David and Bathsheba (1951)

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David and Bathsheba (1951)

Category : Movies (pre-1970s)

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Film Details
  • Director: Henry King
  • Notable Actors: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey
  • Original Language: English
  • OAR: 1.37:1
  • Trailer: English

Best Sources
  • Video: Soul Media Blu-ray
  • English Dub: Soul Media Blu-ray

Final Notes
  • Best English Dub: Soul Media Blu-ray
  • Notes:  The Kino Lorber release has a strong yellow tint which differs from the original 20th century fox DVD releases. This was likely done in order to desaturate  one of the final flashback scenes of the movie. Although this does give more punch in that scene, it creates a very strong yellow tint through the rest of the movie. I personally preferred the more natural skin tones the Soul Media Blu-ray had which were more similar to the older DVD releases. The transfers appear to be identical other than these color choices.

FILM DISTRIBUTIONS

USA

USA

“David and Bathsheba”  (Blu-ray) 116min

  • Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Images: Screenshot (1/2), Cover (Front/Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: DVD BeaverBlu-ray.com, Amazon
  • Region A – Blu-ray
  • Language: English DTS-HD 2.0 | Subtitles: English SDH
  • Video: 1080p HD / 1.33:1  / 16:9 Anamorphic / Color
  • Special Features: Featurette, Trailers, TV Spot
  • Cuts: Unknown if has any cuts
  • Notes: Based on screen captures from DVD Beaver, there is a distinct gold hue to the entire film. This color change was not apparent in older 20th Century fox DVD releases either.

Spain

Spain

“David y Bestabé”  (Blu-ray) 116min

  • Studio: FEEL Films
  • Images: Screenshot (1/2), Cover (Front/Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Blu-ray.com, Amazon
  • Region A, B, C – Blu-ray
  • Language: English DTS Mono, Spanish Mono /Subtitles: Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Video: 1080p HD / 1.33:1  /  Color
  • Special Features: Unknown
  • Cuts: Unknown if has any cuts
  • Notes: Unsure if edition has correct skin tones.

“David og Batseba / David and Bathsheba”  (Blu-ray) 116min

  • Studio: Soul Media (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland)
  • Images: Screenshot (1/2), Cover (Front/Back)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Blu-ray.com
  • Region B – Blu-ray
  • Language: English Mono | Subtitles: Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian
  • Video: 1080p HD / 1.33:1  /  Color
  • Special Features: None
  • Cuts: Unknown if has any cuts
  • Notes: Skin tones appear much more natural than the Kino Lorber Blu-ray release which has a strong gold hue throughout entire movie.

USA

USA

“David and Bathsheba”  (DVD) 116min

Also found on “The Trinity Collection”  set.

  • Studio: 20th Century Fox (UK, Canada, Brazil)
  • Images: Screenshot (1/2), Cover (Full)
  • Purchase/Review Links: Blu-ray.com, Amazon
  • Region 1 -NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish , French | Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Video: 1.33:1  / 4:3 / Fullscreen / Color
  • Special Features: Featurette, Trailer
  • Cuts: Unknown if has any cuts
  • Notes: There are multiple region editions created with additional subtitles not listed in English release.