May 182021

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Cary Grant and Myrna Loy and is out today, May 18th.



Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy
Warner Archive | NR – 94 min. – $21.99 | May 18, 2021

Date Published: 05/18/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: H.C. Potter
Writer(s): Eric Hodgins (novel); Norman Panama and Melvin Frank (screenplay)
Cast: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny, Sharyn Moffett

Features: 2 Radio Productions, Cartoon, 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: 39.57 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.73 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



New York adman Jim Blandings (CARY GRANT) is ready to say goodbye to his cramped city apartment and build, from the ground up, a Connecticut home with room enough for his growing family and dreams. All it will cost him is his time and money… and perhaps his job, marriage, happiness and what’s left of his sanity.



Bonus materials include 2 Radio Productions: Lux Radio Theater Broadcast starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne (10/10/49) and Screen Directors Playhouse Broadcast starring Grant and Betsy Drake (6/9/50). There’s also “The House of Tomorrow” cartoon and the Re-issued Trailer.


VIDEO – 4¾/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

Warner Bros. releases Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House onto Blu-ray via their Archive Collection and as with most of these, this received a new 1080p high-definition transfer. The movie is presented in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and mostly looks great. Outside a couple of shots, the detail is incredibly sharp and the black and white presentation has good balance between the light and dark elements. In addition, the film grain and noise is still present, giving it has natural look as possible.

The disc comes equipped with a standard but adequate DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track. As you can imagine, a movie like this doesn’t need very much with dialogue coming across with good clarity and no apparent spots of pops, hisses or other flaws.




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

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