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Yours, Mine and Ours [Blu-ray]
(Melville Shavelson, 1968)
Review by Gary Tooze
Theatrical: Desilu Productions
Region: 'A' (as verified by the Oppo Blu-ray player)
Disc Size: 24,591,572,760 bytes
Feature Size: 24,166,557,696 bytes
Video Bitrate: 25.49 Mbps
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: September 13th, 2016
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
DTS-HD Master Audio English 1830 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1830 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
• English, None
• Trailer (3:39)
"Yours, Mine and Ours,
based on the book Who Gets the Drumstick, stars
Lucille Ball (The
Dark Corner) and Henry Fonda (The
Grapes of Wrath) as Frank and Helen Beardsley,
parents to a blended family of twenty.
This story is taken from the real-life marriage of two people in the early 1960s. Helen North (Lucille Ball) is a widow with eight children who falls in love with Naval officer Frank Beardsley (Henry Fonda), a widower with ten children of his own. The two marry as comedy ensues from the sheer numbers and diverse age groups of the offspring. Narration is used in the first half of the film to help set the stage for the impending nuptials. Van Johnson is the mutual friend who brings the couple together. Tom Bosley plays the harried doctor who makes a house call and finds almost two dozen patients under one roof. The newlyweds are soon off to the hospital when Helen becomes pregnant with the couple's first child in this amusing family comedy.Excerpt from B+N located HERE
A horrendously cute premise: Navy widower with ten children meets and marries Navy widow with eight. There's worse to come, since all eighteen kids resent the new arrangement, and a nineteenth is shortly on the way. It's saved by the sheer professionalism of Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, who share several very funny scenes, the best of which is a meeting in a crowded pub where he struggles with recalcitrant drinks and she with a descending undergarment as they try to make mutual confession as to the enormity of the contribution each is going to make to their marriage.Excerpt from TimeOut located HERE
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.
Yours, Mine and Ours arrives on Blu-ray from Olive Films. This is only single-layered and the image quality seems a shade inconsistent. Some sequences are quite tight and sharp while an equal number seem kind of hazy and muddy. I have no idea what the film looked like theatrically and this 1080P does show both depth and texture. Colors are fairly bright and contrast adept. The Blu-ray has imperfections, and some speckles but generally gives a reasonable HD presentation.
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Audio is transferred to a DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel track at 1830 kbps. The bouncy score is by Fred Karlin (The Spikes Gang, The Sterile Cuckoo, Westworld, Futureworld) and adds some light-hearted notes to the family fun and humor. It is all pretty strong with audible dialogue. There are optional English subtitles (sample above) and my Oppo has identified it as being a region 'A'-locked.
Onlya trailer which is the bare-bones route that Olive are going with the majority of their releases. With the magnitude of the star power here - and the many youngsters (Tim Matheson, Morgan Brittany, Tracy Nelson etc.) who would eventually find their own fame - something, interview-wise, could have been arranged.
September 15th, 2016
About the Reviewer: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 9500 DVDs and have reviewed over 5000 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.
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Gary W. Tooze
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