The release makes sense. The movie is an evergreen title for Paramount. It's a movie available in the usual places and the places you don't normally think of for buying movies, like an end cap at Staples or near the register at 7-11. It may not be as high in public awareness as something like The Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind, but it's no slouch.
I was curious how much It's a Wonderful Life has sold on home video. It appears it's sold roughly 3.5 million copies on DVD and 500,000+ on Blu-ray. UHD figures weren't available.
Financial analysis of It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) including budget, domestic and international box office gross, DVD and Blu-ray sales reports, total earnings and profitability.www.the-numbers.com
I would imagine most have it but this is the kind of impulse buy, stocking stuffer type item that can be stocked in places that usually don’t sell much physical media and pick up some sales.
Years of television airings have made this a perennial stable - it’s just a movie that’s well associated with Christmas for many, many people.
Go figure, I first saw and fell in love with it during July!
I just posted the same thing about Mr. Potter LOVE the film but why didn't Potter pay for his crime? Did Mr Capra ever address this?It's very popular as a Christmas movie here in the UK as well especially of a certain age of people.
I would say a lot of people over the age of 40 here are familiar with it. Younger generations here in the UK not so sure. I suspect that almost all baby boomers know this movie and probably cherish it.
Funny enough despite me being a "collector" of physical media I still don't own this movie despite me liking the movie although I have only ever seen it once.
I actually intend to purchase the 4k UHD version before this Christmas but hopefully I won't leave it too late because I noticed last year around Christmas time that many Christmas movies on disc went up in price significantly for obvious reasons.
Did Potter deposit it in their account - NO he called the cops on Bailey MISSING money, so Potter did commit a crime
yes agree - but the whole Potter thing was clearly unresolved especially with the torture ol' George endured for 133 minutes I thinkBut the Bailey’s *were* the showing a shortage in their account so he wasn’t falsely reporting anything. And Potter was under no obligation to deposit or return the money he found since he didn’t steal it from them.
A moral crime, yes. A legal crime, no.
That said, it would have been nice to see the residents of Potter’s Field rise up for some Old West justice against him.