May 042021

The Yearly debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman, arriving January 11th.



The Yearling
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Drama, Family
Warner Archive | NR – 128 min. – $21.99 | May 11, 2021

Date Published: 05/04/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Clarence Brown
Writer(s): Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (novel); Paul Osborn (screenplay)
Cast: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr.

Features: Theatrical Trailer, Radio Broadcast, Cartoon
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: 42.80 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.76 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



The Yearling focuses on the family of Civil War veteran Penny Baxter (GREGORY PECK), who lives and works on a farm in Florida with his wife, Orry (JANE WYMAN), and their son, Jody (CLAUDE JARMAN JR.). The only surviving child of the family, Jody longs for companionship and unexpectedly finds it in the form of an orphaned fawn. While Penny is supportive of his son’s four-legged friend, Orry is not, leading to heartbreaking conflict.



Features include “Cat Concerto” Cartoon (7:28), Screen Guild Players Radio Broadcast (29:43) and the Theatrical Trailer (1:01).


VIDEO – 4½/5, AUDIO – 4/5

The Yearling comes to Blu-ray through Warner’s Archive Collection line, presented in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer, which apparently was newly created. As with the majority of the Archive Collection releases, this one too looks great, detail was sharp and nicely defined with bright, vibrant colors in keeping with the 1940s time period, leaning much more toward natural earth tones.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track which is more than serviceable since this is almost strictly dialogue driven with some scattered depth (like gunshots) here and there. Nothing amazing but still clean, free of any major instances of pops or hisses.




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

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