Life With Father DVD

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$6.98
The longest running non-musical play in Broadway history. Life with Father was brought to joyous comedic life on film in 1947. Based on Clarence Day's writings about his own family, Life with Father stars screen legends William Powell and Irene Dunne as Clarence and Vinnie Day. Clarence is the head strong yet loving patriarch, while Vinnie is his "dizzy" wife, whose real genius is letting her husband believe it is really he who is running the family. Filled with warmth and humor, the film follows the family's adventures in 1880's New York City. Look for a young Elizabeth Taylor in an important supporting role as one of the Day son's romantic interests. Life with Father was one of the top grossing films of the year and received Academy Award nominations in the Cinematography, Musical Scoring and Art Direction Categories. A further nomination went to William Powell, who was cited by New York Film Critics as the year's "Best Actor."
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 118 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Alpha Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Director: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: William Powell , Irene Dunne , Elizabeth Taylor , Edmund Gwenn , ZaSu Pitts , Jimmy Lydon , Martin Milner
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 1947

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2.2

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NoneLife With Father DVD
 
2.2

(based on 25 reviews)

29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (10)
  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Original (6)
  • Great cinematography (4)
  • High production value (3)

Cons

  • Disappointing (7)
  • Not what I expected (4)
  • Poor visual effects (4)

Best Uses

  • At home (10)
  • Perfect gift (8)
  • Younger viewers (6)
  • Adult viewers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (17), Casual viewer (3)

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1.0

I Agree--Shame on TCM

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from Boston

About Me Movie Buff

Pros

    Cons

    • Disappointing
    • Poorest Qualitysound

    Best Uses

      Comments about this product:

      Really have come to rely on TCM for the best quality DVD's. Life with Father is horrendous!! Does no one like this pic at TCM?? What are you thinking? This is trash, not a professional DVD. I thought that is what you made--professional DVD's from responsible companies. This is clearly a bootlegged copy that TCM is sending out. Love you TCM, but really disappointed with your behavior on this one.

       
      1.0

      Picture quality poor..Sound quality TERRIBLE

      By 

      from Picayune, MS

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Disappointing
        • Not What I Expected
        • Unoriginal

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        Disappointed that TCM would sell a DVD of this poor sound quality! One of my very favorite movies and was so aggravating not to be able to understand what the characters were saying!!

         
        2.0

        Shame on TCM

        By 

        from Picayune, MS

        About Me Movie Buff

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              Very disappointed that TCM would take customers' money on a movie that has such terrible sound quality. Been waiting a while to have this movie as it is one of my very favorites. Don't waste your money buying because you CANNOT understand what the characters are saying.

               
              1.0

              Life With Father DVD

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              from Columbus, GA

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about this product:

                    The quality of the DVD was extremely bad!

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    terrible picture, threw the movie away

                    By 

                    from Redlands Ca.

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Visual Effects

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about this product:

                        terrible picture, i threw the movie away. I can't believe that TCM can sell such lousy movies.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love it

                        By 

                        from Berea, Oh

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Perfect Gift
                          • Special Needs

                          Comments about this product:

                          I love this movie. We have movie nights with family & friends. Everyone enjoyed this movie with popcorn & treats.

                           
                          1.0

                          fuzzy sound, need an interpreter

                          By 

                          from Sandpoint, Idaho

                          About Me Casual Viewer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining

                          Cons

                          • Disappointing

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about this product:

                            fun plot but hard to understand. Poor sound quality.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I LOVE IT.

                            By 

                            from Rochester, NH

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • High Production Value
                            • It's Great
                            • Original

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Allthe Above

                            Comments about this product:

                            VERY ENTERTAINING, FUNNY AND WHOLESOME.
                            SO PLEASED YOU RESTORED IT AND MADE A DVD.
                            THANK YOU.

                             
                            1.0

                            bad quality

                            By 

                            from Idaho

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • The Sound Was Awful

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about this product:

                                We love the movie that is way we ordered it. The sound quality was so bad we could not watch it.

