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Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection (+UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection (+UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oodles of helpful product information., January 29, 2015
This isn't really a review, but as I found the product description lacking, I decided to compile this list of helpful information below. This is a giant list of films, and below is everything you need to know about them. I hope this will be useful for prospective buyers to know what they're getting:

1. GRAND HOTEL (1932) - 112 minutes - Director: Edmund Goulding - Starring: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. G
2. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) - 132 minutes - Director: Frank Lloyd - Starring: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable - Genre: Drama, history - Plot: Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors. PG
3. WIZARD OF OZ (1939) - 102 minutes - Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor - Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morland - Genre: Adventure, family - Plot: Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. PG
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) - 238 minutes - Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor Starring: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. PG
5. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) - 100 minutes - Director: John Huston - Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor - Genre: Crime, film noir - Plot: A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. PG
6. MRS. MINIVER (1942) - 134 minutes - Director: William Wyler - Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II. G
7. CASABLANCA (1943) - 102 minutes - Director: Michael Curtiz - Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman - Genre: Romance, drama - Plot: Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. PG
8. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) - 126 minutes - Director: John Huston - Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston - Genre: Adventure, thriller - Plot: Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. PG
9. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) - 122 minutes - Director: Elia Kazan - Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando - Genre: Drama - Plot: Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. PG
10. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) - 113 minutes - Director: Vincente Minnelli - Starring: Gene Kelly, Lesley Carron - Genre: Musical, romance - Plot: Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. G
11. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) - 103 minutes - Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly - Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor - Genre: Comedy, musical - Plot: A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. G
12. GIGI (1958) - 115 minutes - Director: Vincente Minnelli - Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier - Genre: Comedy, musical - Plot: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. G
13. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) - 136 minutes - Director: Alfred Hitchcock - Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason - Genre: Thriller - Plot: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. PG
14. BEN-HUR (1959) - 212 minutes - Director: William Wyler - Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins - Genre: Epic, adventure - Plot: When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. G
15. HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962) - 164 minutes - Director: John Ford - Starring: James Stewart, James Mason - Genre: Western - Plot: A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. G
16. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) - 197 minutes - Director: David Lean - Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness - Genre: Epic, romance - Plot: The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. PG-13
17. COOL HAND LUKE (1967) - 126 minutes - Director: Stuart Rosenberg - Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy - Genre: Crime, drama - Plot: A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. PG
18. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) - 150 minutes - Director: Stanley Kubrick - Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood - Genre: Sci-fi - Plot: Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. G
19. BULLITT (1968) - 114 minutes - Director: Peter Yates - Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset - Genre: Action - Plot: An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. PG
20. DIRTY HARRY (1971) - 102 minutes - Director: Don Siegel - Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrea Robinson - Genre: Action, crime - Plot: When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. R
21. WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) - 100 minutes - Director: Mel Stuart- Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson - Genre: Family - Plot: A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. PG
22. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1972) - 136 minutes - Director: Stanley Kubrick - Starring: Malcolm Gladwell, Patrick Magee - Genre: Crime, action - Plot: In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. R
23. THE EXORCIST (1973) - 122 minutes - Director: William Friedkin - Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow - Genre: Horror - Plot: When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. R
24. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) - 133 minutes - Director: Milos Forman - Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher - Genre: Drama - Plot: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. R
25. SUPERMAN, THE MOVIE (1977) - 143 minutes - Director: Richard Donner - Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman - Genre: Superhero - Plot: An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. PG
26. THE SHINING (1980) - 144 minutes - Director: Stanley Kubrick - Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall - Genre: Horror - Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. R
27. CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981) - 124 minutes - Director: Hugh Hudson - Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Ian Holm - Genre: Drama, sports- Plot: Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. PG
28. RISKY BUSINESS (1983) - 99 minutes - Director: Paul Brickman - Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca DeMornay - Genre: Comedy - Plot: A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. R
29. AMADEUS (1984) - 160 minutes - Director: Milos Forman - Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce - Genre: Drama - Plot: The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. R
30. THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) - 154 minutes - Director: Steven Spielberg - Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg - Genre: Drama - Plot: The life and trials of a young African American woman. PG-13
31. LETHAL WEAPON (1987) - 110 minutes - Director: Richard Donner - Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey - Genre: Action - Plot: A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; they hate working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. R
32. FULL METAL JACKET (1987) - 116 minutes - Director: Stanley Kubrick - Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'
33. Onofrio - Genre: War, drama - Plot: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. R
34. DRIVING MISS DAISY (1989) - 99 minutes - Director: Bruce Beresford - Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy - Genre: Drama, comedy - Plot: An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. PG
35. GOODFELLAS (1990) - 146 minutes - Director: Martin Scorses - Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta - Genre: Gangster, crime - Plot: Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. R
36. THE BODYGUARD (1992) - 129 minutes - Director: Mick Jackson - Starring: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston - Genre: Action, romance- Plot: A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's. R
37. UNFORGIVEN (1992) - 131 minutes - Director: Clint Eastwood - Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman - Genre: Western, drama - Plot: Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. R
38. NATURAL BORN KILLERS (DIRECTOR'S CUT) (1994) - 118 minutes - Director: Oliver Stone - Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr. - Genre: Crime, action - Plot: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. R
39. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) - 142 minutes - Director: Frank Darabont - Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman - Genre: Drama, crime - Plot: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. R
40. THE MATRIX (1999) - 136 minutes - Director: The Wachowski Siblings - Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving - Genre: Action, sci-fi - Plot: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. R
41. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE (2001) - 152 minutes - Director: Chris Columbus - Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint - Genre: Adventure, fantasy - Plot: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. PG
42. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) - 178 minutes - Director: Peter Jackson - Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen - Genre: Fantasy, adventure - Plot: A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. PG-13
43. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) - 179 minutes - Director: Peter Jackson - Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen - Genre: Fantasy, adventure - Plot: While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. PG-13
44. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) - 201 minutes - Director: Peter Jackson - Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen - Genre: Fantasy, adventure - Plot: Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. PG-13
45. MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2005) - 132 minutes - Director: Clint Eastwood - Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman - Genre: Drama, sport - Plot: A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. PG-13
46. THE DEPARTED (2006) - 151 minutes - Director: Martin Scorsese - Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson - Genre: Crime - Plot: An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat. R
47. THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) - 152 minutes - Director: Christopher Nolan - Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart - Genre: Superhero - Plot: When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. PG-13
48. THE BLIND SIDE (2009) - 129 minutes - Director: John Lee Hancock - Starring: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock - Genre: Sport, drama - Plot: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. PG-13
49. THE HANGOVER (2009) - 100 minutes - Director: Todd Phillips - Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms - Genre: Comedy - Plot: Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. R
50. SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009) - 128 minutes - Director: Guy Ritchie - Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Mark Strong - Genre: Action - Plot: Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to INCEPTION (2010) - 148 minutes - Director: Christopher Nolan - Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page - Genre: Action, sci-fi - Plot: A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. PG-13

