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Forever Amber isn’t one of Otto Preminger better films but for its time certainly controversial. The film excels thanks to Linda Darnell’s great performance.

 

 

Forever Amber
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1947)

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure
Twilight Time | NR – 138 min. – $29.95 | December 19, 2017

Date Published: 01/02/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Writer(s): Kathleen Winsor (novel); Jerome Cady (screenplay)
Cast: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders, Glenn Langan, Richard Hayton, Jessica Tandy, Anne Revere
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 37.9 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Otto Preminger’s adaptation of Kathleen Winsor’s controversial best-selling novel, Forever Amber tells the notorious tale of Amber St. Clare (LINDA DARNELL), an opportunistic wench who, hopping from bed to bed, rises to become the mistress of the roguish King Charles II (GEORGE SANDERS). Meanwhile, she can only briefly hold on to her true love, the cavalier Bruce Carlton (CORNEL WILDE), although she tries her best, through the traumas of bubonic plague and the Great Fire of London.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5


There is an 8-page booklet. The only feature is Linda Darnell: Hollywood’s Fallen Angel (44:16; SD) featurette which is an episode of Biography.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5


Twilight Time releases Forever Amber presented with a 1.33 full frame aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Although the picture tends to be a bit oversaturated, that’s not the fault of the transfer but how movies looked at the time. Still, detail is sharp throughout and outside of a few specs, it’s relatively clean. The included DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 track sounds good providing for clear dialogue levels.


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Forever Amber isn’t one of Otto Preminger better films but for its time certainly controversial. The film excels thanks to Linda Darnell’s brave performance. The Twilight Time release has good video/audio transfers but light in features.

 

 

 

 

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

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