Casablanca-70th Anniversary Edition (3-Disc Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack)

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Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more - personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.

Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Casablanca marks its 70th anniversary as a beloved favorite with so many bonuses that no matter how often you've seen it, this beautiful 70th Anniversary (Limited and Numbered) Edition looks like yet another beginning of a beautiful friendship with an unforgettable classic.

Special Features:
  • All new 2012 4k feature transfer on Blu-ray and standard format DVD
  • Limited and numbered for collectibility
  • Over 45 minutes of new, never-before-seen Bonus Content created for the 70th Anniversary release, with 2 new documentaries:
  • “Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic”
  • Feature retrospective on Director Michael Curtiz
  • 3 feature length documentaries on a separate Blu-ray disc for nearly 9 hours of compelling , cinematic historical content:
  • “Jack Warner: The Last Mogul”
  • “The Brothers Warner”
  • “You Must Remember This”
  • All new collectible memorabilia:
  • Full size reproduction of the original 1942 film poster
  • 62-pg, production art book that includes never-before-seen photos, personal memos, and archival documents about the production
  • 4 collectible drink coasters
  • Specifications

    Studio Warner
    SKU 228250812
    UPC 883929224876
    UPC 14 00883929224876
    Format Blu-Ray DVD
    Release Date 3/27/2012
    Character Study
    Essential Cinema
    Love Story
    Tear Jerker
    World War II
    Editors Note
    Note World War II Morocco springs to life in Michael Curtiz's (THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY) classic love story. Colorful characters abound in Casablanca, a waiting room for Europeans trying to escape Hitler's war-torn Europe. Humphrey Bogart plays Richard "Rick" Blaine, a cynical but good-hearted American whose café is the gathering place for everyone from the French Police to the black market to the Nazis. When his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue. Ilsa and Victor need to escape from Casablanca, and Rick may be the only one who can help them. The question is, will he? ^Top-notch performances include Claude Rains as the chief of the French police and the major authority figure in Unoccupied France, Peter Lorre as the doomed Senor Ugarte, Sydney Greenstreet as Senor Ferrari, and Dooley Wilson as Rick's loyal friend and the café's pianist, Sam. The mesmerizing musical score, by Max Steiner, along with the well-structured plot, flawless acting, and unforgettable dialogue makes this one of the best films of all time.
    Memorable Quotes
    Quote "Here's looking at you, kid."--Humphrey Bogart (Rick) to Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa) at least three times during the course of the film
    Quote "Only one answer can take care of all our questions."--Ilsa just before kissing Rick
    Quote "But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris." "Not an easy day to forget. I remember every detail--the Germans wore gray, you wore blue."--Interchange between Rick and Ilsa at his cafe after seeing each other for the first time in years
    Quote "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."--Rick about Ilsa
    Chicago Sun-Times "...Absolutely sound, rock-solid in its use of Hollywood studio craftsmanship....The black-and-white cinematography has not aged as color would. The dialogue is so spare and cynical it has not grown old-fashioned..." 09/15/1996 p.5
    Entertainment Weekly "...One of the most perfect Hollywood movies ever made..." 08/08/2003 p.57
    Total Film "Possibly the most famous film ever made, CASABLANCA has everything..." 07/01/2000 p.118
    Premiere "...Here Humphrey Bogart transformed himself into a romantic hero..." 12/01/2003 p.5
    Sight and Sound "Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart provide the chemistry that sets this apart from countless other tales of doomed wartime love affairs." 03/01/2004 p.75
    Michael Curtiz
    Ingrid Bergman
    Humphrey Bogart
    Cast & Crew
    John Qualen - Star
    Torben Meyer - Star
    Paul Porcasi - Star
    Paul Henreid - Star
    Olaf Hytten - Star
    Leonid Kinskey - Star
    Conrad Veidt - Star
    George Meeker - Star
    Gino Corrado - Star
    Norma Varden - Star
    Claude Rains - Star
    Curt Bois - Star
    S.Z. Sakall - Star
    Martin Garralaga - Star
    Leon Belasco - Star
    Ludwig Stossel - Star
    Ingrid Bergman - Star
    Joy Page - Star
    Peter Lorre - Star
    Marcel Dalio - Star
    Alberto Morin - Star
    Helmut Dantine - Star
    Dan Seymour - Star
    Dooley Wilson - Star
    Frank Puglia - Star
    Humphrey Bogart - Star
    Madeline LeBeau - Star
    Hans Von Twardowski - Star
    Sydney Greenstreet - Star
    Monte Blue - Star
    Creighton Hale - Star
    Arthur Edeson - Director of Photography
    Orry-Kelly - Costume Designer
    Howard Koch - Screenwriter
    Carl Jules Weyl - Art Director
    Julius J. Epstein - Screenwriter
    Max Steiner - Composer
    Philip G. Epstein - Screenwriter
    Owen Marks - Editor
    Hal B. Wallis - Producer
    Jack L. Warner - Producer
    Michael Curtiz - Director
    Technical Info
    Original Release Date 1942
    UPC 00883929224876
    Number of Discs 3
    Running Time 102 minutes
    Color B&W
    Name Michael Curtiz
    Award Category Best Director
    Award Status Winner
    Award Year 1943
    Award Giver Academy Awards
    Name Hal B. Wallis
    Award Category Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
    Award Status Winner
    Award Year 1942
    Award Giver Academy Awards
    Name Julius J. Epstein
    Award Category Best Adapted Screenplay
    Award Status Winner
    Award Year 1943
    Award Giver Academy Awards
    Name Howard Koch
    Award Category Best Adapted Screenplay
    Award Status Winner
    Award Year 1943
    Award Giver Academy Awards
    Product Attributes
    Video Format Blu-Ray

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