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Henry King's romantic drama Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing gets a deluxe edition from 20th Century Fox that improves greatly upon its initial DVD release. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 4.0, and a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track ...
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Henry King's romantic drama Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing gets a deluxe edition from 20th Century Fox that improves greatly upon its initial DVD release. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 4.0, and a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by a handful of people familiar with the production, a biography of star William Holden, and the theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by Michael Lonzo, Sylvia Stoddard, and John Burlingame; "William Holden: An Untamed Spirit," as seen on Biography on the A&E Network; Movietone newsreel (Audience Awards Presentation); Photoplay Awards highlight clip; Theatrical trailer; Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 2.55:1); Audio: English 4.0 Surround Sound, French 4.0 Surround Sound, Spanish Mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish
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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
An immensely popular tearjerker, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing has dated very badly through the years, but it still holds great appeal for aficionados of good soap operas. As an over-the-top romantic melodrama, it's hard to beat, but those who are not prone to tearing up at the sight of a forlorn Jennifer Jones standing bravely and lonely atop a high, windy hill would be well advised to look elsewhere -- and quickly. Love makes no attempt to disguise its soapiness, and it wears its manipulative nature right out on its sleeve -- and that gets quite wearying after a while. Fortunately, Love has a couple of classic weeper performances from Jones and William Holden, both of whom knew just how to play this kind of material for maximum effectiveness. Even more fortunately, Love has all the gorgeous surface trappings -- beautiful sets and scenery, gorgeous costumes, sumptuous photography, a sweepingly romantic score -- that provide the real joy in films of this type. The title song is also still memorable, although nowadays it may evoke laughter more than passion and tears. Love is anything but a great film, but it's the kind of guilty pleasure that many find irresistible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • UPC: 024543060970
  • Original Release: 1955
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Holden Mark Elliott
Jennifer Jones Han Suyin
Torin Thatcher Mr. Palmer-Jones
Isobel Elsom Adeline Palmer-Jones
Virginia Gregg Ann Richards
Murray Matheson Dr. Tam
Candace Lee Oh-No
Richard Loo Robert Hung
Soo Yong Nora Hung
Philip Ahn Third Uncle
Jorja Curtright Suzanne
Donna Martell Suchen
Kam Tong Dr.Sen
James Hong 5th Brother
Marie Tsien Rosie Wu
Barbara Jean Wong Nurse
Kei Chung Interne
Edward Colmans Dining Room Captain
Ashley Cowan British Sailor
Lee Tung Foo Old Loo
Herbert Heyes Father Low
Joseph Kim Gen. Song
Marc Krah Wine Steward
Weaver Levy Soldier
Keye Luke Elder Brother
Beulah Quo Aunt
Leonard Strong Fortune Teller
Henry S. Quan Officer
Aen Ling Chow
Stella Lynn
Walter Soo Hoo 3rd Brother
Technical Credits
Henry King Director
Buddy Adler Producer
George W. Davis Production Designer
Sammy Fain Score Composer
Carl Faulkner Sound/Sound Designer
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
John Patrick Screenwriter
William H. Reynolds Editor
Walter Scott Production Designer
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Jack Stubbs Production Designer
Lyle Wheeler Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. Hong Kong - 1949
3. Dr. Han
4. Mark Elliott
5. The Moon Festival
6. Mrs. Palmer-Jones
7. Convent Days
8. Of Fish and Swimming
9. A Sleeping Tiger
10. The Meeting Place
11. Family Trouble
12. A Proposal
13. Love
14. Denial
15. In Macau
16. A Little War
17. Letters From Mark
18. Words of Wisdom
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Language Selection
      English 4.0 Surround
      French 4.0 Surround
      Spanish Mono
      Commentary by Michael Lonzo, Sylvia Stoddard and John Burlingame
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary by Michael Lonzo, Sylvia Stoddard and John Burlingame: On
      Commentary by Michael Lonzo, Sylvia Stoddard and John Burlingame: Off
      Biography: "William Holden: An Untamed Spirit"
      Theatrical Trailer
      MovieTone News: Audience Awards Presentations
      MovieTone News: Photoplay Awards, a Hollywood Highlight
      Restoration Comparison
         Play
      Movie Classics
         All About Eve
         An Affair to Remember
         Gentleman's Agreement
         The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
         How Green Was My Valley
         The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Greatest Movie of All...

    This is a once in a lifetime movie! It is truly the best movie that I have ever seen. If you are looking for a great love movie- this is by far best!! !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful film not presented well on DVD

    This motion picture was shot in CinemaScope, which is best seen in the letterbox format when presented on television. The new DVD offereing is in the widescreen process. The vertical allows for a fuller picture top and bottom. but at the same time causes that flaw of distortion in the anamorphic process that shows people and things to appear scrunched up, too slim, when the picture is not allowed to be expanded to it's proper 2x1 width. Disappointing, but still worth having. 20th Century-Fox has many CinemaScope films still unreleased to DVD. It would be wonderful to see them released

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