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 Posted:   Jan 17, 2012 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

In March, Warner Home Entertainment will bring the 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition of Casablanca to Blu-ray. This romantic drama follows Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), an American expatriate who finds his protestations of neutrality during the Second World War tested when his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman, Spellbound) re-enters his life looking for someone to help her husband, the heroic Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid, Night Train to Munich).

Director Michael Curtiz's film features an all-star cast that includes Peter Lorre (M), Claude Rains (Notorious), Conrad Veidt (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), Sydney Greenstreet (The Maltese Falcon), and Dooley Wilson (Stormy Weather) as Sam, Rick's loyal piano man.

One of cinema's most beloved films, Casablanca won three Academy Awards - Best Original Screenplay: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, & Howard Koch; Best Director: Michael Curtiz; and Best Picture - after its release in 1942 and was more recently honored with the American Film's Institute's distinction as the second greatest American film ever made.

Warner's new 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition presents an all-new 4K restoration of Casablanca. The exact technical specifications are still unknown for this three-disc set, but the package contains a number of bonus supplements, many of which were not available on Warner's previous Casablanca Ultimate Collector's Edition.

Introduction by Lauren Bacall
Two audio commentaries: - Film critic Roger Ebert
- Film historian Rudy Behlmer

Roster for Warner's A Night at the Movies viewing mode: - Theatrical trailer for Now Voyager
- Vintage newsreel
- Vaudeville Days short feature
- The Bird Came C.O.D. short feature
- The Squawkin' Hawk short feature
- The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall short feature

Eight behind-the-scenes documentaries: - Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of
- Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic
- You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
- The Brothers Warner
- Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul
- Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart
- You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca
- As Time Goes By: The Children Remember

Deleted scenes
Outtakes
Who Holds Tomorrow? feature
Carrotblanca Looney Tunes cartoon
Scoring the Casablanca stage sessions
Two vintage Casablanca radio broadcasts: - 4/26/43: Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater
- 11/19/47: Vox Pop

The 70th Anniversary Edition of Casablanca streets on March 27th.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8054

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2012 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

So, the "Ultimate Collector's Edition" from 2008 doesn't appear to be the ultimate after all. This now Penultimate Edition is still selling on Amazon for $96.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2012 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)



Ooops ! Sorry ! I thought this was the Picture Association Thread...

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2012 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Reduced to $24.99

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=MX-290S

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2012 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)





wink smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2012 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Amazon's Blu-ray Deal of the Week affects Warner Home Entertainment's 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition of Casablanca. Through December 22nd, Amazon is offering the set for $29.99 (a 54% discount from its MSRP of $64.99).

One of cinema's most beloved films, Casablanca centers around Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), an American expatriate who finds his protestations of neutrality during the Second World War tested when his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman, Notorious) re-enters his life looking for someone to help her husband, the heroic Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid, Night Train to Munich).

This romantic drama won three Academy Awards - Best Original Screenplay: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, & Howard Koch; Best Director: Michael Curtiz; and Best Picture - after its release in 1942 and was more recently honored with the American Film's Institute's distinction as the second greatest American film ever made.

Warner's 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition presents an all-new 4K restoration of the film alongside a number of bonus supplements, such as audio commentaries, numerous behind-the-scenes documentaries, rare deleted scenes and outtakes, Casablanca stage sessions and radio broadcasts, and Warner's Night at the Movies viewing mode, all packaged inside a Blu-ray box that includes a full size reproduction of the original 1942 film poster, a sixty-two-page production art book that includes never-before-seen photos, personal memos, and archival documents about the production, and four collectible drink coasters.

This deal expires at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST next Sunday, December 23rd.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10117


 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2019 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Now that this set is a few years old, can anyone comment on the scoring sessions feature that appears on one of the Blu-rays? Is this the complete Max Steiner scoring sessions, or just a featurette ON them?

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2019 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Now that this set is a few years old, can anyone comment on the scoring sessions feature that appears on one of the Blu-rays? Is this the complete Max Steiner scoring sessions, or just a featurette ON them?

It's audio of 8 cues and songs (including an alternate song about "Noah"). Nothing to get excited about. There's a few countdowns for Arthur Wilson's vocal cues, and some brief comments around one of them. The single blu-ray disc release is very inexpensive these days. I got it earlier this year.
https://www.amazon.com/Casablanca-Blu-ray/dp/B007XF4J70

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2019 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Now that this set is a few years old, can anyone comment on the scoring sessions feature that appears on one of the Blu-rays? Is this the complete Max Steiner scoring sessions, or just a featurette ON them?

It's audio of 8 cues (including an alternate). The single blu-ray disc release is very inexpensive these days.
https://www.amazon.com/Casablanca-Blu-ray/dp/B007XF4J70


Ah, okay, great. I didn't realize that bonus content was on the standalone disc. Great news.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2019 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I was just adding details to my post when you posted. I wish the cover specified it's 70th since it's easy to confuse releases, but the back indicates the new transfer and bonus features.

 
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