Now let's crunch some numbers. This collection costs $278.99, and contains 50 films. To find the value of the individual film you're getting, we divide the price by the number of films to get an individual price of $5.57 per film! This is a great deal to own this diverse set of classics, action movies, dramas, and thrillers by the greatest studio in the world! I hope this information is useful to you. Cheers!


Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection (DVD)
Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection (DVD)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some helpful product information., January 29, 2015
This isn't really a review, but as I found the product description lacking, I decided to compile this list of helpful information below. I hope this will be useful for prospective buyers to know what they're getting:

1. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) - 88 minutes - Director: Alan Crosland - Starring: Al Jolson , Mary McAvoy, Warner Oland - Genre: Drama, musical - Plot: The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. G
2. BROADWAY MELODY OF 1929 (1929) - 100 minutes - Director: Harry Beaumont - Starring: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King - Genre: Musical, romance - Plot: The lives, loves and shenanigans of two starlets on Broadway in the Roaring Twenties. G
3. THE PUBLIC ENEMY (1931) - 83 minutes - Director: William A. Wellman - Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow - Genre: Crime - Plot: A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war. PG
4. CIMARRON (1931) - 123 minutes - Director: Wesley Ruggles - Starring: Richard Dix, Irene Dunn - Genre: Drama, western - Plot: A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. G
5. GRAND HOTEL (1932) - 112 minutes - Director: Edmund Goulding - Starring: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. G
6. 42ND STREET (1933) - 89 minutes - Director: Lloyd Bacon - Starring: Warner Baxter, Bebe Williams - Genre: Comedy, musical - Plot: A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star... G
7. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) - 132 minutes - Director: Frank Lloyd - Starring: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable - Genre: Drama, history - Plot: Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors. PG
8. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935) - 96 minutes - Director: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding - Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx - Genre: Comedy - Plot: A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. G
9. THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (1936) - 176 minutes - Director: Robert G. Leonard - Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy - Genre: Biopic, drama - Plot: This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues. G
10. THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (1937) - 116 minutes - Director: William Dieterle - Starring: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard - Genre: Biopic, drama - Plot: The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. G
11. THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) - 102 minutes - Director: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley - Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone - Genre: Adventure - Plot: When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. PG
12. DARK VICTORY (1939) - 104 minutes - Director: Edmund Goulding - Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent - Genre: Drama, Romance - Plot: A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity. G
13. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) - 238 minutes - Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor Starring: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. PG
14. WIZARD OF OZ (1939) - 102 minutes - Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor - Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morland - Genre: Adventure, family - Plot: Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. PG
15. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) - 112 minutes - Director: George Cukor - Starring: Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart - Genre: Comedy, romance - Plot: When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. G
16. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) - 100 minutes - Director: John Huston - Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor - Genre: Crime, film noir - Plot: A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. PG
17. CITIZEN KANE (1941) - 119 minutes - Director: Orson Welles - Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten - Genre: Drama - Plot: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. PG
18. MRS. MINIVER (1942) - 134 minutes - Director: William Wyler - Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II. G
19. CASABLANCA (1943) - 102 minutes - Director: Michael Curtiz - Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman - Genre: Romance, drama - Plot: Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. PG
20. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) - 126 minutes - Director: Michael Curtiz - Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie - Genre: Biography, drama - Plot: A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan. G
21. GASLIGHT (1944) - 114 minutes - Director: George Cukor - Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman - Genre: Crime, drama - Plot: Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. PG
22. ANCHORS AWEIGH (1944) - 143 minutes - Director: George Cukor - Starring: Frank Sinatra, Katherine Grayson - Genre: Comedy, musical - Plot: Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. G
23. MILDRED PIERCE (1945) - 111 minutes - Director: Michael Curtiz - Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson - Genre: Crime, drama - Plot: After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but cannot seem to win the approval of her spoiled daughter. G
24. BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) - 172 minutes - Director: William Wyler - Starring: Frederic March, Dana Andrews - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. G
25. THE BIG SLEEP (1946) - 114 minutes - Director: Howard Hawks - Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall - Genre: Crime, film noir - Plot: Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. PG
26. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) - 126 minutes - Director: John Huston - Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston - Genre: Adventure, thriller - Plot: Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. PG
27. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) - 113 minutes - Director: Vincente Minnelli - Starring: Gene Kelly, Lesley Carron - Genre: Musical, romance - Plot: Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. G
28. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) - 122 minutes - Director: Elia Kazan - Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando - Genre: Drama - Plot: Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. PG
29. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) - 103 minutes - Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly - Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor - Genre: Comedy, musical - Plot: A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. G
30. SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954) - 102 minutes - Director: Stanley Donen - Starring: Jane Powell, Howard Keel - Genre: Comedy, musical - Plot: In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. G
