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New on Disc: 'You Can't Take It With You' and more …

28 Dec, 2015 By: Mike Clark

You Can’t Take It With You (Blu-ray)

Sony Pictures, Comedy, $19.99 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold.
This 4K restoration of iffy but best-existing printing materials showcases an in-his-prime Frank Capra fashioning a little something of his own out of the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart Pulitzer winner — auteurism, in fact, that won the director his third Oscar in five years from 1934-38.
Extras: The overall production is classy all the way: digibook with glossy paper and still reproductions; a historical-essay overview plus Crisp’s primer on the restoration challenges; and a vintage commentary by Frank Capra Jr. and Cathrine Kellison
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American Masters: Althea

PBS, Documentary, $24.99 DVD, NR.
Rex Miller’s PBS Althea Gibson documentary unearths a goodly amount of archival footage, and Miller is so deft at mixing film and stills that one will possibly get the impression that more first-hand film exists than really does.
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