Oct 312021

Dinner at Eight comes to Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection and stars Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow and Lionel Barrymore.



Dinner at Eight
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Warner Archive | NR – 111 min. – $21.99 | October 26, 2021

Date Published: 10/31/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: George Cukor
Writer(s): George S. Kaufman and Edna  Ferber (stage play); Francis Marion and Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay)
Cast: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore

Features: None
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: 32.48 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.72 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



An ambitious New York socialite plans an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver (LIONEL BARRYMORE), contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension between the couple. Meanwhile, their high-society friends and associates, including the gruff Dan Packard (WALLACE BEERY) and his sultry spouse, Kitty (JEAN HARLOW), contend with their own entanglements, leading to revelations at the much-anticipated dinner.



No features were included.


VIDEO – 4¾/5, AUDIO – 4¼/5

Dinner at Eight debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Bros. Archive Collection and is presented in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. This black and white presentation looks incredible as I would expect from an Archive Collection release, detail is sharp and the picture itself is stable with flickering or shaking. The transfer is also clean, free of any noticeable artifacting, aliasing or other flaws, making this nearly 80 year old film dang near perfect.

The disc comes with a satisfactory DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track outputting clear dialogue and some decent depth for a singular track and showing only a minor amount of hissing in an otherwise clean lossless track.




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

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