31. A STAR IS BORN (1954) - 154 minutes - Director: George Cukor - Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason - Genre: Drama, musical - Plot: A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral. G
32. EAST OF EDEN (1955) - 115 minutes - Director: Elia Kazan - Starring: James Dean, Raymond Massey - Genre: Drama - Plot: Tells the story of Cal Trask, a young and rebellious man in the Midwest. PG
33. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) - 111 minutes - Director: Nicholas Ray - Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood - Genre: Drama - Plot: A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. PG-13
34. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (1956) - 175 minutes - Director: Michael Anderson, John Farrow - Starring: David Niven, Cantinflas - Genre: Comedy, adventure - Plot: Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says. G
35. GIANT (1956) - 201 minutes - Director: George Stevens - Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates. PG
36. THE SEARCHERS (1956) - 119 minutes - Director: John Ford - Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter - Genre: Western - Plot: A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. PG
37. A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) - 126 minutes - Director: Elia Kazan - Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal - Genre: Drama - Plot: An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? PG
38. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) - 108 minutes - Director: Richard Brooks - Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman - Genre: Drama, romance - Plot: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. PG
39. GIGI (1958) - 115 minutes - Director: Vincente Minnelli - Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier - Genre: Comedy, musical - Plot: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. G
40. BEN-HUR (1959) - 212 minutes - Director: William Wyler - Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins - Genre: Epic, adventure - Plot: When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. G
41. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) - 136 minutes - Director: Alfred Hitchcock - Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason - Genre: Thriller - Plot: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. PG
42. HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962) - 164 minutes - Director: John Ford - Starring: James Stewart, James Mason - Genre: Western - Plot: A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. G
43. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962) - 134 minutes - Director: Robert Aldrich - Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford - Genre: Psychological thriller, horror - Plot: A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion. PG
44. VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964) - 85 minutes - Director: George Sidney - Starring: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margaret - Genre: Comedy, musical - Plot: Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. G
45. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) - 197 minutes - Director: David Lean - Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness - Genre: Epic, romance - Plot: The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. PG-13
46. WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966) - 131 minutes - Director: Mike Nichols - Starring:Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton - Genre: Drama - Plot: A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. PG-13
47. COOL HAND LUKE (1967) - 126 minutes - Director: Stuart Rosenberg - Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy - Genre: Crime, drama - Plot: A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. PG
48. THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967) - 150 minutes - Director: Robert Aldrich - Starring: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine - Genre: Action, war - Plot: A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II. PG-13
49. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) - 150 minutes - Director: Stanley Kubrick - Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood - Genre: Sci-fi - Plot: Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. G
50. BULLITT (1968) - 114 minutes - Director: Peter Yates - Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset - Genre: Action - Plot: An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. PG
51. THE WILD BUNCH (1969) - 145 minutes - Director: Sam Peckinpah- Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine - Genre: Action, western - Plot: An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. R
52. DIRTY HARRY (1971) - 102 minutes - Director: Don Siegel - Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrea Robinson - Genre: Action, crime - Plot: When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. R
53. WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) - 100 minutes - Director: Mel Stuart- Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson - Genre: Family - Plot: A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. PG
54. CABARET (1972) - 124 minutes - Director: Bob Fosse - Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York - Genre: Drama, musical - Plot: A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. PG
55. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1972) - 136 minutes - Director: Stanley Kubrick - Starring: Malcolm Gladwell, Patrick Magee - Genre: Crime, action - Plot: In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. R
56. ENTER THE DRAGON (1973) - 102 minutes - Director: Robert Clouse - Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon - Genre: Martial arts, action - Plot: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. R
57. THE EXORCIST (1973) - 122 minutes - Director: William Friedkin - Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow - Genre: Horror - Plot: When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. R
58. BLAZING SADDLES (1974) - 93 minutes - Director: Gene Wilder - Starring: Cleavon Liddle, Gene Wilder - Genre: Comedy, western - Plot: To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. R
59. DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) - 125 minutes - Director: Sidney Lumet - Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale - Genre: Crime - Plot: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. R
60. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) - 133 minutes - Director: Milos Forman - Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher - Genre: Drama - Plot: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. R
61. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) - 138 minutes - Director: Alan J. Pakula - Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford - Genre: Thriller - Plot: Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation. R
62. SUPERMAN, THE MOVIE (1977) - 143 minutes - Director: Richard Donner - Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman - Genre: Superhero - Plot: An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. PG
63. CADDYSHACK (1980) - 98 minutes - Director: Harold Ramis - Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray - Genre: Comedy - Plot: An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. R
64. THE SHINING (1980) - 144 minutes - Director: Stanley Kubrick - Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall - Genre: Horror - Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. R
65. CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) - 118 minutes - Director: Desmond Davis - Starring: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin - Genre: Adventure, fantasy - Plot: A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda. PG
66. CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981) - 124 minutes - Director: Hugh Hudson - Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Ian Holm - Genre: Drama, sports- Plot: Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. PG
67. NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION (1983) - 98 minutes - Director: Harold Ramis - Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo - Genre: Comedy - Plot: The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. R
68. THE OUTSIDERS (1983) - 91 minutes - Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise - Genre: Drama, crime - Plot: The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. PG-13
69. THE RIGHT STUFF (1983) - 193 minutes - Director: Phillip Kaufman - Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris - Genre: Adventure, drama - Plot: The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. PG-13
70. RISKY BUSINESS (1983) - 99 minutes - Director: Paul Brickman - Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca DeMornay - Genre: Comedy - Plot: A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. R
71. AMADEUS (1984) - 160 minutes - Director: Milos Forman - Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce - Genre: Drama - Plot: The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. R
72. THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) - 154 minutes - Director: Steven Spielberg - Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg - Genre: Drama - Plot: The life and trials of a young African American woman. PG-13
73. THE GOONIES (1985) - 114 minutes - Director: Richard Donner - Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin - Genre: Adventure, family - Plot: In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure. PG
74. FULL METAL JACKET (1987) - 116 minutes - Director: Stanley Kubrick - Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'
Onofrio - Genre: War, drama - Plot: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. R
75. LETHAL WEAPON (1987) - 110 minutes - Director: Richard Donner - Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey - Genre: Action - Plot: A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. R
76. BATMAN (1989) - 126 minutes - Director: Tim Burton - Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson - Genre: Superhero - Plot: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. PG-13
77. DRIVING MISS DAISY (1989) - 99 minutes - Director: Bruce Beresford - Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy - Genre: Drama, comedy - Plot: An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. PG
78. GOODFELLAS (1990) - 146 minutes - Director: Martin Scorses - Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta - Genre: Gangster, crime - Plot: Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. R
79. THE BODYGUARD (1992) - 129 minutes - Director: Mick Jackson - Starring: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston - Genre: Action, romance- Plot: A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's. R
80. UNFORGIVEN (1992) - 131 minutes - Director: Clint Eastwood - Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman - Genre: Western, drama - Plot: Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. R
81. THE FUGITIVE (1993) - 131 minutes - Director: Andrew Davis - Starring: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones - Genre: Thriller - Plot: Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. PG-13
82. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994) - 123 minutes - Director: Neil Jordan - Starring: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas - Genre: Horror, drama - Plot: A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. R
83. NATURAL BORN KILLERS (DIRECTOR'S CUT) (1994) - 118 minutes - Director: Oliver Stone - Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr. - Genre: Crime, action - Plot: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. R
84. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) - 142 minutes - Director: Frank Darabont - Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman - Genre: Drama, crime - Plot: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. R
85. SEVEN (1995) - 127 minutes - Director: David Fincher - Starring: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt - Genre: Crime, thriller - Plot: Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. R
86. L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997) - 138 minutes - Director: Curtis Hanson - Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce - Genre: Crime, thriller - Plot: As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. R
87. THE MATRIX (1999) - 136 minutes - Director: The Wachowski Siblings - Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving - Genre: Action, sci-fi - Plot: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. R
88. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE (2001) - 152 minutes - Director: Chris Columbus - Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint - Genre: Adventure, fantasy - Plot: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. PG
89. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) - 178 minutes - Director: Peter Jackson - Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen - Genre: Fantasy, adventure - Plot: A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. PG-13
90. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) - 179 minutes - Director: Peter Jackson - Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen - Genre: Fantasy, adventure - Plot: While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. PG-13
91. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) - 201 minutes - Director: Peter Jackson - Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen - Genre: Fantasy, adventure - Plot: Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. PG-13
93. MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2005) - 132 minutes - Director: Clint Eastwood - Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman - Genre: Drama, sport - Plot: A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. PG-13
94. THE DEPARTED (2006) - 151 minutes - Director: Martin Scorsese - Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson - Genre: Crime - Plot: An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat. R
95. 300 (2007) - 117 minutes - Director: Zack Snyder - Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey - Genre: War, action - Plot: King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. R
96. THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) - 152 minutes - Director: Christopher Nolan - Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart - Genre: Superhero - Plot: When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. PG-13
97. THE BLIND SIDE (2009) - 129 minutes - Director: John Lee Hancock - Starring: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock - Genre: Sport, drama - Plot: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. PG-13
98. THE HANGOVER (2009) - 100 minutes - Director: Todd Phillips - Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms - Genre: Comedy - Plot: Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. R
99. SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009) - 128 minutes - Director: Guy Ritchie - Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Mark Strong - Genre: Action - Plot: Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. PG-13
100. INCEPTION (2010) - 148 minutes - Director: Christopher Nolan - Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page - Genre: Action, sci-fi - Plot: A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. PG-13

