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DVD Picks: 70 Years Of 'Casablanca'

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DVD Picks: 70 Years Of 'Casablanca'

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Time now for a home viewing recommendation from movie critic Bob Mondello. He's found himself swept up this week by the 70th anniversary edition box set of "Casablanca."

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BOB MONDELLO, BYLINE: Even if you don't know this movie, you know this movie. Bogie and Bergman steaming up Rick's Cafe Americain, Dooley Wilson pretending to tickle the ivories, Claude Rains rounding up the usual suspects. People who would otherwise refuse to watch black and white movies make an exception for "Casablanca."

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MONDELLO: This 70th anniversary edition includes two commentaries, one by Roger Ebert, a whole disc of documentaries, deleted scenes and even the cartoon "Carrotblanca," starring Bugs Bunny's Bogie and Tweetie Bird doing a Peter Lorre impersonation. Most of this was included in previous releases. What wasn't is some swag, a set of "Casablanca" coasters, for instance, and a pristine new Blu-ray transfer of the film itself.

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MONDELLO: You can almost see the camera lens reflected as a tear forms in Bergman's eye.

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MONDELLO: Audience tastes have changed in seven decades, but with "Casablanca," the fundamental things apply.

I'm Bob Mondello.

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