#REVIEW: “LADY AND THE TRAMP” BLU-RAY COMBO PACK MULTI-SCREEN EDITION
It literally has been years since we’ve seen the classic LADY AND THE TRAMP, but we’re thrilled we got a chance to reconnect with it once again in its Blu-ray Combo Pack Multi-Screen Edition. As a child we didn’t realize how visceral a moviegoing experience the Film was, but seeing it again now brought back all those fond memories and struck a chord even more emotionally now in our adult years.
The unlikely romantic tale centering on English Spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) and a stray (Larry Roberts) takes flight after the former’s world is turned upside-down when her owners have a baby and venture on a trip. This leaves her under the care of Aunt Sarah who brings along her two troublemaking Siamese cats. With Lady acting-out, Aunt Sarah decides to muzzle her and out of fear she finds herself fleeing the scene and this is how she meets free-spirited Tramp, whom opens her eyes to a world she’d never known beyond her cushy home. With their free rein however, Lady finds herself in trouble and we never are quite whether she’ll make it out and be again with her family and the love of her life, Tramp.
The greatest thing to take away from LADY AND THE TRAMP even some 63 years after its original release, is how beautifully and empathetically it has us seeing the world through Lady’s eyes. The story is compassionate and timeless. We feel her pain and her insecurities when her world begins to crumble and she isn’t quite sure anymore of her own place in the world. There is nothing more endearing than seeing Lady as a puppy, needy of her owners’ attentions.
This edition comes with several ways to watch the Film including a Sing-Along version, inside Walt Disney‘s story meetings and also the original theatrical version. You also can learn about the canine characters Walt loved, plus fun Featurettes on how to make a meatball and other fun facts. Above this, the Film looks absolutely brilliant in its restoration.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment release LADY AND THE TRAMP, now in stores. Order here.