Apr 112023

Neptune’s Daughter debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Esther Williams, Red Skelton and Ricardo Montalban and is out March 14th.



Neptune’s Daughter
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, Musical
Warner Archive | NR – 95 min. – $21.99 | March 14, 2023

Date Published: 04/11/2023 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Writer(s): Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)
Cast: Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn

Features: Outtake, Cartoon, Short Film, Radio Interview, 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: 36.35 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.65 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Aquatic dancer Eve Barrett (Esther Williams), now partnered with Joe Backett (Keenan Wynn) in a swimsuit design company, tries to prevent her sister, Betty (Betty Garrett), from falling in love with Jose O’Rourke (Ricardo Montalban), a suave South American polo player. Unbeknownst to Eve, Betty has actually fallen for Jack Spratt (Red Skelton), a masseuse who is posing as Jose. To protect her sister, Eve finds the real Jose, agrees to a date and also falls in love.



Callaway Went Thataway (2:03) is just a scene from the 1951 western film…

Water Trix (8:37) is a short film from 1949.

I Want My Money Back (4:26) — Outtake musical number.

Hatch Up Your Troubles (7:42) is a vintage cartoon.

Radio Interview (4:48) featuring Esther Williams and Dick Simmons.

Theatrical Trailer (3:22)


VIDEO – 5/5, AUDIO – 5/5

Warner Bros. releases Neptune’s Daughter onto Blu-ray through their Archive Collection line. The movie, which is presented in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio, looks quite good, with the colors shining through with nice vibrancy. Detail here also was quite impressive being sharp throughout and the natural film grain still being retained.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track which showcases the lively music along with clear dialogue coming from the center channel. And although it’s a singular track, the depth is still well done.




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

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