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The Road To Rio / The Road To Bali (Double Feature) [HD DVD]
The Road To Rio / The Road To Bali
Double Feature
Actors: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard, Frank Faylen
Directors: Hal Walker, Norman Z. McLeod
Genres: Comedy
NR     2008     3hr 11min

Road to Rio To avoid being charged with arson after burning down a circus, Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby) stow away on an ocean bound ship. Aboard the vessel, the duo fall for Lucia Maria de Andr...  more »


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Actors: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard, Frank Faylen
Directors: Hal Walker, Norman Z. McLeod
Creators: Edmund Beloin, Frank Butler, Hal Kanter, Harry Tugend, Jack Rose, William Morrow
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Bci / Eclipse
Format: HD DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 01/08/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 3hr 11min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Fun Movies but transfer is not up to par
Crimes&Misdemeanors | Minneapolis, MN | 01/31/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Love the Road to series. I watched them with my parents when I was a kid on VHS. While the hd-dvd versions are better than the recent dvd counterparts, it isn't by much. The Road to Rio looks a little washed out in many scenes and the Bali suffers from over saturation. I was hoping that Road to Rio would have the sharp blacks, whites, and grays of Casablanca, but it did not. Road to Bali is the best of the two, visually. Still, they look a heck of a lot better than earlier versions. The audio is cleaned up with no annoying film static.

There are no special features (aside from an alternative french ending to Road to Bali) and you cannot look up anything while the movie is playing (a feature I have grown use to).

Casablanca, Adventures of Robinhood, and the Searchers are waaaaay better transfers. But like I said, it's still cleaner than the DVDs.

Side Note: The cover doesn't look anything like what Amazon is showing."
Excellent Films but Transfers could be better
Mr. Jn Pappas | 02/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"On the face of it 2 Hope/Crosby films for $13.95 seems like a bargain. And in a way it is. There are no extras but you do get two excellent films.
First of all The Road to Rio. The bar has been set with Casablanca showing that black and white films can look stunning on HD. Unfortunately this appears to have come from a rather sub standard print. It does look better than a standard DVD during closeups but on the whole it isn't much of an improvement. But sound is good and clear.
Second of the two is Road to Bali. In comparison this does look like a HD transfer. There is excellent contrast, colours are bright and there is a lot of detail. It's not as good as some HD transfers but it is a big improvement over a standard DVD.
In conclusion I would recommend buying this for Road to Bali alone and seeing Road to Rio as an added bonus."
Anyone else have a problem?
Max A. Collins | Muscatine, Iowa United States | 01/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I've provided a high rating because these are wonderful ROAD pictures with the great Hope and Crosby, and based upon RIO, the transfer looks very nice.

But I have been unable to access ROAD TO BALI from the menu. It keeps going back to ROAD TO RIO. I spent half an hour trying. Are these discs defective?"
Paul Scott | CENTRAL COAST,, N.S.W. Australia | 03/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beautiful transfer of Road To Bali.
The High Definition brings out the Technicolor frame beautifully.
Road To Rio also looks quite nice ,not as good as the above,but pretty good.
Lively soundtracks ,with great quality for Mono Movies.

Highley Reccomended.
Now where is the Blu-Ray edition."