Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer [Blu-ray]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer [Blu-ray]

Posted by mturchin | Published 6 months ago

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I just received this classic Christmas Blu-ray and it says on the packaging "Newly Improved Picture Quality" and it truly is. It looks amazing. They have Yukon's coat as blue instead of green, the way it should be. Also, in the song "Silver and Gold' in the last Blu-ray edition they used a print that goes, "Everyone wishes...silver and gold," instead of "Everyone wishes FOR silver and gold". The word was skipped. In this edition it is restored and you get the entire line. And little specks of dirt and scratches are noticeably much less than in previous prints. I also enjoyed the 4D and Team Rudolph and other bonus features. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that a certain Rankin/Bass historian offered to help produce it with rare footage and other great ideas and he wasn't used and that is disappointing. But the classic story itself along with this beautiful re-mastered print looks amazing!

- Anonymous

I was a child when this TV special first came out. I loved it then and still do. It was not created with computer animation but with stop motion animation using detailed figures. It was just watch Christmas TV every year after its debut. Just like "The Charlie Brown Christmas" special and "The Grinch who Stole Christmas" special using Seuss' drawing style. Memorable songs and memorable stories.

My first complaint with this is the previously mentioned stretching of the screen. It should have been done with black side borders instead to retain the proper dimensions. This was apparently someone's conscious decision to do it this way.

My second complaint is that the colors are not as vivid as they are when this is shown by a TV station. It is apparent in the very first scene with the snowman (voiced by Burl Ives). The colors are off. Why can TV stations run a version with vivid colors but this digital version is not as vivid? I thought computers could do everything. What's up the faced colors????

Lovely heart warming story about a reindeer who is different and suffers some bullying for being different. In some way, all of us are square pegs in round holes. Being accepted for or despite our uniqueness and oddities is what creating a loving world is all about.

The monster in this story was never as scary as the wicked witch and her flying monkeys in the classic movie, "The Wizard of Oz" (with a young Judy Garland) which was aired on TV every Halloween season.

Dear some computer genius, please fix this TV classic to be as technically outstanding as it was in TV over fifty years ago. Sharpen those colors and get right of the horizontal picture distortion.

One star removed due to technical complaints.

- Anonymous

This latest version, interestingly listed as being released by DreamWorks, is gorgeous in HD. Missing scenes from the 50th anniversary edition such as Yukon Cornelius striking it rich by finding a peppermint mine are here in all their glory. The release date for this version is listed as October 30, 2016, so it looks like someone took the time to find a complete print or otherwise restored the oft missing scenes. From the days before commercials that demand 25 percent of an hour time slot, this version runs for 51 glorious minutes. Watching this show has been an annual tradition in my family for as long as I've been alive. Having just watched with my six year old grandson in my lap, a new generation has been introduced to this holiday treasure. Start or rekindle your own holiday tradition! Happy Holidays!

- Anonymous

I have loved the story of Rudolph ever since I was a little boy. I even have a mini collection of sorts. Well, this summer I found that my classic Rudolph dvd had been stolen. So I decided to pick up the blu ray after Christmas. Not only was I surprised that the 50th anniversary edition had skimpy extras.... THE EXTRAS WEREN'T THERE. The menu on the disc didn't even say it's the anniversary edition. I wonder if the company just took old blurays from a bare bones release and put a new label on the disc.SO DISAPPOINTED.... I'M GONNA FIND OUT WHAT I CAN DO.

- Anonymous

This was first released when I was a kid. During my childhood this now timeless classic was only shown on tv once a year just before Christmas. No vhs tapes or dvd's you just had to wait to wait for it to show up once a year. This actually mad this little feature even more special for everyone (back in the day).
I most highly recommend this for young and old.

- Anonymous

My husband's favorite Christmas movie! We have to watch this every year. He knows it so well he can speak the parts of each character. Waiting for it to come on TV was not enough -- oh-ho-ho-noooo! Now we can share the movie with our grandson and share the wonder of Christmas all throughout the year!

- Anonymous

I no longer do contracts for television programming. Hence, I was going to miss out on the annual showing of Rudolph. Furthermore, to hear that a show I have been viewing my entire life had social justice warriors fired up inspired me all the more to purchase for my movie collection...way to go in helping sell my favorite Christmas show :)

- Anonymous

An old classic that should be in everyone's home. Beautiful. Kids LOVED it.

- Anonymous

Unfortunately I did not know that region one was for America only and not for the uk so I am unable to star this product. From some of the reviews I'm not the only one, it's a shame that this is not explained so that those of us that are not up to date on this stuff won't waste are time. I sent the product back, and am waiting for a refund. Although would still like a copy to play on my uk DVD player for my granddaughter

- Anonymous

I ordered this at the very last minute as a Christmas present for my hubby who remembered this stop frame animation film from his childhood. I was absolutely amazed that it turned up only 2 days after ordering, given the awful weather and the Christmas post. The only strange thing is that although the rest of the DVD details are as hubby remembers the original, there is an extra of Beyonce singing thrown in! The film itself is completly charming, although not sure it would hold the attention of today's young audience in the same way it did for children of the 60s!

- Anonymous

YES! CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!!!! I grew up watching this film as a child in Canada and am so surprised every time someone in the UK says they dont know it!

Its pretty kitsch but i love it. - it makes me want to drink BabyCham and wrap myself in pastel pink tinsel!

Love It

- Anonymous

Bought for Xmas eve box perfect film to get the kids excited. Good watch ideal for younger kids

- Anonymous

I love these Christmas movies; they take me back to my 1970s childhood, waiting to watch on network TV. Though, this one, in particular, is a poor representation as to how adults (& Santa!) should deal with bullying. Poor Rudolph and Herbie, mocked and ostracised for being different, then only accepted once their differences are seen as benefits to the community.

- Anonymous

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