Best Suddenly But Who Cares?

Lewis Miller‘s Suddenly (’54) has always been a second-rate melodrama about an attempted assassination of a U.S. President by three psycho goonies (one played by Frank Sinatra). Many crappy-looking public domain VHS and DVD versions have appeared over the years, but a better looking Bluray version came out two weeks ago from HD Cinema. DVD Beaver’s Gary W. Tooze praises says it “actually supports some of the film’s grain structure” and it “seems the best of the digital editions.”


1.85 screen capture from one of the cheesy DVD versions of yore.

Screen capture from HD Video’s Bluray version.

But what a shame that it’s presented in a 1.37 aspect ratio…right? Look at that needless information on the top of the frame!