Warner to Premiere Restored ‘Petrified’ Before Blu-ray26 Apr, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Warner Home Video will premiere a restored version of the 1936 Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis film The Petrified Forest May 3 at the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival in Key Largo, Fla.
The premiere of the restored film will be introduced by film historian Leonard Maltin and Stephen Bogart, son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
“The Petrified Forest made my father a star, and I am thrilled that Warner Bros. has given the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival the first opportunity to share the restoration of this movie with my father’s fans,” said Stephen Bogart.
The film is currently available from Warner on DVD via wbshop.com, shop.tcm.com and other retailers, and is included in the May 21 Blu-ray Disc release of the Ultimate Gangster Collection Classics. That collection also includes The Public Enemy, Little Caesar, White Heat and a 32-page booklet.
“The Warner family will always remain fond of the Bogart family, and it seems fitting that the first annual Bogart Film Festival, a loving tribute to Stephen’s father, will host the premiere restoration of the first movie that brought Bogart to stardom,” said Ronnee Sass, VP of publicity and promotion for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Visit bogartfilmfestival.com for more information.