Dark Victory (Restored and Remastered Edition)
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Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Ronald Reagan star in one of thegreatest film romances ever.After beautiful, charming young socialite Judith Traherne (Davis) isdiagnosed with a brain tumor, romance grows between Judith and thedashing neurosurgeon who operates on her. Although he knows she has onlymonths to live, the two wed. And in that short time Judith discoverstrue love.]]>
- New Digital Transfer from Restored Picture and Audio Elements
- Commentary from Film Historian James Ursini and CNN film critic Paul Clinton
- New Featurette 1939: Tough Competition for Dark Victory
- Theatrical Trailer
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Judith is a vivacious, carefree member of Long Island society. Her passions are parties, her friends and her horses. After being thrown from her favorite horse, she admits to her best friend, Ann [Geraldine Fitzgerald] that the cause of the accident was a sudden blurring of her vision. This, she admits, is not the first time she's had this problem. After much cajoling of the stubborn, frightened Judith, Ann gets her to a specialist, Dr. Frederick Steel [George Brent], who diagnosis her as having a rare illness. An operation, which is unsuccessful, ensues, but the truth is withheld from Judith. During all this, patient and doctor fall in love with each other. Both the illness and Steel's well intended but deceitful way of dealing with it led to serious complications.
Fitzgerald is excellent as Ann, George Brent [a matinee idol in his time] is adequate, but Humphrey Bogart, whose stardom was sill several years away, is wasted as Michael, Judith's horse trainer. His Irish accent is not at all good. You'll hardly notice, though, because your thoughts and eyes will always be on Davis. She displays virtually every human emotion, seemingly without effort. One of her great scenes is the one in which Dr.Read more ›
This DVD print is wonderful. Crystal clear...looks and sounds terrific and the real reason to include this one in your library of classics. The commentary track, unfortunately, is virtually worthless..the two film afficianadoes offer little more than their own ooh'ing and aah'ing. Better off calling it an "opinion" track.
Unfortunately, Warner acquired this title from a tired, worn print in the MGM library. The print is full of grain, chips, scratches, inconsistant shadow and contrast delineation and digital grit. There are several occasions where the entire image within the frame wobbles up and down, due to worn out sprocket holes. The visual experience during such instances is akin to riding a canoe through choppy seas. The audio is strident and scratchy. Overall this is a disappointing visual experience and one that Warner needs to rectify soon, before we lose this great classic forever to the ravages of time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I watched this with my mother each time it came on TV. I particularly like the part when she pitches over into the petunias!! Read morePublished 3 days ago by sally
Great performance by Better Davis. Humphrey Bogart's Irish brogue was not too convincing.Published 2 months ago by Ron Bitto
The DVD was scratched and cracked to the point where I could not even watch it.Published 3 months ago by tt
Such a good movie!!! They don't make them like this anymore.Published 4 months ago by Stephanie Mazur
As a great Bette Davis fan, this movie is a terrific one that I added to my library. This pictures showcases the great Miss Davis in a variety of emotional scenes, from haughty and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sugar Plum
enjoyed the suspense and Bette Davis holds your interest. She shows spirit and ability to pull off drama. Very hard pretending you can't see.Published 4 months ago by Louisa D. Ray