Icy Flesh (Les seins de glace) (1974)
|Year Of Production||1974|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Georges Lautner|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.66:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.66:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Alain Delon and Mireille Darc, who were romantically involved at the time, star together in Les Seins de glace, a mystery which is reminiscent of a Hitchcock thriller.
The film opens with a distraught Peggy (Darc), wandering the beach in the winter mist. François (Claude Brasseur), who is a scriptwriter sees the blonde Peggy and is immediately smitten. François follows her around town trying to get her attention - initially Peggy, ignores the harmless François but eventually she allows him to come with her to her secluded home.
Upon arrival François meets Peggy’s shady lawyer Marc Rilson (Delon), who warns François Peggy is mentally ill and has murdered her husband. François refuses to believe Marc and instead goes on the run with Peggy ... however François’ plans swiftly come undone.
Madman have done a decent job of encoding the feature film on a Dual Layer DVD, however the print of the film is somewhat damaged.
The grain, scratches and assorted artefacts resulting from the print damage are more apparent during the scenes set at night.
There are no apparent MPEG Compression artefacts.
The colour is satisfactory, but may seem overly bright for some viewers; again this is a fault of the print.
Overall considering this film is thirty five years old and is not restored, this transfer is acceptable.
There are no subtitle options on this DVD.
The 2.0 English Dolby Digital stereo dubbed soundtrack remains clear and does not exhibit any errors.
As this film is mostly dialogue orientated, the stereo soundtrack is suitable.
|Surround Channel Use|
The Main Menu is composed of a still image derived from the feature film. There are 12 Scene Selections.
This film is currently only available locally as part of the ‘French Screen Icons- Alain Delon 2’ boxset. At the time of writing, the 2005 R2 (France) release is out of print.
Les Seins de glace is a mystery which is reminiscent of a Hitchcock thriller.
The DVD is adequately produced, with satisfactory picture considering the age of the film, however the only soundtrack option is a Dubbed English soundtrack, not the original French soundtrack.
|DVD||OPPO DV-980H, using HDMI output|
|Display||Panasonic PT-AE 700. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.|
|Amplification||Yamaha DSP-A595a - 5.1 DTS|
|Speakers||(Front) DB Dynamics Polaris AC688F loudspeakers,(Centre) DB Dynamics Polaris Mk3 Model CC030,(Rear) Polaris Mk3 Model SSD425,(Subwoofer) Jensen JPS12|