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Love Is A Many Splendored Thing Blu-ray

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

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  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: TCM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DRBJG04
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,053 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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One of Hollywood�s great epic romances Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)�based on the bestselling autobiographical novel by Han Suyin�stars Jennifer Jones as a reserved Eurasian doctor working in the exotic conflict-ridden Hong Kong of the post-World War II era. There she meets a dashing (if married) war correspondent resplendently played by William Holden; the two embark on a whirlwind romance buffeted by problems of race politics and war. Directed by the sturdy Henry King the film features superb cinematography by Leon Shamroy�with extraordinary location footage shot by Charles Clarke�and an unforgettable score by the great Alfred Newman built on one of the most popular title songs of the 1950s written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster.Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray

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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars still-glorious Hollywood romance October 21, 2005
Format:DVD
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING remains to this day one of Hollywood's most beloved and heartbreaking love stories. Set in the turbulent days of Hong Kong during the Korean War, the story concerns war correspondant Mark Elliott (William Holden) who falls in love with widowed Eurasian doctor Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones) who, while coming from completely different walks of life, fall in love. Based on the real-life Han Suyin's bestselling novel of the same name, the film candidly deals with themes of prejudice and the dangerous political climate of the time. Beautifully-filmed on location in Hong Kong.

The casting is impeccable: Jennifer Jones is luminous as Suyin (even more glorious in Technicolor) and William Holden adds a great edge to his performance. Isobel Elsom plays Mrs Palmer-Jones, the racist wife of the head of the hospital (her scenes with Jones still ring true).

For a romance with a similar theme I recommend THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG with William Holden and Nancy Kwan.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get a bucket to cry into! June 12, 2001
Format:DVD
when I first brought this film and started watching it I thought it was good not great. But the ending, the tragic ending and the swelling of the soundtrack made me cry and hit the replay button on my dvd player. The movie began to take shape for me once I realized the steps these two have taken to fall in love. The dialogue flows like modern Shakepeare and is wonderful to hear. Jones is at her best and it shows her subtle voice; it is neither weak nor nagging but this film belongs to love and to have it you need another person and at a key scene at a party we are introduced to Holden! Wow, this man was a master of presence and had such a natural flow to his acting. The intimate scenes of them on the way back from visiting one of Jones' friends are simply haunting. Under the moonlight and in a canoe Holden tells Jones "I will never do anything to hurt you" the tone and the expressions on both their faces are amazing. I love this flick and the setting is breathtaking. Just have a bucket and a towel to ring your tears into after the movie is over.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
Jennifer Jones and William Holden are perfectly cast as star-crossed lovers, in this film. The story is poignant and beautifully done. Jennifer Jones portrays her character, Dr. Han Suyin with depth and feeling. She is believable! William Holden, as Mark Elliot, war-correspondent, is charming and determined to win her love. And yet, he respects her wishes and her ancient heritage and culture. The scenery throughout the film is breath-taking.The title song, played throughout the picture only enhances the scenic beauty. My favorite parts are, of course their first meeting at the Palmer-Jones cocktail party, their outing that begins on the beach and their brief but romantic meetings on the hill over-looking Hong Kong. The ending, though most tragic, is beautifully done! A must see movie!!!!!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is a Many Splendored Thing October 27, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
At age 71 - I have looked back over my lifetime and have memories of movies that really touched me. This was one of those - - so I have purchased this memory and have enjoyed it once again. I am glad I bought it - because I can now watch it over and over - which I will do. At this age I now realize that there are things that give meaning to your life, and how you live it, and so I am now going back and trying to recapture those small tokens to keep and cherish. This is not much of a review as a return to my youth. Sorry.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ANAMORPHIC TRANSFER - A MANY-SPLENDORED THING! May 2, 2003
By Nix Pix
Format:DVD
When 20th Century-Fox initially released this film to DVD the 2:55:1 transfer was not enhanced for widescreen televisions. This new version of "Love Is A Many Splendored-Thing" corrects that oversight and gives us a comprehensive documentary on William Holden besides. The film concerns itself with a real life love story between Eurasian doctor, Han Sue-Yin (Jennifer Jones) and married American reporter, Mark Elliot (William Holden). Set in the unstable political climate of Hong Kong, and featuring some breaktaking cinematography, captured in all its Cinemascope glory, this film is a remarkably effective piece of fiction and, with its Oscar-winning title song, remains a sure fire hit.
Aside from its anamorphic enhancements, this new transfer doesn't make any quantum leaps forward in image quality. The initial print was remarkably smooth looking, save a few instances where film grain is a bit excessive. Edge enhancement, aliasing and shimmering details are kept to a bare minimum. Colors are very rich, vibrant and, for the most part, accurate, only occasionally giving way to orangy flesh tones. Pixelization is a problem from time to time. The audio is the same 4.0 as the previous disc - occasionally strident, but on the whole very well spread across all of the speakers.
As already stated, this disc includes a Biography special on William Holden that is remarkably comprehensive, considering its running time plays at under an hour. Image quality varies, according to the elements of film stock from the various movie clips used. There's also a theatrical trailer - badly dated, and a Movietones news reel of the film's premiere.
BOTTOM LINE: NICELY DONE FROM FOX THIS TIME AROUND.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Famous classic from my youth (which I would not have understood at the...
I've wanted to see this movie for a long time and now I can. Thank you for the great packaging, fast service and great price! Very happy!!
Published 4 days ago by bnpleco1
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Saw it and needed to add it to my dvd collection. This was a fine story - though dated, and I will enjoy iot a long time. A big Bill Holden fan.
Published 8 days ago by lesmoore2204
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
I am 75 yo and saw this years ago--but have to say "I enjoyed it just as much now as then--Nothing like the trash of today--the actors were really so good they made you believe... Read more
Published 10 days ago by geraldine c. lauriente
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
This movie is another great love story during wartimes. William Holden and Jennifer Jones were excellent. This movie is a classic and is enjoyed to be watched over and over.
Published 14 days ago by Oliver Henry Burd
5.0 out of 5 stars Rating of "Love is a Many Spendored Thing"
I have watched this movie many times over the years and have always loved it. Also sent a copy to my sister (who feels the same way), so we could watch it whenever the mood hit.
Published 1 month ago by Carole Learnard
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice print of a classic film!
Great to see a nice print of Henry King's film "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing." If one chooses the DVD that I ordered, it is not a Studio Classics DVD but a DVD without... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Judith Kay McGee
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best movies I have ever seen.
I saw this movie for the first time when I was about fourteen years old. I have now seen it more than a dozen times. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sydnee G. Shepherd
5.0 out of 5 stars great love story
Love this movie.....remember watching when I was in my teens and hoped that someone would love me like that.d
Great love story. One of the greatest
Published 1 month ago by Rhonda Vorhoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic love story!
My mom absolutely loves these old movies. I bought this DVD for her as a gift and she has really enjoyed watching it over and over again.
Published 1 month ago by Gail Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars great classic
I have seen this movie in the past. It was well produced and uplifting in many ways. Also an excellent commentary on the social norms of the day.
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