The Sin of Nora Moran (1933) The Film Detective 7/29/2020
Directed By: Phil Goldstone
Starring: Zita Johann, John Miljan, Alan Dinehart, Paul Cavanagh
Disclaimer: The Film Detective has provided me with a copy of this film free of charge for the purposes of review. All opinions contained within are my own honest reflections.
Picture: Nora Moran is sourced from the original 35mm print and re-mastered in 4k by UCLA. As a film buff it's always amazing how someone can take a movie that is nearly one-hundred years old and make it look almost brand-spanking new. Overall, there is a nice depth of detail and clarity considering the films age. There are some scratches and a few artifacts but, nothing too distracting and, I'm sure it's a huge improvement on previous prints. As I said this film has a refreshing and interesting visual style and this print really celebrates that.
Sound: Nora Moran has a nice 2.0 track. The sound is overall well maintained with no issues by way of audio drop out or unwanted background noise.
Extras: Sin of Nora contains: The Mysterious Life of Zita Johann (17mins) This featurette is about the life of Zita Johann as told by filmmaker and film historian Sam Sherman. This is a really interesting overview of Johann career as well as the film Nora Moran. Also includes a booklet with an essay by Sam Sherman.