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The Tender Trap debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne and Celeste Holm and is out May 25th.



The Tender Trap
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Warner Archive | NR – 111 min. – $21.99 | May 25, 2021

Date Published: 06/11/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Charles Walters
Writer(s): Max Shulman and Robert Paul Smith (play); Julius Epstein (screenplay)
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne, Celeste Holm

Features: Featurettes, 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/Widescreen 2.55
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 35.85 GB
Total Bitrate: 39.87 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Successful theater agent Charlie Reader (FRANK SINATRA) lives a playboy’s life in New York City. When his childhood friend, Joe McCall (DAVID WAYNE), shows up with a desire to leave his wife, the two are awestruck by each other’s lifestyle. While Charlie is busy with his newest girlfriend, marriage-obsessed actress Julie Gillis (DEBBIE REYNOLDS), Joe falls in with Sylvia (CELESTE HOLM), a rebuffed former flame of Charlie’s, and the two friends must make different but equally important decisions.



Features include Frank in the Fifties featurette on Sinatra on film; Two Excerpts from The MGM Parade featuring Debbie Reynolds and George Murphy; and last the Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 5/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

The Tender Trap comes to Blu-ray via the Warner Archive Collection and is shown in its original 2.55 widescreen aspect ratio and has been given a new 1080p high-definition transfer. No real surprise at this point, but the picture here looks fantastic, detail is incredibly sharp throughout for both close-ups and the more distant shots, colors are vibrant and well balanced, and there were no significant bouts of aliasing, artifacts, specs or other major flaws making this a clean transfer.

The movie comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that offers up clear dialogue levels, primarily through the center channel with the most depth and usage of the front and rear speakers being relegated for the music and score.




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

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