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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.
Classic classic cheese. They just don't write this perfect drama anymorePublished 3 days ago by Bree
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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
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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That's great to know, thanks Jeff. Is the cover art the same as the US release?
Apr 16, 2009 by Ryan Agadoni | See all 5 posts
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