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directed by Douglas Sirk
USA 1956

 

  Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin’ alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar© for her performance) as his nymphomaniac sister.

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Theatrical Release: December - 1956 - USA

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DVD Review: Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC

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Distribution Criterion Collection - Spine # 96 - Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:39:36
Video 1.75:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.54 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 1.0) 
Subtitles English, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Criterion / Home Vision

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.75:1

Edition Details:

• The Melodrama Archive: An annotated filmography of director Douglas Sirk with hundreds of behind-the-scenes and production photos, plus vintage lobby cards
• Original theatrical trailers for Written on the Wind and All That Heaven Allows
• Liner notes by noted film theorist Laura Mulvey  

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2001

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Chapters: 23

 

 

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Stunningly beautiful transfer in all its Technicolor glory. if this was as good as DVDs ever got (image-wise) I'd be very happy. Sharp with great subtitles, brilliant colors and stupendous contrast levels. Not much more anyone could ask in the image department. Extras include some info on Sirk nicely divided, some trailers and excellent liner notes. This is an excellent Criterion price level and well worth every penny. out of  

Gary W. Tooze

 





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