Cowhand Don Murray tries to get a grip of worldly-wise Marilyn Monroe in this comedic delight. And as this new DVD release reveals, we're lucky to be seeing anything at all.
Picture The DVD transfer does carry some light grain, but the vibrant Technicolor shades are clearly defined, which is no mean achievement.
Sound You won't have ever heard Marilyn Monroe sound so good singing "That Old Black Magic". Sporting a new 4.0 mix, the music is separated between the left and right front speakers, with Marilyn occupying a clear and strong centre channel.
This is one of an 11-disc Marilyn Monroe set, and the extra features vary from film to film. On this disc there's a theatrical trailer, a lobby stills gallery, and a restoration comparison. It would have been great if Fox could have sourced some footage from the short-lived spin-off TV series of this movie, but in the restoration feature you'll see just how much work went into this title. The original negative was in places completely unusable, forcing them to go back to the YCM silver positives and digitally restore one frame at a time. In the comparison, you'll see the massive difference between the old and the new.
Ratio: 1.78:1 (anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Technical Features: Scene selection, animated menus, multiple languages and subtitles, and English captions for the hearing impaired.
This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-S57 DVD player.