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Paul Newman DVD Collection

By admin Published: June 30, 2009

Thirteen movies, 17 discs, coming Sept. 22. Decent price, too, if you don't have the movies already. But if you're a movie fan, you should have at least some of them. Full announcement after the jump.

Here's the official word:

Acting in more than 65 movies spanning over 50 years, his striking grace, unassuming intelligence and good humor seemed effortless; Paul Newman’s magnetism and passion was almost impossible to resist. On September 22, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment honors the legend with an all-new 17-disc set, The Paul Newman Tribute Collection, featuring 13 of his acclaimed films including two-disc Special Collector’s Editions of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, The Verdict and The Towering Inferno, as well as nine other films ranging throughout Newman’s historic career. A fitting homage to one of cinema’s most accomplished stars, The Paul Newman Tribute Collection includes an exclusive 136 page soft-bound book loaded with a stunning array of photos, some of which have never been seen before, of the Hollywood icon on the set with his fellow cast and crew, excerpts from each film and personal quotes from Newman himself.

Over the years, Newman worked with some of Hollywood’s most notable filmmakers, three of which are highlighted in this collection including Otto Preminger’s World War II drama Exodus, Newman’s two films with legendary director Robert Altman, Buffalo Bill and the Indians Or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson and Quintet, and three of his six collaborations with director Martin Ritt including Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man, Hombre and Newman’s first big screen feature with wife Joanne Woodward in The Long, Hot Summer. Rounding out the collection is the Wall Street drama From The Terrace and the hilarious comedies Rally ‘Round The Flag, Boys! and What A Way To Go! Newman also received numerous Academy AwardÒ nominations throughout his career including his stellar performances in The Hustler and The Verdict.

This special collector’s set will be available for the suggested retail price of $89.98 U.S. / $119.98 Canada. Prebook is August 26.

* 1987: Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Color of Money

Synopsis:
His looks were devastating. His charm was legendary. His legacy is astonishing. Paul Newman – film’s most enduring superstar – is a giant of the silver screen who not only quickly attained icon status, but continued to deliver a string of powerhouse performances throughout his remarkable career.

Gathered here for the first time are 13 of his best films, accompanied by a captivating coffee table book that traces the story of Newman’s ascent in Hollywood. Including a stunning array of photos, some of which have never been seen before, this definitive collection is a timeless addition to any library.

DVD Specs:

The Paul Newman Tribute Collection is presented in Widescreen; Audio: English: Stereo, Mono / Spanish & French: Mono

Titles Include:
· The Long, Hot Summer
· Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!
· From the Terrace
· Exodus
· The Hustler Collector’s Edition
· Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man
· What a Way to Go!
· Hombre
· Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Collector’s Edition
· The Towering Inferno Special Edition
· Buffalo Bill and the Indians Or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson
· Quintet
· The Verdict Collector’s Edition

Bonus features include:
· 136 page soft-bound book with never-before-seen images of Paul Newman along with cast, crew and the film’s set
· Excerpts from each film
· Personal quotes from Paul Newman

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