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'Casablanca,' 'A Trip to the Moon': Kenneth Turan's DVD picks

April 11, 2012 |  7:14 pm

"A Trip to the Moon" and "Casablanca," two films beloved of movie fans everywhere, are now available in striking new DVD packaging.

Easily the oldest of the two is Georges Melies' 1902 "A Trip to the Moon." Perhaps the most popular of the early black-and-white silent films, it also existed in a rare and little-known hand-colorized version that only heroic restoration efforts have brought back to life. It's available through Flicker Alley in a nifty SteelBook Edition.

Few sound films are as beloved as the Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman "Casablanca," and in honor of its 70th anniversary, Warner Bros. has pulled out all the stops with a new boxed edition that includes 14 hours of bonus content and some drink coasters that enable you to turn your own house into a replica of Rick's.


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-- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic