For the 60th Anniversary of Casablanca, one of the most highly regarded American films of all time, Warner Home Video will be releasing a new 2-disc set that promises to deliver everything you could ever want to know about the Bogart classic. As a fan of Roger Ebert's Citizen Kane commentary track, I'm very excited to see he is lending his insightful thoughts to another American classic. Casablanca will come with two commentary tracks, one by film critic Roger Ebert and the other by film historian Rudy Behlmer. Also featured on this double disc are ten minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes that were just recently discovered, "The Children Remember" featurette, the documentaries "You Must Remember This: The Making of Casablanca" and "Bacall on Bogart," the original Screen Guild Players Radio Production with the film's stars, scoring session outtakes, and trailers. Along with these extras, the film is going to be presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.37:1, and will have undergone a newly remastered transfer directly from the original nitrate picture and sound elements.

This will be the definitive version of Casablanca on home video. Any fan of dramatic narrative cinema must own this. You can pick it up on August 5th for $26.95.

Brian B.