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Considered by many to be the greatest Hollywood movie ever made, this WW2 classic takes place in war-torn Casablanca and tells the tale of mysterious nightclub owner Bogart and his old Flame (Bergman), her husband, underground leader (Heinreid), and other skeletons from his past. Won 3 Oscars - Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay.
The two-disc set of this classic boasts new features and a new transfer. In comparing with the previous 50th anniversary edition, the 2003 edition is arguably better, but there is no debate it has a lot more stuff. As the transfer goes, this edition is pristine, the anniversary edition was excellent, and both are far better than anything seen before. The first-rate, 30-minute anniversary documentary is still here; added is a 90-minute biography on Humphrey Bogart made in the mid-'80s. The best new features are a production archive of photos and production notes (aptly illustrating how the movie was just another in the yearly output of the studio), and two dense commentary tracks. Rudy Belhmer rattles off facts about the production and the key players with machine-gun pacing as he reads, in part, from his book Behind the Scenes. Roger Ebert, as always, is very conversational as he relays facts, dispels myths, and admires the film; it's a real film-fan treat. Less stellar are reminiscences from the children of the stars, an episode from the ill-conceived TV show (1955), and some newly discovered cut scenes. --Doug Thomas
I put this cd in my player as soon as I got it and my player rejected it as either unplayable or blank, therefore I can't rate it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Crumidan45
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|Surprise! I'm still learning from Casablanca||
Casablanca was not filmed in widescreen. Until 1953's The Robe, although widescreen processes existed, it was very rarely used. But all video and DVD releases feature Casablanca in its intended theatrical aspect ratio.
Mar 10, 2007 by takemehome | See all 8 posts
I just got the single Blu-ray disc, and although the picture is pristine, it seems to have some lip-syncing problems. I also own the "two-disc special edition" and although the picture is a hair softer, there is less of a lip-sync issue. If you don't own the movie, I'd recommend... Read More
Nov 12, 2009 by Steve Perlowski | See all 9 posts
|Colorized Version of CASABLANCA Video or DVD||
They chose to shoot this movie in black and white. Gone with the Wind was released a few years before this movie, so the process was available.
But let's assume that they would have shot this movie in color if they'd had the budget. The thing is, they didn't, so they not only shot it in black... Read More
Sep 8, 2009 by Craig S. Thom | See all 98 posts
Jan 21, 2010 by Donna Carriker | See all 4 posts
|Is this version of the movie widescreen, or...?||
I doubt it. The film wasn't shot in widescreen.
Aug 27, 2008 by Chuck Lavazzi | See all 16 posts
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