The last film to star both James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, The Roaring Twenties is making its arrival on 4K Ultra HD. In arriving onto 4K UHD, the film has been digitally restored in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack. A new digital master was created from the 35 mm nitrate original camera negative, in addition to a safety fine-grain for some sections. The film is presented in Dolby Vision HDR…"The Roaring Twenties Gets Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD"
While initially greenlit as a war preparedness film, the United States was already at war when Captains of the Clouds was released in 1942. Captains of the Clouds made history during its initial production in 1941. It would mark the first time that a Hollywood film would be produced in its entirety in Canada. Warner Bros. was all about greenlighting any films that would help prepare the US for war. This time around, the studio…"Captains of the Clouds: A Patriotic Canadian Film"
The Oscar-winning Yankee Doodle Dandy is a musical that celebrates the life of “The Man Who Owned Broadway,” George M. Cohan. While this is a fine musical, it’s a stretch to call it a musical biopic. There are a number of dramatic liberties taken in the stretch. For one, Cohan had two wives but this film make it appear that he just had the one love interest. Two, his father preceded his mother in death.…"Yankee Doodle Dandy Celebrates George M. Cohan"
Mister Roberts features a star-studded cast of actors while the Best Picture nominee beautifully translates from the stage to the screen. The film is based on the play, which in turn was based on the novel of the same name. In addition to Best Picture, the film would earn a Best Sound, Recording nomination and Jack Lemmon would win his first Oscar with a Best Supporting Actor win. Mister Roberts may be set during World…"Mister Roberts: Best Picture Nominee Is On Blu-ray"
Oscar-winning actor James Cagney delivers one of his finest roles in Warner Bros. gangster drama White Heat after being away from the genre. The psychotic Arthur “Cody” Jarrett (James Cagney) is the leader of the aptly named Jarrett gang. While Cody is married to Verna (Virginia Mayo), one could certainly make the argument that he’s really married to his mother. The relationship here is certainly a character study in its own right. The gang robs…"White Heat: One of James Cagney’s Finest Roles"