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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Made for Each Other -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Nov 16, 2018.

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    Robert Harris

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    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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    Just saw MADE FOR EACH OTHER (1939) in its Public Domain "Glory" on TV earlier today! Great that it's finally getting a proper home video release! :)

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Yeah, I'll be picking up this BD release in the coming weeks.
     
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    I Will be getting this also.
     
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    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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