THE GORGON MILL CREEK BLU RAY: A DECENT REPLACEMENT
FOR YOUR AGING DVD COPY!
Mill Creek Entertainment's Hammer Films Double Feature: The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll and The Gorgon : Theatrical Release: 1964 : Blu Ray Release Date: 09/06/16 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen Duration: 84 Minutes Featuring: Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee Directed By: Terence Fisher
Mill Creek has released The Gorgon in similar fashion to The Revenge of Frankenstein, paired with another movie on a single layer 25GB Blu Ray. While a 50GB disc would have been preferable (and is the norm in 2016), I don't believe it affects the picture quality for The Gorgon as much as it did The Revenge of Frankenstein.
I noticed a difference with The Gorgon immediately. The film is obviously in better shape than Revenge. Maybe the 6 year difference between the two films meant working with better film stock. Whatever the case may be, The Gorgon looks pretty decent on Blu Ray. Detail is good and colors are very nice throughout. Skin tones are very normal to the time period without any kind of red or yellow push. Detail can get a little lost in some of the darker scenes, but it is still an overall improvement to the old DVD.
As for audio, it doesn't have much room to stretch. Music can sound pretty compressed but dialogue is always clear and intelligible.
For a bargain basement Blu Ray of $8, The Gorgon offers a decent replacement for the aging DVD, even if Mill Creek misspelled the title on the spine as "The Gorgan." I'm interested to see what kind of improvements, if any, the upcoming Australian Blu Ray release will show.
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