the all too clear lossless audio.) The verdict? No complaints from me.


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Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain (1966), starring Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy, Tamara Toumanova and Ludwig Donath. Previously available as part of the Alfred Hitchcock: Masterpiece ...


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