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Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition (Warner)

This massive box set throws in just about everything you'd need for a party, including posters and drink coasters. There's also tons of extras related to the 1942 masterpiece, including commentary by Roger Ebert, five feature-length documentaries, deleted scenes, vintage newsreels — even a Bugs Bunny cartoon. But it's the movie at the center of it all that deserves the fanfare. The Blu-ray is crisp and clean, and the story itself holds up as one of Hollywood's greatest achievements: a tense World War II-era drama wrapped in a timeless love story. A true classic worth watching again and again.

A Dangerous Method (Sony)

Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) get all psychoanalytical on Keira Knightley's ass in David Cronenberg's weighty but uneven biopic about the two psychotherapeutic giants.

Hop (Universal)

Just in time for Easter: a mess of a movie that mixes live action, CGI animation, and Russell Brand playing the Easter Bunny's rebellious teenage son, who jumps in to save the day when Dad drops the egg. Annoying on so many levels.

A Night to Remember (Criterion)

James Cameron's Titanic may be better known, but this 1958 British production is the one to watch. It skips the romance and gets right to the tragedy. The best extras on this Blu-ray debut include interviews with real-life survivors.

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