Best Actor Collection

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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.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 205857758
UPC 024543490654
UPC 14 00024543490654
Format DVD
Release Date 1/22/2008
Keywords
Based On A Novel
Betrayal
Big Battles
Big Business
Big City
Character Study
Classic
Fathers And Sons
Money
On-The-Road
Road Trips
Romance
Romances
Directors
Walter Lang
Paul Mazursky
Oliver Stone
Actors
George C. Scott
Warner Baxter
Art Carney
Michael Douglas
Cast & Crew
Art Carney - Actor
George C. Scott - Actor
Michael Douglas - Actor
Warner Baxter - Actor
Yul Brynner - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1928
Catalog ID 2249067
UPC 00024543490654
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 630 minutes
Color B&W and Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Awards
Winner (1988) Golden Globe, Michael Douglas, [Wall] Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama,Oscar, Michael Douglas, [Wall] Best Actor in a Leading Role
Winner (1975) Golden Globe, Art Carney, [Harry] Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy,Oscar, Art Carney, [Harry] Best Actor in a Leading Role
Winner (1971) Golden Globe, George C. Scott, [Patton] Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama,Oscar, George C. Scott, [Patton] Best Actor in a Leading Role
Winner (1957) Oscar, Yul Brynner, [King] Best Actor in a Leading Role
Winner (1930) Oscar, Warner Baxter, [Arizona] Best Actor in a Leading Role
Reviews
ReviewSource Crazy for Cinema
Review [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.
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ReviewSource Variety
Review [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.
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review [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.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [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.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Tunie,Tamara
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Angie Errigo, Empire [Wall] As with Platoon, Stone captures the horrific essence of an environment...Dazzling filmmaking.
Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal [King] Classic performances, classic score, the best Rodgers & Hammerstein screen adaptation.
Desson Howe, Washington Post [Wall] ...[Sheen's] perfect as a greenhorn yuppie playing with the big guns. But the performance medal has to go to Douglas.
Gary W. Tooze, DVD Beaver [Arizona] ...the first sound western film as well as the first sound film done out-of-doors.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide [Patton] ...[an] intelligently written, finely wrought biographical war drama.
Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com [Harry] A bona finde classic, and a rare road movie that features a cat as the wheel-man.
Stuart Galbraith, IV, DVD Talk [Arizona] ...an interesting viewing experience...[and] historically significant Oscar-winner.
The Motion Picture Guide [King] ...features Yul Brynner in the role he was born to play...
Variety [Harry] ...a pleasant film...Carney is excellent...
Wall Street Journal [Patton] One of the most superlative American films.
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