Aug 082020

Pride and Prejudice, starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier, comes to Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection coming with an excellent video and solid audio transfers, alongside a few bonus features.



Pride and Prejudice
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Warner Archive | NR – 118 min. – $21.99 | July 28, 2020

Date Published: 08/08/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Writer(s): Jane Austen (novel), Helen Jerome (dramatization of novel); Aldous Huxley and Jane Murfin (screenplay)
Cast: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver, Maureen O’Sullivan, Ann Rutherford

Features: Short Film, Classic Cartoon, Theatrical Trailer
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: 41.68 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.86 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



In the early 19th century in the English village of Meryton, the arrival of wealthy bachelors, most notably Mr. Darcy (LAURENCE OLIVIER), stirs up the families with single daughters. Among those is the Bennet family, with five eligible daughters, including the spirited Elizabeth (GREER GARSON) and her pretty older sister, Jane (MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN). As Mrs. Bennet (MARY BOLAND) aggressively tries to pair off her girls, Elizabeth crosses swords with the imperious Darcy.



Not a ton of features, particularly having to do with the movie. Included is short Eyes of the Navy (20:18) short film part of the “Crime Does Not Pay” series, The Fishing Bear (7:52) classic cartoon and lastly the Theatrical Trailer (2:41).


VIDEO – 4.75/5, AUDIO – 4.0/5

Warner Bros. releases Pride and Prejudice onto Blu-ray presented in its original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and has been given a new 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture here was taken from a 4K scan from the best surviving preservation elements and thus I did notice maybe some ever so minor specs in an otherwise impeccable transfer. The black and white video is sharp throughout and the blacks in particularly are stark and balanced well off the white parts.

The movie has been given a standard but still very effective DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. Most of this movie is obviously dialogue driven with some music thrown in there, so every being centrally location was well done, no apparent pops, hisses or other flaws. So like the picture, another well done transfer from the folks at Warner Archives.

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

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