Blu-ray Review Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

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I have a question on one of the documentaries included in this set--"Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul." Most of the reviews of this new set list the running time of the documentary as 58 minutes, while most of the reviews of the prior Ultimate Collector' s Set list the running time of the documentary as 104 minutes. Can anyone confirm what the actual running time is in this new set?
 

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rdimucci said:
I have a question on one of the documentaries included in this set--"Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul." Most of the reviews of this new set list the running time of the documentary as 58 minutes, while most of the reviews of the prior Ultimate Collector' s Set list the running time of the documentary as 104 minutes. Can anyone confirm what the actual running time is in this new set?
0:57.41
 

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One of my favorite parts in the movie is....

“What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?” “…My health, I came to Casablanca for the waters.” “The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.” “...I was misinformed.”
 

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All the same, when Bogart first sees Ilsa again he almost looks like he's been physically hit in the gut.

An emotional moment for me in the movie is when Victor Laszlo (with Rick's permission) gets the band to play La Marseillaise, the lyrics of which were written during the French Revolution in 1792. The first part of the chorus in English goes...

"To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let's march, let's march!"

Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons!

That French actress who sings and cries during that song really has a punch. She only passed away a few years ago...

Madeleine Lebeau, Jilted by Bogart in ‘Casablanca,’ Dies at 92
Humphrey Bogart and Madeleine Lebeau, who played a spurned girlfriend in “Casablanca.”

Humphrey Bogart and Madeleine Lebeau, who played a spurned girlfriend in “Casablanca.”Credit...Warner Bros., via Photofest
By William Grimes
May 16, 2016
Madeleine Lebeau, a French actress who attained movie immortality with one scene, when the camera zoomed in on her tear-stained face as she sang La Marseillaise” in “Casablanca,” died on May 1 in Estepona, Spain. She was 92....
Ms. Lebeau was 19 when she was cast in “Casablanca” as Yvonne, the spurned girlfriend of Rick Blaine, the owner of Rick’s Café Américain, played by Humphrey Bogart.
In one of the film’s pivotal scenes, Nazi officers in the cafe begin singing the patriotic song “Watch on the Rhine,” whereupon the Czech resistance leader Victor Laszlo, played by Paul Henreid, orders the house band to strike up the French national anthem....

 
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All the same, when Bogart first sees Ilsa again he almost looks like he's been physically hit in the gut.

An emotional moment for me in the movie is when Victor Laszlo (with Rick's permission) gets the band to play La Marseillaise, the lyrics of which were written during the French Revolution in 1792. The first part of the chorus in English goes...

"To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let's march, let's march!"

Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons!

That French actress who sings and cries during that song really has a punch. She only passed away a few years ago...

Madeleine Lebeau, Jilted by Bogart in ‘Casablanca,’ Dies at 92
Humphrey Bogart and Madeleine Lebeau, who played a spurned girlfriend in “Casablanca.”

Humphrey Bogart and Madeleine Lebeau, who played a spurned girlfriend in “Casablanca.”Credit...Warner Bros., via Photofest
By William Grimes
May 16, 2016
Madeleine Lebeau, a French actress who attained movie immortality with one scene, when the camera zoomed in on her tear-stained face as she sang La Marseillaise” in “Casablanca,” died on May 1 in Estepona, Spain. She was 92....
Ms. Lebeau was 19 when she was cast in “Casablanca” as Yvonne, the spurned girlfriend of Rick Blaine, the owner of Rick’s Café Américain, played by Humphrey Bogart.
In one of the film’s pivotal scenes, Nazi officers in the cafe begin singing the patriotic song “Watch on the Rhine,” whereupon the Czech resistance leader Victor Laszlo, played by Paul Henreid, orders the house band to strike up the French national anthem....

I never said either of those guys didn't love women.;)

To this day, I still teared up whenever I watch that very emotional "La Marseillaise" scene.
 

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You haven't opened it yet?! But there's a lovely set of coasters for your drinks inside!
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I still haven't opened my "70th Anniversary Edition" Blu-ray box set that I purchased in 2012. Whenever, I watched it on Blu-ray, I play my 2008 "Ultimate Collector's Edition" Blu-ray as I believe it has the same video and audio presentations as the 2012 Blu-ray.

Edited: See this post.
 
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I still haven't opened my "70th Anniversary Edition" Blu-ray box set that I purchased in 2012. Whenever, I watched it on Blu-ray, I play my 2008 "Ultimate Collector's Edition" Blu-ray as I believe it has the same video and audio presentations as the 2012 Blu-ray.
All the reviews at the time stated that the 2012 blu ray transfer was from a fresh 4K scan from the original negatives, so you might just want to open this up and treat yourself....
 

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I still haven't opened my "70th Anniversary Edition" Blu-ray box set that I purchased in 2012. Whenever, I watched it on Blu-ray, I play my 2008 "Ultimate Collector's Edition" Blu-ray as I believe it has the same video and audio presentations as the 2012 Blu-ray.
Is the 2008 edition the one whose outer box has an ornately laser cut cover? That’s the one I have.
 

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All the reviews at the time stated that the 2012 blu ray transfer was from a fresh 4K scan from the original negatives, so you might just want to open this up and treat yourself....
I might do that, but, I tend to watch "Casablanca" on digital more than Blu-ray as iTunes digital is derived from the same master used on the 2012 BD release as most of the new bonus material for that 2012 release is listed as extras on iTunes.
 

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A solid special feature on the blu-ray that I just watched is the doc "Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of." Of course we've all heard of Curtiz, but unlike Hitchcock he didn't become a household name.
 

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A solid special feature on the blu-ray that I just watched is the doc "Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of." Of course, we've all heard of Curtiz, but unlike Hitchcock he didn't become a household name.
Curtiz is among my favorite five directors of all-time.

Hitchcock
Ford
Hawks
Curtiz
Brooks
 

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