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LADY AND THE TRAMP, blu-ray review by John Delia

A LOVE

SONG

FOR

ALL AGES

 

 

Enhanced with High Definition, Lady and the Tramp has been released on Blu-ray for the first time.  The format gives the animated film more color and sharpness missing when it was released in the original VHS Video format. The diamond edition includes the Blu-ray and DVD discs and several bonus features.

 

The story of Lady and the Tramp has been around since it’s release in the 1050’s and the tale has never lost its luster. It’s Christmas time and Jim Dear gives his wife a gift of a puppy that she names Lady.  We watch her grow, meeting neighbor friends and then a surprise meeting with Tramp a vagabond that lives by the railroad tracks.  This sets up a romance that’s a delight to watch, but like in every relationship there’s a downside.

 

The film goes on to show bravery, kindness and a glorious future for the characters.  Very kid friendly, Lady and the Tramp will always remain one of my favorites.  Memorable music like Bella Notte and The Siamese Cat songs are also featured in the film.

 

Although most of the Bonus features are adult level  the whole family still can participate in the showing of them on  Blu-ray and DVD.

 

Blu-ray Bonus:

  • Disney Second Screen: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings*
  • Audio Commentary: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings
  • Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad
  • Three Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Never Recorded Song: “I’m Free as the Breeze”

 

Classic DVD Bonus:

  • Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp
  • Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard
  • Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film
  • PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs
  • “The Siamese Cat Song,” Finding a Voice for the Cats
  • “Bella Notte” Music Video
  • Trailers
  • Excerpts from “Disneyland” TV Shows

 

The technical aspects for the Blu-ray/DVD are:

 

  • Voice Cast: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Stan Freberg and Lee Millar.
  • Produced by: Walt Disney
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Genre: Animated, Comedy, Kids
  • Running Time: Feature 1 hr 16 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2:55.1
  • Sound: Blu-ray Feature Film – 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio DVD Feature Film – 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
  • Languages: English, French and Spanish
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
  • Street Date: February 7, 2012
  • Distributed by: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

 FINAL ANALYSIS: A lovable film for children and adults alike.  Feature (B), Bonus Extras (B), Total Experience (B)

 

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