Radio Days is a fun yet poignant trip down Allen’s nostalgia lane and features excellent performances from various cast members including a young Seth Green as well as Allen staple Mia Farrow.
Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Twilight Time | PG – 88 min. – $29.95 | July 8, 2014
Writer-Director Woody Allen’s tenderly nostalgic, joyously funny Radio Days is a vignette-packed memory piece about growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, obsessed with the music, entertainment, and news of the wide world brought into every household via the magic of radio. A young Allen surrogate named Joe (SETH GREEN) lives with his parents (JULIE KAVNER, MICHAEL TUCKER) and extended family in the wind-swept Rockaway neighborhood, their daily routines spiced by the glamour, excitement, thrills, and even occasional doses of grim reality coming to them over the airwaves.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5
The only feature included is the Original Theatrical Trailer.
VIDEO – 4.5/5
Radio Days tunes into Blu-ray presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and an impressive looking 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec). The detail level is sharp throughout, colors are nice and bright and outside of a few minor instances of dust marks, is a nearly pristine transfer.
AUDIO – 4.0/5
The movie comes with a satisfying DTS-HD MA 1.0 track which helps showcase crisp dialogue while other elements, including the music and radio plays, comes through relatively clear as well.
OVERALL – 3.75/5
Overall, Radio Days is a fun yet poignant trip down Allen’s nostalgia lane and features excellent performances from various cast members including a young Seth Green as well as Allen staple Mia Farrow. This Blu-ray released by Twilight Time, the fourth either directed by or starring Woody Allen, offers up excellent video and audio transfers though the features, with only a single trailer, is limited.