Jul 062019
 

Gaslight is a well made 1940s-era suspense-thriller featuring wonderful performances from Ingrid Bergman (who won an Oscar) as well as Charles Boyer and Angela Lansbury in her first feature film (and she was nominated for an Academy Award).

 

 

Gaslight
— Warner Archive Collection —
(1944)

Genre(s): Mystery, Drama
Warner Archive | NR – 114 min. – $21.99 | June 25, 2019

Date Published: 07/06/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Writer(s): Patrick Hamilton (play); John Van Bruten, Walter Reisch and John L. Balderston (screenplay)
Cast: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotton, Dame May Whitty, Angela Lansbury


DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette, Newsreel, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 46.38 GB
Total Bitrate: 39.01 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


After the death of her famous opera-singing aunt, Paula (INGRID BERGMAN) is sent to study in Italy to become a great opera singer as well. While there, she falls in love with the charming Gregory Anton (CHARLES BOYER). The two returns to London, and Paula begins to notice strange goings-on: missing pictures, strange footsteps in the night and gaslights that dim without being touched. As she fights to retain her sanity, her new husband’s intentions come into question.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5


Not a ton of features, but this does include the 1940 British Version (1:23:57) of the film; the 1946 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast (59:40); Reflections on Gaslight (13:50) retrospective featurette with Angela Lansbury and Pia Lindstrom, daughter of Ingrid Bergman; the 1944 Academy Award Ceremonies (1:32) newsreel; and the Theatrical Trailer (1:53).

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 4.25/5


Gaslight comes to Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection MOD program presented with a full frame 1.37 aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part, this is a good looking picture, detail is sharp throughout and outside some minor specs and scratches, and nothing terribly noticeable or distracting, it is remarkable.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track which does output clear central action fairly well with no apparent instances of hissing, pops or other aural ailments. For a movie celebrating its 75th anniversary, I found the lossless track impressive enough.


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, Gaslight is a well made 1940s-era suspense-thriller featuring wonderful performances from Ingrid Bergman (who won an Oscar) as well as Charles Boyer and Angela Lansbury in her first feature film (and she was nominated for an Academy Award). This Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection includes the 1940 British version alongside a featurette, newsreel and the trailer.

 

 

 

 

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

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