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Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, the Casablanca Ultimate Collector's Edition marks nearly 70 years as a beloved favorite with many bonuses that no matter how often you've viewed the film itself - this gift set provides a most compelling reason to foster a whole new beginning of our continuing friendship with this unforgettable classic.
Included in this very special edition of Hollywood's most unforgettable classic is a bonus disc of the featurette "Jack Warner: The Last Mogul" - a rare glimpse into the public and private life of one of the most respected names in the entertainment industry.
New to this edition on a standard DVD, not a Blu-ray disc (presumably so it can be in the Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD as well) is Jack L. Warner: The Last Movie Mogul, an hourlong documentary from 1993 about the youngest and most powerful Warner brother, partly about the rise of the studio and partly how Jack took control of it. The history of Warner Brothers mirrors the history of film, from its silent days to WB's introduction of The Jazz Singer as the first talkie. The studio then developed its own style over the years, with gritty pictures and gritty stars--Cagney, Robinson, Bogart--that seemed to reflect Jack himself, then faced the crises of World War II and Communist blacklisting. Interviews with family members, industry insiders, and actors provide insight into a man who played a tremendous role in shaping the industry and also into an era of that industry that will never be duplicated.
The rest of the Ultimate Collector's Edition is less important than the film and features, but still beautifully presented: 10 postcards of original poster art, reproductions of studio letters pitching Bogart as the ideal romantic hero for the project, a photo book with stills and more art (and text from Behlmer, presumably from his book), a passport holder, and a luggage tag. --David Horiuchi
Casablanca is one of the best movies ever made.
In conclusion, this movie has it all: good background music, great dialogue, an interesting story, good acting, and interesting cinematography.
There's a lot to say about this film; so much that you could probably make another film just talking about it.
Best exciting, boring movie ever...to quote my grandson! No really if you go in knowing it is black and white and about the war and you still watch it you will love it!Published 1 day ago by Debra
True American film classic. All four leads did outstanding work on this film (Bogart, Bergman, Henreid and Rains)Published 2 days ago by Marvin Stone
A must see classic. Surprisingly funny in parts. Claude Rains is wonderful.Published 2 days ago by Megalena
A must-see classic. So many cultural touchstones. Bogy and Bergman are transcendent.Published 3 days ago by Kirsten Lagatree
Perhaps the greatest movie ever made. At a minimum in the top five.Published 3 days ago by Big Dave
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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 97 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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