May 042021

Another Thin Man, third in the series, comes to Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars William Powell and Myrna Loy.



Another Thin Man
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime
Warner Archive | NR – 103 min. – $21.99 | April 27, 2021

Date Published: 05/04/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: W.S. Vam Dyke II
Writer(s): Dashiell Hammett (original story), Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (screenplay)
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger, C. Aubrey Smith, Ruth Hussey

Features: Trailer, Musical Short, Classic Cartoon
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: 32.33 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.84 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



In this third film in the “Thin Man” series, retired detective Nick Charles (WILLIAM POWELL) and his wife, Nora (MYRNA LOY), accept an invitation to visit family friend Col. Burr MacFay (C. AUBREY SMITH) at his Long Island, N.Y., estate. Soon after arriving with their new son, Nick Jr., and family dog Asta in tow, MacFay is murdered, and the Charles family must unravel a mystery that may implicate the most unlikely of suspects.



Features include the Musical Short “Love on Tap” (10:47), Classic Cartoon “The Bookworm” (8:24) and the film’s Theatrical Trailer (2:36).


VIDEO – 4¾/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

Another Thin Man comes to Blu-ray presented in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer, courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection. As with the majority of these older films released by Warner Bros., the picture looks rather stunning, detail is sharp and the black and white presentation is pretty phenomenal, the original film grain and noise has been retained. There were no obvious signs of damage so it’s a very clean looking transfer.

The included DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track is quite solid. Dialogue comes across with great clarity and the depth, at least for singular channel standards, is modest. But the biggest upside is the track is clean, not much discernible hissing or other flaws, which for a film now 80+ years old, is pretty impressive.




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

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