The Blu-ray boasts an exciting transfer of one of Douglas Sirk’s most visually resplendent films.
All That Heaven Allows, Douglas Sirk’s definitive statement on human nature, now gets a definitive, sparkling Blu-ray release.
This restoration polishes a Kafkaesque tailspin down to the last whir of the cranial drill.
The choppiness of the thing, the cutting back and forth between still images with a little camera shake to suggest boats rocking rather than cutting on movement, emblemizes its Hollywood era.
Color me slightly underwhelmed.
It opens with a breathless orgasm of proofs to Murphy’s Law.
Giant defines the word interminable, and watching it just once is guaranteed to lop at least a year off your life.
To those willing to endure A Farewell To Arms: Don't be a hero!
It was a signature failure that sums up Selznick’s is entire career: a showman with big panache and no heart.