Casablanca U.C.E. and Blu-Ray U.C.E. in December

**Warner** has announced a December 2nd release date for Casablanca (1942) Ultimate Collector's Edition (Standard & Blu-Ray). The list of Bonus Features look identical to the 2-Disc 2003 Special Edition, with the exception of the addition of the 1993 documentary: Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul.

Also, the press release identifies it as a 2-disc set, when the image below clearly shows it as a 3-disc set. We'll wait and see exactly what bonus features and on which discs, but for now have listed all the features on the 2003 release. Lots of goodies are included in the intricate laser-cut Moroccan design boxed set and are listed below.

Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition) Retail: $59.98, Our: $44.99
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Casablanca (Blu-Ray) - Ultimate Collector's Edition Retail: $64.99, Our: $47.99
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Per the Warner Press Release: It's elegantly boxed in an intricate laser-cut Moroccan design and will include such collectibles as replicas of actual props (Victor Laszlos Letter of Transit) as well as a number of Warner studio documents (an executives letter commanding a new PR image for Bogart from gangster to romantic lead; a note from producer Hal Wallis re-titling the film to Casablanca; and a memo from Wallis to Jack Warner strongly urging casting Bogart over George Raft). The DVD set will also contain a branded passport holder, luggage tag, photo book and a mail-in offer for a reproduction of the original movie poster.

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazi's most-wanted list. Atop that list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henried), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one... especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important - his own happiness or the countless lives that hang in the balance.

  • 2 Feature-Length Audio Commentaries: One by Film Critic Robert Ebert, the other by Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
  • Introduction by Lauren Bacall
  • Original and Reissue Theatrical Trailers
  • Lauren Bacall Hosts You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca, a spellbinding backstage tour.
  • Bacall on Bogart Features the Award-Winning Actress Candid and Moving Reminiscences About her Husband's Life and Career
  • Newly Discovered Additional Scenes and Outtakes
  • Homage Cartoons Carrotblanca, Starring Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes Gang
  • Premiere Episode Who Holds Tomorrow? from the 1955 TV Series Adaptation of Casablanca
  • Screen Guild Players Radio Production of Casablanca Featuring the Film's 3 Top-Billed Stars
  • Scoring Session
  • Outtakes Gallery
  • Production History Gallery Includes Photos, Press Materials, Studio Correspondence, Memorabilia and More

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