Only the second time I've ever come across this outdated technology and the first time was a good couple of years ago. Note the colorized version is not here, that edition hopefully a long forgotten error in judgment. We'll be known as 'The Helpful Store. Miracle on 34th Street is an irresistible fable that has, for many years, become synonymous with celebrating Christmas. But the idealized small town life and the David and Goliath struggle with fat cat Mr. After years of not seeing this movie, I added it to my video collection and also gifted it relatives. The home looks practically the same as it did in 1947, except that the roof line has been altered by the addition of a window.
Miracle on 34th Street won three : Gwenn for , Valentine Davies for , and George Seaton for. The Picture We already know that you won't find any colors popping here, and frankly, it's just as well. We talked about it for years, and he eventually even wrote a screenplay sequel. Perhaps, in the end, too much so. Natalie Wood, who reportedly believed Gwenn really was Santa during filming, gives one of the best-ever child performances in an American film, though the character's jaded sophistication helps somewhat, i. Miracle on 34th Street Blu-ray This is a classic that everyone should own.
A resounding success, the man is offered the role of Santa at Macy's 34th Street department store for the holiday season, a job he gladly accepts. Have you had any experience? The film also added a subtext concerning religious faith. Fox's Blu-ray release offers a good but not stellar high-def transfer of the original black and white version only. Who wants to rule that there is no Santa Claus? However, there's a bit of grain and not a whole lot of new detail, which is a bummer for a Christmas movie with the Macy's parade and department stores and Santa Claus. Very few holiday films come along that have the ability to do so without becoming so overly sentimental and saccharine that they merely lapse into the realm of the ridiculous. Cranking the contrast benefits no one.
Cold air makes them grow. Among other things, the little girl doesn't believe in Santa Claus. A young Jack Albertson appears in the film in an unbilled role as a postal employee. Fox's promotional depicted a fictional producer roaming the studio backlot and encountering such stars as , , , and extolling the virtues of the film. It was adapted by Jeb Rosebrook from the George Seaton screenplay, and directed by.
Again, to be absolutely clear, despite what it says on the box, the colorized version is not included. I take the Solomon approach and recommend you see both of them. So I had to upgrade. I have It's a Wonderful Life on blu-ray and have watched it 5 times with my daughter, one of those times in color - it's a nice option to have. There is a slight hint of judder in a few select shots, a minor issue, the print barely even moving enough to notice. However, it would have been nice if Fox put a little something extra under the tree and into this release. Yet the results are purely benevolent.
Close-ups of Kris Kringle are well defined, his beard surprisingly detailed and resolved. Knowing the original is lost does however make it more impressive that little to no significant damage exists on the print. Job well done on this audio restoration. However, this high standard for was not instituted until 1975 with the 's decision. Alvin Greenman Alfred in the original version played a doorman. The featurettes are all in standard-def.
He thinks he is Santa Claus. Definition is wonderful, the light drums clean, and the highs crisp. The Sound Fox has included the Dolby 2. Muir and the afternoons playing Maureen O'Hara's daughter in Miracle. It is the final day of Kris' commitment hearing and a disappointed Fred at first has no authoritative evidence that Kris is Santa Claus. Without question, this is an instance in which the 5.
All other aspects are well done. The studio rushed to promote it while keeping its Christmas setting a secret. Natalie Wood is that child, playing a young, still impressionable little girl, raised to believe in reality, not fantasy. Gwenn does twinkle as does a very cute, very young Natalie Wood. To avoid looking greedy, competitor implements the same policy, forcing Macy's and others to escalate. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit.