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This Happy Breed Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Network | 1944 | 111 min | Rated BBFC: U | Jun 18, 2012

This Happy Breed (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: LPCM 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH

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

Playback
Region B (locked)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.8 of 54.8
Extras 4.8 of 54.8
Based on 2 user reviews

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This Happy Breed

 (1944)

This Happy Breed Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Robert Newton and Celia Johnson are surpassingly affecting as Frank and Ethel Gibbons, a couple with three children whose modest household is touched by joy and tragedy from the tail end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second.

For more about This Happy Breed and the This Happy Breed Blu-ray release, see This Happy Breed Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Alison Leggatt, Stanley Holloway, John Mills, Kay Walsh
Narrator: Laurence Olivier
Director: David Lean

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This Happy Breed Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.37:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, David Lean's This Happy Breed arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Network.

Fans of David Lean's work residing in Region-B territories will be enormously pleased with the presentation - Network's release uses the same impressive restoration of This Happy Breed Criterion used for their beautiful box set of David Lean films we reviewed here. Most close-ups convey impressive depth, particularly when there is plenty of light, while the wider shots boast pleasing clarity (see screencapture #5). Excluding a few small pulsations, colors are stable and looking fresh (it needs to be said that they are notably warm, as intended by Lean). There are no traces of problematic post-production corrections either. Unsurprisingly, the film has the unique thick look most early Technicolor films have. For the record, there are no large cuts, damage marks, or scratches. All in all, this is a very strong restoration of an excellent film, which Lean fans should be delighted to have in their libraries. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


This Happy Breed Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English LPCM 2.0. For the record, Network have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

There are no serious technical issues to report with the lossless track. Generally speaking, the dialog is crisp and stable. Also, there is no strong background hiss or high-frequency distortions. Obviously, the overall dynamic range is fairly limited, but during some of the demonstrations the brass section does make an impression (see the strike sequence at around 00.31.10). Lastly, there are no pops, cracks, or problematic audio dropouts.



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