Bill Murray (finding some difficulty to lose that trademark smirk) plays Larry Darrell, a man who takes nothing seriously until World War I happens to him. Disillusioned, he embarks on a quest to find meaning in life, a quest that will take him to the Himalayas and back to his home town.
All in all a pretty successful creation of a sound environment. Ambient sound effects are a constant presence, and the music is served well by its mix. Some of the dialogue s…unds a bit thin, however, and is occasionally drowned out by the effects.
The format is the original 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen. The picture itself is okay, but not great. There are some horribly grainy night shots, the sharpness is not what it could be, and the colours are pretty drab.
A basic menu, and trailers for The Razor’s Edge, Seven Years in Tibet and Gandhi.
Not the best transfer going, though the film is now a bit more interesting in light of Murray’s subsequent career.
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