The Preacher's Wife - Blu-ray
|List Price:||CDN$ 14.99|
|Price:||CDN$ 9.96 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details|
|You Save:||CDN$ 5.03 (34%)|
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Send your spirits soaring with THE PREACHER'S WIFE, available for the first time on Blu-ray with a new digital restoration and enhanced picture and sound. Academy Award(R) winner Denzel Washington (Best Actor, 2001, TRAINING DAY) and world-renowned artist Whitney Houston star in this uplifting film, brimming with laughter, romance and an inspiring soundtrack. When a charming angel named Dudley is sent to Earth to help a young minister and his beautiful wife revive their marriage, the last thing anyone expects is for Dudley to fall in love with the preacher's wife! Enjoy every magical twist in this delightful romantic comedy, featuring 9 songs by Grammy Award(R) winner Whitney Houston, including Billboard's Top 10 hit "I Believe In You And Me." It's divine on Blu-ray!
This tedious remake of the classic Christmas movie The Bishop's Wife falls on its face by significantly altering the careful design of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert E. Sherwood's story for the original film. In Sherwood's version, a rather wooden, inept bishop and his lonely wife unknowingly take into their lives a heaven-sent angel who aids the former and ends up falling in love with the latter. In this unnecessary update, an inner-city preacher (Courtney B. Vance) and his estranged spouse (Whitney Houston) are visited by a celestial goof (Denzel Washington), whose unsolicited offer of help is enough to galvanize Vance's character to fix his own problems. What that means is this: by the second act, there's no reason to have Washington's angel in the story. Even his infatuation with the missus isn't enough to warrant his hanging around this movie; the change is a colossal blunder by director Penny Marshall. Vance ends up stealing the film from Washington, but it's a Pyrrhic victory; for the most part this movie just seems like a series of random scenes between opportunities for Houston to belt out songs. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
The DVD includes the following:
-Scene Selections (with a photo for each of the 22 chapters that you can surf on 6 pages)
-Set Up (choosing captions for the hearing impaired in english, in other words subtitles)
-A Sneak Peak of the movie "Beaches".
-The picture is in widescreen 1:85 ration, the sound is Dolby 5.0 Surround.
I love the movie and I think it's one of the most positive, uplifting movies of all-time. It's great for christmas, the music is great and it has such a great message. This movie will make you smile from start to finish.
The sound and picture quality are decent. They are not excellent but overall they look solid. However I don't have Dolby 5.0 Surround to test how it sounds, I have just normal tv. Anyways I would've liked more features, maybe a French audio track, but I guess Buena Vista always releases older movie without investing too much. I heard that some of their Dvds have horrible sound/picture, thank God that for The Preacher's Wife it's ok. Also I don't understand the point of putting the "Beaches" sneak peak, they should've either put The Preacher's Wife trailers instead or put many other Sneak peak not only one because it looks weird.
For those who love the movie, I recommend that you buy the DVD. This is a *GREAT* movie and if you have the slightest interest in the story, or if you like "christmas movies", "denzel washington", "whitney houston", "gospel music", "comedy & romance", "feel good movies", etc. then pick it up right away!
Those who have seen this film and have not seen its predecessor, "The Bishop's Wife," have only seen the inadequate imitation. There is no comparison between the two, other than plot similarities.
If you want a beautiful bit of Christmas drama, a touch of humor and truly superb acting, the better choice is "The Bishop's Wife." I don't say that merely because it is a "classic," but because of the reasons that make it a classic. The texture of the story and the subtle acting nuances add a richness to the film which is, unfortunately, missing from this updated version.
I think this is an adorable, classic movie, that can help get anyone in the Christmas spirit, I would recommend watching it with someone you love!
There were, however, some redeemable qualities to it. It teamed up Whitney Houston with Denzel, as well as Gregory Hines as supporting artist and Courtney B. Vance from 'The Tuskegee Raiders' and 'Black Panthers'.
Most recent customer reviews
I loved the singing and the humor
Good cast of characters
Nice to remeber Whitney Houston that way in a positive light
She had such an amazing voice
Love denzel... Read more
The movie simply can't be beat. Christmas, music, story-line and actors, all excellent. No problem with shipping either. A really good movie for all ages.Published on March 19 2012 by Christine
This is a great Movie that my Husband and I watch every year at Christmas.Published on Nov. 24 2003
Another Christmas must-have for the family. It a film about a misguided preacher who gets guidance from a gardinan angel who helps him, his church and his family have faith again.Published on May 4 2003 by Keisha D.
Contrary to what the reviewer that Amazon.com used has to say, I loved this movie. Maybe it's because my love of gospel music. Maybe it's because I'm a hopeless romantic. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2002 by Amazon Super Shopper