Universal presents 25 films in 100th Anniversary Collection


This year we’ve been treated to a slate of remastered and re-issued films from the Universal Collection. Now, the 100-year-old studio has announced the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection presenting 25 classic films on Blu-ray and DVD. The earliest of the films included in the collection is All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), a realistic depiction of World War I and the first film to win Academy Awards for both Best Director and Outstanding Production. The newest film in the collection (if you can imagine any other film on the opposite side of the sphere), is the animated film Despicable Me (2010). With so many historically significant films included in this collection such as To Kill a Mockingbird, American Graffiti, and Schindler’s List, you wonder how Despicable Me made the cut. Nevertheless, no-one can argue the significance of the most of the other films on the list. Universal 100th Anniversary Collection also packs a bunch of featurettes, vintage cartoons, vintage short films, 72-page book, and a 15-track music CD featuring film scores. Check out the collection details below.

Universal 100th Anniversary Collection

Titles:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Dracula Spanish (1931) (Blu-ray Collection only)
  • Buck Privates (1941)
  • Pillow Talk (1959)
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • The Sting (1973)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Out of Africa (1985)
  • Field of Dreams (1989)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Schindler’s List  (1993) (DVD Collection only)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • The Bourne Identity (2002)
  • Mamma Mia! The Movie (2008)
  • Despicable Me (2010)

Hours and Hours of Bonus Content Plus Exclusive Bonus Disc:

100 Years of Universal

  • The Carl Laemmle Era: Explore the early years of Universal and its founder Carle Laemmle.
  • The Lew Wasserman Era: A look at Universal under the visionary leadership of Lew Wasserman.
  • Academy Award ® Winners: A look back at the most honored films in Universal’s history.
  • The ’70s: A look at Universal’s iconic movies and filmmakers during this dynamic decade.
  • The ’80s: Explore Universal’s legacy of groundbreaking movies and filmmakers from this memorable decade.
  • The Backlot: A behind-the-scenes look at the movie magic created on the famous Universal Studios lot.
  • Unforgettable Characters: Revisit Universal’s most memorable heroes, villains, comedians and screen legends.
  • Restoring the Classics: An in-depth look at the intricate process of preserving the studio’s film legacy.

Vintage Cartoons

  • Spooks (1930) – A parody of Universal’s Phantom of the Opera featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
  • Merry Old Soul (1933) – Universal’s first Academy Award® nominee for Best Short Subject featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
  • Wax Works (1934) – A spoof of Universal’s classic monsters featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
  • Jolly Little Elves (1934) – A Cartune Classic nominated for Best Short Subject Academy Award.
  • Hollywood Bowl (1938) – A Cartune Classic featuring caricatures of some of the most popularHollywood stars at the time.
  • Life Begins for Andy Panda (1939) – Andy Panda in his debut cartoon.
  • Knock Knock (1940) – Woody Woodpecker in his debut cartoon.
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company ‘B’ (1941) – Academy Award® nominee for Best Short Subject based off the song from Buck Privates.
  • The Barber of Seville (1944) – Often considered one of the greatest cartoons from this era featuring Woody Woodpecker.
  • Musical Moments from Chopin (1947) – Academy Award® nominee for Best Short Subject featuring Woody Woodpecker.
  • Maw and Paw (1953) – Inspired by the popular “Ma and Pa Kettle” film series.
  • Chilly Willy (1953) – Chilly Willy in his debut cartoon.
  • Crazy Mixed Up Pup (1955) – Academy Award® nominee for Best Short Subject directed by animation legend Tex Avery.
  • Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955) – A Cartune Classic directed by animation legend Tex Avery.

Vintage Shorts

  • Runt Page (1932) – Starring Shirley Temple
  • Slide, Babe, Slide (1932) – Starring Babe Ruth
  • Cartoonland Mysteries (1936) – Go behind the scenes at the Walter Lantz studios as an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon is created in this vintage “Going Places” short.

15-Track Music CD Featuring Scores from the Following Films:

  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Touch of Evil
  • Psycho
  • Spartacus
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Airport
  • The Sting
  • Jaws
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Scarface
  • Back to the Future
  • Out of Africa
  • Jurassic Park
  • Apollo 13
  • The Bourne Identity

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BD:
Street Date:  November 6, 2012
Copyright:  2012 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61123788 (U.S.); 61124049 (Canada)
Number of Discs: 25

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date:  November 6, 2012
Copyright:  2012 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61123787(U.S.); 61124047 (Canada)
Number of Discs: 26

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