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Hollywood Couples: Marilyn Monroe/Joe DiMaggio


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Main Program: B-



The DVDs on Marilyn Monroe keep on coming, this time in a 50 minutes-long program on her relationship with Joe DiMaggio, who become one of her husbands in her all too short life.  This is a good, competent, but too-short itself program explaining their careers before getting into their meeting and relationship.  Though it is worth seeing, when it was all over, one wishes it had more to offer about the two together and was more concerned with staying within a time period than telling its story.


There are few interviews, while the rest of the program is composed of movie trailers, stills and newsreels.  At least the chronology is good.  The majority of the show is in the 1.33 X 1 full frame image, with little letterboxing.  The picture quality of from old analog NTSC tape and was made a good few years ago.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is a bit better, varied and also shows its age.  The combination is passable, as it is on the half-hour Hollywood Remember Marilyn Monroe featurette.  That even has more letterboxed footage than the main program.  Three newsreels are also included.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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