                                 
                                1.0

                                LoveTheMovie, HateTheDVD Quality

                                By 

                                from Arroyo Grande CA

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Pros

                                • Classic
                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining

                                Cons

                                • Coloration Is Frightful
                                • Poor Quality Dvd
                                • Sound Is Substandard

                                Best Uses

                                • Trash-can It

                                Comments about this product:

                                We are most definitely home viewers who enjoy all that (most all) TCM offers.
                                This is a GRRR8 movie done wrong.
                                TCM should be EMBARRASSED to be selling such a poor quality item.

                                 
                                1.0

                                Very poor quality color & sound.

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                                from Central WA

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

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                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Our VHS version is also poor quality. I thought TCM would sell better quality videos.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      TCM please remove this from your invento

                                      By 

                                      from washington, d.c.

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      tcm is and should be a beacon to us in the old film lovers community -
                                      it is astonishing that tcm would sell such a poor product - i could not hear a word and i also like some other reviewers decided just to throw it out
                                      TCM PLEASE STOP SELLING THIS VERSION! you are letting your loyal fans down :(

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Life With Father is Disappointing

                                      By 

                                      from Melbourne,FL

                                      About Me Movie Buff

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                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Badly Distorted Sound
                                        • Disappointing
                                        • Not What I Expected

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          The film was transferred by people and/or equipment that was not properly used. The sound quality shouldn't be that bad. It was a big let down. I really wanted to enjoy this film. since I couldn't understand what was being said, it was a total waste of my time.

                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Love this Movie-Very Poor Sound Quality

                                          By 

                                          from Knoxville, TN

                                          About Me Casual Viewer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Entertaining

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Perfect Gift

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            I love old movies, especially this one. I was so excited when it arrived in the mail. However, when I played it, I couldn't understand what they were saying. Very poor sound quality! I am unable to return the movie, because I got rid of the return slip before I played the movie. I have never had this problem before! Now I know, don't throw away the return slip until you watch any movie.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            it was great

                                            By 

                                            from illinois

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            nothing

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Totally enjoyed it!

                                            By 

                                            from Racine WI

                                            About Me Movie Buff

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Engaging Characters
                                            • Entertaining
                                            • Great Cinematography
                                            • Informative
                                            • Original

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Adult Viewers
                                              • At Home
                                              • In The Car
                                              • Perfect Gift
                                              • Younger Viewers

                                              Comments about this product:

                                              Love watching this movie over and over.

                                              It gives a real sample of views and culture of that Era.

                                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              Poor quality disc

                                              By 

                                              from Vancouver, BC Canada

                                              About Me Movie Buff

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Disc Quality
                                              • Engaging Characters
                                              • Entertaining
                                              • Great Cinematography
                                              • High Production Value
                                              • Original

                                              Cons

                                              • Disc Quality

                                              Best Uses

                                              • At Home
                                              • Perfect Gift
                                              • Younger Viewers

                                              Comments about this product:

                                              This, in my opinion, is a great story from a great book. The disc quality is poor. I do not know why the picture quality was bad, but it is.

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Terrible audio

                                              By 

                                              from Streator il

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about this product:

                                              Cannot understand the dialogue

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Utterly Delightful

                                              By 

                                              from TX

                                              About Me Casual Viewer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Engaging Characters
                                              • Entertaining
                                              • Great Cinematography
                                              • High Production Value
                                              • Original

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Adult Viewers
                                                • At Home
                                                • In The Car
                                                • Perfect Gift
                                                • Travel
                                                • Younger Viewers

                                                Comments about this product:

                                                My husband and I rate this film in our top 10. It's simply a delightful film about a family "ruled" by a father who likes to be in complete control. However, it is obvious to the viewer that the mother is the real head of the family.

                                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Poor quality DVD

                                                By 

                                                from Saginaw, MI

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Poor Video And Audio Qual
                                                  • Poor Visual Effects

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about this product:

                                                    Video is grainy and audio is very poor. TV version is much better than DVD.

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