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Old 12-03-11, 09:58 AM
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Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

The return of Casablanca from the Warner vaults is up for pre-order on amazon. I don't see a date yet, but it will be another along the lines of the current UCE series. (Is this the first title to get two UCE's?)

A brief video on the site indicates that a new 4K master has been used. Extras include three (previously released) feature-length documentaries, 45 minutes of new content (not specified as to what that is), and a DVD copy. Non-disc extras include the usual behind-the-scenes book, a replica movie poster, and four drink coasters.

I don't own this on BD yet, so I'm glad I held off. But as usual, I'll probably wait for a release of the discs by themselves without the big box (unless a miracle happens and I can score this for $10.99 on BF like I did for Ben-Hur).

Here's the link if you want to see for yourself:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ref...SIN=B006BG7RI0

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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Never bought the first BD, so I might be in for this.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Nice. I'm interested in seeing a Disc-only release, since I too didn't get this on BD the first time around.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

I was just thinking the other day about how I had failed to ever pick up Casablanca on Blu-ray. I guess I'm happy I waited now.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Never bought the first BD, so I might be in for this.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

It was one of my first catalog Blu-rays and despite the grand reviews I was never too impressed with the PQ. Happy it's being remastered.
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That's great news that they bothered to give it a new transfer this time. I'll be excited to pick this up when I can get it without coasters.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Bad news/good news for me.

The bad - I bought this earlier this year at Amazon for $13.99. It's still sitting on my shelf in the shrink wrap.

The good - just checked the listing, and Amazon will give me a $22 gift card to trade it in.

I will also probably wait for a Blu-only release to purchase the new version.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

I'll hold on to my $3 HD DVD release...

But didn't Wal-Mart release a single disc of this anyway?
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Glad I didn't buy this the first time around.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Considering I have owned this on VHS, DVD, HD DVD and Blu ray, I would say the odds are I will be picking this version up as well. It seems I am rather fond of "Casablanca"
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

I bet it will contain the same swag as the old UCE.
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I might double-dip if the eventual junk-free disc is under $10 and the transfer is a major improvement.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Originally Posted by Gojhawks
Considering I have owned this on VHS, DVD, HD DVD and Blu ray, I would say the odds are I will be picking this version up as well. It seems I am rather fond of "Casablanca"
One of my first DVDs was the MGM release of this. I also have the HD DVD and the original BD UCE. Maybe my all-time favorite movie.
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Originally Posted by Robert
I bet it will contain the same swag as the old UCE.
It's not. The first one had a luggage tag & some postcards. This one has a poster & coasters!

Who do they think wants this stuff?
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Originally Posted by Eddie W
It's not. The first one had a luggage tag & some postcards. This one has a poster & coasters!

Who do they think wants this stuff?
The first UCE also has mini theatrical posters, passport holder, studio correspondence, and a photo book
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

I was just about to buy the previous version when I read that it was going out of print to make room for this new version so I am glad I held out.

As with many of you, I will wait for the junk-free version like I did with Gone With The Wind and Wizard of Oz. I love all the disc extras, just not the book and coasters.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
I'll hold on to my $3 HD DVD release...

But didn't Wal-Mart release a single disc of this anyway?
All retailers have had a single-disc version available for a long time now.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

I've got mine pre-ordered. I think I'll drink to Bogie since I'll have new coasters.



On Blu-ray, I have Treasure of the Sierra Madre (excellent), African Queen (also excellent), and Caine Mutiny (the ship scenes look good on Blu-ray, the rest of it is OK).

Waited to get this one and glad I did since it has been further enhanced.

Here's looking at you kid
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

I thought the previous blu looked very nice. I'll sit tight with it.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Just to update: this is now listed to street on March 27, according to blu-ray.com.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

It would be nice if Best Buy gets an exclusive non-junk version when this is released, al la Citizen Kane.
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
It would be nice if Best Buy gets an exclusive non-junk version when this is released, al la Citizen Kane.
Yes it would; I'd jump right on that!
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Couldn't tell from the article....lossless audio this time?
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Re: Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition--Date TBA (pre-order up)

Was thinking about preordering this. Forgot I have the HD DVD version that I paid $5 for =D

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