Own 10 Best Picture Academy Award® Winners in<br />
One Spectacular Blu-ray™ Collection


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Oscar®-Winning Classics Spanning Nine Decades Arrive in New Collection March 23, 2021


Revisit 10 of the most celebrated films in cinema history, together for the first time, in the BEST PICTURE ESSENTIALS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION, arriving on Blu-ray March 23, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

A must-own set for film fans and ideal entertainment in preparation for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, the BEST PICTURE ESSENTIALS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION includes an array of landmark films, each of which earned the prestigious Best Picture Oscar.

Along with access to a digital copy of each film, the Blu-ray collection includes the following in high definition:

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  • · Wings (1927)<br />
  • · My Fair Lady (1964)<br />
  • · The Godfather (1972)<br />
  • · Terms of Endearment (1983)<br />
  • · Forrest Gump (1994)<br />
  • · The English Patient (1996)<br />
  • · Titanic (1997)<br />
  • · American Beauty (1999)<br />
  • · Gladiator (2000)<br />
  • · No Country For Old Men (2007)<br />

These 10 unforgettable films feature star-making and award-winning performances from actors including Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Javier Bardem, and more.<br />
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WINGS U.S. Rating: Not Rated<br />
MY FAIR LADY U.S. Rating: G<br />
THE GODFATHER U.S. Rating: R<br />
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT U.S. Rating: PG<br />
FORREST GUMP U.S. Rating: PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence<br />
THE ENGLISH PATIENT U.S. Rating: R for sexuality, some violence and language<br />
TITANIC U.S. Rating: PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language<br />
AMERICAN BEAUTY U.S. Rating: R for strong sexuality, language, violence and drug content<br />
GLADIATOR U.S. Rating: R for intense, graphic combat<br />
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN U.S. Rating: R for strong graphic violence and some language

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It’s interesting that GREATEST SHOW is
Part of this set.

i wonder if the WINGS disc will be the same, and if they are creating a whole new disc for MFL.
 
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It’s interesting that GREATEST SHOW is
Part of this set.

i wonder if the WINGS disc will be the same, and if they are creating a whole new disc for MFL.
This is mostly a re-package that includes the Miramax Films that Paramount is re-releasing. (When I was looking at available discs at Target a large number of "new releases" were Miramax films released on Blu-ray and DVD through Paramount )- most were previously released through Lionsgate.

The "new" Paramount version - Note the Paramount logo on the top of the spine...



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I doubt they would be doing anything else with Wings and for the public's sake I hope it is the second MFL blu-ray
 

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This is mostly a re-package that includes the Miramax Films that Paramount is re-releasing. (When I was looking at available discs at Target a large number of "new releases" were Miramax films released on Blu-ray and DVD through Paramount )- most were previously released through Lionsgate.

The "new" Paramount version - Note the Paramount logo on the top of the spine...



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I doubt they would be doing anything else with Wings and for the public's sake I hope it is the second MFL blu-ray
They look identical. Mostly. So probably the same disc, I would say...
 

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They're a couple of months late, usually these sets are released in November, Christmas pressie fodder.
 

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*Goes through list*
  • · Wings (1927)- own it
  • · My Fair Lady (1964)- own it
  • · The Godfather (1972)- own it
  • · Terms of Endearment (1983)- never seen it
  • · Forrest Gump (1994)- don't want it; I'm still so bitter about Pulp Fiction losing that I've never seen it
  • · The English Patient (1996)- never seen it, but would pick up a single
  • · Titanic (1997)- on the fence
  • · American Beauty (1999)- too problematic now
  • · Gladiator (2000)- own it
  • · No Country For Old Men (2007)- again, would pick up a single
Who are they making this package for?
 

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*Goes through list*
  • · Wings (1927)- own it
  • · My Fair Lady (1964)- own it
  • · The Godfather (1972)- own it
  • · Terms of Endearment (1983)- never seen it
  • · Forrest Gump (1994)- don't want it; I'm still so bitter about Pulp Fiction losing that I've never seen it
  • · The English Patient (1996)- never seen it, but would pick up a single
  • · Titanic (1997)- on the fence
  • · American Beauty (1999)- too problematic now
  • · Gladiator (2000)- own it
  • · No Country For Old Men (2007)- again, would pick up a single
Who are they making this package for?
Depending on the price point - it might be for the digitals of the Miramax films - It's probably for Great-Grandparents to give to their Great-Grandkids.

Seen all of the films on video, MFL (restored), Forrest Gump (1st run), American Beauty (2nd or .rd run theater) and Gladiator (1st run) in a theater.

