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Lady And The Tramp: The Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray Review


“Lady and the Tramp” is a delightful Disney classic.

“Lady and the Tramp” tells the story of two dogs from different worlds. The pampered Lady belongs to a wealthy married couple while Tramp is a sweet talking homeless dog who survives on the streets and evades dog catchers. Things become complicated for Lady, however, when her owners have a child. Things get even worse when “Aunt Sarah” comes to babysit and dogsit while the couple is out of town. All hell breaks loose during this unexpected visitor’s (and her 2 cats) stay which leads Lady to end up on the streets with Tramp. Luckily, Tramp takes care of her and the two even begin to fall for one another. Alas, trouble begins to brew for the two lovebirds which could spell tragedy for them both.

Like many people out there, I grew up on Disney animated films and watched them all multiple times in my youth. This may come as a shock to some, but I was never overly fond of “Lady and the Tramp” as a child. However, I have found that it has been an interesting experience to revisit the Disney animated films as an adult. Some of them hold up, some of them don’t and others actually get better with time. 1955’s “Lady and the Tramp” falls in the latter category. Rewatching it now, I find the animated classic to be a sweet love letter to man (and woman’s) best friend. The first quarter of the film in particular really summarizes the joy (and slight annoyances) of owning a dog. If you’ve ever owned a dog, it’s almost impossible not to be moved by this story in some way.

Of course, “Lady and the Tramp” is also noteworthy for being a charming love story. The adorable candlelight spaghetti dinner scene alone has become such an iconic piece of cinema history. The use of “Bella Notte” doesn’t hurt either.

Alas, as is the case with many older films, there are some cringe worthy racial stereotypes here that hamper the film a bit. The Si and Am “We Are Siamese” musical number in particular sticks out like a sore thumb.


Presentation: 2.55:1 1080p. How does it look? This Blu-ray disc offers up a beautiful and colorful transfer of this classic Disney animated film.

Audio Track: 7.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The film has never sounded better. The audio is so clean and lively here with the 7.1 track.

Extras: Digital copy, DVD copy, Disney trailers, a never recorded song titled “I’m Free As The Breeze,” a “Lady and the Tramp” ad, 3 deleted scenes, a sing-along version of the film, a version of the film which contains recreated commentary and visual aides titled “Inside Walt’s Story Meetings,” an extra about Walt’s affection for dogs titled “Walt And His Dogs,” a look inside Walt Disney’s office “Stories From Walt’s Office,” a series of factoids titled “How To Make A Meatball And Other Fun Facts About Lady And The Tramp,” a song selection option and an self-explanatory extra titled “Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad.”

February 25, 2018 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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