Based on a story by Charles Bennett and D.B. Wyndham-Lewis, The Man Who Knew Too Much was actually made twice by director Alfred Hitchcock: the first time in 1934. Considered superior by Hitchcock, this Jimmy Stewart-Doris Day version won an Academy Award
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD looks quite nice for its age. While colors are nicely balanced, fleshtones appear a bit orange, almost looking painted. Blacks are deep, but undefined. Images are sharp, with nicely rendered detail and definition, though somewhat hard-edged at times. Fine details shimmer on occasion, but overall the picture is quite solid. Flecks of source element artifacts are scattered throughout, and film grain is also revealed. Edge enhancement is the most prominent distraction, as pixelization is rarely noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)
Widescreen Review is the only home theatre magazine that puts the reader first. All magazines must cater to advertisers to stay in business, but at WSR you never feel that this article or this review was generated because advertising needed a little boost right now. WSR also provides the depth that I like in its reporting and analysis. I still have every copy that I purchased and that's testament to my feeling of the statue of coverage of equipment and movies for the home movie enthusiast. The series on building the Holosonic Home Theatre was very thorough, and Iím currently using it as I build a new home with a theatre room that will closely resemble the one at your editorial facilities. Some of us do truly appreciate your dedication to doing it right. Thanks for producing an excellent magazine.