I imagine most members of this forum would have all of the ones they want on this collection.
 

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Depending on the price point - it might be for the digitals of the Miramax films - It's probably for Great-Grandparents to give to their Great-Grandkids.

Seen all of the films on video, MFL (restored), Forrest Gump (1st run), American Beauty (2nd or .rd run theater) and Gladiator (1st run) in a theater.

I imagine most members of this forum would have all of the ones they want on this collection.
I'm just frustrated by the Best Picture winners Paramount holds that have yet to get a Blu-ray release, like Ordinary People; they could've also included Shakespeare in Love.
 

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Who are they making this package for?

My guess would be that they have a lot of extra disc stock and they’re bundling them with new packaging just to liquidate the inventory. I would guess the Miramax titles are the exact same discs from Lionsgate and the stock just changed hands when the rights did. Generally when you replicate discs, you don’t assemble all of the units immediately and they sit in spindles in the warehouse waiting to be put together.
 

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Here's my take on it ...

  • · Wings (1927) seen it; might buy as a single disc
  • · My Fair Lady (1964) got it
  • · The Godfather (1972) Have on DVD ... not really interested enough to upgrade
  • · Terms of Endearment (1983) seen, not interested
  • · Forrest Gump (1994) Not interested
  • · The English Patient (1996) not interested
  • · Titanic (1997) Definitely not interested
  • · American Beauty (1999) Seen, Not interested
  • · Gladiator (2000) Seen, not interested
  • · No Country For Old Men (2007)Seen, not interested
So that's only one title I'd be interested. Not a great package -- or at least, apart from MFL, not my taste.
 

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  • · Wings (1927) haven't seen it
  • · My Fair Lady (1964) have it
  • · The Godfather (1972) have it
  • · Terms of Endearment (1983) don't have it
  • · Forrest Gump (1994) have it
  • · The English Patient (1996) have it
  • · Titanic (1997) have it
  • · American Beauty (1999) have it
  • · Gladiator (2000) have it
  • · No Country For Old Men (2007) have it
 

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As a big fan of the Oscars (guilty pleasure), I have every Best Picture winner on Blu-ray and dvd when a Blu-ray disc isn't available. Greatest Show on Earth will be available on Blu-ray in March, Still waiting for Broadway Melody, Cimarron, The Great Ziegfeld, The Life of Emile Zola, Olivier's Hamlet, Around the World in 80 Days, and Ordinary People.
 

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As a big fan of the Oscars (guilty pleasure), I have every Best Picture winner on Blu-ray and dvd when a Blu-ray disc isn't available. Greatest Show on Earth will be available on Blu-ray in March, Still waiting for Broadway Melody, Cimarron, The Great Ziegfeld, The Life of Emile Zola, Olivier's Hamlet, Around the World in 80 Days, and Ordinary People.
I’m with you! A VERY guilty pleasure of mine! Not trying to one up or anything, but I own all the bp winners AND nominees, in one form or another... except one, mostly on Blu.

I’m trying to go through the winners in a row, but I’m stuck on MAN FOR ALL SEASONS.

All of the ones left need work; BROADWAY and CIMMARON mostly. I hope the archive releases them; with Mr. Feltenstein gone, who knows?... :/
 

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I’m with you! A VERY guilty pleasure of mine! Not trying to one up or anything, but I own all the bp winners AND nominees, in one form or another... except one, mostly on Blu.

I’m trying to go through the winners in a row, but I’m stuck on MAN FOR ALL SEASONS.

All of the ones left need work; BROADWAY and CIMMARON mostly. I hope the archive releases them; with Mr. Feltenstein gone, who knows?... :/
I'm impressed!! I don't have enough shelf space for all the nominees! Some titles I got ONLY because they won Best Picture, though undeserved. "A Man for All Seasons" being one of them. (Should've been "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"), and of course, that godawful "Shakespeare in Love" ("Saving Private Ryan" should've been a shoo-in!) The older winners may be a while before they get to Blu-ray, if ever. But there's no excuse why "Ordinary People" and "Around the World in 80 Days" haven't yet!
 

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I’m with you! A VERY guilty pleasure of mine! Not trying to one up or anything, but I own all the bp winners AND nominees, in one form or another... except one, mostly on Blu.

I’m trying to go through the winners in a row, but I’m stuck on MAN FOR ALL SEASONS.

All of the ones left need work; BROADWAY and CIMMARON mostly. I hope the archive releases them; with Mr. Feltenstein gone, who knows?... :/
Where has Mr. Feltenstein gone?