A lovely transfer of a 1.85:1 35mm print from 1969. On the bad side, things tend towards slightly edge-enhanced, and some of the whites are given to blooming (especially on crisp white shirts). There are about 2 minutes of substandard-looking scenes, and some documentary footage doesn't look as nice as the stuff shot for the movie. All that said, the strengths of this disc are numerous. Detail is exceptionally good for a movie of this vintage, with wonderful cloth textures, facial detail, bright colors, deep blacks, and just overall a very HD appearance. Film grain is a bit on the chunky side but is stable and not terribly obtrusive (As some felt with Marnie). Overall, this is a truly excellent looking disc and comes in behind only Trouble With Harry, North By NW, and Vertigo in this Hitchcock Masterpiece set.
Tier Recommendation: 2.0