Feb 122021

Baby Doll debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Karl Malden, Carroll Baker and Eli Wallach and is out February 16th.



Baby Doll
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Warner Archive | R – 114 min. – $21.99 | February 16, 2021

Date Published: 02/13/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Elia Kazan
Writer(s): Tennessee Williams (story and screenplay)
Cast: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Features: Featurette, 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/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 35.25 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.75 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Archie Lee Meighan (KARL MALDEN) is a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (CARROLL BAKER), a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll’s 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro (ELI WALLACH), who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.



Included is See No Evil (12:52) featurette and the Theatrical Trailer (3:00).


VIDEO – 4¾/5, AUDIO – 4¼/5

Baby Doll debuts on Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection, given a new 1080p high-definition transfer and shown in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio. The black and white presentation looks fantastic, detail especially on close-ups is incredibly sharp and well defined, with a slight loss for some of the more distant shots. That said, there were no obvious signs of film damage like scratches or dirt.

The disc comes with a basic DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track showing off clear dialogue and some minor singular depth for scenes within the town or inside the plantation building as work is being done.  There is some minor hissing but it’s minimal. Nothing incredible but for a film of its age, not half bad.




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

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