Best Picture Essentials 10 Movie Collection (Blu-ray + Digital)


Fourteen-disc set includes: Wings (1927)Thrilling aerial combat scenes highlight director William Wellman’s silent WWI saga, winner of the first Best Picture Academy Award. Richard Arlen and Charles “Buddy” Rogers are small-town best friends, in love with the same girl, who enlist in the Army Air Corps to fight in Europe. Clara Bow is a France-based ambulance driver from back home, and Gary Cooper-in an early role-plays a cocky cadet. 144 min. Silent with music score. BW/Rtg: NR My Fair Lady (1964)George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion,” about the wondrous transformation of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) into a refined woman of society by linguist Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), was combined with such unforgettable Lerner and Loewe songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and the result was this winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Co-stars Wilfrid Hyde-White, Stanley Holloway. 172 min. C/Rtg: G The Godfather (1972)Director Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark adaptation of Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel of Mafia life in 1940s New York earned Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor. Marlon Brando stars as aging mob boss Don Vito Corleone, who weighs the appointment of a rightful successor to head his “family business” from among his three sons: hot-headed first-born son Sonny (James Caan), weak-minded Fredo (John Cazale), and college-educated war hero Michael (Al Pacino). With Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Richard Castellano 177 min. C/Rtg: R Terms Of Endearment (1983)Follow the lives and loves of a mother and daughter over the years, and the special bond they share, in this poignant comedy-drama, based on Larry McMurtry’s novel, that garnered five Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actress, and Supporting Actor. Shirley MacLaine is feisty mother Aurora Greenway; Debra Winger, her independent daughter Emma; Jack Nicholson, the womanizing ex-astronaut who lives next door. With John Lithgow, Jeff Daniels, Danny DeVito; directed by James L. Brooks. 131 min. C/Rtg: PG Forrest Gump (1994)Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, and Actor, Robert Zemeckis’ modern-day “Candide” stars Tom Hanks as the simple-minded but good-hearted Forrest, whose life is a series of accidental encounters with the memorable people and pivotal events of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Endearing mix of comedy and drama also stars Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field as Mama Gump. 141 min.

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