Nine Classic Musicals that were much more than that - they are classic films, too! Where else can you get, for around two pounds each (current movie rental, for those who've lost touch in this department, is DOUBLE that - and then you have to give the DVD back!) names that everybody knows, such as The Wizard Of Oz, Singing In the Rain, High Society and Calamity Jane?
Even the possible lesser knowns - Gigi, An American In Paris, Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me In St Louis and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers were cinematic heavyweights in their day and all are still shown on TV regularly. They're often cut up by ad-breaks, cutting off at the worst times and often shown in the wrong format.
Where else can buy a staggering TWENTY Oscars in one box? All that talent, the creme de la creme of Hollywood?
Don't be put off by those who moan that these might not all be the latest restorations - all the ones I've seen so far look gorgeous and far beyond what we saw on telly as kids - they're now in stereo and widescreen (where the originals were).
The discs come three to a case, flip-style and the three cases slip into the outer box, which is nicely made and presented. The back of the box has a little icon for each film and a short intro. The reverse of each case tells you what ratio the film was in and what extras there are. All this value means that it seems that you get hard-of-hearing English subtitles and that's about it.
So, if you've got a couple already, stored in a cupboard on worn out video, or want to show The Wizard Of Oz to the grandkids and it's not yet Christmas, then you know what to do. Also, its cost and size make this stunning collection a lovely gift to someone special - like yourself, perhaps?
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