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Classic war-time drama which has been mis-quoted for decades. During World War II former lovers Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilse (Ingrid Bergman) are reunited by chance in Casablanca, where he runs a nightclub and she, with her husband (Paul Henreid), is working for the French Resistance. Recriminations, rekindled desires and patriotic duty battle for primacy as Ilse's husband tries to outwit the local Nazis and escape from Morocco, whilst Rick and Ilse re-kindle their love and decide to run away together...
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• Introduction by Lauren Bacall
• Commentary by Film Critic Roger Ebert
• Commentary by Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
• As Time goes By: The Children Remember
• Bacall on Bogart
• You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca
• Production Research (94 Stills)
• Additional Scenes
• Television Adaptation - 1955 Who Holds Tomorrow
• Carrotblanca(Animated short)
• Scoring Stage Sessions
• Screen Guild Theater Radio - 1943
• Theatrical Trailer
This generously filled two-disc special edition presentation of Casablanca features the film itself in an impressively clean new digital transfer on the first disc, with hiss-free mono sound. It's prefaced by a rather pointless introduction from Lauren Bacall (it would surely be churlish to point out that Casablanca was made two years before Bacall met Bogart) and accompanied by two full-length and fact-packed audio commentaries, one from film critic Roger Ebert, who hardly pauses to take a breath, and the other from film historian Rudy Behlmer, who provides in-depth background detail.
The second disc features a plentiful collection of sundry archival features and more from Bacall, who hosts the two documentaries: You Must Remember This: The Making of Casablanca and a retrospective of Bogie's career, Bacall on Bogart. Of minor interest are two very short deleted scenes--Laszlo and Rick at the jail, and a German officer's pratfall--which in lieu of any surviving audio track have been subtitled from the original script; there's also five minutes of silent outtakes. An audio-only sample of Max Steiner's music-scoring sessions features Dooley Wilson singing "Knock on Wood" and "As Time Goes By". There are brief reminiscences from Stephen Bogart and Pia Lindstrom (son and daughter of Bogie and Ingrid Bergman, respectively); Bugs Bunny and pals in Carrotblanca; a curious 1955 Warner Bros TV version of the movie; audio excerpts from the "Screen Guild Players Radio Production" featuring the principal cast; plus the usual static galleries and other trivia. All in all, it's a valuable two-disc set that really does provide everything you always wanted to know about one of the most famous movies ever made. --Mark Walker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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"Casablanca" on Blu-Ray is very beautiful to behold. It seems that the print was in very good condition and the transfer is very clear and detailed. Some shots do highlight the differences in cinematography and camera technology over time; so that, for example, when three people's faces are shown in close-up with the focus on one of them, the two faces out of focus are much more blurry than in modern films. This is a little disturbing at first, but you soon get used to it. And the face in focus, so often Ingrid Bergman's, is crystal clear and radiant with detail; the sparkling of her diamond earings is captured quite sublimely. An advantage for HD here is that the camera often allows itself much longer, still lingering shots than you would see in our impatient modern age. This allows the fine acting skills (of a generation that knew no Botox!) to be observed minutely and shows off the resolution of the image very nicely.
"Casablanca" is comfortably the oldest Blu-Ray I have seen (although "Metropolis" is rumoured to be on the way at the end of this year!) and yet very high up the quality ladder. It does not really have reference quality depth and plasticity, but the black/white contrasts are pretty good, and in general there is nothing to criticise in this subline transfer of a film getting on for 70 years old. It is perhaps worth mentioning though that the correct original aspect ratio of 4:3 will produce vertical black bars at the side of the image on your TV.Read more ›
Triple-Oscar-winning "Casablanca," directed by Michael Curtiz, was and still is without question Bogart's greatest career-defining moment, the movie on which his legendary status is grounded more than on any other of his multiple other successes. The film's story is based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's play "Everybody Comes to Rick's," renamed by Warner Brothers in order to tag onto the success of the studio's 1938 hit "Algiers" (starring Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr). Building on the success of 1941's "The Maltese Falcon" and further expanding Bogart's increasingly complex on-screen personality, it added a romantic quality which had heretofore been missing; eventually making this the AFI's Top 20th century love story (even before the No.Read more ›
You might think that. But you'd be wrong - many of us will be familiar with the film through TV screenings, VHS and DVD releases from sub-standard prints, which don't do the film justice. This Blu Ray edition uses a lovingly restored HD transfer which gives the film a whole new lease of life - few people, perhaps even during its original theatrical run, will have experienced a version of the film that looks and sounds anything like as good as this.
It also boasts an impressive array of bonus features - although unfortunately, they're supplied in standard definition only - which are ported from the 2 disc DVD special edition. There's some fascinating stuff to be found here, including documentaries, audio material and, most unusual of all, the wonderful Looney Tunes homage 'Carrotblanca', starring Bugs Bunny in the Humphrey Bogart role. If you're a fan of the film, you can't afford to miss this - and if you've never quite managed to get around to seeing it, this is the edition which will showcase this brilliant film to its full potential.
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My favourite black and white film. One of my favourite films of all time! A classic love story which isn't a standard run-of-the-mill romance film that the industry has pushed out... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Nick
The sound is not very good, even when I tried to turn it up! otherwise it's OK.
It was great to be able to watch it on Christmas day as there was nothing else worth watching... Read more
Regarded now as a classic and regularly appearing at the top end of "best movies ever made" lists. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chunky Monkey