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Warner Classics Mega Collection

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This is it. The ultimate gift for the ultimate movie lover. The greatest classics of all time from the world's largest, and most heralded film library. Warner Home Video and bring you an unprecedented mega-set of the most beloved and popular classic films of all time from the venerable studio's unparalleled potpourri of Hollywood essentials. All the great stars, the great moments, the most lauded and treasured films of all time, in one mind-boggling assemblage of cinematic greatness.. From Bogart's unforgettable romance with Ingrid Bergman in CASABLANCA, to his on-screen and off-screen love affair with Lauren Bacall, in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, Gene Kelly's incredible singin' and dancin' in the rain, to GWTW's Scarlett and Rhett, the swashbuckling adventures of Errol Flynn, the irresistible sleuthing of Powell and Loy in the Thin Man series, Charlton Heston's Oscar-winning chariot race against Stephen Boyd in BEN-HUR, the inspired lunacy of the Marx Bros., Orson Welles as Citizen Kane, Rosalind Russell as AUNTIE MAME. or Fred & Ginger at their very best. It's all here. Essential gangster classics, spectacular musicals, screwball comedies, mysteries, romances, & grand epics that define moviemaking. The Warner library draws not only from its own 80+ years of amazing films, but also all the pre-1986 films of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the RKO library, and several classics from independent producers. This group of specially selected classics has been brought together as an instant DVD library of the best films ever made, digitally remastered and painstakingly restored, and as is the hallmark of Warner Home Video releases, most of the titles come with a plethora of exciting extras. Fascinating behind-the-scenes documentaries, star biographies, vintage shorts, cartoons, featurettes, trailers, newsreels, and everything that has critics referring to Warner Home Video as the company that sets the "gold standard" for classic film presentations on DVD. Now their very best can be yours, to have and hold forever. Titles are:

42nd Street Freaks Objective Burma
Adventures of Robin Hood, The: Special Edition Friendly Persuasion Ocean's 11 (1960)
Advise and Consent Fury On the Town
Alice Adams Gaslight Operation Pacific
An American in Paris Giant 2-Disc SE Out of the Past
The Americanization of Emily Gigi Petrified Forest
Anchors Aweigh Glass Bottom Boat Philadelphia Story Two-Disc SE
Angels with Dirty Faces Gold Rush, The Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Anna Christie Gone with the Wind 4-Disc Edition Possessed '47
Anna Karenina Goodbye Mr. Chips The Prince and the Pauper
Annie Get Your Gun Grand Hotel The Prince and the Showgirl
Asphalt Jungle, The Great Dictator, The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex
Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, The Great Ziegfeld Public Enemy
Bad Day at Black Rock Gun Crazy Queen Christina
The Band Wagon Two-Disc SE Gunga Din Random Harvest
The Barkleys of Broadway Harvey Girls, The Rebel without a Cause Two-Disc SE
Bells are Ringing High Sierra Rio Bravo
Ben Hur 4-Disc Edition Horror of Dracula The Roaring '20s
The Big Sleep House of Wax (1953) Robin and the Seven Hoods
Billy Rose's Jumbo Humoresque Scaramouche
Blackboard Jungle Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 The Sea Chase
Blood Alley I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang The Sea Hawk
Born to Kill I Confess Searchers, The
Boys Town I Remember Mama Set-up, The (1949)
Bridgadoon In the Good Old Summertime Shall We Dance (1937)
Bringing Up Baby Two-Disc SE Jezebel Shop Around the Corner
Butterfield 8 Key Largo Show Boat
Camille Kid, The Singing' in the Rain Two-Disc SE
Captain Blood Kim Son of Lassie
Casablanca 2-Disc SE King in New York/Woman in Paris, A Stage Door
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof King Kong 2-Disc SE Stage Fright
Chaplin Revue King of Kings Stagecoach
Christmas Carol 1938 Lassie Come Home The Star (1953)
Christmas in Connecticut 1945 Libeled Lady Star is Born, A (1954)
The Cincinnati Kid Limelight Story of Sea Biscuit
Circus, The Little Caesar Strangers on a Train: Special Edition
Citizen Kane 2-Disc SE Love Finds Andy Hardy Suspicion
City Lights Love in the Afternoon Swing Time
Clash By Night Love Me or Leave Me Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Courage of Lassie Lullaby of Broadway Tall in the Saddle
Cowboys, The The Maltese Falcon Tarzan Collection
Crossfire The Master of Ballantrae Taste the Blood of Dracula
Curse of Frankenstein, The Mata Hari TCM Archives: Buster Keaton
The Damned Don't Cry McQ TCM Archives: Lon Chaney
Dark Passage Mildred Pierce That's Entertainment I
Dark Victory Mister Roberts That's Entertainment II
Day at the Races, A Modern Times That's Entertainment III
Days of Wine and Roses Monsieur Verdoux Them!
Designing Woman Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) They Died with their Boots on
Destination Tokyo Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House They Drive By Night
Dial M for Murder Mr. Skeffington The Thin Man Collection
Dillinger Mrs. Miniver To Be or Not to Be
Dinner at Eight Mummy, The (1959) To Have and Have Not
Doctor Zhivago 2-Disc S Murder, My Sweet Top Hat
Dodge City Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 The Train Robbers
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde My Fair Lady 2-Disc SE Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The: Special Edition
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave My Favorite Wife The Unsinkable Molly Brown
East of Eden Two-Disc SE Narrow Margin Where The Boys Are
Easter Parade Two-Disc SE National Velvet White Heat
Face in the Crowd Never So Few The Wizard of Oz Two-Disc SE
Father of the Bride Night and Day The Women
Finian's Rainbow Night at the Opera, A The Wrong Man
Follow the Fleet Night in Casablanca, A Yankee Doodle Dandy: Special Edition
For Me and My Gal Ninotchka The Yearling
Foreign Correspondent North By Northwest Young Man with a Horn
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Now Voyager Ziegfeld Girl

