Feb 282018
 

Lady and the Tramp is yet another fantastic Blu-ray release from the folks at Disney, of course from what I can tell, this is nearly the same as the Diamond Edition release from 2012. As such, we do get a couple new options to watch the movie along with a couple extra features.

 

 

Lady and the Tramp
(1955)

Genre(s): Animation, Family, Adventure, Romance
Disney | G – 76 min. – $39.99 | February 27, 2018

Date Published: 02/28/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske
Writer(s): Ward Greene (story)
Voice Cast: Various
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 7.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.55
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 44.8 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Note: Portions were copied over from my 2012 Blu-ray review.


THE MOVIE — 4.0/5


Plot Synopsis: Classic story about a pampered pooch named Lady (voiced by BARBARA LUDDY) and a street wise scrap aptly named Tramp (LARRY ROBERTS) who meet one day and, despite their differences, manage to fall in love beginning with the iconic visual of the pair sharing a bowl of pasta.

Quick Hit Review: As you may or may not know, I’m not much for animation and my experience with the Disney classics is fairly limited primarily because I prefer to stick with live action material. But even so, this is a breezy film that tugs at the heartstrings of any dog owner and the animation is what made the old Disney animated films stand out from the rest and is literally a lost art with preferences going more towards computer animation than hand drawn.

Whether you’re a fan of the classic Disney animation or not, Lady and the Tramp is one of the few I want in my collection (along with Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and The Lion King).

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5


This two-disc set comes in a standard Blu-ray case with an embossed and semi-glossy slip cover. Inside is a code for the Digital copy using the, seemingly, standardized “Movies Anywhere” app.

Unfortunately not all of the features were ported over or some of the “classic” ones are only available on the Digital Copy. Even then, there is no commentary track on either, a really bizarre release.

Walt & His Dogs (8:27; HD) is a featurette with an archive audio interview with Walt Disney, along with others, talking about his loveable dogs.

Stories from Walt’s Office (6:02; HD) – This is another new featurette with a tour of Disney’s office and the trinkets and treasures.

How to Make a Meatball and Other Fun Facts About Lady and the Tramp (9:06; HD) – Disney’s Alexys Gabrielle and Teen Chef Amber Kelley give cooking lessons.

Song Selection (9:59; HD) allows you to just watch the various music from the movie.

Diane Disney Miller Remembers Dad (7:51; HD) finds the daughter, who passed away in 2013, recounting her father the man.

Deleted Scenes (19:11; SD) – Here we get three scenes, accompanied with a voice over, explaining the scenes and providing the voice for the characters. Nothing really great here but nice it’s on the set.

Never Recorded Song – “I’m Free as the Breeze” (1:26; HD) is text about the song and why it was not used and now sung for the home video audience.

Classic Bonus Preview (0:48; HD) is a promo for what you’re missing out on that was in the Diamond Edition release and on the digital version.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Best I can tell, and since neither the press release nor the back cover states otherwise, this is probably the same transfer as the original Blu-ray/DVD Diamond Edition combo pack*. This 1080p high-definition transfer looks gorgeous. The video, presented in its original 2.55 widescreen aspect ratio, is free of flaws such as artifacting, dust, scratches, and banding. The colors look bold without seeming pumped up. This is easily the best Lady and the Tramp has ever looked and is equal with the other Disney classics that have been released thus far.

* However, doing a quick comparison, this new one is ever so slightly brighter. Current ones come from my old review, but I may post a couple for comparisons sake later.

AUDIO – 4.5/5


The disc also offers up a nice and depth-filled 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. It might not have the impact as some newer lossless tracks, but it sounds absolutely fantastic from the voices to the music and musical numbers throughout. It also never tops out and sounds crisp and clean from beginning to end.

 


OVERALL – 4.5/5


Overall, Lady and the Tramp is yet another fantastic Blu-ray release from the folks at Disney, of course from what I can tell, this is nearly the same as the Diamond Edition release from 2012. As such, we do get a couple new options to watch the movie along with a couple extra features. This is probably only worth picking up for Disney fanatics or if you don’t already own release.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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