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Double Indemnity

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    92
    from 2 reviewers
  • Double Indemnity
    1944
    107 min
    Passed
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Billy Wilder

    Actors: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

    Plot: A Los Angeles insurance representative lets an alluring housewife seduce him into a scheme of insurance fraud and murder that arouses the suspicion of his colleague, an insurance investigator.

    Disc Release Date: 31 May 2022

    • Video
      92
    • Audio
      90
    • Extra
      92
    • Movie
      92

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Dr. Svet Atanasov
    • Video
      100
    • Criterion's release is a 4K Blu-ray/Blu-ray combo pack. The 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray offer presentations of an exclusive new 4K restoration of Double Indemnity. The following text appears inside the leaflet...

    • Audio
      100
    • There is only one standard audio track on this Blu-ray release: English LPCM 1.0. Optional English SDH subtitles are provided for the main feature. I left some comments about the lossless track in our...

    • Extra
      100
    • 4K BLU-RAY DISCCommentary - this archival audio commentary was recorded by critic Richard Schickel in 2006. The bulk of the comments address the production of Double Indemnity, its reputation as the "first...

    • Movie
      100
    • Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity" (1944) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion. The supplemental features on the release include new program film critics Eddie Muller and Imogen Sara Smith; new program...

    • Total
      100
    • Is Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity the first true film noir, possibly the ultimate one as well? Frankly, folks, the answers to these questions are usually of some importance only to a very small group...

    High-Def Digest review by David Krauss
    • Video
      100
    • All gussied up with Dolby Vision HDR, Double Indemnity looks dark, lush, and delicious in 4K UHD. The liner notes state the 2160p/HEVC H.265 transfer was struck from a "new 4K digital restoration...created...

    • Audio
      90
    • According to the liner notes, "the original monaural track was remastered from the nitrate fine grain." Though it seems the remastering was performed expressly for this Criterion release, the LPCM mono...

    • Extra
      100
    • A couple of the extras from the 2014 Blu-ray have been ported over to this Criterion edition, but if you care about the introduction by Robert Osborne, the audio commentary with Lemm Dobbs and Nick Redman,...

    • Movie
      100
    • Alfred Hitchcock may hold the title of Master of Suspense, but many credit writer-director Billy Wilder with developing one of Hollywood's most popular and distinctive genres: film noir. Though classic...

    • Total
      100
    • Often imitated, but never equaled, Double Indemnity stands as one of the blackest of all film noirs, and it’s just as deliciously nasty today as it was when it first premiered almost 80 years ago. The...