Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition
  • Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition
  • Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition

Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition

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Director: Michael Curtiz

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

     
 

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This rerelease of the classic film Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman celebrates the landmark film's 70th anniversary.See more details below

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Overview

This rerelease of the classic film Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman celebrates the landmark film's 70th anniversary.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Monica McIntyre
Star-crossed lovers meet during wartime under the Moorish arches of Rick's Café Americain in Casablanca. This legendary melodrama is one of the most perfectly realized movies to come out of the Hollywood studio system. Directed by Hungarian émigré Michael Curtiz, it stars Humphrey Bogart in his iconic role as the fiercely independent but ultimately honorable Rick, an American expatriate running a swanky nightclub on the French North African coast. An embittered romantic, Rick has never forgotten the beautiful and enigmatic Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), who left him waiting at the train station in Paris as Nazi tanks rolled in. Their secret love, unexpectedly rekindled at Rick's, drives a charged narrative set against an exotic backdrop. Bogart and Bergman supply enormous star power, to be sure. But Casablanca's witty script, brisk pacing, lush atmosphere, and bittersweet romance -- not to mention a splendid performance by Claude Rains as the morally flexible French official, Inspector Renault -- all help make it the classic that it is.
All Movie Guide - Mark Deming
There are many people for whom Casablanca is the greatest Hollywood movie ever made, and, while that may be going a bit far, one would be hard-pressed to think of another film in which the pieces fell together with such serendipity. It's hard to imagine a movie in which the leads are better cast: Humphrey Bogart's tough, effortless cool gives Rick the ideal balance of honor and cynicism, Ingrid Bergman's luminous beauty makes it seem reasonable that men would fight for Ilsa's affections, and Paul Henreid's Victor is cold enough that you can imagine Ilsa's being tempted by her old flame. The supporting cast is superb down the line; Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Dooley Wilson, and S.Z. Sakall are all so memorable that one tends to forget that none is onscreen for very long. The screenplay often walks the border of cliché, but the story has just enough twists, and the dialogue so much snap, that it stays compelling throughout. And Michael Curtiz knew just when to turn on the schmaltz and when to cut it off. Casablanca blends romance, suspense, humor, and patriotic drama with such skill that one imagines it must have happened by accident, and the movie looks better with each passing year. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cheer, and the good guys strike a blow against fascism -- what more could you want from a movie?

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2012
UPC:
0883929224876
Original Release:
1942
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Color]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
26,059

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
  • Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    Humphrey Bogart Rick Blaine
    Ingrid Bergman Ilsa
    Paul Henreid Victor Laszlo
    Claude Rains Capt. Louis Renault
    Conrad Veidt Maj. Heinrich Strasser
    Peter Lorre Ugarte
    Sydney Greenstreet Senor Ferrari
    S.Z. Sakall Carl, Headwaiter
    Madeleine Le Beau Yvonne
    Dooley Wilson Sam
    Joy Page Annina Brandel
    John Qualen Berger
    Leonid Kinskey Sascha
    Helmut Dantine Jan Brandel
    Curt Bois Dark European
    Marcel Dalio Emil, the Croupier
    Corinna Mura Singer
    Ludwig Stossel Mr. Leuchtag
    Ilka Gruning Mrs. Leuchtag
    Charles La Torre Senor Martinez
    Frank Puglia Arab Vendor
    Dan Seymour Abdul
    Lou Marcelle Narrator
    Leon Belasco Dealer
    Oliver Blake German Banker
    Monte Blue American
    Gino Corrado Waiter
    George Dee Casselle
    William Edmunds Contact
    Martin Garralaga Headwaiter
    Gregory Gaye German Banker
    Creighton Hale Customer
    Olaf Hytten Prosperous Man
    Michael Mark Vendor
    George Meeker Friend
    Louis Mercier Smuggler
    Torben Meyer Banker
    Alberto Morin French Officer
    Leo Mostovoy Fydor
    Paul Porcasi Native
    Henry Rowland German Officer
    Richard Ryen Heinz
    Norma Varden Englishwoman
    Hans Heinrich Von Twardowski German Officer
    Mischa Auer Bartender
    Wolfgang Zilzer Man with Expired Papers (Shot)

    Technical Credits
    Michael Curtiz Director
    Robert Aisner Consultant/advisor
    Lawrence W. Butler Special Effects
    Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
    Julius J. Epstein Screenwriter
    Philip G. Epstein Screenwriter
    Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
    Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
    George James Hopkins Set Decoration/Design
    Herman Hupfield Songwriter
    M. K. Jerome Songwriter
    Peter Howard Screenwriter
    James Leicester Special Effects
    Owen Marks Editor
    Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
    Francis J. Scheid Sound/Sound Designer
    Jack Scholl Songwriter
    Don Siegel Special Effects
    Max Steiner Score Composer
    Richard Van Enger Special Effects
    Willard Van Enger Special Effects
    Hal B. Wallis Producer
    Jack L. Warner Executive Producer
    Perc Westmore Makeup
    Carl Jules Weyl Art Director

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    Scene Index

    Disc #1 -- Casablanca
    1. Chapter 1 [2:23]
    2. Chapter 2 [4:06]
    3. Chapter 3 [2:21]
    4. Chapter 4 [3:50]
    5. Chapter 5 [1:13]
    6. Chapter 6 [3:24]
    7. Chapter 7 [3:20]
    8. Chapter 8 [2:11]
    9. Chapter 9 [2:27]
    10. Chapter 10 [3:39]
    11. Chapter 11 [2:16]
    12. Chapter 12 [2:26]
    13. Chapter 13 [2:25]
    14. Chapter 14 [2:42]
    15. Chapter 15 [3:27]
    16. Chapter 16 [5:40]
    17. Chapter 17 [2:58]
    18. Chapter 18 [3:06]
    19. Chapter 19 [:34]
    20. Chapter 20 [3:52]
    21. Chapter 21 [2:39]
    22. Chapter 22 [3:32]
    23. Chapter 23 [2:31]
    24. Chapter 24 [2:51]
    25. Chapter 25 [5:13]
    26. Chapter 26 [3:08]
    27. Chapter 27 [2:53]
    28. Chapter 28 [4:11]
    29. Chapter 29 [3:16]
    30. Chapter 30 [3:19]
    31. Chapter 31 [3:13]
    32. Chapter 32 [4:01]

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