The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) Kino Studio Classics 2/2/2021
Directed By: James Whale
Starring: Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, Paul Lukas, Gloria Stuart, Jean Dixon
Disclaimer: Kino Studio Classics 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: The Kiss Before the Mirror is another slam-dunk for Kino! Fan's get a nicely handled 2k transfer. Scratches and artifacts are scrubbed clean leaving a nearly pristine print. The film is black and white and the tones are well balanced with deep blacks and a nice contrast. Clearly a lot of work went into this new print and it showcases Freund's photography.
Sound; Kiss Before the Mirror has a nicely done 2.0 track. Dialogue comes through nicely with very little in the way of unwanted distortion.
Extras: Extras include a feature length commentary historian Alexandra Hellar-Nicolas. I've heard other commentaries from Alexandra and, as always, is extremely well researched and prepared. What we get is a lot of great context and subtext within the themes of the film. Thought provoking and well worth the listen!