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|Warner Mega Classics Collection|
Actors: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, William Powell, Myrna Loy
Directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Marton, André De Toth, Anne Goursaud, Arch Nicholson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Musicals & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
An instant assemblage of DVDs spanning decades of unbeatable audience favorites is yours in this amazing 198-title collection of releases from Warner Home Video, home of the world's largest (and greatest!) film library. Th... more »
The divine with the dross
A. J. Martin Weber | New York, NY United States | 12/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"All that should be noted is that the the company now known as WB has elected to place Singin In The Rain in the same DVD collection with Tarzan the Ape Man (1981). Be wary, very very wary. The great and the garbage.
No excuse for such an undiscriminating collection to be thrown together. What is the point? Surely they have bled us in numerous other ways, extra features that they have "just discovered". Endless packing must have its own end. Or not??
A great big "Blob"
W. B. Davis | Wilmington, NC | 01/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I looked at the films in this collection of "classics." Embrace of the Vampire, Poison Ivy, P.I. 2, P.I. 3 (P.U.), and others, are hardly classics. This appears to be a marketing plan to unload a bunch of mediocre DVDs that weren't selling, by hiding them in a list of better films, some great films, and many B-features."
Paul J. Moade | Jacksonville, FL United States | 03/29/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I can't imagine anyone buying a collection like this at a price such as this ... unless they are just out to get every movie WB released to DVD. The set defies logic. Some good movies, lots of okay ones, some are junk. The marketeers must believe that we buyers can't decide for ourselves what we like, hence they piled everything together and try to sell it as a package. If you are one of those considering this collection, I have some water front property in Florida to sell you too.
I highly recommend that you pick and choose the movies you like (if unsure, rent it first) and buy them one by one. You'll save a bundle and be better off in the long run.
Not recommended at all.
Not as good as last year's mega collection
calvinnme | 02/26/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This year's Warner Mega Classics does not seem to be as good as the one they released the year before. The previous year mainly had collections of complete boxed sets. Also, last year's had more older classic cinema. This one appears to have films going all the way into the 90's and is spread out over six decades from the 30's to the 90's. There are a total of 14 Best Picture Oscar winners in this set, plus 10 more that are in the AFI top 100 films of all time. Plus you're getting some complete collections such as:
Cary Grant: The Signature Collection
Errol Flynn: The SIgnature Collection
TCM Archives: Laurel & Hardy
The Bette Davis Collection
The Complete Thin Man Collection
The Tarzan Collection Starring Johnny Weissmuller
The That's Entertainment Gift Set
On the bad side, there is much overlap with last year's mega-set. On the off-chance that you bought that collection, it probably would be a waste to buy this one too. To compare, look up "Warner Classics Mega Collection" to see what was offered in 2005. Another bad thing about this year's collection is the inclusion of some more modern and really bad films, most prominently the Poison Ivy series and the really awful Embrace of the Vampire, already mentioned by another reviewer. I just don't think Warner should release a Mega Set every year if they can't keep it up to the same level of quality of last year's package. For the few that can afford it, they should get their money's worth."