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I remember watching The Maltese Falcon when I was 9 or 10 (my dad wanted me to learn English, so as a kid I watched movies like The Lion in Winter, Cromwell, The Hunchback of Notredam -- *not* the Disneyfied version). One of my favorites, for sure. Hopefully they do a good transfer.

DOn't know much about The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, but isn't that where "steenkin' badges" comes from?
 

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I've seen Maltese Falcon so many times and its always better the next time. I think of these movies, Casablanca, To Have and Have Not plus many others and Bogart gets an Oscar for African Queen? I mean its a good movie but hardly Oscar material compared to some of his other classics.
 

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I've seen Maltese Falcon so many times and its always better the next time. I think of these movies, Casablanca, To Have and Have Not plus many others and Bogart gets an Oscar for African Queen? I mean its a good movie but hardly Oscar material compared to some of his other classics.
Hollywood has a tendency to award Oscars not for an actor's greatest performance but as a way for atoning for not awarding it for the greatest performance. African Queen is in that category for Bogey. By that time he was getting a bit old. Another example was John Wayne for True Grit. He had deserved the Oscar for any one of a number of films before that. He was good in True Grit but not that good.

Getting back to these two releases. Looking forward to both but I have started to become wary of old films on BD. Theoretically they can look as good as any modern film on the medium but unfortunately many haven't. I'll wait for a few reviews before deciding if my DVDs of these two films are worth replacing.
 

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Watched both over the last week. Glad to see classics making it to HD.

Must haves for film buffs.
 

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james99, how is the sound and picture quality compared to previous releases?
 

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There's not a whole lot you can do with old audio. PQ is very good. As good as other B&W movies from same era.

WB does a good job with Classics.
 
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