Apr 172023

The Prince and the Showgirl debuts on Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection program featuring a new 1080p transfer, and the theatrical trailer.



The Prince and the Showgirl
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Warner Bros.| NR – 117 min. – $21.99 | March 14, 2023

Date Published: 04/17/2023 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Laurence Olivier
Writer(s): Terence Rattigan (screenplay)
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike

Features: 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 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



A traveling party of royals from central Europe arrives in England in 1911, as the host country prepares to celebrate the coronation of a new king. But when the visiting Regent (Laurence Olivier) goes to a musical theater, his attraction to American performer Elsie (Marilyn Monroe) makes it hard to stay focused. Soon, Elsie learns of a potential coup in the Regent’s home country, and it’s up to her to smooth things out — or watch as the nation hurtles toward instability.



The only feature is the Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 5/5, AUDIO – 4/5

The Prince and the Showgirl comes to Blu-ray and is presented in the original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. I’m not entirely sure, however I assume this is a newly restored transfer and like previous Warner Archive releases, this also looks fantastic with sharp detail throughout while colors were vibrant.

The included DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track shows off clear and crisp dialogue with some good depth for some of the background elements and ambient noises.




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

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