Special Features

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Product Details

  • Actors: Harry Akst, Warner Baxter, George Brent, Edna Callaghan, Wallis Clark
  • Directors: Lloyd Bacon
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 200
  • Rated:
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 22, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B8V97E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #844,471 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Warner Classics Mega Collection" on IMDb

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By Louis Barbarelli on February 8, 2004
Format: DVD
This is a two-sided DVD that contains two versions of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. As many other reviewers here have said, the 1932 Frederick March version is far superior to the 1941 Spencer Tracy version. The older version, directed by a 34-year-old Rouben Mamoulian, is a masterpiece and part of movie history. The later version, directed by Gone With the Wind and Wizard of Oz director Victor Fleming, seems like an uninspired copy of the earlier one. Frederick March understood the role and seemed to revel in it. But, oddly, while he overacts a bit as Jeykyll, he seems totally believable as the monstrous Hyde. Tracy seemed uncomfortable with both personalities, playing Jekyll as too much of a saint and Hyde as too much of a leering sadist. March conveys the personality of Hyde as joyfully enervated by the full release of Jeykll's baser instincts. His Hyde has fun with his own badness. Tracy's just drowns in it.
The special effects in the older version are also superior, and there is lyrical Freudian symbolism in the sets, statues, paintings, etc, that really adds to the drama and continually reminds us of Mamoulian's power as a visual director. The newer version attempts some symbolism (for example, the two whipped horses transform into the two leading ladies) but its symbolism is so heavy handed that it makes the earlier film seem profoundly subtle by comparison.
Even the makeup in the older version is superior. In the Tracy version, Mr. Hyde's appearance seems inconsistent from cut to cut within the same scene. And the use of a masked double for Tracy, even in non-stunt scenes in the London fog, is painfully obvious. You don't even need to pause the DVD to see it.
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There's the silent 1920 version with John Barrymore, there's the lamentable 1941 version with Spencer Tracy (and an excellent Ingrid Bergman), and then there's Rouben Mamoulian's classic 1931 version which brought Fredric March an Oscar as Jekyll/Hyde. This, to me, is the best. Not only is March's Hyde a hideous monster but the carnality between Jekyll/Hyde and the Cockney bar wench Champagne Ivy (Miriam Hopkins) is more explicit. This was Pre-Code Hollywood. Rather faithful to Stevenson's story, the film is brilliantly cast and directed. The atmosphere of 1800's London is thick with Victorian attitudes on one end and soaked with sex and sin on the other. It is between these two worlds that Dr. Henry Jekyll finds himself torn after experimenting with mind (and personality) altering drugs that bring out the bestial Mr.Hyde. The transformation scenes are well done for 1931. London's tawdry side of town is where Hyde seeks out the lustful Ivy and takes her forcibly as his mistress. Jekyll had already met her while "slumming" with a friend. Her image stuck with him as her bare garter-clad leg dangled seductively in his mind while her voice purred, "You'll come back, won't you?" But it's Hyde who goes back and dooms the helpless Ivy to a life of hell. In one of the scarier moments, Hyde hisses at the terrified Ivy "I'll show you what horror is!" And proceeds to do so. March deserved the Oscar for his masterful portrayal of the dual personality that is Jekyll/Hyde and Hopkins is perfect as Ivy. Rose Hobart is Jekyll's wealthy fiancee and the rest of the cast is grand. The classic organ score adds the right creepiness and morbid tone for this beautiful b&w melodrama. A welcome addition to DVD and a collector's dream, 1931's "Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde" is a horror classic and not to be missed by afficianados.
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... and that would be the deletion of the 1941 version of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde and replacing it with the 1932 version of the same film. The 1932 version was made before the production code went into effect and allowed you to see Mr. Hyde in all his debauchery along with Miriam Hopkins as the girl of the street caught in his grasp. The two are available as a double feature in Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Double Feature (1932/1941).

Frea ks (1932) was misunderstood at the time of its release, but is now highly regarded as a horror classic. Director Tod Browning really had a vacuum to fill after Lon Chaney's death ended their successful partnership. This film is an example of his finest work post-Chaney. It is about Hans, a little person in a circus attracted to a beautiful but evil woman who marries Hans for his money and plans to murder him. When the other circus "frea ks" find out about Hans' bride's plans, they extract a cruel but fitting revenge. This film is available in a more deluxe edition that includes commentary. Audiences were troubled by this one when it came out because people with actual disabilities were used rather than actors and actresses in makeup.

The Haunting (1963) is more effective in this version than in the 1999 version with all of the special effects. You actually never see anything in this film - you just hear the sounds and experience the horror of Julie Harris' character as she stays in a haunted house along with a group of people as part of an experiment framed by a psychiatrist. This is currently available separately as
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