Wow, I was stunned to find this in both Futureshop and Bestbuy today. The limited Universal 100th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray) is on sale for $89.99! That’s a collection of 25 blue ray films for $3.60 each. Now I held it in my hands and debated about the purchase as it’s a great bargain. However, after looking at the list of films ranging from the 30s to the present, I opted to leave it on the shelf. There are some great films in the set, but there’s no rhyme or reason to the collection. It’s a mishmash of different genres. Might be a great present for a movie buff though, as arguably the films have historical financial importance to Universal Studios.
Price ends January 30/31, 2013, respectively for Futureshop and Bestbuy.
Futureshop.ca: Universal 100th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray) – $89.99
Bestbuy.ca: Universal 100th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray) – $89.99
For comparison, amazon.ca currently list the Blu-ray collection for $265.99.
The list of films for the Blu-ray collection are as follows:
- All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
- Dracula (1931)
- Dracula Spanish (1931)
- Buck Privates (1941)
- Pillow Talk (1959)
- Spartacus (1960)
- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
- The Birds (1963)
- American Graffiti (1973)
- The Sting (1973)
- Jaws (1975)
- National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
- Scarface (1983)
- The Breakfast Club (1985)
- Back to the Future (1985)
- Out of Africa (1985)
- Field of Dreams (1989)
- Do the Right Thing (1989)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Apollo 13 (1995)
- The Fast and the Furious (2001)
- The Bourne Identity (2002)
- Mamma Mia! The Movie (2008)
- Despicable Me (2010)
After further deliberation and calculations, I determined it would be better and financially cheaper to pick and choose my favorite titles individually. Moreover, none of the titles listed above are exclusive to this set.
Universal Studios does deserve credit for not playing games and at least putting out this wonderful collectors set. Unfortunately, as tempting as this collectors set may be, I already own some of these titles and don’t need another copy. Alas, the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray) packaging is far nicer looking, and takes up less space.