Classic Movie Boxset Recommendations

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  1. Seth.H

    Seth.H Agent

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    Love classic movies, and many of my purchases have been blind buys that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Was hoping for some recommendations as I am particularly keen to extend my collection.

    On another front, which DVDs are included in the 6 disc Sophia Loren Screen Goddess collection? I have tried looking it up, but can't seem to find the movies included.

    Cheers [​IMG]
     
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    Not knowing what you're tastes are, I'd say pick a set from Warner Brothers and get it. I've yet to be disappointed by any of my blind buys. My favorites would be the Gangster set and the first Controversial Classics collection.
     
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    For musicals you might try the That's Entertainment! boxed set. They're great films by themselves, but they really helped me pick out particular titles that interested me at a point when all I really knew about in musicals was Singin' in the Rain, or The Wizard of Oz - from there I built my collection. It's a great big sampler of MGM goodness.
     
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    the bette davis and joan crawford collections would also be great buys to get you introduced to 2 of the most famous actresses of golden hollywood.
     
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    I would heartily recommend the Warner Classic Comedies box set. I bought it to get Stage Door and Bringing Up Baby (double-dipping on The Philadelphia Story) and I've enjoyed all the films in the set.
     
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    A boxed set tribute to MGM's young star: Jane Powell...covering her 10 years of entertaining millions.
     
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    Unfortunately that's not actually been released. I believe the OP was looking for recommendations on current product.

    Seth, if you are a Costco member you might check out their WB selection as they have several WB sets pretty cheap right now. For example the Classic Comedies and Broadway to Hollywood sets are $19.99. Without knowing your interests it's hard to make recommendations though. What are your interests? WB has released great sets covering just about every major genre.

    Mystery/Suspense: Thin Man, Noir #1/#2, Miss Marple, Hitchcock
    Leading Lady: Davis, Crawford, Garbo
    Leading Man: Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, Lon Chaney
    Musical: Astaire/Rogers, Dream Factory
    Comedy: L&H, Keaton

    What's in the pipeline is even more appealing.
     

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