To re-visit Norman Jewison’s 1968, The Thomas Crown Affair is to enter the cinematic twilight zone, taking us back to the late swinging ’60s, and all that went with the concepts.
Multiple screen opticals, and the look and textures of the time, are the overriding techniques of this wonderful Steve McQueen cat & mouse, police procedural, thriller.
Add in romance with star insurance investigator, Faye Dunaway, and you’ve got the idea.
Kino Lorber’s new Blu-ray generally looks superb, and is only let down occasionally by the master supplied, when chroma becomes a bit heavy.
Audio, in two-channel monaural, works fine, with the exception of a few areas of over-modulation. Nothing problematic.
For those who have never experienced the film, or have only seen the re-make, here’s one worth your time and investment. Released just prior to Bullitt, which is considered quintessential McQueen.
Image – 4.25
Audio – 4
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from DVD – Definitely