Damn Yankees (1958) Warner Archive 3/16/2021
Directed By: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Starring: Tab Hunter, Ray Walston, Gwen Verdon, Russ Brown
Picture: Warner Archive knocks their transfer of Damn Yankees outta the park! Filmed in Technicolor this movie absolutely pops with color. Watching on my 4k television not only does the colors really bring the movie to life, its staggering how well balanced the palate and tones are. The transfer not only has a lot of depth in the image but retains a lot of fine detail in clothing, locales, and sets. Yankees is over sixty-years old and, in my opinion will probably never looked better. If you are a fan of this film and are on the fence about upgrading, its worth it.
Sound: Damn Yankees has a nice strong DTS 2.0 track. Being a musical its important to have a great soundtrack. Thankfully, WA provides fans with a big robust sound experience. Musical numbers come through with a lot of great clarity as does dialogue and sound design. You really cannot ask for better.
Extras: Extras include the US Theatrical trailer and the UK version.