Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon

Ronald Colman
Director: Frank Capra Cast: Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
, Edward Everett Horton
Edward Everett Horton
, H.B. Warner
H.B. Warner
Frank Capra

DVD (Black & White / Pan & Scan)

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Columbia Pictures became a major Hollywood studio with the release of Lost Horizon, so it comes as no surprise that the picture is given a very detailed and thoughtful DVD release. The source material is a bit of a hodgepodge and so is the full-screen (standard) black-and-white transfer (aspect ratio of 1.33:1). However, most of the sections are exceptionally clear. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and the subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. The theatrical trailer is also included. The "Special Features" section has several excellent components, including "Restoration: Before and After Comparison," which goes beyond the usual showcase of amazing clean-ups and patches to include alternate opening credits for the various releases as well as deleted scenes. An alternative ending is also included. The half-hour "Photo Documentary" is narrated by film historian Kendall Miller and covers the film's major scenes, background on the casting, and insight into what has been cut from the print since its initial release. The final feature is the incredibly detailed "Restoration Audio Commentary," recorded in 1998 by Charles Champlin and Robert Gitt. It can be a little dry and repetitive at times, but overall it is invaluable. Columbia Pictures enters territory usually reserved for The Criterion Collection with this restored classic.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/1999
UPC: 0043396076396
Original Release: 1937
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 2:14:00
Sales rank: 2,215

Special Features

Digitally remastered audio and anamorphic video; Production notes; Interactive menus; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Alternative ending; Restoration: Before and After Comparison; Three deleted scenes; Photo documentary with narration by historian Kendall Miller; Restoration commentary [1988] by film critic Charles Champlin and U.C.L.A. film restoration expert Robert Gill; Theatrical trailer; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ronald Colman Robert Conway
Edward Everett Horton Alexander P. Lovett
H.B. Warner Chang
Jane Wyatt Sondra
Sam Jaffe High Lama
John Howard George Conway
Margo Maria
Thomas Mitchell Henry Barnard
Isabel Jewell Gloria Stone
Hugh Buckler Lord Gainsford
David Torrence Prime Minister
Beatrice Curtis Actor
Val Duran Talu
Neil Fitzgerald Actor
Hall Johnson Choir Actor
Jeremy Irons Assistant Foreign Secretary
Boyd Irwin Assistant Foreign Secretary
Milton A. Owen Fenner
Norman Ainsley Actor
Chief John Big Tree Porter
Wryley Birch Missionary
Beatrice Blinn Passenger
John Burton Wynant
George Chan Chinese priest
David Clyde Steward
Denis D'Auburn Aviator
Mary Lou Dix Passenger
Willie Fung Bandit leader
Lawrence Grant 1st Man
Noble Johnson Leader of porters
Richard Loo Shanghai Airport official
Margaret McWade Missionary
John Miltern Carstairs
Henry Mowbray Englishman
Leonard Mudie Senior Foreign Secretary
John T. Murray Meeker
Wedgewood Nowell Englishman
Max Rabinowitz Seiveking
Ruth Robinson Missionary
Carl Stockdale Missionary
John Tettener Montaigne
Eric Wilton Englishman
Victor Wong Bandit leader
Arthur Rankin Passenger

Technical Credits
Frank Capra Director,Producer
Edward Bernds Sound Mixer
Ganahl Carson Special Effects
C.C. Coleman Asst. Director
Roy Davidson Special Effects
Ernest Dryden Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Goosson Production Designer
Gene Havlick Editor
Babs Johnstone Set Decoration/Design
Gene Milford Editor
Robert Riskin Screenwriter
Max Steiner Musical Direction/Supervision
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
Joseph Walker Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:11]
2. Baskul [4:43]
3. Five Refugees [6:52]
4. Shanghaied [9:47]
5. Crash Landing [4:45]
6. Rescued [4:19]
7. Shangri-La [6:07]
8. No Contact [6:27]
9. "What is Shangri-La?" [3:59]
10. Father Perrault [6:12]
11. The Valley of the Moon [4:31]
12. Masks Removed [4:14]
13. Amazing News [2:18]
14. The High Lama [10:22]
15. "Lullaby & Goodnight" [2:03]
16. Sondra's Pigeons [10:53]
17. Waiting for the Bump [6:09]
18. "Age is a Limit." [2:29]
19. Transfer of Command [3:31]
20. "We're Leaving." [3:08]
21. Tales of Madness [9:40]
22. "He Will Return." [3:02]
23. Target Practice [1:45]
24. Avalanche [1:15]
25. The Echo Fades [4:52]
26. Found Alive [2:12]
27. Gainsford's Report [2:42]
28. Paradise Regained [1:22]

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