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It's A Wonderful Life Blu-ray - Colour and B&W Versions @ ASDA (Online) - £12.71
It's A Wonderful Life Blu-ray - Colour and B&W Versions @ ASDA (Online) - £12.71

It's A Wonderful Life Blu-ray - Colour and B&W Versions @ ASDA (Online) - £12.71

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Certificate:
Universal, suitable for all.
Cast List:
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, Frank Faylen, Charles Lane, Charles Williams, Bob Scott, H.B. Warner
Director:
Frank Capra
Region:
Region B
Sound Information:
Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English


The legendary James Stewart (HARVEY, VERTIGO) stars as George Bailey. George is a noble man who has spent much of his life on a crusade to stop shady local businessman Henry Potter (Lionel Barrymore ? TREASURE ISLAND, DUEL IN THE SUN) from taking over the picturesque town of Bedford Falls. However, on a typically snow-covered Christmas Eve, George plays right into Potter's hands when his uncle manages to lose a considerable amount of their family business' money on the way to the bank. Ironically, Potter discovers the missing money and hides it, knowing that its disappearance will tarnish the Baileys' white-than-white reputation. Taking responsibility for the shortage and realising that he faces prison, George attempts to kill himself but in a bizarre twist of fate is visited by a guardian angel. In true Dickensian style, George's newfound friend gives him the opportunity to glimpse a world without him in it and the repercussions his absence has on his nearest and dearest.

Nominated for numerous Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director) and ranking at number 11 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest movies, Director Frank Capra (MR. DEED'S GOES TO TOWN, LOST HORIZON) managed to create a poignant and feel-good film that has stood the test of time and is rightly considered to be the quintessential Christmas classic.

29 Comments

I posted the dvd version earlier, being a both bw and a colourised version, I would be interested in how much better a blu-ray version can improve such old film?

Hancock;6804178

I would be interested in how much better a blu-ray version can improve … I would be interested in how much better a blu-ray version can improve such old film?



even blu-ray can't improve such an awful film.

Awful? This film is brilliant.

Asura;6804242

even blu-ray can't improve such an awful film.



:shock: outside.. NOW! LOL ;-)

Asura;6804242

even blu-ray can't improve such an awful film.



Blasphemy.

Reading the reviews of the version is that the Blu ray really does come out well on it. theres a long review somewhere on the interwebby thing which hows stills from the various versions of the film. Now colourisation of it thats just plain wrong.

Even though the film is old it would have been of far better quality in the cinema that Blu Ray can achieve on a television.

dinglebert;6804424

Blasphemy. Reading the reviews of the version is that the Blu ray … Blasphemy. Reading the reviews of the version is that the Blu ray really does come out well on it. theres a long review somewhere on the interwebby thing which hows stills from the various versions of the film. Now colourisation of it thats just plain wrong.Even though the film is old it would have been of far better quality in the cinema that Blu Ray can achieve on a television.



just checked myself to see if its worth upgrading to bluray. heres the review of the region A version, but it should be just the same.


highdefdiscnews.com/?p=…624

video get 4.5/5 audio 2.5/5 but mainly because it was mono recorded anyway

PS love the avatar! my fav film! :thumbsup:

Asura;6804242

even blu-ray can't improve such an awful film.



:thinking: its one of the all time greats !

Asura;6804242

even blu-ray can't improve such an awful film.



One of the best films ever IMHO :santa:

Probably THE greatest film ever:thumbsup:

The best Christmas movie of all time.

If people are concerned about the difference in quality, Universal made a right mess of the PAL DVD release. The R1 DVD release (by Paramount) was better but the BluRay obviously outshines them both.

[SIZE="5"]PAL DVD[/SIZE]

http://i33.tinypic.com/2w6z3ls.jpg

[SIZE="5"]BluRay[/SIZE]

http://i38.tinypic.com/4u6zdk.jpg

Asura;6804242

even blu-ray can't improve such an awful film.



You're wrong. It may be a little smaltzy but as a feel-good movie, it's just about the best one ever made.

Asura;6804242

even blu-ray can't improve such an awful film.

:whistling:

It's a bloody classic m8...
A Frank Capra /James Stewart classic
Watch out Vince doesn't give you a convincer!!!! lol
ps
Mr No an excellent photo

I defend your right to your opinion - but if that film is awful I'd like to know what you think is good

Megamix;6817332

I defend your right to your opinion - but if that film is awful I'd like … I defend your right to your opinion - but if that film is awful I'd like to know what you think is good



Look at their recent submits.... I think you'll find the answer.

I have the Laurel and Hardy Collection and some are in colour. I know they are old films but in colour it just doesn't look right. I know this is a newer film but how much of a good job have they done making it into colour? Great film BTW saw it about 2 years ago (Don't ask me how I ever missed it). Best christmas film ever and no one can tell me any different. The film has everything.

I used to think this was just a typical old-school film that you could live your life happilly if you've never seen it.

It was showing at the cinema at my Uni a few christmases ago and my friend insisted that I see it. After much heated discussion, I gave in and saw it with him. It is now one of my favorite films ever. How anyone could not like it, I have no idea.
Might pick up this blu-ray version. Heat added.

have got the R1 release already but might be tempted to go for the blu ray instead

Great Movie, Everyone should see this film in their lifetime :santa:

Recently bought Leon and some more recent releases on Blu-ray and i always sell them on.
The only ones i`ve ever kept are oldies like this ie Casablanca,Robin Hood etc so i`m going for this one too,thanks OP.:thumbsup:

in colour? wow, i'm quite interested in this

btw is this definately in colour? it doesnt say on the site

stezo2k;6820019

in colour? wow, i'm quite interested in this



stezo2k;6820103

btw is this definately in colour? it doesnt say on the site


colourised which is basically someone colouring in the original film with water paints lol

grilli;6820160

colourised which is basically someone colouring in the original film with … colourised which is basically someone colouring in the original film with water paints lol



[SIZE="3"]Although a lot of "colorizations" are poor, the "It's a Wonderful Life" conversion is pretty decent. Purists will always prefer the original thoughtobviously.[/SIZE]

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http://i35.tinypic.com/20r683t.jpg

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Must admit that is a lot better than the laurel and hardy colour conversions judging by the pictures. I've only ordered it on blu ray as its not much more than the DVD version. Lets just hope the colourised film lives up to the above pictures.

Payday tomorrow,hooray.:thumbsup:

Just got this today from asda. The colour version looks good BUT its only in 4:3 on my PS3 and not widescreen. I am disappointed in this unless I can change it.

Asura;6804242

even blu-ray can't improve such an awful film.



Plum.

That is twice recently that I have had something in my basket and once I go to checkout it is no longer available! I complained last time but got no joy. I think I am sdding CDwow to my black list.

adgloride;6868823

Just got this today from asda. The colour version looks good BUT its … Just got this today from asda. The colour version looks good BUT its only in 4:3 on my PS3 and not widescreen. I am disappointed in this unless I can change it.



unfortunatley i think thats the way the movie is filmed, i dont think widescreen was invented at the time
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