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  • Niagara 1953

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    An enjoyable and gorgeously shot thriller, beautifully framed (one of the last to be) in Academy Ratio. Marilyn Monroe is excellent.

    A note on the viewing: The new 4K restoration of the film looks incredibly impressive on Blu-ray. One of the best transfers of an 'old film' (if one can use such a term) I have seen.

  • Midnight Cowboy 1969

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2012 1

    Although it's not the masterpiece some claim it to be, the breathless originality and vibrant performances of the film carry it through.

    A note on the viewing: Watched on a 40" widescreen HD television on Blu-ray disc in full 1080p high definition. Fox's BD release isn't great. Image quality is unpredictable. I suspect it was transferred from an old or poor quality source.