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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a well made and taut crime-drama featuring some wonderful performances by Dana Andrews and John Fontaine, to go along with a twist-filled story.

 

 

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
— Warner Archive Collection —
(1956)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Warner Archive | NR – 80 min. – $21.99 | March 13, 2018

Date Published: 03/21/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Writer(s): Douglas Morrow (story and screenplay)
Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Philip Bourneuf, Shepperd Strudwick, Arthur Franz
DISC INFO:
Features: Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.00
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 22.8 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Novelist Tom Garrett (DANA ANDREWS) and publisher Austin Spencer (SIDNEY BLACKMER) intend to show how lawyer Roy Thompson (PHILIP BOURNEUF) has been using circumstantial evidence in capital punishment trials. They concoct a scheme in which flimsy evidence will point to Garrett as a murder suspect, but Spencer will exonerate him at the end. Meanwhile, they keep the plan a secret from Spencer’s daughter, Susan (JOAN FONTAINE), who is engaged to Garrett. However, the trial doesn’t go as planned.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5


Theatrical Trailer (2:43; HD)

 


VIDEO – 4.75/5, AUDIO – 4.0/5


The film debuts on Blu-ray through the Warner MOD Archive Collection presented in its original 2.00 widescreen aspect ratio and given a newly restored 1080p high-definition transfer which does look fantastic showing off sharp detail and aided by some natural film grain.

The film comes with a standard but fairly boisterous DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track and given it is mostly dialogue, it is on the limited side, but there was no noticeable instances of pops, hisses or other imperfections.


OVERALL – 4.0/5


Overall, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a well made and taut crime-drama featuring some wonderful performances by Dana Andrews and John Fontaine, to go along with a twist-filled story. This Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection has respectable video/audio transfers but lackluster in the bonus material department.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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