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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Mar 102014
 

photo for The Best of Bogart BLU-RAYThe Best of Bogart Blu-ray Collection is a four-disc set with previously released Blu-ray versions of  “Casablanca,” “The Maltese Falcon,” “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” and “The African Queen,” packed in a nice, compact box with a great cover shot of Bogart; $49.99. Extras: Collectible art cards plus many of the features from the previous releases:

“The African Queen”: “Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen.”

“Casablanca”: Commentary by Roger Ebert, commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer, introduction by Lauren Bacall, additional scenes and outtakes, scoring session outtakes, “Bacall on Bogart,” “You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca,” “As Time Goes By: The Children Remember,” production research gallery, homage cartoon “Carrotblanca,” Television Adaptation (1955): “Who Holds Tomorrow,” audio only: “Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Broadcast” of the film with Bogart, Bergman and Henreid reprising their roles, theatrical trailors.

bogart-sell-sheet“The Maltese Falcon”: Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax, featurette “The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird,” “Breakdowns of 1941”: Studio blooper reel, makeup tests, “Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart,” Warner Night at the Movies 1941 short subjects gallery (newsreel, musical short “The Gay Parisian,” two classic cartoons: “Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt” and “Meet John Doughboy”), audio-only bonus: three radio show adaptations — two featuring the movie’s original stars, plus another starring Edward G. Robinson.

“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”: Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax, featurette “Discovering Treasure: The Story of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” documentary profile on John Huston, Warner Night at the Movies 1948 short subjects gallery (newsreel, Joe McDoakes comedy short “So You Want to Be a Detective,” classic cartoon “Hot Cross Bunny,” trailers), audio-only bonus: radio show adaptation featuring the movie’s original stars.

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