Now let's crunch some numbers. This collection costs $286.88, and contains 100 films. To find the value of the individual film you're getting, we divide the price by the number of films to get an individual price of $2.86 per film! This is a great deal to own this diverse set of classics, action movies, dramas, and thrillers by the greatest studio in the world! I hope this information is useful to you. Cheers!


The Immigrant [Blu-ray]
The Immigrant [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ James Grey
Price: $31.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-acted, beautiful, but slow-moving., January 29, 2015
This review is from: The Immigrant [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The Immigrant somehow fell through the cracks this awards season. And that's a shame, because you'll be hard spent to find a more beautifully filmed or excellently acted period drama this year! The Immigrant tells the story of Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard), a Polish immigrant who comes to America in the 20's with her sister Magda. Magda has tuberculosis, and the sisters are separated. Coming to Ewa's rescue is the seemingly charming Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a mysterious man with an odious job.

The Immigrant might sound depressing, and it's certainly not upbeat. It's not fast-paced either, but a calm and slow look into the lives of good people who fall into misfortune. At the center of the film is the beautiful Marion Cotillard, with another subtle and powerful performance that continues her winning streak of movies. In the wings are Joaquin Phoenix, daring and brilliant as ever, and Jeremy Renner, playing the closest thing this film has to a nice guy in Orlando the Magician.

When coupled with the great Darius Khondij's (Amour, Midnight in Paris) rich, warm, and lavish cinematography, sumptuous costumes, and a period-real recreation of the bustling, dirty, grey streets of New York, The Immigrant becomes both technically superb and emotionally satisfying. If you're looking for a well-acted film with subtle characters, realistic plots, and moving drama, try The Immigrant. 4 out of 5 immigrants!


