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The Best Years of Our Lives (Blu-ray)

Three wonderful loves in the best picture of the year!
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Format:  Blu-ray
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: November 5, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1946
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Introduction by Virginia Mayo
    • Interview with Virginia Mayo and Teresa Wright
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Edited by
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Art Direction by &
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1946 - Best Actor: Fredric March
Academy Awards 1946 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Robert E. Sherwood
Academy Awards 1946 - Best Director: William Wyler
Academy Awards 1946 - Best Film Editing
Academy Awards 1946 - Best Original Score: Hugo Friedhofer
Academy Awards 1946 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1946 - Best Supporting Actor: Harold Russell
Academy Awards 1946 - Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: Samuel Goldwyn
Academy Awards 1946 - Special Achievement Awards: Harold Russell

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh96%

Total Count: 51


User Ratings: 10,770
As far as this review is concerned, it is the best picture to come out of Hollywood since the end of the war. Full Review
New York Daily News
Feb 17, 2015
Like most good mass entertainments, this picture has occasional moments of knowing hokum; but unlike most sure-fire movies, it was put together with good taste, honesty, wit -- and even a strong suggestion of guts. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Feb 17, 2009
Rating: 10/10 -- If you haven't seen 'The Best Years of Our Lives' don't wait as long as I did to give it a watch. You will be rewarded by a moving story of love, family, and the ability of the human spirit to turn the worst years into the best. Full Review
Jul 10, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- In our own era of continuous armed conflicts, innocent deaths and PTSD, the public's naiveté about the "glories" of war has long since faded to black... Full Review
Jun 16, 2016
Wyler tackles issues of greed, disability, post-traumatic stress and marital crisis with admirable subtlety.
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 2004
By all rights, the homecoming drama The Best Years of Our Lives should have been another well intentioned film left to the dated dustbins of history, but World War II vet William Wyler put more soul into this picture than anything else in his career. Full Review
Stream on Demand
Oct 6, 2017
One of the best pictures of our lives. Full Review
Feb 19, 2008

Product Description:

Perhaps the most memorable film about the aftermath of World War II, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES unfolds with the homecoming of three veterans to the same small town. The leads all touch emotional truths: Myrna Loy seems able to express longing, joy, fear and surprise--mostly with her back turned--in a particularly poignant welcome home. The movie never glosses over the reality of altered lives and the inability to communicate the experience of war on the front lines or the home front. A landmark achievement. WWII vet Harold Russell, who lost his hands in the war, is the only person to win two Oscars for the same role, Best Supporting Actor and a special Oscar "for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance."


Production Notes:

  • THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
  • This was the first picture for Harold Russell, a nonactor and war veteran who was an actual amputee. His performance brought him critical acclaim, and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as well as a Golden Globe award for Best Non-Professional Acting. He was also given a Special Academy Award for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in the film.
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