Tuesday, 01 May 2007 |
Even though it’s just about the perfect example of Hollywood
craftsmanship being elevated to true art, in a limited sense, there’s
not much point in issuing films as old as “Casablanca” in high
definition video. In those days, the resolution of film used for movies
was much lower than it is now—older films will simply never be as crisp
and sharp as movies from later periods. In this case, yes, the
resolution is a little more detailed than in the relatively recent DVD
of the movie, but if you already have that, there aren’t any strong
arguments to be made in favor of replacing that standard-definition DVD
with this one.
On the other hand, if you have a high-definition player and you don’t
already include “Casablanca” in your collection, this edition is ideal.
The print used is impeccably clean and clear; since it was a major
studio film, it was given A-class treatment ...