It's a Wonderful Life (Platinum Anniversary Edition) (2-DVD)
It's a wonderful laugh! It's a wonderful love!
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Format: DVD (2 Discs)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 11, 2016
- Originally Released: 1946
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: The making of "It's A Wonderful Life": a documentary featurette hosted by Tom Bosley
- A personal remembrance: a special tribute to Frank Capra narrated by his son, Frank Capra, Jr.
- Original theatrical trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||James Stewart & Donna Reed|
|Performer:||Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Bob Scott, Charles Williams, Charles Lane & Karolyn Grimes|
|Directed by||Frank Capra|
|Edited by||William Hornbeck|
|Screenwriting by||Jo Swerling, Frank Capra, Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich|
|Composition by||Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Art Direction by||Jack Okey|
|Story by||Philip Van Doren Stern|
|Produced by||Frank Capra|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph Walker & Joseph F. Biroc|
Rating: 3.5/4 -- While it isn't the best picture to come out of Hollywood this year, nor is it Capra's masterpiece, it tells a good story and its conclusion has a heart-warming effect on the audience. Full Review
New York Daily News
Paralyzing joys are the very heart of George Bailey's dilemma; they are, to borrow words from George's father, "deep in the race." Full Review
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Rating: 2/5 -- One problem with the film is that it's only in the acquisition of money and the community subjugating their own savings and needs for George, that his rebirth can be complete. Full Review
Rating: A+ -- It's just such a joyous picture. Full Review
Rating: 5/5 -- There's sex and death here, elation and depression, hope and despair. Full Review
Little White Lies
Rating: A+ -- A movie people will have a good time watching with their families for enduring decades. Full Review
The inspirational, thoroughly festive ending is guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
A good but slightly ineffectual man tries to off himself after an error that really wasn't his fault. In Christmas Carol fashion, his crusty-but-lovable guardian angel shows up to give him a tour of the world without his presence, and it isn't a pretty place. Moral courage, small-town American life, civic cooperation, and family love are glorified; corporate greed and self-involvement are vilified; at the climax, a blanket of snow like spun sugar makes everything pure and clean like redemption itself.
Afterlife | Holiday | Classic | Tear Jerker | Self-Discovery | Christmas | Thanksgiving | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1990.
- Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (James Stewart), Best Editing, Best Sound.
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