Celebrating the 80th anniversary of its 1942 launch, the legendary Warner Bros. movie Casablanca can be launched on Extremely HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on November 8, it was introduced at this time by Warner Bros. House Leisure. Starring Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, critic Leonard Maltin calls Casablanca “the very best Hollywood film of all time.”
The winner of three Academy Awards together with Greatest Image, Greatest Director and Greatest Tailored Screenplay, Casablanca was directed by Michael Curtiz (Captain Blood, Mildred Pierce, White Christmas) from a screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch. The screenplay is predicated on “All people Involves Rick’s”, an unproduced stage play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. The movie was produced by Hal B. Wallis (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Maltese Falcon, True Grit).
Casablanca: simple to enter, however a lot more durable to depart, particularly in case you’re needed by the Nazis. Such a person is Resistance chief Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose solely hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for nobody – particularly Victor’s spouse Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his coronary heart. Ilsa provides herself in alternate for Laszlo’s transport in a foreign country and bitter Rick should determine what counts extra – private happiness or numerous lives hanging within the steadiness.
The solid additionally options Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson.
Casablanca was voted the display screen’s best love story and the #3 movie of all time by the American Movie Institute (AFI). The basic wartime romance additionally took Oscars for Michael Curtiz (Directing); Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch (Writing – Screenplay) and the studio (Excellent Movement Image).
In 1989, the USA Library of Congress chosen the movie as one of many first for preservation within the Nationwide Movie Registry for being “culturally, traditionally, or aesthetically important.”
The brand new Casablanca 4K Extremely Excessive-Definition picture was restored and remastered from a 2022 4K 16bit movie scan of the best-surviving nitrate movie parts. The 4K-scanned digital pictures went via an intensive digital restoration course of to wash and restore the image for an unprecedented and pristine ultra-high-resolution presentation. The restored pictures have been then graded in Excessive Dynamic Vary for at this time’s premium 4K show expertise, offering the very best constancy in picture distinction and element retention. This work was meticulously dealt with by Warner Bros. Movement Image Imaging. The unique theatrical mono audio has additionally been newly restored as nicely, offering a richer and broader frequency response than beforehand attainable.
Extremely HD showcases 4K decision with Excessive Dynamic Vary (HDR) and a wider shade spectrum, providing customers brighter, deeper, extra lifelike colours for a house leisure viewing expertise like by no means earlier than.
Casablanca can be accessible on Extremely HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP and contains an Extremely HD Blu-ray disc with the function movie in 4K with HDR and a Digital obtain of the movie. Followers also can personal Casablanca in 4K Extremely HD through buy from choose digital retailers starting on 11/8/22.
Casablanca Extremely HD Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray disc and Digital comprise the next beforehand launched particular options:
- Commentary by Roger Ebert
- Commentary by Rudy Behlmer
- Introduction by Lauren Bacall
Casablanca Blu-ray disc and Digital comprise the next beforehand launched particular options:
- Warner Night time on the Motion pictures
- Now, Voyager trailer
- Vaudeville Days (1942 WB quick)
- The Chook Got here C.O.D. (1942 WB cartoon)
- The Squawkin’ Hawk (1942 WB cartoon)
- The Dover Boys at Pimento College (1942 WB cartoon)
- Nice Performances: Bacall on Bogart (1988 PBS particular)
- Michael Curtiz: The Best Director You’ve By no means Heard Of
- Casablanca: An Unlikely Basic
- You Should Keep in mind This: A Tribute to Casablanca (1992 TEC documentary)
- As Time Goes By: The Youngsters Keep in mind
- Deleted Scenes
- Who Holds Tomorrow? (1955 “Casablanca” TV episode)
- Carrotblanca (1955 WB Cartoon)
- Scoring Stage Classes (audio solely)
- Girl Esther Display screen Guild Theater Radio Broadcast – 4/26/43 (audio solely)
- Vox Pop Radio Broadcast – 11/19/47 (audio solely)