Jun 022022

The Clock debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Judy Garland and Robert Walker and is out June 7th.



The Clock
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Romance, Drama
Warner Archive | NR – 90 min. – $21.99 | June 7, 2022

Date Published: 06/02/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Writer(s): Robert Nathan and Joseph Schrank (screenplay)
Cast: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn, Marshall Thompson

Features: Short Film, Classic Cartoon, Radio Show Adaptation, 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/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 36.59 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.73 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Warner Bros provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


While on a two day leave in New York City, soldier Joe Allen (ROBERT WALKER) meets secretary Alice Mayberry (JUDY GARLAND) when she trips over him. They hit it off, and Alice decides to show Joe around. As they tour the sights of New York, they begin to fall in love. After inadvertently meeting a milk deliveryman (JAMES GLEASON), they befriend him and help him finish his route. The next morning, they decide they should get married before Joe must return to duty.



Features include Vintage Peter Smith Specialty Short Hollywood Scout (7:42); Classic Cartoon (7:02) The Screwy Truant; Radio Show Adaptation (47:21) with Judy Garland and John Hodiak; and last the Theatrical Trailer (2:11).


VIDEO – 5/5, AUDIO – 4¾/5

Warner Bros. releases The Clock onto Blu-ray for the first time, presented in the original 1.37 aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer which was taken from a 2022 Master from 4k scan of best Surviving protection elements. This one looks absolutely amazing; detail is sharp on both the close-up and some of the more distant shots. The balance between the blacks and whites is well done and the natural film grain/noise is still evident giving the picture some nice texture.

The movie comes with the normal DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track which outputs wonderfully clear dialogue levels throughout and great depth even being a singular channel track, with the soundscapes of New York City or Grand Central Station. There was no evident pops, hisses or other aural flaws.




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

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