Casablanca: The Greatest Film Ever Made on 4K Ultra HD

Casablanca, the greatest film ever made, finally makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD in honor of the film’s 80th anniversary in November. The 4K UHD upgrade is thanks to a 2022 4K 16bit film scan of the best-surviving nitrate film elements. Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging meticulously handles the restoration and remastering process. Let me tell you right now that this film is certainly as beautiful as it has ever been. The film’s bonus…

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Yankee Doodle Dandy Celebrates George M. Cohan

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.…

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Romance on the High Seas Sets Sail On Blu-ray

Romance on the High Seas, which features Doris Day’s on-screen debut, is among the latest classics to get a Blu-ray release from Warner Archive. At the film’s start Elvira Kent (Janis Paige) assumes her husband, Michael (Don DeFore), is cheating on her.  Likewise, Michael also assumes the same.  Elvira decides to book a pair of tickets for a cruise for their anniversary and Michael can’t make the trip because of work reasons.  What happens next…

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Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film by Alan K. Rode

Alan K. Rode gives us the definitive biography of the longtime Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Curtiz in Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film. Curtiz directed Casablanca, which was one of the greatest films ever made in cinematic history.  Curtiz came up at a time when he didn’t so much have a choice in what he directed.  The studio system was like a factory in that filmmakers were assigned films by the studio.  In this case, none…

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Casablanca: One of the Greatest Films Ever Made

Almost 80 years after Warner Bros. released the film in theaters, Casablanca remains one of the greatest films of all time. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman put in performances that would also define both of their careers. It was a match made in heaven in casting the film. A love story that was also doomed from the very beginning. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who remains neutral, runs Rick’s Café Americain. It’s December 1941 and this…

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