Charade is a marvelous film, filled with grand humor and
taught suspense. Teaming Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn is casting genius and director
Stanley Donen gets the charming and vivacious performances from his stars.
Filmed in beautiful Paris locations, Charade is a hunt
for money and a reckoning for dark deeds of the past. Hepburn plays a gorgeous innocent
swept into the intrigue to recover the ill begotten gains of her murdered husband. The
dialogue is crisply penned and impeccably delivered.
The travesty of a transfer is a grave injustice
to this great film. It appears to have been sourced from a VHS tape;at least the quality
is no better and the faults are exacerbated by cranking of the sharpness control during
the transfer. The film is so good that it still captures your attention and though it
looks pathetic, I managed to get through the viewing deriving tainted pleasure. The
2-Channel Dolby sound is actually quite clean. Beware of setting your decoder cautiously
as some settings may be extremely loud.
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