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  • Actors: Peter O'Toole, Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden
  • Directors: Carol Reed, David Lean, Elia Kazan, Frank Capra, Fred Zinnemann
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Portuguese, French, Korean, English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Dubbed: Portuguese, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 14
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 1531 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001FBV4T4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,554 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Special Features

Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi
Designing Gandhi
Lord Attenborough Audio Commentary
From the Director's Chair
In Search of Gandhi
Looking Back
Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad
Reflections on Ben
Shooting an Epic in India
An Introduction from Lord Richard Attenborough
The Funeral
The Making of Gandhi Photo Montage
The Words Of Mahatma Gandhi
Vintage Lobby cards
Vintage Newsreel footage
Commentary by Frank Capra Jr.
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... "It Happened One Night"
Vintage Advertising
The Life of Saint Thomas More
Milestones in the Life of Gandhi
Gandhi weblink
Commentary by Frank Capra Jr. & Author Cathrine Kellison
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... You Can't Take It With You
Documentary: "Finding the Truth: The Making of Kramer vs. Kramer"
Contender: Mastering The Method
Commentary with Critic Richard Schickel and Film Historian Jeff Young
Interview with Director Elia Kazan
Original Live Radio Broadcast
Featurette: The Making Of From Here To Eternity
Excerpt from "Fred Zinnemann: As I See It"
Audio Commentary from Tim Zinnemann and Alvin Sargent
Making of Lawrence of Arabia
Exclusive Documentary - Adaptation of Boulle's novel, casting, history f production, score, release, restoration and more.
Meeting Oliver!
Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant
A Conversation with Steven Speilberg
Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast (1 of 4 Original Featurettes)
An Appreciation by John Milius
Oliver's Nice & Easy Quiz
Fagin's Tricky Quiz
Romance of Arabia (3rd of 4 Original Featurettes)
Bill Sikes' Fiendishly Hard Quiz
Interactive Map of London
Original Newsreel Footage of the New York Premiere
Advertising Campaigns
Charles Dickens Timeline
Dance and Sing-a-Long to your favorite Musical Numbers!

Editorial Reviews

17-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. This set features Columbia Pictures' Best Picture Oscar winners spanning the years from 1934 to 1982 and include the following films: 1934 It Happened One Night; 1938 You Can't Take It with You; 1949 All the King's Men; 1953 From Here to Eternity; 1954 On the Waterfront; 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai; 1962 Lawrence of Arabia; 1966 A Man for All Seasons; 1968 Oliver! ; 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer; and 1982 Gandhi

Customer Reviews

Great collection, I just wish there was a blu-ray version.
B. Stearn
For anyone that is a true movie buff, this classic collection is a must.
Lila johnson
She watches many, many, movies, sort of a Movie Critic type person.
Lionel P.

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The films in this collection are:
It Happened One Night (1934), directed by Frank Capra
You Can't Take It with You (1938), directed by Frank Capra
All the King's Men (1949),
From Here to Eternity (1953),
On the Waterfront (1954),
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), directed by David Lean (2 discs)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962), directed by David Lean (2 discs)
A Man for All Seasons (1966),
Oliver! (1968),
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Gandhi (1982). directed by Richard Attenborough (2 discs)

The description of extras is all jumbled together in the press release, but this is what goes with what, the best that I can figure:

DVD Features
Extras for Gandhi:
An Introduction from Lord Richard Attenborough
The Funeral
The Making of Gandhi Photo Montage
The Words Of Mahatma Gandhi
Milestones in the Life of Gandhi
Gandhi weblink
Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi
Designing Gandhi
Lord Attenborough Audio Commentary
From the Director's Chair
In Search of Gandhi
Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad
Reflections on Ben
Shooting an Epic in India

Extras for A Man For all Seasons:
The Life of Saint Thomas More

Extras for Lawrence of Arabia:
A Conversation with Steven Speilberg
Making of Lawrence of Arabia
Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast Featurette
Romance of Arabia Featurette
Original Newsreel Footage of the New York Premiere
Advertising Campaigns

Extras on It Happened One Night:
Commentary by Frank Capra Jr.
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers...
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Jones on February 4, 2009
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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.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By R S Cobblestone VINE VOICE on November 13, 2009
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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.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Martin Wegner on October 19, 2009
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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.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By B. Stearn on April 14, 2010
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Great collection, I just wish there was a blu-ray version.

I got this when it had a great sale price and definitely recommend it if you can get it that cheap as well.

Some films however, like Lawrence of Arabia, have a newer remastered release already out that was not included in this box set. So just do your research on your favorite films in this box set to see if it is worth your buy.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mike K on November 1, 2009
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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.
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