This Week In Home Entertainment: Warner Bros. Releases Comedy Collection, Sony Has Last Resort
Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection-Comedy DVD
Warner Bros. has spent the last year putting out Best of Warner Bros. collections, and the Comedy collection is the nicest, yet. Beginning with the 1935 film A Night at the Opera and running through 2009ís The Hangover, the new 20-film set offers some of Warner Bros. boldest and brightest funny films throughout the ages. Additionally, itís among the most consistent of the sets put out by the company, so far.
A few months ago, we wrote about the 20 Film Collection-Romance, a similar set that offered iconic classics, but also more than a few duds like The Lake House. Unlike the romance collection, most of the movies with this set are old classics or new favorites. Warner Bros. has put out some greats over the years, and many of them are available in the collection, including Caddyshack, Blazing Saddles, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Philadelphia Story, Risky Business, National Lampoonís Vacation (which was recently released on Blu-ray for its 30th anniversary), and Wedding Crashers. The biggest dud is probably Spies Like Us, but Iíll take a 19/20 in a broad collection aimed at reaching a wide audience.
The packaging with the set is nice, with two large DVD cases inside a large blue outer shell. The information for each of the films is located on the back of the DVD cases, which is particularly good to have in the case of comedies, which run the gamut from PG to R-rated in this set. Buyers who have kids around the house will probably find this feature to be an added bonus. However, the best collections offer disc uniformity and some new, never-before-seen bonus features. While extras are available on most of the discs, it looks like the set is made up of old DVD releases that were stripped and put into new packaging. Itís still a stacked set for fans of any of these beloved movies, but if potential purchasers already own copies of some or any of these movies, buyers wonít be getting anything new.
You can check out the full list of films and order the set via the WB Shop.
Other July 2 Releases:
An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky
The Producers Collectorís Edition Blu-ray
Secrets of Henry VIIIís Palace: Hampton Court DVD
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero
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