Apr 152016
 

Suspicion isn’t one of Hitchcock’s better known movies, coming before the likes of Strangers on a Train, Rear Window and Psycho, but it’s a well made, if not uneven, little thriller featuring solid performances from Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine and Cedric Hardwicke.

 

 

Suspicion
(1941)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Warner Home Video | NR – 99 min. – $21.99 | April 12, 2016

Date Published: 04/15/2016 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Alfred Hitchcock
Writer(s): Anthony Berkeley (novel “Before the Fact”); Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville (screenplay)
Cast: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurette, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 28.9 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


PLOT SYNOPSIS

Well-to-do wallflower Lina McLaidlaw (JOAN FONTAINE) is in love, perhaps in danger. She suspects that Johnnie Aysgarth (CARY GRANT), the playboy who swept into her life and married her, is a murderer – and that she is his next intended victim.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5

Before the Fact: Suspicious Hitchcock (21:36) is a nice retrospective featurette on the making of Suspicion, its origins and adaptation of the novel and changes made for the movie.

Theatrical Trailer (1:41)

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5

Warner Home Video, via their MOD Archive Collection, releases Suspicion onto Blu-ray presented in its original 1.37 aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. This black and white film looks absolutely fantastic in HD with excellent detail levels and no apparent flaws like artifacts, aliasing or, especially for a movie this old, dust marks and scratches. It’s another nice job done by Warner for this somewhat forgotten Hitchcock thriller.

 

AUDIO – 4.0/5

The movie comes with a nice DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track that sounds good though nothing astounding. Dialogue levels do sound nice and clear but it’s not an entirely clean track with some minor hisses and crackles that permeate at certain times, but when you consider the movie is going on 70 years, it’s still relatively impressive when all’s said and done.

 



OVERALL – 3.25/5

Overall, Suspicion isn’t one of Hitchcock’s better known movies, coming before the likes of Strangers on a Train, Rear Window and Psycho, but it’s a well made, if not uneven, little thriller featuring solid performances from Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine and Cedric Hardwicke. The Blu-ray released through Warner’s Archive Collection offers great video/audio transfers and at least has one decent featurette.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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