Feb 092020

Penelope is a 1960s-era comedy featuring the lovely Natalie Wood comedy marking its debut on Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection, available now.



— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime
Warner Archive | NR – 98 min. – $21.99 | January 14, 2020

Date Published: 02/09/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Writer(s): E.V. Cunningham (novel); George Wells (screenplay)
Cast: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn, Peter Falk, Lila Kedrova, Lou Jacobi, Jonathan Winters

Features: Featurette, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 29.79 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.95 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Can armed robbery save a marriage? Penelope (NATALIE WOOD) marries James Elcott (IAN BANNEN) after a very brief courtship, and as his star rises in the banking business, he spends less and less time with her. Penelope devises what she thinks is a good plan to get James’ attention: disguising herself as an old lady and robbing his newly opening bank. Unfortunately, the robbery is successful, and now Penelope has bigger problems on her hands. Investigating the robbery is Lt. Bixbee (PETER FALK).



This release comes with a Featurette (4:28) with fashion designer Edith Head and the Theatrical Trailer (2:39).


VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 3.75/5

Penelope  comes to Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection presented in its original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer. This picture looks pretty dang fantastic with bright, vivid colors in keeping with the more light-hearted and comedic nature of the film as well as for the 1960s time period. Detail is sharp and very nicely defined and it appears the natural film grain and noise has been retained, no obvious tampering using some clean-up tools used.

The disc includes a standard (for Warner Archive releases) DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track and I found this to be a serviceable enough, dialogue does come through with good clarity with some minor hissing in a few spots, but hardly anything distracting and it is fairly low levels of it. Otherwise, a perfectly fine lossless track.


Penelope is a 1960s-era comedy featuring the lovely Natalie Wood comedy marking its debut on Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection which features great video and respectable audio.


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