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5.0 out of 5 stars "...The Quill..." - The Sting BLU RAY (2012 Collector's Series Book Pack), 12 Jun. 2012
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*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2012 BLU RAY 'COLLECTOR'S SERIES' BOOK PACK VERSION ***

In April 2012 Universal Studios was 100 years old - and to celebrate that movie-making centenary - they've had 13 of their most-celebrated films fully restored for BLU RAY. But it doesn't stop there. As many as 80 other titles will be given US re-launches across the year each featuring distinctive "100th Anniversary" gatefold card-wrap packaging - and in some cases a host of new features. 1973's "The Sting" is one of the thirteen singled out for full restoration (see list below) - and like the other BLU RAYS in this series so far - is very tastefully done.

UK released Monday 11 June 2012 - "The Sting Collector's Series" comes in a gorgeous limited edition 40-page 'Book Pack' (Barcode 5050582893151). The outer hardback holder has an awkward card wrapped around it which is attached at the front with a flimsy circular sticker - not the most eloquent of objects it has to be said and it contains info that isn't on the back sleeve of the book pack - so you don't want to lose it. It's hard to keep in place without damage - so I put the whole shebang in a plastic sleeve for protection. It's also worth noting that most of the AMERICAN issues are 'two-disc' sets containing the BLU RAY, the DVD and also means to obtain a Digital Copy via download. It appears that the UK issues will contain ONLY the BLU RAY in the Book Pack. However, if you want say "Out Of Africa" or "Buck Privates" (which have yet to be given UK releases) - then the US issues will do because their non-region coding will allow them play in all machines.

PICTURE QUALIUTY:
Digitally remastered and Fully Restored from Original Film Elements - Universal are reputed to have stumped-up over $300,000 for the restoration - and the results are wonderful for about to 90 to 95% of the time. The opening four minutes will worry fans because the definition is slightly hazy - but once past that - there is a steady stream of moments that are truly breathtaking throughout the duration. Filmed largely on sets on the Universal lot - the quality lighting is consistent throughout even in those difficult and darkly lit night sequences. There is (it has to be said) slight blocking and grain at some points - but mostly you're enjoying the overall sparkle of the print too much to notice.

And because it's uber clean - it accentuates so much. We finally get to see the immaculate costumes of the legendary EDITH HEAD (suits, ties, shirts, hats, overcoats). Then there's the awesome sparkle of Paul Newman's famous blue eyes and Robert Redford looking so handsome in every shot that you just want to hit him! The clarity continues right through the plot cards to the closing credits - which are so clean it could have been done yesterday. The transfer is not all perfect by any means - but at times - this is as beautiful and as filmic as I've ever seen. The audio is crisp and clear too.

FILM ITSELF:
You also forget why it received 10 Oscar nominations and won seven - including Best Picture. Everything about "The Sting" works - the charisma of the three principal leads - Paul Newman as Henry Gondorff the master of the 'big con', Robert Redford as the reckless and wild small-time hustler Johnny Hooker and Robert Shaw as the vicious and egotistical Chicago mobster Doyle Lonnegan. Then there's the fantastic ensemble cast - Charles Durning as the corrupt Lt. Snyder, Eileen Brennan as the madam Billie who runs a bordello over an amusement arcade and Harold Gould as the dapper Kid Twist who hires the crew that will bring down Lonnegan on a racetrack scam (he wants the crew to be "The Quill..." which is Grifter-speak for the best). Aiding Gondorff in this endeavour is Jack Kehoe as Eric The Kid - a small-time Grifter who wants revenge for a friend's death at the hands of the mobster Donegan, Ray Walston as J.J. Singleton who helps in the poker game scam and reads out the wire in the bogus betting parlour, John Heffernan who quits his dreary bank job in a heartbeat to join Gondorff's crew as a teller and Dana Elcar as the supposed FBI agent. You may even recognize the dulcet tones of Robert Earl Jones as Harvey the Grifter at the beginning of the movie who gets killed - his son is James Earl Jones - the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars. The other big ingredient of course is the superlative and evocative film score by Marvin Hamlisch that brilliantly reintroduced Scott Joplin's ragtime music to the world.

