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Columbia Best Pictures Collection (11 Feature Films)
Columbia Best Pictures Collection
11 Feature Films
Actors: David Lean, Robert Benton
Genres: Drama
NR     2008     25hr 31min

14-disc set of 11 Best Picture Oscar winning films in an attractive, collectible, black fiber cover with slipcase. The pages within will have film synopsis, details on the Oscar win for each film, and art from key scenes. ...  more »

     
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Actors: David Lean, Robert Benton
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/18/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 25hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 14
SwapaDVD Credits: 14
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Epics, Musicals and War Oh My!
Samantha Jones | 02/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed this collection a great deal. It's nice to have a wide range of films, including my favorites Lawrence of Arabia and Ghandi. I think this is a good collection for those who like classic movies. My one complaint is that on the Lawrence of Arabia disc the movie cuts off suddenly when Lawrence and his attendants are crossing the Sinai and then when you put the next disc in about ten minutes later the Intermission starts. I don't see why the first disc couldn't go up to the Intermission? Still the product deserves five stars."
Well-packaged collection demonstrates cultural shifts over t
Robert Schmidt | Honolulu, HI USA | 11/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of Academy Award-winning films is a striking vignette of how society has changed over the past century. The relationships between men and women, gender roles, the haves and have nots, and the issues, actors, and themes that entertain the American public (and those Academy Award voters) are all here.

The films in this collection include:

- It Happened One Night (1934)
- You Can't Take It with You (1938)
- All the King's Men (1949)
- From Here to Eternity (1953)
- On the Waterfront (1954)
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- A Man for All Seasons (1966)
- Oliver (1968)
- Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
- Gandhi (1982)

The epics, in my estimation, are The Bridge on the River Kwai, On The Waterfront, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gandhi.

But this is not a review of these particular films. This is a review of this package of films.

Bottom line? A bargain. They are attractively and nicely packaged. A number of the DVDs have extras included (not really my cup of tea). This would be a very nice gift for a classic film aficionado, including yourself! Enjoy."
An outstanding collection
Martin T. Wegner | Racine, WI USA | 10/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this to be an outstanding collection of exceptional films. I am not going to go through each one individually but let me just state that you cannot go wrong watching any of these 11 films. They are all award winners for a reason and when you are watching them you cannot help but notice/see/feel/hear/sense their quality. And the fact that they run the full gamut, in both terms of release years and genres, means that you will always find something in this collection to watch. I am a big fan of boxed sets and this one really should be on the shelf of anyone who calls them self a fan of Hollywood studio movies. In fact I hope the other studios (or the companies that now own the catalogs of the once great movie studios of days past) would follow this example and release similar sets."
Best Picture Collection - what more can you say?
Mike K | 11/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a set of 11 Best Picture winning movies from Columbia Pictures spanning the years from 1934 to 1982. Right off the bat you know you're are at least getting very good movies, if not great, because they all won the Best Picture Award from The Academy Awards - not Golden Globes or any other inferior type award organization.

As for for the movies I think they are all great. Lawrence of Arabia and Gandhi and arguably two of the best movies ever made. Someone said that Kramer Vs Kramer is a "rotten tomato" in the bunch of 11 movie in the set. I completely disagree. You can't compare Kramer vs Kramer with Gandhi or some of the other films in the set. That's not fair. Kramer vs Kramer is an excellent film - should it have won Best Picture? I don't no - maybe not. But it's still a terrific film

As for the price? Well it's an excellent value. If you bought all these films separately you would be spending at least $130 if not more. I definitely recommend this collection."