Book of Life [Blu-ray]
Book of Life [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Christina Applegate
Price: $19.99
26 used & new from $15.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Bursting with life, color, and beauty!, January 29, 2015
This review is from: Book of Life [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I didn't watch this expecting much. I'm not a child, and I'm not Mexican, and the trailers didn't sell me all the way. But I gave it a try, and by the time The Book of Life had ended, I was astounded. The Book of Life explodes with...life! There's not a single dull frame in the movie. It's a carnival of color, beauty, music, and life! Every character is unique, every landscape unforgettably intricate. Its fresh and dazzling, and bursting with heart. The Book of Life is one of the best kid's movies of the year.

The film tells the story of Manolo, a soulful and poetic young man hopelessly in love with the beautiful Maria. The only problem is that the dashing, preening Joaquin is in love with her too. To add to this, the gods La Muerte (made of sugar candy) and Xibalba (made of tar) are wagering on who gets the girl (and Maria will have none of it!). From there begins a story that will take our heroes to the Land of the Remembered, the Land of the Forgotten, and everything in between. They'll face down a 200 foot bull, a conniving god, a giant boulder of a bandit, and death itself. And yes (spoiler alert), there's a happy ending.

Now, I don't want to oversell the movie. The storytelling could be a LOT better. There's a completely needless framing device and the characters could afford to be a lot more interesting. Did I mention that nearly everyone is carved out of wood (the framing device tells the story with puppets), except when they aren't - leading to bizarre continuity and some really weird looking characters. The Book of Life succeeds when it comes to Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez's dazzling, magnificent, rich, dark, and colorful visuals. Millions of flower petals falling from the sky...a bull fight watched by a million people...the land of the forgotten - ashen and grey, and the land of the remembered - a celebration of light and music...these are gorgeous images that will dazzle and astound you! And the movie succeeds when it comes to that!

So if you're looking for something different for your kids, try this one out. It's a beautiful homage to the mythology of Mexico, and features the most dazzling and beautiful visuals I've seen in a kid's film this year. In addition, The Book of Life has got some good voice performances and heart. In spirit of Xibalba and La Muerte, I'll wager that this will be a unique experience you won't regret. 4/5 books of life!
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Song of the Sea (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD)
Song of the Sea (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD)
DVD ~ David Rawle
Price: $24.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Irishman's perspective., January 27, 2015
We folk of the Emerald Isle don't get to watch a lot of children's entertainment from our own fair country. So when I learned that the folks behind the beguiling and utterly beautiful The Secret of Kells were making The Song of the Sea, a magical fairy tale steeped in Irish folklore and mythology...I knew I had to see it as soon as possible. I was not disappointed! The Song of the Sea is a magical, poetic, moving, and beautiful little tale that will entrance children without talking down to them. The visuals are stylized and rich, and just plain beautiful. More importantly, Song of the Sea has got a big heart and lots of charm.

The story goes like this: Ben and Saoirse (said seer-sha) live in a lighthouse with their father Conor. One night, Saoirse is taken into the ocean by seals, where it's revealed she's a selkie: a magical being that takes the form of a seal in the sea. When Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with their grandmother in the city, they must step up to face their inner fears and complete a task to keep the magic stories alive.

I recommend this magical film to kids and adults alike. Come and share in the wonders of Ireland.
As they say in Gaelic, go raibh míle maith agat!
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Predestination [HD]
Predestination [HD]
DVD
Price: $6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Where did all YOU zombies come from?", January 27, 2015
Predestination isn't just the best sci-fi of the year, it's one of the best sci-fi's I've seen since Minority Report or Gattaca. It's one of the best films of the year, period. It's one of the most thought-provoking, mind-bending, sharply written, fiercely original, technically adept, emotionally moving, and powerfully acted science fiction films I've ever seen. Is it "Great great" - like Inception/Gattaca great? Only time will tell, so I'll leave that up to you.

Based on Robert Heinlein's short story All You Zombies, a mind-bending, time-travelling, paradoxical look at causality and paradoxes, Predestination is the next film from the Spierig Brothers, two batty German geeks who might just end up taking a shot at sci-fi royalty (or at the very least, sci-fi nobility) if things keep going the way they are. The film stars Ethan Hawke as a mysterious character known only as The Bartender, a genial man hiding dark secrets, who also happens to be a Temporal Agent. Yeah, that's a time traveller, for those of us who don't speak nerd. Aussie newcomer Sarah Snook stars as The Unmarried Mother, a world-weary man (You read that right. And believe it or not, that is the LEAST strange thing you will find in this movie) with hurt in his past. The plot jumps backwards and forwards from its heart in the early 1970's, through flashbacks, flashforwards, and a whole lot of time-travelling. Without giving much away, it revolves around the hunt for the Fizzle Bomber, a ruthless and unpredictable terrorist whose next attack will make 9/11 look like a playground scrap.