BOOKLET:
The 40-page booklet is pure eye candy as you can imagine. It opens with a 2-page appreciation by film-critic and historian Leonard Maltin, a pictorial actor/character "The Players" list, 2-page spreads on Newman, Redford, Shaw and George Roy Hill, reproductions of the script, Edith Head's design drawings, Advert campaigns, a piece on the composer Marvin Hamlisch and the music, Oscar nominations, telegrams of congratulations etc. Lovely to look at...

EXTRAS:
Having directed Redford and Newman in "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" - GEORGE ROY HILL was the Director of choice for "The Sting". His almost army-like style is discussed in the pleasingly long and detailed principal extra "The Art Of The Sting" which is divided into 3-parts (55 minutes). He was clearly admired by the actors who trusted his vision (he won the Oscar for Best Director) - it's just such a shame there's no interview with him to illuminate the proceedings. It's also clear that both Redford and Newman who mention each other in the present tense were filmed just prior to Newman's sad passing in 2008. Charles Durning and newcomer Dimitra Arliss give telling and superb recollections of the shoot (how Shaw got his limp) - and both speak highly of the three principals - and the sheer 'fun' it was making the film. They also quite rightly keep referring to David Ward's almost 'perfect' script - which he'd worked on for a whole year.

To sum up - I've loved re-watching this timeless caper movie in such top-notch quality. And it's heartening to see Universal Studios finally throw some proper money at the preservation of their movie legacy - and be proud about doing so too. I'm collecting the whole series - and live in hope that other studios respect their past in the same glorious way.

In 2013 "The Sting" will be 40 years old and (not surprisingly) has stood the test of time.
This 2012 BLU RAY is a lovely reissue of it - and for fans of this glorious Americana piece - a must buy.

BLU RAY Specifications:
EXTRAS:
1. The Art Of The Sting - A 3-Part Documentary. Features interviews with Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Dimitra Arliss, Marvin Hamlisch (Music) and David S Ward (Script) (55 minutes)
2. 100 Years Of Universal: Restoring The Classics. A look at the intricate process of fixing the fading negatives (scratches, tears, colour loss, grain) and audio (overbearing hiss) by the experts involved (10 minutes)
3. 100 Years Of Universal: The 70's. A look at the iconic films and moviemakers of that time - Spielberg, Landis etc (11 minutes)
4. 100 Years Of Universal: The Lot. A behind-the-scenes look at what was done on the famous Universal Studios lot (10 minutes)
5. Theatrical Trailer

VIDEO: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen 1.85:1
AUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French, Italian, German, Spanish DTS Mono 2.0 and Japanese DTS 5.1
SUBTITLES: English SDH, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish and Traditional Mandarin

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PS: UNIVERSAL RESTORED CLASSICS ON BLU RAY
If you search Listmania on Amazon UK for "Universal 100th Anniversary - Restored Films To Blu Ray"
It will give you my visual list of the following 20 titles. The list also contains fuller details on the releases, region coding, packaging etc.
As noted below - some are reviewed too...

1. Abbott And Costello in Buck Privates (1941) BOOK PACK
2. Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) BOOK PACK
3. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) BOOK PACK [see Detailed Review]
4. The Birds (1963) [no individual release as yet - but the restored version is part of the "Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection" Box Set]
5. The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
6. Dracula (1931)
7. E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
8. Frankenstein (1931)
9. The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
10. The Invisible Man (1933)
11. Jaws (1975) [BOOK PACK version is USA-only - see visual list]
12. The Mummy (1932)
13. Out Of Africa (1985) [BOOK PACK] [see Detailed Review]
14. The Phantom Of The Opera (1943)
15. Pillow Talk (1959) [BOOK PACK] [see Detailed Review]
16. Schindler's List (1993) Release date to be advised...
17. The Sting (1973) [BOOK PACK] [see Detailed Review]
18. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) [BOOK] [see Detailed Review]
19. Universal's Classic Monsters - The Essential Collection
Released both USA and UK (non-region coding so will play on all machines) in October 2012 - this superb 8-disc box set contains Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), The Wolf Man (1941), The Phantom Of The Opera (1943) and The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954). There's also a 'Coffin' shaped version of this box set that is a limited edition. Both come with booklet and poster prints for each of the movies.
20. The Wolf Man (1941)

