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 »is new offering provides something for everyone, as virtually every star in Hollywood's pantheon is represented in some of their finest works, both recent and vintage. Whether it's romance through the ages with stars like Bette Davis in Now, Voyager, Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep in The Bridges of Madison County, or even Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward in the acclaimed multi-hour production of The Thorn Birds, there's plenty of tear jerkers here. Tears turn to smiles with irreistible musicals like Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis or Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain. Action-packed historical epics such as How The West Was Won and They Died With Their Boots On abound, while there is also plenty of Sci-Fi, Screwball Comedy, Melodrama, and War Classics to please viewers of all ages. This instant film library is so comprehensive and exhaustive in its diversity and scope, it's sure to become the ultimate gift for any film fan. List of titles: 3 Godfathers, 42nd Street, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, A Christmas Carol (1938), A Man & A Woman, A Patch of Blue, Amadeus: Special Edition, Americanization of Emily, An American in Paris, Anchors Aweigh, Angels with Dirty Faces, Annie Get Your Gun, Around the World in 80 Days: Special Edition, Arsenic and Old Lace, Auntie Mame, Back to Bataan, Bad Day at Black Rock, Battle of the Bulge, Battleground, Being There, Ben Hur: 4-Disc Collector's Edition, Blazing Saddles: 30th Anniversary Special Edition, Bonnie and Clyde, Boys Town, Brigadoon, Bringing Up Baby: Special Edition, Broadway Melody of 1929, Broadway Melody of 1940, Bullitt: Special Edition, Cabaret, Cabin in the Sky, Calamity Jane, Camelot: Special Edition, Captain Blood, Captains Courageous (1937), Cary Grant: The Signature Collection, Casablanca: Special Edition, Chariots of Fire: Special Edition, Christmas in Connecticut (1945), Citizen Kane: Special Edition, City Lights, Conagher, Cool Hand Luke, Crossfire Trail, Damn Yankees, Dark Passage, Dark Victory, Days of Wine & Roses, Dead Ringer, Deliverance, Destination Tokyo, Dial M For Murder, Doctor Zhivago: Special Edition, Driving Miss Daisy: Special Edition, Easter Parade: Special Edition, Embrace of the Vampire, Errol Flynn: The Signature Collection, Every Which Way But Loose, Fort Apache, Fortress, Freaks, Friendly Persuasion, Gaslight (1940/1944), Gettsburg, Giant: Special Edition, Gigi, Gone with the Wind: Four-Disc Collector's Edition, Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Lord of the Apes, Gunga Din (1939), Gypsy, High Society, House of Wax (1953), How The West Was Won, I Remember Mama, Ice Station Zebra, In the Good Old Summertime, It's Always Fair Weather, Ivanhoe, Jeremiah Johnson, Jezebel, Johnny Belinda, Key Largo, King Kong: Special Edition, King of Kings (1961), King Solomon's Mines (1950), Kiss Me Kate, Last Stand at Saber River, Little Women (1949), Love Me or Leave Me, Lust For Life, Meet Me In St. Louis: Special Edition, Mighty Joe Young (1949), Mildred Pierce, Miss Marple Murder Mysteries, Mister Roberts, Modern Times, Mogambo, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Mr. Skeffington, Mrs. Miniver, Murder My Sweet, My Fair Lady: Special Edition, My Favorite Wife, North by Northwest, Now Voyager, Objective Burma!, On The Town, Once upon a Time in America: Special Edition, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Special Edition, Papillon, Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy 2: Lily, Poison Ivy 3, Purgatory, Random Harvest, Ride the High Country, Rio Bravo, San Francisco, San Quentin, Scaramouche (1952), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: 50th Anniversary Edition, Seven Days in May, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Show Boat (1951), Silk Stockings, Singin' in the Rain: Special Edition, Soylent Green, Spencer's Mountain, Splendor in the Grass, Stagecoach: Special Edition, Summer Stock, Suspicion, Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) / 10, TCM Archives: Laurel and Hardy Collection, That's Entertainment Trilogy Giftset, The Adventures of Robin Hood: Special Edition, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, The Bad Seed, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The Bette Davis Collection, The Big Sleep, The Bridges of Madison County, The Complete Thin Man Collection, The Crimson Pirate, The Getaway: Deluxe Edition, The Glass Bottom Boat, The Good Earth, The Goodbye Girl, The Great Dictator, The Great Race, The Great Ziegfeld, The Green Pastures, The Harvey Girls, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, The Last Days of Pompeii (1935), The Letter (1940), The Long Long Trailer, The Loved One, The Man Who Came To Dinner, The Man Who Would Be King, The Nun's Story, The Old Man and the Sea, The Omega Man, The Pajama Game, The Philadelphia Story: Special Edition, The Prince and the Pauper (1937), The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex, The Sacketts, The Sea Hawk, The Searchers: 50th Anniversary Special Edition, The Shoes of the Fisherman, The Shop Around The Corner, The Spirit of St. Louis, The Tarzan Collection Starring Johnny Weissmuller, The Thing from Another World, The Thorn Birds, The Time Machine, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Special Edition, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Wings of Eagles, The Women, Them!, They Died with Their Boots On, They Were Expendable, Three Little Words, Time After Time, Unforgiven: Special Edition, Victor/Victoria, Wait Until Dark, Where Eagles Dare, Where The Boys Are (1960), White Heat, Wizard of Oz: Special Edition, Woodstock: The Director's Cut, Yankee Doodle Dandy: Special Edition, Ziegfeld Follies.« less
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."
Good Lord, Who Could Afford This?
Steve Stalzle | Denver, Colorado, USA | 03/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I notice that Amazon has taken the price down considerably. It's obvious that hardly anyone can afford this! Classics, yes--Crappy films, yes.
High unreasonable price? Hell, Yes!
I guess if you're starting a video library, maybe?
This has GOT to be the most expensive thing Amazon has ever sold. (at its' original 4,000 price, for sure!)"