For information on the film, see our 2012 review of Kino’s Blu-ray.

Shot on 35mm film, Scarlet Street is presented in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Featuring a new 4K master from a 16-bit 4K scan of the 35mm nitrate composite fine grain, the result is a notable improvement over the Blu-ray. A nice level of film grain is present throughout. Filmed in black and white, blacks are inky, and whites are never blown out. shadows are well emphasized, and details are strong. Facial detail is a highlight. While the 4K scan has its share of blemishes—scratches and sometimes persistent vertical lines—this has to do with original film elements. This is likely the best this 1945 film will ever look. Kino has delivered the kind of premium visual experience the work of Fritz Lang deserves.

The DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 serves this film well. Dialogue is clean, clear and concise throughout. There are some noticeable moments of unevenness that could use improvement. Dynamics are near nonexistent, which isn’t surprising for a 1945 film.  there are no audio distortions to report.

English subtitles are included.

The following extras are available on both the 4K and Blu-ray:

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith
  • Audio Commentary by David Kalat, the Author of The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse

Scarlet Street (1945)
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