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Screwball sparks fly when Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made—a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new heights of absurdity. Hoping to procure a million-dollar endowment from a wealthy society matron for his museum, a hapless paleontologist (Grant) finds himself entangled with a dizzy heiress (Hepburn) as the manic misadventures pile up—a missing dinosaur bone, a leopard on the loose, and plenty of gender-bending mayhem among them. Bringing Up Baby’s sophisticated dialogue, spontaneous performances, and giddy innuendo come together in a whirlwind of comic chaos captured with lightning-in-a-bottle brio by director Howard Hawks.<br />

FILM INFO​

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  • Howard Hawks<br />
  • United States<br />
  • 1938<br />
  • 102 minutes<br />
  • Black & White<br />
  • 1.37:1<br />
  • English<br />
  • Spine #1085<br />
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SPECIAL FEATURES​

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray<br />
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich<br />
  • New video essay on actor Cary Grant by author Scott Eyman<br />
  • New interview about cinematographer Russell Metty with cinematographer John Bailey<br />
  • New interview with film scholar Craig Barron on special-effects pioneer Linwood Dunn<br />
  • New selected-scene commentary about costume designer Howard Greer with costume historian Shelly Foote<br />
  • Howard Hawks: A Hell of a Good Life, a 1977 documentary by Hans-Christoph Blumenberg featuring the director’s last filmed interview<br />
  • Audio interview from 1969 with Grant<br />
  • Audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich<br />
  • Trailer<br />
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing<br />
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

    New cover design by F. Ron Miller<br />
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PURCHASE OPTIONS​

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Coming soon, available Jul 6, 2021<br />
BLU-RAY1 Disc$31.96SRP: $39.95<br />
DVD2 Discs$23.96SRP: $29.95

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This may end up being a title, like Philadelphia Story, where Criterion created a master from a source outside of whatever holdings Warner had. It’ll be interesting to see when the “about the transfer” notes come out what the actual source element used was.
 

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Why? We wouldn’t have all the great bonus features if it came from Warner’s. As for quality, it’ll be pretty much as perfect.
My fear is that this film was offered to Criterion because the image quality may not have been up to the high standards of the Warner Archive. Also, it will cost more from Criterion and bonus features are generally not of much interest to me.

Having said that, there is no way I'm not going to get this.

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I’m hoping the extra on Linwood Dunn has some of the raw special effects footage that was shown in the RKO documentary!

Either way, this is a no-brainer, day one purchase for me.