Cine Outsider header
front page    disc reviews      film reviews    articles    interviews  
previous
The Colour of Pomegranates on Limited Edition Blu-ray in January
Sergei Parajanov’s celebrated masterwork, an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, makes its UK Blu-ray debut with a new restoration in a 2-disc box set in January from Second Sight.
review archive
Older news stories have been archived by year and month, most recent first. They can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004
 
4K restoration of 40s classic Casablanca on dual format in February

2 January 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced the UK dual format release of Michael Curtiz's classic romantic drama Casablanca as a 3-disc box set in February as part of its Premium Collection.

The romantic lovers' triangle between the impossibly heroic Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), his beautiful wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) and her ex-lover, cynical American Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) has never looked better. Casablanca's new 4K resolution scan achieves the richest, most dynamic image possible, rendering  the most romantic movie of all time the most beautiful it's ever been. So no matter how often you've seen the timeless classic that won 3 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, you'll want to play it again and again.

Casablanca dual format pack shot

Casablanca will be released as a 3-disc dual format set (Blu-ray and DVD) on 5 February 2017 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as an HMV Exclusive at the currently advertised online price of £14.99.

Special features:

  • Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of
  • Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic
  • Introduction by Lauren Bacall
  • Commentary by critic Roger Ebert
  • Commenytary by film historian Rudy Behlmer
  • Warner Night at the Movies
  • Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart
  • You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca
  • As Time Goes By: The Children Remember
  • You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
  • The Brothers Warner
  • Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul documentary

The Premium Collection, revered films across all genres celebrated in a Premium package set containing the film on Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy giving fans a must own version that allows them to watch however they choose. Each release also includes a collectible slipcase and 4 collectible artcards featuring the films key art and 3 lobby cards style stills.