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Old 27-05-2003, 22:34   #21
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Is Carrotblanca definitely included in the set? The DVD Exclusives link above does not mention it, nor does the press release on DVD File. I remember the documentary on the disc that's currently available contains clips from the Looney Tunes tribute, but I hope we're getting the full version on this re-release.
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Old 11-06-2003, 21:18   #22
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Up for pre-order now at a number of places, but play.com show that Carrotblanca is indeed included in the extras.

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Old 12-06-2003, 10:36   #23
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Originally posted by John Hodson
>Warners have given some very heavy hints that they are about to trawl through the Bogart, Cagney and Flynn back-catalogue.

Well let's hope 'The Roaring Twenties' gets a blinding restoration - and soon. This is one of my all time favourute WB movies and one of the best gangster flicks ever made. The likes of 'Scarface' & 'Road To Perdition' don't even come close IMO. Cagney & Bogart as gangsters, a great music score, fantastic montage sequences and a truly classic ending.
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Old 12-06-2003, 10:47   #24
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Well let's hope 'The Roaring Twenties' gets a blinding restoration - and soon. This is one of my all time favourute WB movies and one of the best gangster flicks ever made. The likes of 'Scarface' & 'Road To Perdition' don't even come close IMO. Cagney & Bogart as gangsters, a great music score, fantastic montage sequences and a truly classic ending.
Couldn't agree more

I caught White Heat on TCM the other day; marvellous movie that looks as if it is in dire need of restoration if the print they used is any indication. C'mon you Warner Bros...

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Old 13-08-2003, 18:14   #25
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Just watched the SE version and I'm absolutely blown away; another beautiful restoration by Warners.

The previous single disc release boasted a very nice restoration, and I was expecting this new release to be just a little better, but, amazingly, it's streets ahead in every way. Beautiful contrast, very good greys, and barely a mark to be seen - a jaw dropping presentation. The sound is also tremendous. Definitely worth the upgrade if you've already got it and are wavering. If you haven't, grab yourself this gorgeous slice of cinema history.

Bliss.

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Old 13-08-2003, 21:15   #26
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Have to agree 100%. The video quality is incredible: it looks as if Warner sent somebody in a time machine to 1943 to bring back a brand new print. Amazing! The film itself is, of course, fantastic and the extras are quite good (Carrotblanca and the "You Must Remember This" featurette in particular - haven't checked out the commentaries yet).

Funny thing I noticed is, even though the set comes branded as a Region 1 release (it's got the logo and everything) it is, in fact, region free, so there's absolutely no reason not to get this truly outstanding set.
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Old 13-08-2003, 22:05   #27
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I'm sure I was happy with my Casablanca DVD last time I watched it. I'm not going to make myself unhappy by watching it again just yet! I feel like starting a new thread: "How many times can those b*****ds get us to buy the same film?"
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Not many more.

No chance am I upgrading my copy when the original was a decent enough transfer with a good documentary.
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Old 14-08-2003, 10:09   #29
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Video comparison at www.dvdbeaver.com here , and a very interesting discussion at the HTF here .

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No reason to upgrade for the picture quality is needed there then. There isn't much of a difference for your money.
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No reason to upgrade for the picture quality is needed there then. There isn't much of a difference for your money.
Not so. I have both the R2 and the SE; the difference, as I said earlier, is quite, quite startling. The current R2 does show some evidence of damage in some frames; there is none - none - evident in the SE (except, obviously, in the archive war footage at the start, and even some of that has been cleaned up). And then there's awhole slew of new extras. It's a film I really love, so the issue of whether or not to double dip did not really come into it for me.

Hang on to your money if you wish; all I'm saying is that, for the price of a couple of pints (or a nice Muscadet ) and a fish supper, the new SE is a worthwhile buy.

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In your opinion.

I don't really see all that much difference, and I always hate loosing image where it is not necessary - 5% image loss is usual with image stabalisers, and I've never noticed any bad film weave on the R2 disc to necessitate this kind of restoration.

To cut a long story short, I'm bloody sick of endless reissues and the belief that restored versions make much of difference when the print used wasn't in such a bad state anyway. And why was it not done first time over anyway? Easy to answer - these companies care more about profit than quality. There are precious few that realise the middle ground is best for both their profits and their customers.
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Yup; in my very humble opinion.

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Old 31-08-2003, 02:21   #34
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even though the set comes branded as a Region 1 release (it's got the logo and everything) it is, in fact, region free...
Does this mean there will never be a PAL version of this made available? Anyone know if the SE will get a R2 or R4 release in coming months?
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Well an R2 release is up at play.com, even though the date of release is TBA.

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Old 31-08-2003, 17:10   #36
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for some reason some of warner back titles are region free,even though it says region 1 on the cover.ones that i know of are,objective burma,master of ballantrae,scaramouche,the yearling,the harvey girls,battle cry and the 2 disc special editions of unforgiven,one flew over the cuckoos nest and singing in the rain.
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What appears to be the same SE (albeit with PAL speedup) has just appeared here in Region 4!

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So has anybody got this then? What do they think of the DVDs themselves?
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Strange, that it is announced in November for R4 but not R2. I bet they have it in France!
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Warner have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Casablanca SE along with a couple of Bogart Classics box sets - Details Here
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