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It's a Wonderful Life [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) [Import]

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
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Now perhaps the most beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra's masterwork deserves its status as a feel-good communal event, but it is also one of the most fascinating films in the American cinema, a multilayered work of Dickensian density. George Bailey (played superbly by James Stewart) grows up in the small town of Bedford Falls, dreaming dreams of adventure and travel, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf. Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born. The sequence is a vivid depiction of the American Dream gone bad, and probably the wildest thing Capra ever shot (the director's optimistic vision may have darkened during his experiences making military films in World War II). Capra's triumph is to acknowledge the difficulties and disappointments of life, while affirming--in the teary-eyed final reel--his cherished values of friendship and individual achievement. It's a Wonderful Life was not a big hit on its initial release, and it won no Oscars (Capra and Stewart were nominated); but it continues to weave a special magic. --Robert Horton


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just the greatest Christmas movie Jan. 16 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The colourized version is amazing. But quite aside from that, I think this film (colour or B&W) is actually quite underrated. Sure it's hugely popular, but it's still widely thought of as a mere Christmas movie. Few film buffs would think to put it on a par with, say, Sunset Boulevard, which came out just a few years later. I'm not so sure. IWL may get looked down on because it has a kind of Norman Rockwell feel to it, and Clarence the angel is kind of silly. But what makes this movie great is the tremendous inner tension that Jimmy Stewart brings to the hero, George Bailey. Oh, George does the good boy thing and stays in Bedford Falls year after year for the good of others but the sense of sacrifice and inner conflict are always there--at least until the very end. That's what makes this movie endure while more traditional "Christmas" films like "White Christmas" and "Miracle on 34th Street" fade away into film history.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Wonderful LIfe Nov. 23 2011
By Toni
Format:DVD
The colour version is great, it's like watching the movie for the first time. Highly recommended!! This is such a classic and everyone should know this movie. It has such a special message that is still valuable today.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:DVD
The American Film Institute calls this movie the 11th greatest movie ever made. This movie will completely change your perspective on life. I strongly suggest watching this movie, for it will have a meaningful impact at the way you understand things.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to see on Blu Ray Jan. 27 2012
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This is an outstanding movie to watch. I love the colored version and not the black and white version because it is great to see this even on blu-ray. This is a great blu-ray movie to have, even if it is colorized.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3 2014
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Exactement comme dans mon souvenir! Merci Beaucoup. Quel bon film!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas Gift for my father May 19 2014
By Robsha
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This was a gift for my father who loves to watch Christmas movies and tries to see them when they are on television and now he can watch them whenever he wishes to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Black and white version. April 7 2014
By malice
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I wasn't expecting black and white...but it was still fun to watch this again. Once I became engrossed in the classic story I no longer noticed it wasn't in colour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever March 10 2014
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It's a classic and always current. The only movie I can watch several times. I watch it almost every year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ANOTHER FABULOUS CLASSIC
Published 9 days ago by Carol Droeske
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Christmas movie Ever! (non-negotiable)
I have to watch it every year, and it always affects me deeply. This is the best and realest Christmas movie ever made and It will always be a part of my Christmas holidays. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lady Sugar
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Favourite
Jimmy Stewart is a one of my favourite actors and you will not be disapointed with this film. The acting by all is top notch and the story is one of the best for the season.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Its A Wonderful Life Blu-ray
I am glad to be able to get this on blu-ray both black& white and color versions are on this disk .
Published 5 months ago by Marian Sattler
5.0 out of 5 stars The Christmas Collection
There are certain movies that are necessary for those Christmas times when you can and want to find time to watch a classic and the ability to watch them commercial free is a... Read more
Published 5 months ago by escanga10
1.0 out of 5 stars Its a Wonderful Life
the video part of the tape was good the audio was terrible. It had a lot of background static and noise not impressed at all
Published 6 months ago by linda niehus
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift
I again purchased this gift as a Christmas gift. Would definitely purchase again. Delivery was great and on time. Very fast. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Lori Lacoste
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
Found it to be a little on the dull side...felt the same about both the black/white and colour versions ...preferred some of the other Christmas movies
Published 7 months ago by Rodger Kemsley
5.0 out of 5 stars It's A Wonderful Life
What more can I say if you liked it in B&W you will love it in colour. Great actors, great scenery and a great story. This is one of those movies that will live on and on.
Published 7 months ago by Sandra Wallace
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