PPS: For a list of the 'USA' titles in the "100th Anniversary" series to date (Oct 2012) see the 'comment' section attached to this review (60+ BLU RAY and 90+ DVD).
There are a large number of great films available Stateside that have no UK or European release date as yet. However, most are Region Free so will play on UK machines - but check this first to be sure...
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Initial post: 12 Jun 2012, 14:17:50 BST
Last edited by the author on 21 Oct 2012, 14:38:55 BST
Mark Barry says:
UNIVERSAL'S 100th ANNIVERSARY 'AMERICAN' BLU RAY and DVD REISSUES - A LIST
ALL of these titles feature UNIVERSAL'S 100th ANNIVERSARY card-wrap packaging - some come in Limited Edition BOOK PACK packaging
Eagle-eyed collectors will note that many of these great titles have 'NO UK RELEASE' as yet - but some of these US BLU RAY issues are REGION FREE
so will play on UK and EUROPEAN machines (always check this first before purchase). US DVDs will always require a MULTI-REGION player.
Today's Date: 21 Oct 2012.

BLU RAY:
1. Abbott And Costello in Buck Privates. 17 April 2012. USA two-disc set. 1941 movie digitally remastered and fully restored. Book pack.
2. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. 28 Aug 2012. Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy (Wraparound Card Packaging).
3. Airport (1970). 4 September 2012. Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
4. All Quite On The Western Front. 14 Feb 2012. US version is a two-disc set with Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy (UK has BLU RAY only). Digitally remastered and fully restored print of the 1930 Black & White masterpiece. Special 40-page book pack... [SEE DETAILED REVIEW)
5. American Graffiti. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set, Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
6. American Pie. 5 June 2012. Two-disc set Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
7. Apollo 13. 30 April 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
8. Atonement. 4 September 2012. Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
9. Babe. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
10. A Beautiful Mind. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
11. The Big Lebowski. 5 June 2012. Two-disc set Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
12. Billy Elliott. 10 January 2012. Two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
13. The Birds. Not released as an individual title as yet (Oct 2012) - but the fully restored print is part of the "Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection" Box Set released in the UK and USA in November 2012.
14. The Blues Brothers. 6 March 2012. USA two-disc set with Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
15. Born On The Fourth of July. 3 July 2012. Two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
16. The Bourne Identity. 10 January 2012. Two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
17. The Bourne Supremacy. 10 January 2012. Two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
18. The Bourne Ultimatum. 10 January 2012. Two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
19. The Breakfast Club. 10 Jan 2012. USA two-disc set with Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
20. The Bride Of Frankenstein. October 2012 individual release - is also part of the "Universal Classic Monsters" 8-Disc BLU RAY Box Set (see below).
21. Bridesmaids. 4 September 2012. Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
22. Brokeback Mountain. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
23. The Creature From The Black Lagoon. October 2012 individual release - is also part of the "Universal Classic Monsters" 8-Disc BLU RAY Box Set (see below).
24. Casino. 5 June 2012. USA two-disc set with Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
25. The Deer Hunter. 6 March 2012. USA two-disc set with Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
26. Despicable Me. 6 March 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
27. Do The Right Thing. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD & Digital Copy.
28. Dracula. 1931 Black & White. October 2012 individual release - is also part of the "Universal Classic Monsters" 8-Disc BLU RAY Box Set (see below). Includes both English and Spanish language versions.
29. 8 Mile. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD & Digital.
30. Erin Brockovich. 5 June 2012. Blu Ray, DVD & Digital Copy.
31. E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial. Due September 2012.
