Monday, August 24, 2009

dvd news: paul newman tribute collection

Just received this announcement from Fox- a sweet mega set for Paul Newman fans, complete with a book. The announcement and boxart featured below:

"His looks were devastating. His charm was legendary. His legacy is astonishing.


Academy Award Winner And Hollywood Icon Honored In All-New 17-Disc Collection, Featuring Exclusive 136 Page Book With Never-Before-Seen Images And More, On September 22 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
2009 Marks The 40th Anniversary Of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

“Newman can accomplish with the slightest of intonations, or an almost undetectable shift in his eyes, what would take another actor the course of a movie to attain.”
- Washington Post

“A magnetic titan of Hollywood.”
- The New York Times

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – 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 Award nominations throughout his career including his stellar performances in The Hustler and The Verdict."

If you don't already own each and everyone of these, this will be an excellent set to pick up this fall. The book looks great, and the line-up of films make it an awesome set. Mark your calendars!

Oh, I know it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

You're not a loser, Eddie, you're a winner. Some men never get to feel that way about anything.


Tom K said...

Wow!!! Awesome news!

Sebina said...

Truly GREAT news. Being a favourite actor of mine, i will definitely buy it, even though I already own the films!

Brewjoe said...

Looking forward to this one as well. The book sounds awesome and like a perfect gift for my wife.

Dawood Mamedoff said...

Paul Newman was great at everything, that's what Elizabeth Taylor said on him: "He was purity of heart. Working with him was such a joy. Knowing him, being his friend, was as golden as the sunset and a privilege I'll never forget."

Here I've tried to collect all notable tributes paid to Paul Newman by his famous peers:


Blog Widget by LinkWithin