Latest Review – The Tarnished Angels (Blu-ray) (Eureka Entertainment) (Masters of Cinema)

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The Tarnished Angels

Masters of Cinema #64 (Blu-ray)

Universal International / Eureka Entertainment / Douglas Sirk / 1957 / United States

Running Time: 91 minutes

Region Code: Region B (Locked)

Rating: U

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (OAR)

Video: 1080p High Definition

Codec: AVC

Image: Black & White

Audio: English Linear PCM 1.0 (Dialogue Track) / Linear PCM 1.0 (Music & Effects Track) / Dolby Digital 2.0 (Commentary Track)

Language: English

Subtitles: Optional English SDH (On/Off)

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Considered by American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner to be the finest of all screen adaptations of his work, Douglas Sirk’s bleak and pessimistic 1957 melodrama, ‘The Tarnished Angels’, adapted from Faulkner’s 1935 novel ‘Pylon’ by American screenwriter and novelist George Zuckerman (with whom Sirk had collaborated on the previous year’s ‘Written on the Wind’), is often stated to be one of the director’s most personal and “most cherished passion projects”.

Although it does not share the overall recognition or fame of some of Sirk’s other works, such as the aforementioned 1956 film ‘Written on the Wind’ or 1959’s ‘Imitation of Life’, ‘The Tarnished Angels’ has thankfully grown in prestige over the years to be considered one of his most acclaimed and most haunting achievements…Read More

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