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Hans Christian Andersen Blu-ray Review



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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Ken_McAlinden

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Posted December 12 2012 - 05:39 AM

Capsule/Summary ***½

Hans Christian Andersen is a highly fictionalized family musical from independent producer Samuel Goldwyn and Director Charles Vidor about the life of the famous Danish author and poet.  A gently charismatic performance from Danny Kaye, a score filled to the brim with memorable Frank Loesser songs, and gobs of eye candy production design help to overcome a plot that frequently meanders and stalls.  It is presented on Blu-ray with a bright and detailed transfer derived from an element with occasional registration issues.  The only on disc extra is the film’s theatrical trailer, but the 40 page book with which the Blu-ray is packaged includes a good deal of informative text and behind the scenes photos and art.   ...And They Lived Happily Ever After: A final word with discussion of the film’s success and a relevant quote from Samuel Goldwyn
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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 12 2012 - 05:44 AM

One of my all-time childhood favorites finally makes it to Blu!   Looking forward to watching this.  So happy to hear the transfer is better than average.  Of course, under Warner's care, I would expect nothing less.

 

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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Radioman970

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Posted December 12 2012 - 09:45 AM

Did they include the ballet too... ? :( Just kiddin... :) Looking forward to having this. But I'll hold off for a price break. Certainly won't bother with my VHS anymore.
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Posted December 12 2012 - 10:49 AM

Just got "Guy's & Doll's", Will be picking up Hans!
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Posted December 29 2012 - 10:57 PM

So glad to see this has been released. Hopefully the big Kaye classics like Kid From Brooklyn, Up in Arms and Wonder Man will soon follow (and I'd love The Court Jester on Blu-Ray as well, but at least you can get that one on DVD)!
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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 30 2012 - 03:19 AM

Finally watched Hans Christian Anderson during my Christmas vacation.     Generally, it looked good.  A few shots were overly soft or blurry, particularly one of Hans (Danny Kaye) looking out from his jail cell at the little girl (prior to the song Thumbellina).   Was taken by surprise by the 1.37:1 aspect ratio.  I had forgotten about it, actually.  Took me back to all those years ago when I would watch this film on a B&W tube television.   Great to finally have this on Blu-ray.

 

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