My first review got deleted and I have no idea why. It was a 100% positive review. LOL :) Maybe because I listed the specific 'you pee see' code for this product so people knew which version to get? I did it because Amazon lumps the reviews for different video formats all together and it can get confusing on which version to buy. They aren't all the same ... some have scenes cut, different soundtracks, etc etc, and there is a lot of negative comments about the versions of this movie with deleted scenes.
So ... here is what I originally wrote, minus the you pee see code.
Sometimes it's hard to tell which version of movie to get with the way Amazon lumps together all the reviews for different formats.
This review is for the Blu-ray version. (This line edited to remove you pee see.)
I recently watched this on TV and was shocked, and quite honestly, offended at all the scenes that were deleted. They ruined a very special memory from my childhood and that's what prompted me to come to Amazon to try and find the uncut versions of the Rankin Bass Christmas classics.
The Amazon description says it is Widescreen but it is not quite. In order for it to look right, I have to set my TV to Widescreen, but it doesn't fill the whole screen if that makes sense.
For those looking for the complete, uncut, full original soundtrack version of The Year Without A Santa Claus on Blu ray, this is the version to get. It looks as good as it will ever look, which is pretty darn good.
All the scenes people complain about being deleted are here.
This also has Rudolph's Shiny New Year and Nestor The Long Eared Christmas Donkey as bonus movies. Both of those look great as well and appear to be the full uncut, unedited versions that originally aired on TV.