Apr 032021

Damn Yankees comes to Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon and Ray Walston.



Damn Yankees
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy, Musical
Warner Archive | NR – 111 min. – $21.99 | March 16, 2021

Date Published: 04/03/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: George Abbott and Stanley Donen
Writer(s): George Abbott and Douglas Wallop (book); George Abbott (screenplay)
Cast: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston

Features: Trailers
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: 33.75 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.79 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Joe Boyd, an aging Washington Senators fan, would sell his soul for the Senators to beat the New York Yankees and win the pennant. Enter Applegate (RAY WALSTON), who offers to turn Boyd into Joe Hardy (TAB HUNTER), a powerful young baseball player, in exchange for his soul. When Boyd agrees, he becomes Hardy and leads the Senators on a winning streak. When he starts to miss his wife, though, and questions the deal, Applegate sends temptress Lola (GWEN VERDON) into the mix.



There are US and UK Theatrical Trailers.


VIDEO – 4¾/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

Damn Yankees steps up to the bat on Blu-ray through the Warner Bros. Archive Collection. The new 1080p high-definition transfer, presented in the film’s original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio, looks pretty dang good. Detail is very sharp and nicely defined throughout, while colors are fairly well balanced and vibrant and appear to be in keeping with the late 1950s time period.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track but even for being a singular channel shows some nice depth for both the standard dialogue scenes to go along with the many numerous musical numbers.




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

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