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PHE Press Release: It's A Wonderful Life 2-Disc Collector's Set (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 16 2011 - 07:06 AM





Two-Disc Blu-ray™ Collector’s Set Includes an Exclusive Ornament, Commemorative Booklet and a Documentary Featurette on the Making of the Film

                HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Take a trip to Bedford Falls to experience the life-affirming message of director Frank Capra’s enduringly popular classic all over again when  IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE gets its wings in a new two-disc Blu-ray™ Shadow Box Gift Set on November 1, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Starring James Stewart (Mr. Smith Goes To Washington), Donna Reed (From Here to Eternity), Lionel Barrymore (Key Largo), Thomas Mitchell (Three Wise Fools) and Henry Travers (The Bells of St. Mary’s), the film has made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to be a beloved part of many families’ holiday tradition.

            An ideal holiday gift for everyone on your list, the IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Gift Set comes packaged in a striking shadow box and includes a two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with a beautifully colorized version of the film in high definition and the original, fully restored black-and-white movie in high definition, as well as “The Making Of It’s A Wonderful Life”, a documentary featurette hosted by Tom Bosley, and the original theatrical trailer.  The set also includes an exclusive bell ornament and a commemorative booklet.

Two-Disc Blu-ray Gift Set

The IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Blu-ray Gift Set is presented in 1080p high definition with Dolby Digital English Mono, French Mono and Spanish Mono and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  Special features include:

o   The Making Of It’s A Wonderful Life—a documentary featurette hosted by Tom Bosley

o   Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)

About Paramount Home Entertainment   

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Two-Disc Blu-ray Gift Set

Street Date:              November 1, 2011

Pricing:                       $29.99 U.S.

Runtime:                    130 minutes

U.S. Rating:               Not rated

Canadian Rating:       G

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Posted August 16 2011 - 07:11 AM

Is this just the current version repackaged? If so, a bummer. This would have been great as a 65th Anniversary remaster. The current version is good but looks like video, not film and has dnr and some artifacts popping up on each edge of the frame from time to time.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted August 16 2011 - 11:38 AM

I confirmed this AM that this is just a repackage.  Its the same discs as in the previous release.

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Posted August 16 2011 - 12:02 PM

I guess it'll save me some money as there are other Christmas blu-rays I need to get. I have almost every Christmas movie and t.v. special ever made on vhs, dvd, and blu-ray!!!!