Lady and the Tramp (Diamond Edition) (Blu-ray + DVD)
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This was the first Disney animated feature filmed in CinemaScope, which necessitated extra work in planning scenes and action to fill the entire screen.
It's still one of the sweetest kisses onscreen, up there with Bergman and Grant, Bogey and Bacall: the moment when pampered purebred Lady and streetwise mongrel Tramp, sharing a moonlit plate of spaghetti in an alley behind an Italian café, unknowingly slurp the same strand, and suddenly find their mouths meeting in surprise and tenderness. Ah, puppy love. Lady and the Tramp is a delight of animation and surprisingly deep character development, given that the stars are all dogs. Lady, an adorable Cocker Spaniel, feels neglected when her owners become distracted by the pending birth of a baby. But the last straw is clueless Aunt Sarah's appearance with her conniving Siamese cats (among Disney's most creatively evil villains), who wreak havoc on Lady's blissful home life. Soon Lady is off on an adventure in the streets, where the savvy Tramp takes her under his paw. The lessons of friendship and loyalty, of integrity--not to mention trusting in the kindness of strangers--ring true to delighted children and adults alike. And unlike many Disney films, there's no real violence, only challenges that smart dogs (including a tough-talking vamp named Peg, voiced sublimely by Peggy Lee, who also wrote the songs), banding together, can tackle. The animation is terrific; the scene where we first meet Tramp shows him rinsing off under a pipe, and his subsequent shaking-off of the water follows the detailed rippling up and down his back that any dog lover will recognize. And is there any song more romantic than "Bella Notte"? Bellissima! --A.T. Hurley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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With that out of the way, I would also like to say that I love the Movie. It has been one of my favorites since I was a young boy.
Buyer beware when looking for Disney videos, this is not the first time and won't be the last that someone tries to pass off a fake as an original.
According to a review at dvdfile.com, this classic as actually filmed in two aspect ratios. Disney did not bother to include both on this DVD. Here's a sample from the dvdfile review:
"A word to the folks at Disney: by keeping prices high and features down, you're helping to alienate even your staunchest supporters, of which I used to be one. Unfortunately, not recommended."
Fall in love with Walt Disney's Beloved Classic, 'Lady and the Tramp' ' now unleashed in glorious high definition for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Experience like never before the thrilling adventures of Lady [Barbara Luddy], a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp [Larry Roberts], a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold. This heart-warming tale now charms a new generation of families and fans with its exquisite animation, unforgettable songs brilliantly restored with high definition sound, and all-new bonus that reveals the extraordinary making of process behind one of the greatest love stories of all time.
FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: 1956 David di Donatello Awards: Win: Best Foreign Producer (Walt Disney). 1956 BAFTA® Awards: Nominated: Best Animated Film. 2006 Satellite Awards: Nominated: Best Youth DVD.
Voice Cast: Peggy Lee, Larry Roberts, Bill Baucom, Verna Felton, George Givot, Stan Freberg, Lee Millar, Barbara Luddy, Bill Thompson, Dal McKennon, Alan Reed, The Mellomen (Dogs singing voice), Mel Blanc (Stray Dogs voice) (uncredited)
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson
Producers: Erdman Penner and Walt Disney
Screenplay: Dick Huemer (uncredited), Don DaGradi, Erdman Penner, Joe Grant (uncredited), Joe Rinaldi, Louis Pollock (uncredited), Ralph Wright and Ward Greene (from the story)
Composer: Oliver Wallace (music score)
Video Resolution: 1080p [Technicolor]
Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1 [CinemaScope]
Audio: English: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish: 5.1 Dolby Digital Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix, Portuguese: 5.Read more ›
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Even though it's old, the story is still appealing to children.
My 4, 6 and 9 year old kids enjoyed it.
In English and French.
Wonderful...a much loved story. The gift was for my 6 year old Granddaughter for she loves this story.Published 27 days ago by Bernice Kennedy
Received the movie today! It was in perfect shape. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks againPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This story is so beautiful because it reminds us what true love is.
Mint condition, factory sealed, complete with sleeve. The movie is just as wonderful as I remember it!Published 2 months ago by Sheena O'Brien