32. Eternal Sunshine Of The Mind. 4 September 2012. Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
33. The Fast And The Furious. 5 June 2012. Two-disc set Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
34. Fast Times At Ridgemont High. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
35. Field Of Dreams. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
36. The 40-Year-Old Virgin. 10 January 2012. Two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
37. Frankenstein. October 2012 individual release - is also part of the "Universal Classic Monsters" 8-Disc BLU RAY Box Set (see below). See also its sequel The Bride Of Frankenstein
38. Harvey. Release Date To be advised. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
39. Inglorious Basterds. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
40. The Invisible Man. October 2012 individual release - is also part of the "Universal Classic Monsters" 8-Disc BLU RAY Box Set (see below).
41. Jaws. USA released 14 Aug 2012 in two versions - standard packaging 2-disc set (Blu Ray, DVD and Ultraviolet Digital Copy via Download - US/UK Amazon reference B007STBUIW) and a 42-Page 'Digibook" version (US-only reference B008XM3NZQ). BOTH ARE REGION FREE. UK has 2 variants on 3 Sep 2012 - card wrap (reference B003AQCZK4) and a 'Steelbook' (reference B007RM66GG). Spielberg approved print.
42. King Kong (Peter Jackson version). 5 June 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
43. Meet The Parents. 6 March 2012. Two-disc set - Blu Ray and DVD (No Digital Copy).
44. Mamma Mia! The Movie. 10 January 2012. Two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
45. The Mummy (1932). October 2012 individual release - is also part of the "Universal Classic Monsters" 8-Disc BLU RAY Box Set (see below).
46. The Mummy (1999 Version). 5 June 2012. Two-disc set Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
47. National Lampoon's Animal House. 5 June 2012. Two-disc set Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
48. The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy remake). 6 March 2012. Two-disc set Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
49. Out Of Africa. 6 March 2012. USA Digitally remastered and fully restored. 2-disc Book Pack with BLU RAY, DVD and Digital Copy. See REVIEW. Also 4 September 2012 2-disc version with Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy [Non Book Pack Version - Card Wrap]
50. Parenthood. 6 March 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
51. The Phantom Of The Opera. 1943 Black & White Classic. October 2012 individual release - is also part of the "Universal Classic Monsters" 8-Disc BLU RAY Box Set (see below).
52. Pillow Talk. 1 May 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy. Fully Restored and Digitally Remastered. Book pack. See REVIEW.
53. Ray. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
54. Scarface. 4 September 2012. Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
55. Schindler's List. To be advised...
56. Seabiscuit. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray & DVD (No Digital Copy).
57. Sixteen Candles. 5 June 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD & Digital Copy
58. Smokey And The Bandit. 5 June 2012. Blu Ray, DVD & Digital Copy.
59. Spartacus. 5 June 2012. Two-disc set Blu Ray, DVD & Digital Copy.
60. The Sting. 5 June 2012. Blu Ray & DVD 2-disc set. Fully restored and Book Pack like "To Kill A Mockingbird"... See REVIEW.
61. To Kill A Mockingbird. 31 Jan 2012. Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy. Fully Restored and Digitally Remastered. See also UK release. See REVIEW.
62. United 93. 5 June 2012. Two-disc set Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
63. Universal's Classic Monsters - The Essential Collection. Released both USA and UK (non-region coding so will play on all machines) in October 2012 - this superb 8-disc box set contains Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), The Wolf Man (1941), The Phantom Of The Opera (1943) and The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954).
64. Universal 100th Anniversary Collection. 6 Nov 2012. 25 Movies + Book In A Box Set.
65. Waterworld. 10 January 2012. USA two-disc set - Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy - Theatrical and Extended cut (40 more minutes).
66. The Wolf Man. 1941 Black & White Classic. October 2012 individual release - is also part of the "Universal Classic Monsters" 8-Disc BLU RAY Box Set (see above).

