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The African Queen

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the best "restored" movie I've seen.

    "African Queen" is one of my favorite movies. I have already made transformations from broadcast & VHS to DVD, both in color and black & white. I actually prefer the original B&W version, but this was not offered here. Widescreen format was also not offered here.

    I am a professional audio engineer, and although not that familiar with video, I have "dabbled" in it. I do quite a bit of audio restoration and re-mastering.

    I was a little dissapointed with the restoration of the "African Queen" and would like to have seen a more screen formats available, as well as possibly a combined DVD with color & black & white.

    The "African Queen" still remains as a favorite, but I'll be watching my own B&W copy rather than this new, resored one.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic!

    One of my all time favorite movies. Katharine Hepburn is fantastic as always, and Humphrey Bogart gives an Oscar winning performance.

    One of those films that stays with you because of it's humor but also because of it's innocence of a time gone by. It just might be an influence on many of the modern characters such as "Elizabeth Swann and Jack Sparrow" from Pirates of the Caribbean. I laughed when I watched Rose dumping the rum over board again on the dvd.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great story, great visuals

    Wonderful Bogart and Hepburn

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    African Queen a definite HIT

    I love Kate Hepburn and I love Bogey, so together they were awesome.

    The background photography of the animals, sounds, all the scenery was beautiful. The plot was simple enough, but at the time of filming, it was the hot topic, and it works, so why argue?

    I have read Kate's autobio, so I knew some of the trauma that went with making the movie, and some of the hardships that they all faced while filming it (ie - Kate put lotion all over her body before getting into the water to protect her as much as possible, but forgot to put eyedrops in her eyes, and ended up with conjunctivitis) The acting on all fronts was spectacular, and it is a fun movie to watch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good gift for parents

    This was a mother's day gift. Both of my parents enjoyed this classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING! A CLASSIC!!!!

    Unfortunately; the DVD itself is flawed! I was only able to watch about half of the movie. Although it has been many years since I have actually seen this movie; I recall more than a few scenes which were funny, thought provoking, moving and exciting!
    This is a classic story of a "rolling stone" man who encounters adventure and hardships with a very prim and proper "lady". It is through those adverse conditions and trials that you find that these two are both human and caring people ... having weakneses and strengths unthought of.
    I hope to exchange the defective DVD and watch this movie over and over again ... and probably again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    African Queen

    Thrilling, and funny, you'll like this adventure film. The time period is World War I. Humphrey Bogart is a river trader who indulges in drinking most of the time. Kathrine Hepburn plays a prim and proper missionary. Charlie and Rose enter into a forced trip down the river together, meeting some unsavory German Offier's along the way and find romance in the process.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Hai Chenenowah !

    From The Looks of the cover this is the African Queen edition put out in Hong Kong. For such a Great movie to be poorly remastered is a crime. Hollywood or the UCLA Film society should remaster this Great film with the care it deserves, clean up the video and sound properly. Why this particular Bogart film took so long to make it to DVD is a Mystery. It's too bad that great films like this and "No time for Sargeants" are only available in these less than steller DVD editions.

    The Movie itself is one of my favorites of all time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    different

    Humphrey Bogart's performance is different from any of this others!

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