New Release: Elia Kazan Film Collection DVD

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrated the classic films of director Elia Kazan with the release of the 18-disc Elia Kazan Collection on DVD on Nov. 9, 2010.

Priced at $199.98, the collection contains 15 of the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s movies as well as a new documentary co-directed by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island) and Kent Jones (writer for TV’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) that explores Kazan’s life.

The documentary A Letter to Elia had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and its North American premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, and it was an official selection at the New York Film Festival. A Letter to Elia also aired on PBS in October 2010 as part of the channel’s American Masters series.

Elia Kazan Film Collection DVD boxThe movies in the Elia Kazan Film Collection are:

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
  • Boomerang! (1947)
  • Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
  • Pinky (1949)
  • Panic in the Streets (1950)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • Viva Zapata! (1952)
  • Man on a Tightrope (1953)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Baby Doll (1956)
  • A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  • Wild River (1960)
  • Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  • America, America (1963)

Five of the films debuted on DVD in the collection: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Viva Zapata!, Man on a Tightrope, Wild River and America, America.

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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.