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In this five disc collection, 20th Century Fox has brought together five films celebrating the art of acting. Featuring spectacular leading man performances, the Best Actor Collection includes the films WALL STREET, PATTON, HARRY & TONTO, THE KING AND I, and IN OLD ARIZONA!

WALL STREET: In this riveting behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980's, an ambitious young stockbroker (Charlie Sheen) is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in his Oscar winning performance). But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that's too high to pay. Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen co-star in Oliver Stone's gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong.

PATTON: This spectacular tribute to one of the most extraordinary figures of World War II, General George S. Patton, Jr., won seven 1970 Academy Awards. George C. Scott's unflinching portrayal of the controversial military leader shows him as he was: beloved and despised, charismatic and confrontational. General Patton was a brilliant strategist, a pious man who swore up a storm - and his skills led the United States into the most famous and pivotal battles of the war in Europe.

HARRY & TONTO: Art Carney won a Best Actor Oscar for his moving performance in this poignant comedy that proves it's never too late to live. When Harry Golden's New York apartment faces demolition, he and his cat Tonto set out for Los Angeles to live with Harry's three grown children. But Harry quickly discovers he'd be happier just about anywhere else. So once more, Harry and Tonto hit the road - except this time their only plan is to have an adventure they'll never forget. With it's outstanding cast including Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman and Chief Dan George, this classic is one you'll want to watch for years to come.

THE KING AND I: This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award winning performance, an inforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.

IN OLD ARIZONA: Cisco Kid is a tough but charming bandit who always manages to stay one step ahead of the law. That is until a determined sheriff enlists Kid's girlfriend in a clever scheme to disarm him. But with one more trick up his sleeve, The Kid may just have the last laugh. Warner Baxter's unforgettable performance as the legendary Cisco Kid earned him the 1929 Oscar for Best Actor.

"[Wall] As with Platoon, Stone captures the horrific essence of an environment...Dazzling filmmaking.  Angie Errigo, Empire
"[King] Classic performances, classic score, the best Rodgers & Hammerstein screen adaptation.  Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"[Wall] ...[Sheen's] perfect as a greenhorn yuppie playing with the big guns. But the performance medal has to go to Douglas.  Desson Howe, Washington Post
"[Arizona] ...the first sound western film as well as the first sound film done out-of-doors.  Gary W. Tooze, DVD Beaver
"[Patton] ...[an] intelligently written, finely wrought biographical war drama.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[Harry] A bona finde classic, and a rare road movie that features a cat as the wheel-man.  Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"[Arizona] ...an interesting viewing experience...[and] historically significant Oscar-winner.  Stuart Galbraith, IV, DVD Talk
"[King] ...features Yul Brynner in the role he was born to play...  The Motion Picture Guide
"[Harry] ...a pleasant film...Carney is excellent...  Variety
"[Patton] One of the most superlative American films.  Wall Street Journal

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Video Features DVD, Sensormatic
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/22/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 630 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2249067
Video UPC UPC: 00024543490654
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 5

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Art Carney
Video Cast Info George C. Scott
Video Cast Info Michael Douglas
Video Cast Info Warner Baxter
Video Cast Info Yul Brynner

Awards


Winner (1988)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Michael Douglas, [Wall] Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
   Video Award Name Oscar, Michael Douglas, [Wall] Best Actor in a Leading Role

Winner (1975)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Art Carney, [Harry] Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy
   Video Award Name Oscar, Art Carney, [Harry] Best Actor in a Leading Role

Winner (1971)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, George C. Scott, [Patton] Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
   Video Award Name Oscar, George C. Scott, [Patton] Best Actor in a Leading Role

Winner (1957)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Yul Brynner, [King] Best Actor in a Leading Role

Winner (1930)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Warner Baxter, [Arizona] Best Actor in a Leading Role

Professional Reviews

Crazy for Cinema 9 of 10
[King] Though not initially one of my favorite musicals, I have to say that it's growing on me. With every viewing I like it more and more. I find myself unable to resist watching it whenever I know it's on TV. There's just something about the story, the music, the costumes, set design and performances that draws me in and refuses to let go. I'm sure some of the pull is Yul Brynner, who is a sexy force to be reckoned with. It's not easy to make arrogance charming, yet he pulls it off beautifully as the impatient and intelligent King of Siam...The music also plays a key role, uplifting the narrative and adding joy to the proceedings. You'll be humming the tunes for days afterwards. A true cinema classic that can be enjoyed again and again.

Variety 9 of 10
[Arizona] It was said that Fox would never turn loose a full-length talker until the studio was convinced the picture was right. In Old Arizona that it's right is unquestioned at this time. It's the first outdoor talker and a western, with a climax twist to make the story stand out from the usual hill and dale thesis. It's outdoors, it talks and it has a great screen performance by Warner Baxter. That it's long and that it moves slowly is also true, but the exterior sound revives the novelty angle again...Dorothy Burgess is cast as Tonia, a Mexican vixen who plays the boys across the boards and finally gets into a jam between the Cisco Kid (Baxter) and the army sergeant who is pursuing the bandit...Raoul Walsh is given screen and program credit for having co-directed this film, as he actually started it and was intent on finishing and playing the Cisco Kid in it. An unfortunate accident made this impossible, hence Irving Cumming's assignment.

ReelViews 10 of 10
[Patton] In early 1971, the Academy Awards saluted Patton. Capturing eight Oscars- including best picture, best director, best actor, best screenplay, best editing, and best production design - the movie won every major battle of the evening. Such acclaim was richly deserved, for Patton remains to this day one of Hollywood's most compelling biographical war pictures...With its larger-than-life, yet at the same time singularly human, portrayal of Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Franklin Schaffner's picture is an example of filmmaking at its finest. From production design and battle choreography to simple one-on-one dramatic acting, Patton has it all. There is no scene in all one-hundred seventy minutes that doesn't work on some level...Patton manages the intricate task of presenting personal details in the larger context of their historical backdrop...Those who have not seen Patton, or who have not watched the film carefully, might assume that this movie is about World War Two and one of its most celebrated generals. In fact, they would be only partially correct. What Patton sets out to do is to demythicize its subject and show the forces that drove this man. - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 9 of 10
[Wall] Stone's "Wall Street" is a radical critique of the capitalist trading mentality, and it obviously comes at a time when the financial community is especially vulnerable. The movie argues that most small investors are dupes, and that the big market killings are made by men such as Gekko...Stone's most impressive achievement in this film is to allow all the financial wheeling and dealing to seem complicated and convincing, and yet always have it make sense...What's intriguing about "Wall Street" - what may cause the most discussion in the weeks to come - is that the movie's real target isn't Wall Street criminals who break the law. Stone's target is the value system that places profits and wealth and the Deal above any other consideration. His film is an attack on an atmosphere of financial competitiveness so ferocious that ethics are simply irrelevant, and the laws are sort of like the referee in pro wrestling - part of the show. - Roger Ebert

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