The Eddy Duchin Story is a well acted, if a bit stretched out, music drama featuring fine performances from Tyrone Power in the title character role as well as Kim Novak.
The Eddy Duchin Story
Genre(s): Drama, Music
Twilight Time | NR – 123 min. – $29.95 | February 11, 2014
Plot Outline: Directed by George Sidney and shot by the great Harry Stradling Sr., The Eddy Duchin Story stars Tyrone Power as the charismatic pianist who came out of nowhere to become one of the 1930s’ top bandleaders and Kim Novak as the society dame who helps, loves, and marries him. Stratospheric success is laced with tragedy in this real-life story brought to the screen topped by stunning location footage of a magically romantic Manhattan.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5
The only things included are an Isolated Music & Effects Track (in DTS-HD MA 2.0) and the Original Theatrical Trailer.
VIDEO – 4.75/5
Twilight Time releases The Eddy Duchin Story is presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The video looks absolutely brilliant from the incredible and sharp detail levels, amazingly rich colors and just something, even though nearly 60 years old, appears to have received a careful restoration with no obvious signs of artifacts or pixilation.
AUDIO – 4.25/5
The movie includes a 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio track which comes to life especially for the music numbers but also dialogue sounds crisp and clear and even ambient noises, like street sounds, comes through fairly well.
OVERALL – 3.0/5
Overall, The Eddy Duchin Story is a well acted, if a bit stretched out, music drama featuring fine performances from Tyrone Power in the title character role as well as Kim Novak. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time may be limited in bonus material, something I found surprising not to even have a commentary track, but the audio and video transfers are nothing short of stunning.