Dec 192020

The Harvey Girls debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger and Angela Lansbury and is out December 22.



The Shop Around the Corner
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Warner Archive | NR – 99 min. – $21.99 | December 22, 2020

Date Published: 12/19/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer(s): Samson Raphelson (screenplay)
Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Features: Featurette, Radio Broadcast, 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: 37.83 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.73 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Alfred Kralik (JAMES TEWART) and Klara Novak (MARGARET SULLAVAN) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other’s pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.



Included is A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound featurette, the Screen Guild Players Radio Broadcast from 1940 and Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 5/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

The Shop Around the Corner is released to Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection and presented in its original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and has been given a new 1080p high-definition transfer. The black and white presentation looks amazing, detail is incredibly sharp and the natural grain and noise has been retained.

The movie includes a DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo Mono track and shows off the crisp and clear dialogue and some modest depth for the score. Nothing outstanding, however I didn’t discern any pops, hisses or other flaws that can permeate these older films (this one going on 80 years.




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

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