The film starts on a snappy pace, and never lets up. This ain't a movie for the casual viewer. This is a marathon for your brain - its ruthless and hard to follow, and you'll emerge dripping with sweat and beaming with pride. Predestination isn't confusing, but it is hard to understand. Time travel, paradoxes, time-loops, alternate realities, and causality are words that make all but the staunchest sci-fi fans quiver (if I told you I understood it 100%, I'd be lying). When you throw in sex changes, facial reconstructions, and more than a twinge of uncomfortable...um, personal...relationships (you'll see what I mean), you have a mature and thoroughly different science fiction. But what takes Predestination from a neat story with a cool script, to being genuinely compelling story-telling, is the acting.

Let's talk about the cast. I've always liked Ethan Hawke. His performances have no guile or artificiality to them; he throws himself into every character with gusto and skill (kind of like a less hammy, more choosy Nic Cage). But this was the first time when I sat up and said, "Woah. This dude has got ACTING chops." Chops that stand up there with the greats, in what might be his best performance in years. But Hawke's fine chops aren't even the highpoint of the film. Neither is the subtle, scheming and unforgettable Noah Taylor as head of the CIA's time travel agency. The highpoint of the movie is a left-field punch to the gut called Sarah Snook. Remember (and chortle at) this name, because this girl is going places. Playing the tricky character of both a woman AND a man, both with electrifying aplomb and finely-honed skill, this is Snook's film to carry, and carry it she does.

Adding to the incredible script and acting is some classy, almost retro cinematography and a damn good score, making Predestination a brain-warping and unforgettable experience for the true science fiction fan. Casual viewers may be put off by the strange themes, uncomfortable insinuations, and cortex-crunching paradoxes of the movie. But for thinking fans of science fiction, psychological thrillers, or just good ol'fashioned thrilling and smart cinema, Predestination will deliver a kick in the pants that will be sure to have you thinking and massaging your aching cranium for days. This movie is NOT to be missed. As for my rating, ever since I saw it, I knew it was predestined to get 5 stars (see what I did there, eh?).

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Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
DVD
Price: $14.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the world needs a monster..., January 23, 2015
...and sometimes it needs a good ol' monster movie. And if you're looking for a lavish, action-packed, solid origin tale for Count Drrrraculaaa, look no further than Dracula Untold. This movie genuinely impressed me. I went in expecting a movie filled with generic action, bad dialogue, a turgid romance and over-acting. What I got was one-and-a-half hours of royal entertainment, sumptuous costumes, lavish sets, dazzling special effects and an excellent performance from Luke Evans! I left feeling satisfied and excited.

But yeah, this movie has all those flaws too. Dracula Untold has a simple storyline and is littered with fantasy cliches (Gary Shore is no Peter Jackson). It's early action scenes are muddled, filmed with shaky cam and butchered in the editing room. The dialogue is overblown and a few of the actors are a little questionable. Oh, and PS, this movie gets no points for historical accuracy. There, that's all the flaws out of the way. Now we can focus on the awesome parts in this movie, and there are MANY of those.

First off, the best word I can use to describe this movie is sumptuous. This is a sumptuous movie. Legendary costume designer Ngila "Lord of the Rings" Dickson deserves an Academy Award for designing the most lavish and downright beautiful costumes, armor, and robes this side of Middle Earth. When coupled with the equally lavish, rich, and stunning sets, you have the look of a downright gorgeous movie any way you cut it.

I guess the visual style needs more mentioning. The movie starts off muddled, unsure of whether it should go full blown Gothic or for a more sleek and modern polish. The action scenes are missing that bite (no pun intended) that will come in later. But as we advance, director Gary Shore gets more comfortable with the shadows, rainy forests, and open flames, and starts filming shots that are grandiose and epic in the best way. A field of a thousand corpses, a red cape blowing on a cliff, a man walking in a lightning storm...these are the shots that make cinema worthwhile! Oh, and the special effects are actually rather dazzling. They give the action scenes that extra oomph and are also just spectacular to watch.

Speaking of spectacular, this is Luke Evans's movie all the way. Bringing that same calm gravitas, moral certitude, and quiet power that he brought to Bard the Bowman, Luke Evans holds the screen and the attention with his portrayal of the flawed yet noble Prince Vlad. It's a performance that's far better than it needed to be, and the movie is better for it too. Charles Dance gets to chew scenery (and people) as an ancient and powerful vampire, and Dominic Cooper is also having fun as the Sultan Mehmed, an all-powerful bully with impeccable hair. In all the cast is solid, while the mighty Luke Evans is the true standout.

