Warner Home Video continues to lead the pack as they prepare to release a seven film collection - all fine films - with six acknowledged classics and a seventh (the newest) which doesn't quite fit with the others. From the earliest forward they include: Mervyn LeRoy's 1932 I Was a Fugitive from a Chaingang, with Paul Muni as a wrongly convicted war veteran. This early Warner production has the textural look of their gangster films of the era. The film element is more than serviceable, and with a fine transfer; Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney in Fritz Lang's first American production, the 1936 Fury. Another clean transfer, a bit better looking than the '32 Warner product - in short, a great film; The 1955 Richard Brooks film, Blackboard Jungle, another fine with with a beautifully rendered transfer about 25 year old teenagers in an inner city high school; The only color production in the group, Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan in John Sturges' early CinemaScope Bad Day at Black Rock. Released here with its original stereo track intact; Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd, a 1957 production and Andy Griffith's debut performance. This is a gorgeous transfer; Otto Preminger's 1962 Advise and Consent, an early Panavision production. This is one of the finest political films created. Earlier incarnations had a distinct low contrast soft-focus look, which thankfully has been corrected with its first release on DVD; And finally, the 1964 Arthur Hiller film, The Americanization of Emily, with its screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. This film also has its stereo tracks encoded to the DVD. While the first six in the group are extremely famous for their messages of social injustice, the last, although a fine film, and one which I personally have always enjoyed, doesn't quite seem correctly added to this collection. Nonetheless, Emily will be a superb addition to anyone's collection. I'll not get into the "messages" of these films. They are, each and every one, a landmark film in their own right. Each has been well-handled in their transfer to DVD. This is another of those "no brainers" that need to be added to one's collection. Six of the films are hard-boiled, no nonsense, beautifully written, photographed and produced films, with important messages which were difficult to tell (and for some, to digest) at the time. The seventh, a fine quality entertaining film. The bottom line being that Warner Home Video has now issued a SEVEN disc set, with six of the most important films in motion picture history, with the boxed set working out to just over $8 a title at street price. This set comes very highly recommended.