Apr 152020

Dodsworth, starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor and David Niven, arrived on Blu-ray March 24th through the Warner Archive Collection and received a new 2019 restoration.



— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Warner Archive | NR – 101 min. – $21.99 | March 24, 2020

Date Published: 04/15/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: William Wyler
Writer(s): Sinclair Lewis (novel); Sidney Howard (screenplay)
Cast: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, David Niven

Features: Lux Theater Radio Performance
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 37.29 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.75 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Sam Dodsworth (WALTER HUSTON) is a small-town rags-to-riches millionaire who finds that his money cannot bring him happiness. His unsatisfied wife, Fran (RUTH CHATTERTON), seeking glamour and sophistication, persuades him to take her on a grand tour of Europe, where she promptly deserts him for a romantic but penniless baron (PAUL LUKAS). Brokenhearted, Sam meets Edith (MARY ASTOR), an understanding widow who arouses passions he never thought he had and sets him on a collision course with his wife, unleashing a torrent of desire, betrayal and shocking revelations.



Lux Radio Theater (59:31) performance from 4/12/1937.



VIDEO – 4.75/5, AUDIO – 4.25/5

Warner Archive releases Dodsworth onto Blu-ray which, through financing via various companies including the George Lucas Family Foundation was restored. The movie, shown in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio, has been given a new 1080p high-definition transfer looks fantastic, the black and white was stark while the fine and natural film grain has been retained and no major instances of artifacting, aliasing, specs or other flaws.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. Even for a singular track, it is rather impressive with dialogue coming through with good clarity and only a minimal amount of minor hissing though no pops were present, so likely the audio also underwent some restoration work.



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

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