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WHV Press Release: Two New 90th Anniversary 20 Film DVD Boxed Sets (Best Pictures and Musicals)


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 06 2012 - 07:12 AM


Two New 20 Film DVD Box Sets


Celebrating Warner Bros.’ 90th Anniversary


          



BEST OF WARNER BROS. 20 FILM COLLECTIONS:


BEST PICTURES & MUSICALS


Arrive January 29 & February 5



Burbank, Calif., November 6, 2012 – Warner Home Video will release two new DVD box sets early in the first quarter as part of their 90th Anniversary initiative running throughout 2013: The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collections: Best Pictures (January 29) and The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collections: Musicals(February 5).


 


One of the most respected, diversified and successful motion picture studios in the world, Warner Bros. began when the eponymous brothers -- Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack -- incorporated on April 4, 1923. Four years later, the release of The Jazz Singer, the world’s first “talkie,” set a tone of innovation and influence that would forever become synonymous  with films passionately produced, selectively acquired, carefully preserved and impeccably curated for both the casual and ultimate movie lover to enjoy forever.


 


The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collections will be released throughout the year in five separate sets. Each features a gem-packed collection of 20 essential movie classics in five major genres: Best Pictures (January),Musicals (February), Romance (April), Comedy (July) and Thrillers (September). A booklet will be included in each Collection which contains photos and synopses of all the films in the set. Each set will sell for $98.92 SRP.


 


The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Best Pictures


Warner Bros.’ library, the world’s largest, contains more Best Picture Oscar® winners than any other studio with 22 wins (all 22 award-winning films are included in The Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film DVD Collection streeting the same day). The films in The Best of Warner Bros. Best Pictures will be divided into three chapters on 23 discs: A New Era (1929-1949); The Golden Years (1946-1959); and The New Classics (1975-2006). Included are:


 


Broadway Melody of 1929                                                 1929


Grand Hotel                                                                           1932


Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)                                            1935


The Life of Emile Zola                                                           1937


The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Best Pictures…continued


 


Gone With The Wind                                                           1939


Mrs. Miniver                                                                          1942


Casablanca                                                                           1942


Best Years of Our Lives                                                        1946


An American in Paris                                                           1951


Around the World in 80 Days                                            1956


Gigi                                                                                         1958


Ben-Hur                                                                                  1959


One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest                                      1975


Chariots of Fire                                                                     1981


Amadeus                                                                               1984


Driving Miss Daisy                                                                1989


Unforgiven                                                                                            1992


The Lord of the Rings™: The Return of the King              2003


Million Dollar Baby                                                              2005


The Departed                                                                        2006


 


 


The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals


The films in The Best of Warner Bros. Musicals won a combined total of 29 Oscars®, including three Best Picture Winners and 9 winners for Music (Score and Song). The collection will be divided into three chapters on 21 discs:You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet (1927-1951); The Music Makers (1951-1964); and Now, That’s Entertainment (1967-1988). Films included are:


 










































































































The Jazz Singer



1927



Award for Special Award to Warner Bros.



Broadway Melody of 1929



1929



 Award for: Outstanding Picture



42nd Street



1933



 



The Great Ziegfeld



1936



Awards for: Actress; Dance Direction; and Outstanding Production.



Wizard of Oz



1939



Awards for: Music; and, Music - Song



Yankee Doodle Dandy



1942



Awards for: Actor; Music; and, Sound Recording.



An American in Paris



1951



Awards for: Art Direction; Cinematography; Costume Design; Music; Best Motion Picture; and Writing.



Show Boat     



1951



                 



Singin' in the Rain



9152



 



Seven Brides for Seven Brothers



1954



Awards for: Music – Scoring of a Musical Picture.



A Star Is Born



1954



 



The Music Man



1962



Award for: Music



Viva Las Vegas



1964



 



Camelot



1967



Awards for: Art Direction; Costume Design; and, Music.



Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory



1971



 



Cabaret



1972



Awards for: Actor in a Supporting Role; Actress; Art Direction; Cinematography; Directing; Film Editing; Music; andSound



That’s Entertainment



1974



 



Victor, Victoria



1983



Award for: Music.



Little Shop of Horrors



1986



 



Hairspray



1988



 



 


 


The year-long celebration will also include several stand-alone releases of new-to-format classics on Blu-ray™ for the first time, including The Jazz Singer, all three James Dean films (East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant),Cabaret and Academy Award® Best Picture Winners Grand Hotel (1932), Mrs. Miniver (1943), and Driving Miss Daisy(1990). 


 


Fans are encouraged to visit www.bestofwb.com for all content and a richer integrated experience.


 


 


The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Best Pictures


Street Date: 1/29/13


Pricing: $98.92 SRP


 


The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals


Street Date: 2/5/13


Pricing: $98.92 SRP


 


Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.


 


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