The American classic “Casablanca” arrives on 4K Ultra HD for its 80th Anniversary – Nov. 8th
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TO CELEBRATE the 80th Anniversary of “Casablanca” Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, will release the American classic on 4K Ultra HD on November 8.
The film received three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Adapted Screenplay, and was voted by the American Film Institute as the greatest cinema love story between American bar owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), plus it was selected as the No. 3 all-time greatest American film by AFI.
“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 based on “Everybody Comes to Rick’s”, an unproduced stage play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. The film was produced by Hal B. Wallis (“The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Maltese Falcon” & “True Grit”).
Commentary by Roger Ebert
Commentary by Rudy Behlmer
Introduction by Lauren Bacall
Blu-ray & Digital
Warner Night at the Movies
Now, Voyager trailer
Vaudeville Days (1942 WB short)
The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942 WB cartoon)
The Squawkin’ Hawk (1942 WB cartoon)
The Dover Boys at Pimento University (1942 WB cartoon)
Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart (1988 PBS special)
Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You’ve Never Heard Of
Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic
You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca (1992 TEC documentary)
As Time Goes By: The Children Remember
Who Holds Tomorrow? (1955 “Casablanca” TV episode)
Carrotblanca (1955 WB Cartoon)
Scoring Stage Sessions (audio only)
Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Broadcast – 4/26/43 (audio only)
Vox Pop Radio Broadcast – 11/19/47 (audio only)
Video - Remastered from a 2022 4K 16-bit film scan (1.37:1 aspect ratio) of the best-surviving nitrate film elements. The 4K-scanned digital images went through an extensive digital restoration process to clean and repair the picture for an unprecedented and pristine ultra-high-resolution presentation.
The restored images were then graded with HDR10 and possibly Dolby Vision on digital platforms for today’s premium display experience, providing the highest fidelity in image contrast and detail retention. This work was meticulously handled by Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging.
Audio - The original theatrical mono audio has also been newly restored, providing a richer and broader frequency response than previously possible.