'Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 01:00 PM PST by

Warner is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate 'Casablanca's 70th anniversary this March!

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers will be bringing 'Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' to Blu-ray on March 27.

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.

The limited and numbered Blu-ray box-set features an all-new 1080p 4k transfer and supplements include: Introduction by Lauren Bacall, Two audio commentaries: - Film critic Roger Ebert & Film historian Rudy Behlmer, Roster for Warner's A Night at the Movies viewing mode, Eight behind-the-scenes documentaries, Deleted Scenes and Outtakes, Who Holds Tomorrow?, Carrotblanca Looney Tunes cartoon, Scoring the Casablanca stage sessions, two vintage Casablanca radio broadcasts, full size reproduction of the original 1942 film poster, 62-page production art book, and 4 collectible drink coasters.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $64.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 27.

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Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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