Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition

A few weeks ago I did an interview with Stephen Bogart as he was promoting the new Warner Bros. Smithsonian Theater in D.C. The theater’s first showing was a gorgeously restored digital print of Casablanca, which celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year. Last night Fathom Events did a one-night only screening of the classic film in theaters across the nation. I am in North Carolina right now on business (related to this site actually; more info on that coming soon!), so I was able to see the film with my friend Kate. I saw it in theaters once before when I was in college, but it is a film that just gets better and better with each additional viewing.

Next Tuesday Warner Bros. is releasing the swankiest Blu-ray edition ever as part of the film’s 70th anniversary. Not only does it feature a brand-new restored digital transfer, but the set comes with so many fantastic special features and goodies. I have definitely pre-ordered this baby and you should, too!

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on March 22, 2012, in Classic Film, DVDs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This actually gets my goat…

    CASABLANCA is way up there on my list of personal favorites, and given all the goodies and the upgrades this set features, I’d think long and hard about upgrading my dvd copy.

    But why did Warner have to go and make the packaging so. damned. big?

    I despise the amount of shelf space a set like this would take up

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