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Which Casablanca?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Broadman, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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    Poking around the web I came across two versions of Casablanca: one is just a DVD of the movie and another has a CD of the soundtrack and some extra stuff. Of course, the latter costs more.

    My question: are they the same versions of the movie, or they different masters? Which one to get?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    Same transfer. The expensive one just has fancy packaging and a soundtrack.
     
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    Peter Kline Cinematographer

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    ....and "we'll always have Paris."[​IMG]
     
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  7. Mike Broadman

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    Ah, thanks.

    Now I just have to decide if I want the fancy version.
    (Yes, I am actually a sucker for this kind of crap)

    How is the transfer, btw?
     
  8. Stephen L

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    "I stick my neck out for nobody."
    I'm happy with it.
     
  9. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer
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    The Casablanca transfer is quite good. It tops the Criterion laserdisc by a good deal.
    IIRC, there have been three DVD releases of the film. All have been essentially the same disc with different packaging. The MGM came in an Amaray pack with a short booklet. The Warner came repackaged in a snapper case, and the Warner Collector's Edition comes with the soundtrack and gew-gaws.
    Trust me on this one because you despise me. [​IMG]
    Regards,
     
  10. MichaelAW

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    Play it, Sam.

    (it's a great DVD of a great film)
     

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