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A GREAT LOOKING TRANSFER - WHERE'S THE REST OF THE SERIES?,
This review is from: Love Finds Andy Hardy (DVD)
"Love Finds Andy Hardy" is the third film in the Andy Hardy series about a Judge (Lewis Stone) and his irrepressibly manic son, Andy (Mickey Rooney). In this film young Andy gets a run for his money when the girl next door, Betsy Booth (Judy Garland) pulls cupid's arrow with sincerity and comes out the winner. This was the first film in which Garland's character appeared and perhaps, it's the best in the whole series. The hokum and corn is deep and laughable but hey, that's part of the film's charm and truly, you have to be a die hard cynic not to fall for Andy's overwhelmingly patriot schmaltz. A winner through and through.
TRANSFER: Warner gives us an impressive looking transfer with a solid B&W picture. The gray scale is nicely balanced. Age related artifacts are kept to a bare minimum. There is some minor shimmering of fine details that is distracting at times. Blacks are solid. Contrast levels are well represented. The audio is mono but nicely cleaned up for this DVD.
EXTRAS: An intro from Garland biographer, Jonathan Fricke.
BOTTOM LINE: This is a must have for collectors. One only wishes that Warner had had the foresight to release the entire Andy Hardy series as a box set. Ditto for "The Thin Man"!
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Initial post: May 13, 2008 9:27:22 AM PDT
J. Roberts says:
Thanks so much for a review of the DVD transfer, not just the content of the film. I am always nervous that the film company will not treat these transfers with the respect due them. Please let us all know of other good/awful transfers in your collection. Thanks.
Posted on Sep 24, 2010 7:21:34 AM PDT
I totally agree. It would be wonderful if MGM or Turner would release the Andy Hardy series (all of them) as a boxed set. Mr. Rooney was a great star and this series showcases his talents as comedian and serious actor to the hilt. Bring it on!!
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 5:00:56 PM PDT
Another vote here for an Andy Hardy box set!
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