DVD:
1. Abbott And Costello in Buck Privates. April 2012. DVD is in the BLU RAY Book Pack version only (see BLU RAY list above).
2. Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein. September 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
3. Action Adventure Spotlight Collection [The Bourne Identity, The Fast And The Furious, The Mummy]. 6 March 2012. 3DVD Box Set.
4. Airport (1970). 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
5. American Graffiti. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
6. American Pie. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
7. Apollo 13. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy
8. Atonement. 4 September 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
9. Babe. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
10. Back To The Future 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
11. A Beautiful Mind - Russell Crowe and Ed Harris. 6 March 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
12. Best Picture Winners Spotlight Collection [Out Of Africa, A Beautiful Mind, All Quiet On The Western Front, Going My Way]. 6 March 2012. 4DVD Box Set.
13. The Big Lebowski. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
14. Billy Elliott - Jamie Bell. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
15. The Birds. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
16. The Blues Brothers. 6 March 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
17. The Bourne Identity. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
18. The Bourne Supremacy. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
19. The Bourne Ultimatum. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
20. The Breakfast Club. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
21. Bridesmaids. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
22. Brokeback Mountain. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
23. Car Wash - Richard Prior. 6 March 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
24. Casino. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
25. Charade. 6 March 2012. USA 2-disc set. 1963 movie
26. Classic Monsters Spotlight Collection [Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride Of Frankenstein and Creature From The Black Lagoon]. 6 March 2012. 4DVD Box Set. Note: The "Spanish Language" version of Dracula is also included on the "Dracula" DVD - effectively making this a 5-film box set although it doesn't actually state it as such).
27. Coal Miner's Daughter. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
28. Comedy Greats Spotlight Collection [National Lampoon's Animal House, The Blues Brothers, The Jerk, Car Wash]. 6 March 2012. 4DVD Box Set.
29. The Deer Hunter - Robert DeNiro. 6 March 2012. DVD.
30. Despicable Me. 6 March 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
31. Destry Rides Again - James Stewart and Mischa Auer. 6 March 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
32. Do The Right Thing. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
33. Double Indemnity. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
34. Duck Soup. 6 March 2012. Marx Brothers. DVD & Digital copy.
35. Earthquake. 1974 film with Charlton Heston. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
36. The Egg And I. 6 March 2012 DVD. Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert 1947 film.
37. The Egg & I / Francis The Talking Mule. 2 Films Together. No Release Date...
38. 8 Mile. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
39. 80's Comedies Spotlight Collection [The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Fast Times At Ridgemont High]. 6 March 2012. 3DVD Box Set.
40. Erin Brockovich. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
41. Eternal Sunshine Of The Mind. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
42. The Fast & The Furious. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
43. Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Sean Penn. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
44. Field Of Dreams. 10 Jan 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
45. The 40-Year Old Virgin. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
46. Frances The Talking Mule. 6 March 2012. DVD.
47. Harvey. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
48. High Plains Drifter. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy. (See also Westerns Spotlight Box Set...)
49. Hollywood Legends Spotlight Collection [Harvey, Spartacus, Touch Of Evil]. 6 March 2012. 3DVD Box Set.
50. Inglorious Basterds. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
51. Imitation Of Life - Two Movie Special Edition. 10 January 2012. Features both the 1934 version with Claudette Colbert and the 1959 remake starring Lana Turner. 2DVD set and Digital Copy.
52. The Incredible Shrinking Man. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
53. Inspirational Favorites Spotlight Collection. [Apollo 13, Field Of Dreams, Seabiscuit]. 6 March 2012. 3DVD Box Set.
54. It Came From Outer Space. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
55. Jaws. 14 Aug 2012. DVD, Digital and Ultraviolet Copy.
56. The Jerk - Steve Martin. 6 March 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
57. Jesus Christ Superstar - Ted Neeley. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
58. Jurassic Park. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
59. Jurassic Park - The Lost World. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
60. Jurassic Park Part III. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
61. King Kong (Peter Jackson version). 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
62. The Last Temptation Of Christ. 6 March 2012. DVD.
63. Mamma Mia! The Movie. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
64. Meet The Parents. 6 March 2012. DVD.
65. Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life. 6 March 2012. DVD & Digital Copy
66. The Mummy (1999 Remake). 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
67. Musicals Spotlight Collection [Mamma Mia! The Movie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Flower Drum Song]. 6 March 2012. 3DVD Box Set.
68. My Man Godfrey. 6 March 2012 DVD. William Powell and Carole Lombard 1936 Black and White.
69. National Lampoon's Animal House. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
70. The Nutty Professor - Eddie Murphy remake. 6 March 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
71. Out Of Africa. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
72. Parenthood - Steve Martin. 6 March 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
73. Psycho. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
74. Ray - Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington. 10 January 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
75. Scarface. 4 September 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
76. Schindler's List. 10 January 2012. USA DVD and Digital Copy.
77. Screen Couples Spotlight Collection [Charade, Double Indemnity, Pillow Talk, My Little Chicadee]. 4DVD Box Set.
78. Seabiscuit - Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper. 10 January 2012. DVD.
79. Sixteen Candles. 28 August 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
80. Smokey And The Bandit. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
81. Spartacus. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
82. The Sting. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
83. Sullivan's Travels - Joel McCrae. 6 March 2012. DVD.
84. Three Smart Girls - Deanna Durbin. 6 March 2012. DVD
85. Touch Of Evil - Orson Wells. 10 January 2012. DVD & Digital Copy.
86. United 93. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
87. Universal 100th Anniversary Collection. 6 Nov 2012. 25 Movie Box Set with a bonus Music CD and a 72-Page Booklet. Features (in alphabetical order) - Abbott & Costello In Buck Privates, All Quiet On The Western Front, American Graffiti, Apollo 13, Back To The Future, The Birds, The Bourne Identity, The Breakfast Club, Despicable Me, Do The Right Thing, Dracula (1931 Original), E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial, The Fast & The Furious, Field Of Dreams, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Mamma Mia! The Movie, National Lampoon's Animal House, Out Of Africa, Pillow Talk, Scarface, Schindler's List, Spartacus, The Sting and To Kill A Mockingbird.
88. Vertigo. 4 September 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
89. Waterworld. 10 Jan 2012. DVD and Digital Copy.
90. Westerns Spotlight Collection [High Plains Drifter, Destry Rides Again, Winchester '73]. 6 March 2012. 3DVD Box Set.
91. Winchester '73. 5 June 2012. DVD and Digital Copy. (See also "Westerns Spotlight Collection" Box Set...)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2014, 19:57:57 BST
Cheers Mark.
You make Barry Norman look sloppy!
One of my favourite films I saw as a kid along with Butch Cassidy & The Magnificent Seven.

