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It's a Wonderful Life

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    86
    from 4 reviewers
  • It's a Wonderful Life
    1946
    130 min
    Not Rated
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Frank Capra

    Actors: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

    Plot: An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

    Disc Release Date: 29 October 2019

    • Video
      91
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      71
    • Movie
      91

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • Every bit worth the wait, delivering the all-time classic in glorious native 4K with Dolby Vision to boot

    • Audio
      80
    • A very good track

    • Extra
      60
    • It's a Wonderful Life's 4K disc actually includes a couple of Featurettes itself

    • Movie
      100
    • An all-time Christmas favourite, often regarded amidst the best movies of all time

    • Total
      90
    • As perfect as any fan could have possibly imagined

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • It's a Wonderful Life was recently restored from the original, though at times badly deteriorated, nitrate negative and two fine grain masters. Rather than recount details here viewers are urged to watch...

    • Audio
      80
    • For its UHD release of It's a Wonderful Life, Paramount has included the same Dolby TrueHD two-channel mono soundtrack featured on the Blu-ray. The presentation offers no major departures from the previous...

    • Extra
      40
    • Paramount's new UHD release of It's a Wonderful Life contains three new supplements and leaves behind the two that were previously included on the 2009 disc (The Making of It's a Wonderful Life, Theatrical...

    • Movie
      100
    • Paramount has re-released Director Frank Capra's timeless 1946 film 'It's a Wonderful Life' to UHD for the first time. This new UHD is sourced from a 4K restoration from the original nitrate negative,...

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      80
    • Paramount has done right by It's a Wonderful Life. The film finds new life on UHD. The restoration work is very impressive. The movie is, of course, one of the great cinema classics. Paramount has included...

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      80
    • Scary Stories has a lot to tell In The Dark thanks to a pleasing 2160p 4K UHD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision HDR transfer. Apparently upsampled from a 2K digital intermediate, I'm a bit bummed to report that...

    • Audio
      80
    • Sporting a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix, Scary Stories offers up some effective scares. The biggest and best effect I loved about this mix was its smart and subdued surround presence. The audio mix actually works...

    • Extra
      50
    • While there are some decent bonus features to be found here, they're mostly tried and true EPK materials. The Creatures from the Shadows feature is a nice chunk of content so check that one out. All bonus...

    • Movie
      70
    • If there is a spooky abandoned mansion in your home town - don't go in there! That's a lesson every kid should know, but apparently, Stella (Zoe Margaret Colletti) and her palls Auggie (Gabriel Rush),...

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      80
    • Reading Scary Stories was a terrifying experience as a child. Seeing Scary Stories as an adult isn't quite as effective - but still a hell of a good time! While the need for a through-line plot may hamper...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      100
    • Each element was carefully scanned using the very latest technology to both preserve the delicate negative and create the best possible digital image. Fortunately, 13 of the 14 reels of the original negative...

    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      60
    • Disc 1: It’s a Wonderful Life Ultra HD Blu-ray NEW Restoring a Beloved Classic – Featurette NEW Secrets from the Vault – Featurette NEW It’s a Wonderful Life Wrap Party Disc 2: It’s a Wonderful Life (Colorized...

    • Movie
      100
    • Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers, director Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to be...

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      85
    • I am pleased to report that It’s a Wonderful Life has never looked better on home video, receiving the tender care that befits its status. If you’re a fan and are set up to take advantage of its upgrades,...