The Good Earth DVD

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First came marriage, an arranged union of peasant farmer Wang Lung (Paul Muni) and kitchen slave O-Lan (Luise Rainer). Then, through poverty and wealth, family and betrayal, war and pestilence, came love.

From Pearl S. Buck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Good Earth combines Wang and O-Lan's story with a sweeping saga of China in upheaval. Muni and Rainer had both won 1936 Academy Awards, and Rainer repeated here with another Best Actress Oscar. The film also won for Best Cinematography - with camerawork most powerfully on display in the astonishing locust-plague sequence. Producer Irving Thalberg, known for combining literary prestige with commercial success, died during the production, and the film is dedicated to him.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 138 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Vintage Musical Short Hollywood Party
    Supreme Court of Films Picks the Champions [Newsreel]
    Theatrical Trailer
Reviews
19 Reviews
4.7

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4.7

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (17)
  • Original (16)
  • Entertaining (15)
  • Great cinematography (14)
  • Informative (14)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • At home (15)
  • Adult viewers (12)
  • Perfect gift (10)
  • Younger viewers (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (14), Avid moviegoer (3)

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4.0

Still a blue ribbon sample production from the Golden Days of Hollywood

By Max of Dimitrios

from Costa Mesa, CA.

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Pros

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

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    Comments about this product:

    A role model that demonstrates the leadership role earned by MGM Studios in adapting successful novels into successful movies.

     
    5.0

    One of the best movies ever made...

    By Mean Jean

    from Manchester, NJ

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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      Comments about this product:

      We are replacing all of the DVD's in our collection. It will take awhile, but, we will do it....
      Only the best movies are in our collection...

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Excellent film of Pearl Buck's novel

      By warren

      from ormond bch, FL

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Great Cinematography
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

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        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        This film provided an important void in my dvd library.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great movie, very moving

        By NONE

        from GLIDDEN, WI

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              Comments about this product:

              Form has to many questions

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              "Lasting impression"

              By Starpolisher

              from Dover, NJ

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              Pros

              • Original

              Cons

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                • A MUST SEE
                • Perfect Gift

                Comments about this product:

                I originally saw this on TCM and purchased it for my son who will be doing a study tour to China in May. I felt it was a "must see" movie for anyone interested in the culture. Amazing!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of my personal "Essentials"

                By catmando

                from Wichita,KS

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                Pros

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

                Cons

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                  Comments about this product:

                  Life in the time of the movie and all it endures.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My Favorite movie and Book.

                  By Nicoweb

                  from Saint James, NY

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

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                    Comments about this product:

                    I wish it were in Color.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great story, and great acting.

                    By Mr. K

                    from Houston, TX

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                    Pros

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

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                      Comments about this product:

                      A good look at a different culture, and time.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Good Film of Past World Situations

                      By Andy

                      from New Jersey

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Original

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                        Comments about this product:

                        Great book to film adaptation. Engaging plot. Some silliness which points up the immaturity of some of the characters.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Wonderfu Movie

                        By B.J.

                        from Ca

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                        Pros

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

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                          Comments about this product:

                          This movie is awsome and keeps you entralled. I would highly recommend this Movie.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent

                          By tricia8114

                          from Georgia

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                          Pros

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

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                            Comments about this product:

                            This is a great movie.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            what a great movie should be!

                            By older gal

                            from st. petersburg, fl

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                            Pros

                            • Award Winner
                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value
                            • Informative
                            • Original

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                              • Learn Values
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                              Comments about this product:

                              If only we had the talent in writing, acting and directing that were available back then we wouldn't need so much foul language and sex.

                               
                              5.0

                              The Good Earth

                              By Iowa Boy

                              from Waverly, Iowa

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                              Pros

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

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                                Comments about this product:

                                Great classic story and acting.

                                 
                                5.0

                                some static over all

                                By R.B.

                                from los angeles, ca

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                                Pros

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

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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  ther is sme static on some parts

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I love the actors , plot,

                                  By skeeter

                                  from Orangeville, Ontario Canada

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Great Cinematography
                                  • High Production Value
                                  • I Love This Movie It
                                  • Informative
                                  • Original

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                                  • No coms

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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I love this movie it moves you like never before and its a unique movie..

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Another time and place...

                                  By Abby n Clare

                                  from Rural Oklahoma

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Great Cinematography

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                                    Comments about this product:

                                    This portrays a different culture in time of turmoil. Unexpected twists in story line hold your interest.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Fabulous Pearl Buck movie brought to the

                                    By WP Betty

                                    from Pinckney, MI

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                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography

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                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Bought as a gift for my daughter who is an ESL instructor and is interested in Chinese history.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      A Love Story of Sacrifice

                                      By Kathy the Hoosier

                                      from San Antonio, Texas

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Informative
                                      • Original
                                      • Story Is Epic Remember

                                      Cons

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                                        Comments about this product:

                                        A story we are not familiar with in this time. The great sacrifices made by men and women for their family. The struggle to overcome and to find true love all at the same time. A tale of war, famine, woe and family, a classic!

                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        "Wonderful Original Story"

                                        By TCM Classic Movie Fan

                                        from Plainfield, Indiana

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                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • High Production Value
                                        • Informative
                                        • Original

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                                          Comments about this product:

                                          The best end to a day for me is to curl up in a blanket and watch a good movie. This movie ranks right at the top for me. I feel as though I am a character in the movie myself when I watch it. I highly recommend it.

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