Universal Pictures has announced a 25-film Blu-ray collection to commemorate the studio’s 100th anniversary, and it’s a genuinely great box set. The “Universal 100th Anniversary Collection” includes 25 of the studio’s finest films, a 15-track music CD chock full of iconic film scores, a “100 Years of Universal” 72-page collector’s book and more. Though the inclusion of HD versions of films like Dracula, Jurassic Park, The Sting, Back to the Future, Jaws, Do the Right Thing, and To Kill a Mockingbird alone would have been worth the purchase, the box set includes a number of vintage cartoons and shorts as well as a collection of featurettes covering the studio’s entire history.
The 25-disc Blu-ray set and 26-disc DVD collection (Schindler’s List is included in the DVD set only) will be available for a limited time starting November 6th. A price has yet to be announced, but I don’t expect it’ll be cheap. Hit the jump to read the full rundown of films and special features.
by Jason Barr Posted: February 21st, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Anyone involved in the business of filmmaking would love to be able to cut together a professional reel like three-time Oscar winning editor Michael Kahn. Included in his more than 60 feature film editing credits is a ton of work on Steven Spielberg films such as Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. With this small sample of his body of work in mind, Kahn was recently honored by the American Cinema Editors with a Lifetime Achievement Award. As part of the ceremony, the A.C.E. showed this seven-minute cut of the editor’s work during their awards ceremony on Saturday, February 19th. To be brief, it truly is amazing to see this type of influential work condensed into seven minutes.
Hit the jump to check out Kahn’s incredible reel [Warning: You may instantly feel like your own professional output is inferior both during and after viewing].