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It's a Wonderful Life

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Special Features

  • Remastered from original film negative
  • Documentary "The Making of It's a Wonderful Life"
  • A special tribute to Frank Capra, "A Personal Remembrance" from "Frank Capra Jr."

Product Details

  • Actors: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers
  • Directors: Frank Capra
  • Writers: Frank Capra, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Jo Swerling, Michael Wilson
  • Producers: Frank Capra
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: September 19, 1995
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,202 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00062J00S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,397 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "It's a Wonderful Life" on IMDb

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1,435 of 1,475 people found the following review helpful By David Kusumoto on November 4, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
* BLU-RAY UPDATE - The November 2009 two-disc Blu-ray edition of "It's A Wonderful Life" contains both the black-and-white and colorized versions of this film in high definition - and is configured similarly to the standard definition "Two-Disc Collector's DVD Set" that was issued in November 2007. There are four notable differences: 1) The very few audio defects from the 60th Anniversary Edition black-and-white DVD edition that was issued in October 2006 have been wiped clean, thus making this 2009 two-disc Blu-ray the new "gold standard" for this title. 2) The old, 14-minute "A Personal Remembrance" featurette memorializing the passing of director Frank Capra in 1991 - with interviews from Capra himself and from actor James Stewart and hosted by Frank Capra, Jr. - has been dropped from the 2009 Blu-ray. 3) The subtitles on both Blu-ray discs have been replaced with a sharper white typeface that looks better on high-definition TVs. 4) A second set of subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH) has also been added to both Blu-ray discs.

* All other special extras, i.e., the 1990 standard definition "The Making of 'It's A Wonderful Life'" featurette hosted by Tom Bosley - and a re-release theatrical trailer now rendered in high definition (but not cleaned) - have been carried over to the 2009 two-disc Blu-ray.
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On November 4, 2006, I posted a review noting the side-by-side differences between the "60th Anniversary Edition of It's A Wonderful Life" - vs. all other editions of this film released on home video during the past 25 years. I still stand by that review.

The "Two-Disc Collector's Set" is a different product. While it contains the same 60th Anniversary DVD in pristine black-and-white - is ALSO includes a second DVD - a colorized version of "It's A Wonderful Life" that boasts the best color hues I've seen to date!

If you're like me -- and you prefer black-and-white films to stay black-and-white - fine. But I bought this 2-disc set because I was curious about how FAR digital image technology has come - since the controversial practice of colorizing black-and-white films began more than two decades ago. In short, the colorization here is spectacular.


DISC ONE -- There are NO differences between the first disc in this "Two-Disc Collector's Set" and the superbly restored black-and-white DVD released in 2006. Disc One is EXACTLY THE SAME as the 60th Anniversary Edition of "It's A Wonderful Life." It has the SAME special features, documentaries, trailers and improved subtitles. The three-to-four VERY MINOR digital sound pops that tekkies brought up in
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184 of 190 people found the following review helpful By Robert Stone VINE VOICE on November 14, 2010
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If you are reading this review you likely already know and love this movie. For me, it is the epitome of holiday movies with great acting along with a terrific script and tight direction. If you have never seen it in some ways I envy you - just buy it and enjoy!

As I was growing up this film was shown repeatedly on television as it had lapsed into the public domain. Somehow, it was retrieved from public domain with some legal wrangling - and though at first I thought of that as a bad thing the quality of the film has benefited now that there is money to be made on this old classic. The initial DVDs available for this film from the public domain era were very poor quality and only recently were better scans completed. That process has been taken to "the nth degree" for the blu-ray release.

For this review I did watch the first few minutes of the Republic Pictures DVD version which last time I checked into this was the best transfer available. I recall when first seeing it that it was far superior to other versions and light-years ahead of the worn prints that used to be shown on TV. I played it on an upscaling player (actually my Sony Blu-Ray player). I then put in the Blu-Ray version and I was blown away at the improvement. The quality is really striking with facial detail and readable text, for example, on the bottles in Mr. Gower's Pharmacy. The print is totally clean and is as others have pointed out shown in the correct aspect ratio in which it was made. This means there are black bars at the sides on a wide-screen TV and this is normal and how it should be. To fill a wide screen TV would mean either stretching things so that the thin James Stewart starts to look more like Alfred Hitchcock or cutting off the top and bottom of the picture.
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You're certainly entitled to your preferences but why do we have to "let the past...go?" It's not as though black & white is the equivalent of "broken" or "defective."
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