In conclusion, while muddled, occasionally cliched, and perhaps lacking a bit of gravitas, Dracula Untold is absolutely a movie I recommend to fans of fantasy, epic war films, or good ol' fashioned vampire fun. It's led by the excellent Luke Evans, features some dazzling special effects, epic action, and some real human (sorry, vampire) drama about what it means to be a monster. 4/5 blood-sucking stars! Now where's my sequel?
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The Last Goodbye
The Last Goodbye
Price: $1.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and perfect., January 18, 2015
This review is from: The Last Goodbye (MP3 Music)
Is this the greatest Middle Earth credits song ever? I think it just might be. Beautiful, poetic, haunting, and heart-breakingly sad, sung beautifully by Billy "Pippin" Boyd, this song will transport you to Middle Earth. And given the context of the movie, it perfectly captures Bilbo's sad and futile image of war. A brilliant song for a brilliant movie that, despite of its flaws, I will always love with all my heart.


The Signal
The Signal
DVD
Price: $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An alternate perspective to this underrated mind-bender., January 4, 2015
This review is from: The Signal (Amazon Instant Video)
I TOTALLY get why you wouldn't like - or even HATE, The Signal, even though I don't myself. Then again, I AM the target demographic: the kind of guy who loves twisty, confusing, bizarre, ambitious sci-fi with human emotion and gorgeous technical wizardry thrown into the mix. If you're a fan of those, then by all accounts pick up a copy of The Signal, because this film delivers on all those accounts.
But If you're a fan of straightforward, logical, tightly plotted, tidy films that put themselves on a plate for your consumption, run like the hills. The Signal doesn't so much as make itself a hard meal, as force the viewer to wrangle a wild, kicking animal into their system (excuse the metaphor). So once more: DISCLAIMER. If you like fast-paced, easily understood films for entertainment and easy-watching, look for another film. The Signal isn't so much your cup of tea as a completely different beverage (think...orange juice).

But if you like smart, thought-provoking, visually stunning, powerfully acted, mind-bending and stylish science fiction with a twist and a kick, then The Signal is by all accounts, a rewarding experience. The story centers on three brilliant young people who encounter a mysterious and sinister alien entity in the Nevada desert, and their subsequent experience with a bizarre government research facility with its own dark secrets. Leading the film is Brenton Thwaites, an Aussie newcomer who is coming out of nowhere to become a huge talent to watch. His intense performance as brilliant young hacker Nick carries the entire film, delivering some real gravitas and drama. Olivia Cooke is excellent as strong, smart girlfriend Haley, while Beau Knapp will break your heart as fellow hacker Jonah. Laurence Fishburne is a real pleasure as the creepily secretive Dr. Wallace Damon.

Director William Eubank has a brilliant grasp of space and visual clarity, and The Signal has a stylish and gorgeous visual palette. The imagery is bold and strange, the camera intimate and epic. The special effects are amazing, there's some impressive CGI and awe-inspiring slo-motion action scenes thrown into the mix. The writing of course, is where the film is weakest. Yes, the film's conclusion could have been sharper, and the middle half could have been tighter. And is it too much to ask that we get some ANSWERS? The Signal says nope. Use your brain and think. You'll be pondering this movie and its outrageous themes for days. Aliens, androids, signals, hackers, and bodily modifications will be running through your head like a parade. Throw in some beautiful editing and a moody, cool score...and you have a slow-burning, suspenseful, ambitious, even arresting film with some hard science fiction and some moving human drama thrown in there.

Trust me, if you think you can handle The Signal, you should check it out. 4.5 signals out of 5! Cheers!


Riddick Collection [Blu-ray]
Riddick Collection [Blu-ray]
4 used & new from $11.35

4.0 out of 5 stars Some helpful product information., January 4, 2015
This isn't really a review, but as I found the product description lacking, I decided to compile this list of helpful information below. I hope this will be useful for prospective buyers to know what they're getting:

PITCH BLACK (2000): 109 minutes - Director: David Twohy - Starring: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser - Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Horror- Plot: A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur. R

THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (2004): 119 minutes - Director: David Twohy - Starring: Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Judi Dench - Genre: Action, Sci-fi - Plot: A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur. PG-13

RIDDICK (2013): 119 minutes - Director: David Twohy - Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff - Genre: Action, Sci-fi- Plot: Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. R

Now let's crunch some numbers. This collection has varied costs, from $11 to $15 dollars. Either way, you'll be paying about $4.00 per film. This is a good deal to own this action-packed and super cool set of gritty action sci-fi films! I hope this information is useful to you. Cheers!


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