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It's A Wonderful Life: 65th Anniversary Edition (With Poster & Art Cards) (Blu-ray)

Released on 04 November 2013

Featuring: James Stewart, Donna Reed & Lionel Barrymore

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: Universal Suitable for All

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Hollywood's best-loved star teams up with America's favourite director to create one of the world's most popular films.

It's A Wonderful Life is the ultimate 'feel-good' film. Starring the unforgettable James Stewart as George Bailey, the man who receives the greatest Christmas gift of all. A superb ensemble cast includes Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, this high-spirited Christmas tale is directed by the immortal Frank Capra and ranks as an all-time favourite of fans and critics alike.

It's A Wonderful Life began as a short Christmas tale called 'The Greatest Gift'. The premise was simple: A regretful man sees what would have become of his family and friends if he had never lived. Yet various writers struggled to balance the story's pathos and humour. Only Capra's painstaking polishing made the script filmable, with enriched characters and plot adding hugely to its depth and drama. When James Stewart first read the script, he said 'This is it! When do we start?'


  • Includes original 1946 Poster and limited edition art cards

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 'A FEEL GOOD 'GEM' FROM YESTER-YEAR'

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the film is presented in it's original form ( black and white ) and also has a colour make-over.
a charming tale of 'george bailey' who as a young boy dreams of a life away from the dreary town in which he'd grown-up.
fate means he never leaves, but the good he does in the town and friends he doesn't know he has will give him rewards beyond his dreams.
at a low ebb in his life his gaurdian angel 'clarence' will show him his true value.
ok....dated it is, however if it doesn't bring a smile too your face......well, you'll miss the warmth the film gives.
enjoy the memories.

 Please Lord, let me live again!

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This has to be the quintessential Christmas movie of all time, it's certainly one of the most loved, and is the epitome of classic cinema. This film has withstood the test of time and has touched millions through its charm, meaning and purpose.

This movie wears its heart on its sleeve so unashamedly and yet it never appears whimsical or cheesy. Frank Capra has delivered a movie which was seriously overlooked when first released but has long since become one of the most well loved and highest rated movies of all time.

The lead character George Bailey played by the legend James Stewart is as much loved as the movie and you will warm to him instantly. Once you allow this film into your festive viewing schedule, the Xmas period will never feel the same without it. You will find it as important as a turkey roast with all the trimmings.

Shawshank director Frank Darabont is a huge fan and has given this film as one of the biggest influences on his career, so you could say that without it the Shawshank Redemption would not of been quite the same.

It's surprisingly dark for such an uplifting experience and come the finale you will shed tears of joy.

"We'll take a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne".

Essential viewing.

The transfer..............

Paramount have granted this film with an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 1:34.1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of amazing quality. The Hollywood heavens wouldn't of allowed anything less.

Avid fans already familiar with this movie are in for a wonderful surprise when they first lay eyes on this transfer, the detail and sharpness of the image will shock and delight you. To say this is a worthy DVD upgrade is a resounding understatement.

This gives a whole new perspective and makes for a viewing experience which appears fresh and new. This is framed in its original aspect ratio so we do have black bars left and right. The print is virtually immaculate with barely a pop, scratch or speckle visible.

Fabric and object detail is at times staggering when you consider that this is near to 70 years old. Contrast is perfect and the blacks always remain inky and strong. Film grain is extremely fine and is never obtrusive, the image looks surprisingly natural and is a credit to the Paramount team who could have rushed for the digital enhancement buttons.

Despite this being a single disc we have a colourised version as well but we do not appear to suffer any compression artefacts. Many purists will lament the colourised version without giving it a chance and I have to say its the best I've ever seen. Skin tones do appear a little pasty but this is very impressive and is definitely worth checking out to give you a fresher perspective on it.

This is an essential purchase for your festive calendar.

Film 5/5 Transfer 4.5/5

 Please Lord, let me live again!

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This has to be the quintessential Christmas movie of all time, it's certainly one of the most loved, and is the epitome of classic cinema. This film has withstood the test of time and has touched millions through its charm, meaning and purpose.

This movie wears its heart on its sleeve so unashamedly and yet it never appears whimsical or cheesy. Frank Capra has delivered a movie which was seriously overlooked when first released but has long since become one of the most well loved and highest rated movies of all time.

The lead character George Bailey played by the legend James Stewart is as much loved as the movie and you will warm to him instantly. Once you allow this film into your festive viewing schedule, the Xmas period will never feel the same without it. You will find it as important as a turkey roast with all the trimmings.

Shawshank director Frank Darabont is a huge fan and has given this film as one of the biggest influences on his career, so you could say that without it the Shawshank Redemption would not of been quite the same.

It's surprisingly dark for such an uplifting experience and come the finale you will shed tears of joy.

"We'll take a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne".

Essential viewing.

The transfer..............

Paramount have granted this film with an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 1:34.1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of amazing quality. The Hollywood heavens wouldn't of allowed anything less.

Avid fans already familiar with this movie are in for a wonderful surprise when they first lay eyes on this transfer, the detail and sharpness of the image will shock and delight you. To say this is a worthy DVD upgrade is a resounding understatement.

This gives a whole new perspective and makes for a viewing experience which appears fresh and new. This is framed in its original aspect ratio so we do have black bars left and right. The print is virtually immaculate with barely a pop, scratch or speckle visible.

Fabric and object detail is at times staggering when you consider that this is near to 70 years old. Contrast is perfect and the blacks always remain inky and strong. Film grain is extremely fine and is never obtrusive, the image looks surprisingly natural and is a credit to the Paramount team who could have rushed for the digital enhancement buttons.

Despite this being a single disc we have a colourised version as well but we do not appear to suffer any compression artefacts. Many purists will lament the colourised version without giving it a chance and I have to say its the best I've ever seen. Skin tones do appear a little pasty but this is very impressive and is definitely worth checking out to give you a fresher perspective on it.

This is an essential purchase for your festive calendar.

Film 5/5 Transfer 4.5/5

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ActorsJames Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Samuel S. Hinds, Mary Treen & Virginia Patton
DirectorFrank Capra
CertificateUniversal Suitable for All
Year1946
LanguagesEnglish