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The Perils Of Pauline (Roan Group)

 

Picture: C†††† Sound: C†††† Extras: C-†††† Film: C+

 

 

As The Musical declined, Paramount did what they could to create a new cycle of the backstage type that met with some films that received enough critical and commercial success.In lieu of a version from Paramount, The Roan Group issued The Perils Of Pauline back in 1999 and it is still the lone version six years later.

 

The George Marshall Musical Comedy is very loosely based on the story of the star of the silent cliffhangers Pearl White (Betty Hutton) who sings Poppa Donít Preach To Me!This is a silly film and has some moments, but it is too busy being spoofy to really work consistently throughout.However, those few moments make it worth a look if you arte interested in the material.

 

The 1.33 X 1 image was originally issued in 3-strip Technicolor when they would actually shoot three black and white strips, but there is no evidence of those vibrant colors here.Instead, the colors are dull and not so good, while there are detail limits and agedness in the transfer.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is also average and shows its age, especially being a few generations down.There are no extras.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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