A few words about…™ Made for Each Other — in Blu-ray

Upgrade from DVD - Absolutely 4 Stars

It’s a rarity when a studio makes a public domain production available, whether directly or via a license to a sub, but Disney has done just that – twice in a short period of time – and both to a savvy Kino Lorber.

John Cromwell’s First Made for Each Other, a delightfully heartwarming (don’t let that frighten you off) story of a young family in trouble, and most recently Nothing Sacred.

Black & white is far easier to handle than three-strip, and even with some onerous dupes, this Made for Each Other, is far and away the best I’ve ever seen it look. Mr. Shamroy would probably approve.

A young James Stewart and the ill-fated, brilliant Carole Lombard star in a Selznick production, that while unoriginal, is so perfectly sweet and sentimental, that it’s a pleasure to go along for the ride.

Image – 4

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely

Recommended

RAH

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Kevin Collins

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5 Comments

  1. Carole Lombard and Leon Shamroy: two of my favorites! For me, this disc is an essential purchase!

    John Cromwell was a good director of women and he drew a very good performance from Carole Lombard in In Name Only which, like Made For Each Other, also has Charles Coburn in the cast.

  2. Robert Harris

    It's a rarity when a studio makes a public domain production available, whether directly or via a license to a sub, but Disney has done just that – twice in a short period of time – and both to a savvy Kino Lorber.

    John Cromwell's First Made for Each Other, a delightfully heartwarming (don't let that frighten you off) story of a young family in trouble, and most recently Nothing Sacred.

    Black & white is far easier to handle than three-strip, and even with some onerous dupes, this Made for Each Other, is far and away the best I've ever seen it look. Mr. Shamroy would probably approve.

    A young James Stewart and the ill-fated, brilliant Carole Lombard star in a Selznick production, that while unoriginal, is so perfectly sweet and sentimental, that it's a pleasure to go along for the ride.

    Image – 4

    Audio – 5

    Pass / Fail – Pass

    Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely

    Recommended

    RAH

    Yeah, I'll be picking up this BD release in the coming weeks.

  3. I watched this today. A nice high definition presentation on the Blu-ray. What's a nicely entertaining domestic dramedy for 2/3 of the film turns deadly serious and melodramatic in the last quarter hour where I think Jo Swerling's writing lets down his story. I didn't get adequately scripted resolution scenes with Coburn and Lucile Watson that I wanted. It all ended just too abruptly for me. But I really liked the first 2/3 of the film.

    That commentary is dreadfully annoying, however. I noticed Kino is using that fellow on lots of their commentaries, and it's a shame because the three or four that I've listened to are not worth the effort it takes to listen to them.

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