Aug 252021

Chain Lightning debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Humphrey Bogart and Eleanor Parker.



Chain Lightning
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Action, Adventure
Warner Archive | NR – 95 min. – $21.99 | June 22, 2021

Date Published: 08/25/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Writer(s): J. Redmond Prior (story suggested), Liam O’Brien and Vincent Evans (screenplay)
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker, Raymond Massey, Richard Whorf

Features: Short, 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: 31.17 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.74 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Matt Brennan (HUMPHREY BOGART) knows how to open eyes to the potential of the JA-3, an experimental jet. He’ll pilot it from Nome over the North Pole to Washington, D.C., and land it on the Pentagon’s lap. The distance is beyond the JA-3’s tested range. Nor can the craft provide the pressurization needed for flight at 80,000 feet. But Brennan has some modifications in mind. And the courage to put them to the test.



Features only include Bear Feet Cartoon and So You Want to Be an Actor Short.


VIDEO – 4¾/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

Chain Lightning  is presented in its original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer, courtesy of Warner’s Archive Collection program. This is yet another homerun from them, detail is incredibly sharp and nicely defined to go along with the stark black and white presentation. The natural film grain and noise is still there and no obvious signs of artifacting, aliasing or other flaws.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track which outputs crisp and clear dialogue and some modest depth for a singular track such as when we’re inside the jet or in a crowded setting.




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

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