I thought the sound was clearer as well. The Big Sleep (1946) is film noir at its finest. Most of it takes place at night and there are enough twists, turns and murders to make for a good but confusing mystery. The Big Sleep is a 1946 private detective mystery film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Disney + Pixar + Marvel + Star Wars + Nat Geo. If you love Bogart and film noir, then this is an incredible film experience. Well worth it.

Great film, with Bogart-Bacall lighting up the screen. Bogart plays Chandlers' legendary gumshoe and director Howard Hawkes serves up snappy character encounters (particularly involving Lauren Bacall) with a brisk pace and atmosphere galore in this certified classic. Select the department you want to search in. I'm sure this movie would qualify as an early film noir. I have watched it many times over the years and one day I will sit down and draw up a flow chart of who shot who and why. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall ignite the screen in this classic film noir adaptation of Raymond Chandler's first novel, The Big Sleep (published in 1939), in which he first introduced L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe.

Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 23, 2017. There are differences in style and story line between the two versions especially the emphasis in the relationship between Marlowe (Bogart) and Mrs. Rutledge (Bacall). They spar, verbally play off one another, fall in love and double-cross each other throughout the move. Love it more everytime I see it---and its been many!
When Marlowe accepts the blackmail case of one of Los Angeles' wealthiest men, his probe leads deep into a web of lies, drugs, pornography and murder woven around his client's two beautiful daughters.

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I think it took me until my third viewing to really be clear of the basic setup of the plot and even then there were loose ends and lingering questions about some of the characters. Excellent Service. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. So many murders that even the screen writers weren't sure who killed one of the victims. Very Quick. It's well-deserving of both. This was the first Bogart/Bacall film released after their 1945 marriage, which lasted until Bogart's death in 1957.

For those who are not aware, the bluray of this brilliant film noir is region free and contains the theatrical cut in HD and the pre-release version in standard defination as a special feature which is fascinating as this was quite possibly the first film to do reshoots before anyone even heard of the term.

This was never released, for reasons explained in a very informative documentary included on the disc. Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2016. The reason to have this in your collection is the husband/wife team of Bogart and Bacall, one of the best and oddest romantic teams in film in the forties. The Big Sleep has a dual reputation as one of the greatest of film-noir mysteries and a film with one of the most inscrutable plots ever. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. What I really appreciated most about the film is its humorous undercurrent, with sexually suggestive dialogue at times throughout the film that's not in bad taste. But Marlowe's most startling discovery is his inexorable attraction to one of the sisters (played by Bacall). Find Where to Watch The Big Sleep and Many More Full-Length Movies From The Best Streaming Services Online.

I’m giving it a mild recommendation, primarily for the performances from the excellent cast and for Raymond Chandler’s marvelous dialogue, delivered courtesy of Robert Mitchum.

I was never bored (sleepy) while watching this film, which speaks volumes especially considering the convoluted plot. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links on this page. A must for Bogart and Bacall fans ! It was 1945/6 after all. Strong supporting cast includes a young Dorothy Malone, Martha Vickers and the fine character actor Elisha Cook, Jr. Bob Steele was the epitome of evil as the enforcer Canino. While the plot is hard to follow at times, the film makes up for the mini frustration by having very interesting characters that have wide-ranging personalities and motives. Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Dialogue is suggestive and witty---in many cases essentially lifted from the Raymond Chandler novel, although the script is not totally faithful to the novel. Is it worth paying for the blu-ray? For the blu ray, the picture and sound quality are superb for an old film, and the special features include the theatrical trailer and the 1945 alternate version that simplifies the plot. Well, I'm not a techie but it looked pretty good on a new 60 inch TV made for Marvel marvels and not old movies. Even the script writers (including William Faulkner) could not figure out some of the plot details and when they asked Raymond Chandler, the book's author, he had to admit he couldn't tell from the book, himself. The product itself is amazing. The Big Sleep (1946) is film noir at its finest. The remakes of this film have been awful. I was never bored (sleepy) while watching this film, which speaks volumes especially considering the convoluted plot. Great remaster, also has 1945 pre-release version which gives fascinating insight into how the best artistic people in the movie industry can work. Overall, The Big Sleep is essential film noir for your collection. The Chandler classic and wonderful Bogart in the lead, it could not miss.
A must for anyone who loves this film. The bluray version is excellent in both sound and picture quality. Exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows, Over 300 Box Sets and the best TV channels, Online, app, or TV - over 60 devices supported, Your favorites, all in one place.

Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2018. Bogart and Bacall create mayhem, murder and magic, Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2016. So although The Big Sleep is a mystery, the point is not to try to figure out what's going on before the film ends, but to sit back and enjoy it. “The Big Sleep” is still decent entertainment, especially for fans of the genre. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. There are already enough enthusiastic reviews of this great film so there is no point in my covering the same ground. While the plot is hard to follow at times, the film makes up for the mini frustration by having very interesting characters that have wide-ranging personalities and motives. No one could best this one. This film is eye candy without the color; it has the classic film noir darkness, suspense, mystery, and femme fatale. Both the prerelease 1945 version and the theatrically released 1946 version are included.