directed by George Cukor
USA 1933

 

  Adapted from a stage play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, "Dinner at Eight" presents intersecting stories set during America's Great Depression that illustrate the rough passage from the old aristocracy, based on European customs and ancestral wealth, to the new aristocracy, hewn out of the free-for-all of 20th-century capitalism. Packed with capable actors allowed to shine in intimate, dialogue-heavy, extended takes, the movie offers an interesting study of culture, a thoughtful lesson on life, and an entertaining series of touching and amusing tales.


Excerpt from The Jujube (M. I. Kim)'s review located HERE

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Theatrical Release: August 29th, 1933

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Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1.50:48
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.54 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) 
Subtitles English, Spanish, French, None
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Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Documentary Profile Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell, hosted by Sharon Stone (46:48)
• Comedy Short Come to Dinner (22:11)
• Theatrical Trailer (3:01)

DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2005

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Chapters: 26

 

 

Comments:

Another good Warner release, if very grainy. As typical with Warner recent releases of their old catalogue this looks excellent and their restoration process appears to have done th best job it could. I love film grain and this is not impinging upon the viewing experience in the least. Subtitles, original audio, superb shadow detail and bonus extra features are all top notch ! Looks like this new Classic Comedies Boxset is as complete as their Film Noir and Gangster package releases. Keep it up Warner - we love you!

Gary W. Tooze

 





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