THE FILM: You can't deny BONNIE AND CLYDE was influential for its time, blending humour and realistic violence perfectly. Because of the 1930's setting, I can't see the film dating too much, even after 43 years.
PERSONAL: I saw BONNIE AND CLYDE when it first came out in 1967. I was just old enough to see "X" rated films (16). The film was a sensation then, and having watched tame violence for years, I walked out of the cinema stunned after the explosive finale. It can't possibly have the same impact today, but hopefully new viewers will still be impressed by some of the film's qualities.
BLU-RAY: I've watched this film improve in picture quality over the years, from video, to laserdisc, to DVD, to HD. Obviously the Blu-ray is an improvement over the SD version, details as always sharper with vibrant colours. Sound is now mono through each speaker rather than just the centre one, very clean, but it would have been nice to have a 5:1 mix for the HD version. Good documentaries and interesting to see most of the main cast interviewed who are still with us after 4 decades. Where was Gene Wilder though?