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Blu-ray Release: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition

March 27, 2012

Today, Warner Home Entertainment releases Casablanca to Blu-ray in a 70th Anniversary Limited Collector’s Edition set.  The whole thing is nicely and neatly packaged in a white box with a fitted black velvet lining.

The three disc set includes an all-new 4K feature scan of the film, with over 13 hours of bonus materials.  Also included in the box set is a 60-page photo book, a 1942 French poster reproduction, and four collectible drink coasters.

Blu-ray disc one contains the following:

• The 1942 classic with all-new 4K scan, newly remastered

Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of

Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic

• Introduction by Lauren Bacall

• Two separate commentaries (Roger Ebert and Film Historian Rudy Behlmer

Warner Night at the Movies

Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart

You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca

As Time Goes By: The Children Remember

• Deleted Scenes

• Outtakes

• Cartoons

• Audio Scoring Stage Sessions

• 11/19/47 Vox Pop Radio Broadcast

• Theatrical Trailers

Blu-ray disc two contains:

You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story

The Brothers Warner

Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul Documentary

Disc three is a DVD copy of Casablanca.

Casablanca is the winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture (1943).  The film is 102 minutes, and is rated PG.  You Must Remember This is 289 minutes and is rated 14A, and The Brothers Warner is 94 minutes, and is rated PG.

– Erin V.

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