Posted on 17 Dec 2014, 22:43:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Dec 2014, 22:43:54 GMT
Marquis says:
I own this myself, and this might be a very silly question.

Its about the packaging, not the cover itself, but the extra (layer, cardboard? that
covers the actual cover. I am not sure my English Language skills are good enough
to explain here, so I can olnly hope.

Well, the Outer cardboard, when you remove this, should you throw it away ? it
is stuck With a little bit of tape/glued to the cover......

What do you do, throw it, glue it back on.... ? silly question, I know

hope this is understandable.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2014, 01:57:24 GMT
Mark Barry says:
Yours is a good point. The problem is that the package is 'American'. None of the English or Euro issues have this nonesense of a page stuck on the back. I just paid £35 for "The Complete Paul Simon Collection" from Amazon and its the same - an American issue where the page falls loose the second you undo the shrink-wrap.

Personally - I get a new see-through 7" single plastic 200grams (i've a pile of them I get from Covers 33 in the UK) and I put all my 'loose' items on CD, DVD and BLU RAY inside one. It's the only way to keep it from getting crimped or wrecked and it keeps the dust off. Some people simply fold them up and put them inside the box/digibook - but I find that messy. Their longbook CD sets are the same too. Even pricey stuff like The Motown Singles Collections Volumes 1 to 12a came that way.

Hope that helps - Mark

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2014, 11:20:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Dec 2014, 11:21:31 GMT
Marquis says:
Hello, thank you for Your reply Mark, and Your
tip for storing them. I will try that too. It can
be frustrating being a serious (obsessive)
collector some times :)

I just hope that we don't have to replace Our
Collections later on, With New 4k mastered Versions.

I saw that you had already covered the issues I brought
up, in Your brilliant review, I was just too tired to read
anymore last night.

Thank's again!
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