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It's a Wonderful Life Blu-ray

United States
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Paramount Pictures | 1946 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 131 min | Not rated | Nov 03, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (37.71 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.34:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono
French: Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (2 BDs)

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 3.6 of 53.6
Extras 2.5 of 52.5
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Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Family79%
Holiday61%
Melodrama49%
88%
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It's a Wonderful Life

 (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life Blu-ray delivers stunning video and solid audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.

For more about It's a Wonderful Life and the It's a Wonderful Life Blu-ray release, see It's a Wonderful Life Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi
Director: Frank Capra

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It's a Wonderful Life Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

It's a Wonderful Life arrives on Blu-ray with a handsome 1080p, 1.37:1-framed transfer that preserves the film's original presentation by placing vertical black bars on either side of the image when projected on a 1.78:1 display. The image is consistently sharp, clear, and wonderfully detailed, with only the occasional shot going a bit -- but not distractingly so -- soft. Almost from the get-go, Parmaount's transfer impresses with the level of visible detail seen in the pharmacy where young George works; from the intricate lines on the old-style cash register to the clarity of the posters on the walls and the labels on the bottles, the transfer reveals a level of detail that is sure to impress even longtime fans of the film. Likewise, the transfer nicely renders the faint freckles as seen on young George's nose and cheeks, and it uses the 1080p resolution to wonderfully reproduce the fine details on clothing, particularly woolen men's suit jackets seen throughout the picture. Black levels are wonderfully realized, too. Disc two of this set contains a colorized version of the film. While purists will want to stick with the black-and-white edition, those wanting to see It's a Wonderful Life in a brand new light will want to give this version a spin. It's wonderfully done; vibrant from beginning to end, the colorized version -- from the Heavens above to the fresh white snow and everything in between -- might not suit everyone's taste, but it rarely looks fake and it helps to further bring out some of the finer details of the image. Flesh tones look rather pasty, but otherwise, the color version might make for a unique holiday treat for those yet to see the film in anything other than its original black-and-white version.


It's a Wonderful Life Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Though delivered with but a monaural soundtrack, It's a Wonderful Life's lack of a lossless or uncompressed 1.0 soundtrack option is something of a disappointment. Though this is certainly not the sort of material that's going to be leaps and bounds better one way or the other, one might reasonably assume a slight upgrade in clarity with a lossless mix. Nevertheless, the included Dolby Digital 1.0 track is sufficient in every regard. Limited to the original source material, the soundtrack features little range and the occasionally muffled musical note or sound effect. Music flows nicely enough but there's certainly not much in the way of precision or absolute clarity to be heard. A dance hall scene in chapter eight delivers suitably good sound effects, from the stomping of the dancers to the range of high and low instrumentals in accompaniment. The track features a few atmospheric sound effects, many of which are represented by passing and honking cars which at least give the impression of movement around the front middle portion of the soundstage. Dialogue is acceptably clear throughout. There's really nothing wrong, per se, with the track as-is when considering both the source material and the absence of a lossless option. Listeners should expect nothing but the basics and, as such, the track is just fine.


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