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Lost Horizon DVD

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Description
Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt star in this lavishly produced classic about the enchanted paradise of Shangri-La where time stands still.

Frank Capra's enduring masterpiece, Lost Horizon had a running time of 132 minutes upon its initial release in 1937. For a World War II re-issue, 24 minutes were cut to tone down the films pacifist message. Film preservationist Robert Gitt, working over a period of twenty-five years, has utilized footage found all over the world to restore a number of missing scenes. With extraordinary art direction, the set of Shangri-La is considered the largest ever built in Hollywood - winning designer Stephen Goosson a 1937 Academy Award. Furthermore, the budget for the picture was staggering and cost almost four times the amount of any Columbia film at the time; an equivalent cost of approximately $30-$40 billion today. Lost Horizon is considered an exception among Capra's work for its deviation from his usual upbeat "American" theme - and continues to capture the imagination of the viewing public today.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 134 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: August 31, 1999
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Photo Gallery with Narration
    Restoration: Before and After Comparison
    Alternate Ending
    Three Deleted Scenes
    Restoration Audio Commentary
    Theatrical Trailers
Reviews
15 Reviews
4.8

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TCMLost Horizon DVD
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (14)
  • Entertaining (14)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • Original (9)
  • High production value (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (10)
  • Adult viewers (5)
  • Perfect gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (12), Casual viewer (3)

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5.0

Excellent restoration!

By Eric the Red

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    Product used for entertainment.
    The quality of the restoration is excellent.
    The only downfall was the loss of some of the films' scenes.

     
    5.0

    Lost Horizon DVD

    By Jaysy

    from Phoenix, Arizona

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift

      Comments about this product:

      We were so pleased that Turner Classic Movies went to the enormous trouble of re restructuring this classic movie. This is one that we will watch over and over.

       
      5.0

      One of the great old movies

      By Franiam

      from Crescent City CA 95531

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        I have always loved this movie and decided it was time to own it. I really enjoy old black and white movies.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great

        By surfer jeff

        from colonia nj

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          best of its kind ever made...

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOST HORIZON

          By Patty the classic movie fan

          from Florida

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Ronald Coleman Clas
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about this product:

              I watch classic movies @ home. I am an avid classic movie fan. This movie is a must-see for classic movie fans, and for Ronald Coleman fans specifically. Some of the movie was lost over the years, but they have restored it and there are a few still shots with dialogue. This is priceless, and I am glad I purchased it.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great old movie

              By steve

              from Centennial, CO

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift

                Comments about this product:

                very much like the movie, and the special were very very informative.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Watch. Enjoy. Pause. Remember

                By ReelGoodTimes

                from Brookfield, IL

                About Me Movie Buff

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • In The Car
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Travel

                  Comments about this product:

                  Like Casablanca, this film stays with you a lifetime! It highlights and blends together an odd assortment of people with different issues, while calling the viewer to ponder their own path in life. Directed by Capra, the performance of Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt,Sam Jaffe, Tom Mitchell and Edward Everett Horton are excellect in this universal classic

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Classic Story & Incredible Restoration

                  By Sam

                  from Indianapolis area

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • Perfect Gift

                    Comments about this product:

                    Frank Capra directs Ronald Coleman (1937, the same year as "The Prisoner of Zenda"!), Jane Wyatt, and Edward Everett Horton, among other cast members. This is the complete Capra-original soundtrack and picture (minus seven minutes filled in with freeze-frames and studio stock photographs). Special Features include historically-interesting Before-/After-Restoration reflecting the politics of WWII-era 1937.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A good movie. Classic

                    By Sandy

                    from Topeka, KS

                    About Me Movie Buff

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home

                      Comments about this product:

                      Nice story - creative. Good actors.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Immortal Classic

                      By Michael

                      from Goose Creek, SC

                      About Me Movie Buff

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about this product:

                          In an age of over-hyped celebrities, and movies which seem little more than introduction to fashion-plate runways and tabloid fodder, this Capra film is practically a trip to Nirvana (or, at the least, Shangri-La). The efforts made at restoring the film to its greater original grandeur reveals the love and respect which "Lost Horizon" still engenders in later generations of movie fans.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fantastic Movie

                          By Ginger

                          from Melbourne, FL

                          About Me Movie Buff

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about this product:

                            This is an all time classic film which is sadly missing some of it's best scenes and again, the restoration is good but impossible to duplicate the quality of the original. How very sad that I am old enough to remember the complete version on TV decades ago. Whatever happened to it makes me wish I had a time machine to bring it back! But I thank God for the people who's devotion has saved most of it and who also added the missing pieces as a separate feature on the DVD.

                             
                            5.0

                            Not seen this CD

                            By Pete

                            from Cabot Arkansas

                            About Me Casual Viewer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adult Viewers

                                Comments about this product:

                                This is my wife's favorite movie and a X-Mass present. If it is restored like it says on the CD cast it will be the best present for her ever. Will view the movie after we open our presents. Will give you a review after that if you send another review form. I intend to buy more movies after that.

                                 
                                5.0

                                EXCELLENT OLD MOVIE

                                By GEORGE

                                from THOUSAND OAKS ,CALIF

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I SEW THE FILM AS A CHILD AND WANTED TO RESEE IT.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  lost horizon

                                  By jj

                                  from sacramento

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    This is a real rare find.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Always one of my favorites!

                                    By lfjagdfeld

                                    from Cicero, IL

                                    About Me Movie Buff

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Adult Viewers

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Though I love the book that this was taken from, I also like the movie very much. I have always been a Ronald Coleman fan. The story deviates from the book a good deal, but the movie is still a favorite from years ago.

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