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Still shot from the movie: Miracle On 34th Street (1947).

Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

This 1947 Christmas classic releases to Blu-ray, so a whole new generation of families can rediscover the tale of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), a Macy's Department Store employee who goes to court to prove there really is a Santa Claus. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 02 May 1947
Video Release: 06 Oct 2009
MPAA Rating: G
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Child actor Natalie Wood went on to have a long Hollywood career. Look for her as Maria in the musical West Side Story. Maureen O’Hara who plays Mrs. Walker also took on the role of a mother in the Disney classic The Parent Trap. A remake of Miracle on 34th Street was done in 1994, staring Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, and Mara Wilson.

Home Video Extra Features

Miracle On 34th Street (1947): Blu-Ray Edition

Release Date: 6 October 2009

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases on Blu-ray the 1947 classic, Miracle On 34th Street. The Disc is presented in full screen, with: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English) and Mono audio tracks (Spanish and French). Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Bonus extras included with this Blu-ray edition include:

- Audio commentary by Maureen O’Hara

- AMC Back Story: Miracle On 34th Street

- Movietone News: Hollywood Spotlight

- Promotional Spot

- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Floating in History

- Poster Gallery

DVD Notes: Miracle on 34th Street: Special Edition
DVD Release Date: 21 November 2006

If your family is good this year, perhaps Santa will bring you this DVD special edition of Miracle on 34th Street. The two-disc set provides both the black & white movie (in its original full screen format) and a colorized version. For extra trimmings the package includes a commentary by Maureen O’Hara, a poster gallery and the featurettes: Hollywood Backstory, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Floating In History, Movietone News: Hollywood Spotlight, and a one-hour “TV remake” broadcast in 1955 on The 20th Century Fox Hour of Stars program. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Surround 5.1 Sound (English) and Dolby Mono (English, Spanish and French) with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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