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Classic Bogart film in an excellently re-mastered edition
on 14 June 2016
My two DVD 2003 Special Edition has a remastered print that is beautifully steady and clean, a superb rendition of the classic film we all know and are happy to watch time and again. The subtle interaction between all the cast coupled with the excellent direction and attention to detail in the sets make this an outstanding flm, especially when compared with the more frantic modern films. One would never realise that the film was shot almost on an ad-hoc basis with the cast often not knowing what they would be doing from one day to the next.
Of course it is only 4:3 B&W and has mono sound, and the Az blurb is to the point.
Disc one has two commentaries, one by film critic Roger Ebert, the other by film historian Rudy Behlmer, plus an introduction to the film by Lauren Bacall. It is split into 32 scenes which can be accessed from the menus.
The normal menus on Disc 2 give us some scenes that had been cut from the film, various bits of production data, a collection of musical out-takes by Dooley Wilson, and two more features; the brilliant spoof by Bugs Bunny and his usual cronies 'Carrotblanca', and the 21 scene feature 'Bacall on Bogart'. Disc two also has enhanced content that can be used with a PC.