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The Year without a Santa Claus Blu-ray

United States
Blu-ray + DVD Warner Bros. | 1974 | 52 min | Not rated | Oct 05, 2010

The Year without a Santa Claus (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.7 of 53.7
Audio 3.3 of 53.3
Extras 2.6 of 52.6
Based on 8 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Family100%
Animation81%
Musical49%
Fantasy48%
Holiday46%
47%
popularity
385
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The Year without a Santa Claus

 (TV) (1974)

The Year without a Santa Claus Blu-ray delivers great video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Weary St. Nick foregoes his gift-giving journey, leaving Mrs. Claus and two elves to revive the Christmas spirit in Santa and the world's children.

For more about The Year without a Santa Claus and the The Year without a Santa Claus Blu-ray release, see the The Year without a Santa Claus Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden
Directors: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

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The Year without a Santa Claus Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Like the Blu-ray editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and other classic holiday television specials released by Warner, The Year Without a Santa Claus glides onto shelves with a relatively impressive, source-bound 1080p/VC-1 transfer that, all things considered, should thrill its nostalgic fanbase. Bass and Rankin's stop motion palette is richer and more vibrant than it's ever been, black levels are consistently strong (save three or four poorly lit, coal-tinted sequences), contrast is generally bright and stable, and detail is outstanding for a thirty-six-year old production. Take note of the tiny hairs on each puppet's head, the glistening flakes of snow that litter the film's winter wonderland, the little leaves in Mother Nature's glen and the tiny textures that pepper the various costumes and set pieces. Even a quick glance at the disc's standard DVD counterpart reveals just how dramatic a high definition upgrade the Blu-ray offers. Yes, grain permeates every scene and minor print blemishes aren't uncommon, but the whole of the film has been effectively remastered and faithfully presented in all its stop motion glory. Edges are sharper, colors are purer, the grain is distinct (rather than soupy) and the whole of the encode is more proficient. The Blu-ray transfer doesn't fall victim to significant compression artifacts, ringing, aliasing or banding, and the special's softer shots (of which there are many) are more satisfying. Only a few lingering oddities prove to be a nuisance -- a dark vertical line here, an intrusive hair there -- and each one is inherent to the film's source. A full, frame-by-frame restoration could have eliminated such issues, sure, but a top-dollar overhaul wasn't exactly a viable option in this case (or, honestly, a necessity). All in all, I doubt The Year Without a Santa Claus will ever look better than it does here.


The Year without a Santa Claus Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

There's not a lot to say about Warner's 640kbps Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track. It's decent, that much is sure. It lacks the prowess and power of a proper lossless mix, which is a shame. (If only in principle. Even a miracle mix couldn't magically grant Santa Claus' simplistic sound design the head-turning aural wonders of a modern production). And it's fraught with flat, front-heavy dialogue, effects and music, which considering the television special's age and humble roots, really shouldn't surprise anyone. Don't get me wrong, voices are reasonably clean and clear, the LFE channel gets in a few commendable (albeit telegraphed) shots before the credits roll and the rear speakers at least justify their inclusion here and there (despite the fact that their role is a thankless one). Still, dynamics are pinched and underwhelming, the special's soundfield isn't direct or immersive, pans are a wee bit cumbersome, fidelity is spotty and the film struggles with every one of its thirty-six years. Lossy or no, the track isn't bad at all -- it sounds a tad better than its DVD counterpart, and that has to count for something -- but an adequate offering is a far cry from an ideal mix.



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Thanksgiving and Christmas Blu-ray from Warner - June 18, 2010

Warner Home Video has announced two holiday-themed titles for Blu-ray release on October 5: the Peanuts special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and the 1974 stop-motion movie The Year without a Santa Claus. Additionally, the studio will release the Peanuts Holiday ...


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