All year, Universal has been celebrating its 100th anniversary with special standalone releases of notable films, but this fantastic set wraps of 25 of its most iconic films in one collectible package available on Blu-ray or DVD that includes a 72-page book, 15-track music CD and bonus disc of features: 8 "100 Years of Universal" featurette, vintage cartoons and rarely seen shorts from the Universal archives. It's definitely worth your while, especially given that in a recent poll Fandango asked moviegoers about Universal films and movies in general, and many Uni movies topped the list when it came to general movie-related questions. Here are the results:
What is your favorite movie in the history of Universal Pictures? – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
What is your favorite animated movie? – Despicable Me
Which is your favorite contemporary action picture? – The Bourne Identity
Which musical is your favorite? – Mamma Mia!
Which raunchy, R-rated comedy is your favorite? – National Lampoon’s Animal House
Which of the following is your favorite teen comedy? – The Breakfast Club
What is your favorite monster movie classic? – Dracula (1931)
Which Oscar-nominated drama made the biggest impression on you? – Schindler's List
All of the above films are included in thet set as well as:
Back to the Future
Do the Right Thing
All Quiet on the Western Front
To Kill a Mockingbird
Out of Africa
Field of Dreams
The Fast and the Furious
The CD contains some of the most popular music scores from films like Psycho, Jaws and The Sting. The bonus disc offers up a look at important decades in the studio's history, unforgettable characters, a look at the restoration process and other behind-the-scenes featurettes. Remember Chilly Willy and Andy Panda? Some of the vintage cartoons here will remind you, and you'll also get to see Woody Woodpecker in the Academy Award nominated short "Musical Moments from Chopin" (1947) among others. Shirley Temple and Babe Ruth appear in a couple of the fun shorts you've probably never seen.
Now, win it! Tell us, of the movies included in this classic collection, which is your favorite? Enter in your response in the comments below. Winner will be chosen at random Nov. 13 and notified via email, with three (3) days to respond before an alternate is chosen. U.S. residents 18 and over only. Good luck!
DVD News, Holiday Movies 2012
Absolutely Schindler's List - it dared to go places few other movies did - a brutal, realistic depiction of the Holocaust that people needed to see. Plus, it's Liam Neeson at his best!
National Lampoon's Animal House is THE greatest comedy of all time! TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!
Hands down Jaws
I really can't decide between Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, or To kill a mockingbird. They are all classics that I watch over and over again. If only universal made classics like these today.
I love watching Jaws. No idea why! I hate the ocean!
Jurassic Park. That movie is my entire childhood. I watched it at least once a week when I was little and I still love it and watch it often! I was obsessed with dinosaurs and to see them brought to life in that movie was amazing to me!
Jurassic Park is easily my favorite movie EVER, not just from the list. Jurassic Park was basically the foundation of my childhood. It was one of the first movies I have ever seen and it completely blew my mind. My parents put the VHS in almost every night and I had to rewind it every morning. Nothing has ever been quite as spectacular as Jurassic Park.
Hands down Despicable Me is my favorite,,, you cant go wrong when someone wants to take over the moon!!!
Back the the Future for sure....."Now make like a tree, and get out of here." lol!
I'm a sucker for any John Hughes flick, so I have to go with "The Breakfast Club."
Back to the Future
Such a tough choice, so many good ones! I'm gonna say Jaws. It scared the bejeezus out of me when it came out. Couldn't go to the beach for months!
I would have to saw Jaws. Dum-da… Dum-da!
The birds and ET ... All of them lol
Have to say "Field of Dreams".
The Sting, even just for the music alone.
Definitely Animal House, classic funny movie.
Jurassic Park would be my favorite!
I'd have to still say Back to the Future! Marty! I love those movies :)
Jaws is my favorite movie in this collection and favorite movie overall. It has been my favorite movie for many years, and I have been eagerly waiting for a blu-ray release
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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