Thursday, 1 March 2012

“The Hustler” on BLU RAY. A Review.

"…One Ball…Corner Pocket…"

Back in the mists of 2008 - I reviewed a 20th Century Fox DVD series called "Cinema Reserve" - this peach was among them. The review was for "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (it gives you the full "Cinema Reserve" list at the end of it). I actually collected all 17 of those titles in their fetching numbered steel tins before Blu Ray saw the series off.

And of the lot - this 1961 black and white gem had by far the most immaculate print. Well - I'm glad to say that this May 2011 BLU RAY reissue of "The Hustler" is the same. The print on here is GORGEOUS and adds hugely to your enjoyment of the dingy smoke-filled poolrooms and dodgy characters therein. And the great extras are all here too. (There's also a subsequent USA 'book pack' reissue of this film that is very tastefully done - and apparently 'all regions').

Paul Newman and Jackie Gleeson – will we ever see their like again? Remember them this way - and buy with confidence.

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