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Alpha Video's The Big Trees is one of many DVD releases of the public domain Technicolor movie, and it has its virtues, including a very sharp, crisply detailed image and excellent sound. Not so impressive is the Technicolor, which seems slightly muted in tone and lacks the richness that this reviewer has seen in some late-night public television broadcasts of the movie. In other words, it looks about like the film would have looked at the tail-end of its original copyright term (after which it was allowed to lapse into the public domain), and that's not bad, considering its budget pricing -- the color, though slightly muted, is consistent throughout and well defined. The source print is completely intact, right down to the original Warner Bros. logo, which is blacked out as the studio's herald music is played. The usual Alpha six chapters are adequate to this movie, which is pretty straightforward in its action and plot. The disc opens automatically to a simple three-selection menu.
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Kirk Douglas is always enjoyable to watch.
Although Kirk Douglas was a movie star, his acting abilities were often underrated. To really appreciate his skills I recommend watching several films that demonstrate his range. In this Hollywood bad guy turned good by the love of a woman plot, it is easy to get misled about his craft because he slips into this role and others like it so easily which gives the false impression that he is just a nice guy reading lines. As far as this movie is concerned, it is a nice film to unwind to at the end of the day. I call this a psychic plot because the viewer always knows what will happen next, but in this case it doesn't really matter. It is also a good movie to multitask to.