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AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies

The first of the AFI 100 Years… series of cinematic milestones, AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies is a list of the 100 best American movies, as determined by the American Film Institute from a poll of more than 1,500 artists and leaders in the film industry who chose from a list of 400 nominated movies. The 100-best list was unveiled in 1998.

It was released in video in two versions: a 145-minute version, which aired on CBS, and a 460-minute version available only on video. It was hosted by Jodie Foster, among others.

An updated version of the list, billed as a 10th Anniversary edition, aired on CBS on June 20, 2007, and was hosted by Morgan Freeman.

(from  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies Wiki Site, wikipedia.org)

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A Place In The Sun (Domestic)

Region: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Run Time: 122 minutes
Model: PARD058154D
PartNumber: PARD058154D
Young up-and-comer George Eastman is thrust into the blue collar life of a rich uncle's family business where he's expected to learn the ropes from the bottom up. While paying his dues, Eastman becomes involved with Alice Tripp, a simple, trusting girl on the assembly line. When Eastman is finally introduced to high society he meets the gorgeous, sophisticated Angela Vickers and promptly forgets all about Alice. Only Alice won't be gotten rid of so easily - especially since their affair is about to result in an unexpected and (especially from Eastman) unwanted dividend. -- Written by A.L. Beneteau

Amadeus (Double Sided Disc)

Region: 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Run Time: 160 minutes
Model: 6638735
PartNumber: WHV1000111493DVD
Gripping human drama. Sumptuous period epic. Glorious celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This marvelous winner of eight Academy Awards(R) portrays the rivalry between the genius Mozart (Tom Hulce) and the jealous court composer (Best Actor Oscar(R) Winner F.Murray Abraham) who may have ruined Mozart's career and shortened his life.

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American Graffiti

Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Run Time: 110 minutes
Model: 2017001
PartNumber: 00002613
2CD set original soundtrack with 41 killer tracks from the 50s & early 60s: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Del Shannon, Platters etc
For those of us who grew up in the '70s, this drive-in compilation of '50s and '60s rock and doo-wop, complete with Wolfman Jack introductions, was our introduction to this music. There are 41 jukebox hits here, and every one of them is a classic of its time (although two tracks--"At the Hop" and "She's so Fine" are covers by the revival band Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids). In his 1973 movie, director George Lucas used the music (and the presence of mysterious deejay Wolfman) as the AM-radio soundtrack to one night in suburban California, 1962. The idea was to capture and sustain an end-of-summer, end-of-innocence mood that's in the air throughout the picture-- not as a shortcut to establishing a period (as in Robert Zemeckis'Forrest Gump). There's an awful lot of spontaneous energy in these tunes--from Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, to the Platters and the Clovers and the Del-Vikings, to the Crests and the Beach Boys--and also just a hint of melancholy that goes down very nicely with a burger, shake, and fries. --Jim Emerson

Bringing Up Baby

Region: 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Run Time: 102 minutes
Model: 15484753
PartNumber: 1989845
The hilarity doesn't let up for a moment in this classic screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and the irrepressible Katherine Hepburn. Grant plays David Huxely, an up-tight, stuffy paleontologist. While on a golf course, he has a run-in with the irrepressible, unfathomable Susan Vance (Hepburn), an imp if ever there was. Deciding on the spot that David is the man for her, she proceeds to bedevil him at every turn with classic comedy results.

Dances With Wolves (25Th Anniversary Edition)

Region: 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Run Time: 185 minutes
Costner directs and stars in this epic vision of the old West, where a disillusioned soldier leaves the Civil War and strikes out to the prairie on his own. After a difficult start, he learns to live, love and respect the land when the Sioux Indians welcome him into their tribe.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

PartNumber: CX2674
HELP E.T. GET HOME!What kind of crazy planet is this, anyway? We came here to conduct a simplestudy of primitive planets, and look what happened! These...things...came andscared away my friends. Before I knew it, all my friends boarded our lightshipand flew home.What do I do now? The only one I can trust is that nice little alien--Ellleeott. He gives me those tasty energy pills (What did he call them?Reeessseess Peeesssesss?) But these other aliens! Every time I get ready toassemble my transgalactic communicatior, they come and take me away. The onewith the white coat sticks that temperature measuring device in my mouth (Iwonder why he was so upset when it melted?), and the other one in the trenchcoat keeps muttering those strange sounds (Naaashaaannaall Seeeccuuuureeetteee?)I just want to go home! I hope Elllleeott and I can assemble all the piecesof my communicator before my energy runs out.Oh, oh. Here come those crazy aliens again. Help me, Elllleeott! Help me gethome!Your mission is to help E.T. find the three pieces of his interplanetary telephone, call his ship, and guide him to the landing pad in time to berescued. Do this before E.T.'s energy runs out, and you'll win the round andscore points! E.T. transverses six sites on Planet Earth. Four of these arefull of pitfalls--they are dotted with deep wells (Figure 1) into which E.T.can fall (Figure 2). A fifth site (Figure 3) shows Elliott's house, theInstitute of Science, and the FBI building. Here, E.T. is taken by the scientist to be studied. The sixth site (Figure 4) is a forest setting whereE.T. first lands and where the ship will land to pick him up.A game ends when E.T. runs out of energy or when you decide to quit playing.

Frankenstein

PartNumber: illustrations
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Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's.
"We will each write a story," Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron's proposal.
The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, "would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror -- one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."

Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelganger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the powerful stench of the monster's breath as its words spill out across the page. Strong book-making for one of the world's strongest and most remarkable books." Includes an illuminating afterword by Joyce Carol Oates.

From Here To Eternity

Region: 99
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Run Time: 122 minutes
Model: 9531
PartNumber: 05319
In this landmark film, passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a soldier and former boxer being manipulated by his superior and peers. His friend Maggio (Frank Sinatra) tries to help him but has his own troubles. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr) tread on dangerous ground as lovers in an illicit affair. Each of their lives will be changed when their stories culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Winner of eight Oscars(r), including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting awards for Sinatra in a career-defining role and for Donna Reed as a not-so-wholesome club hostess.
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