20th Century Fox celebrates 75th with commemorative sets

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The Home Entertainment division of 20th Century Fox has kicked off a year-long campaign to honor the film studio’s legacy and library of classic movies with the release of more than 300 films on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

The studio launched a new website, www.fox75th.com, featuring special events, promotions, and theatrical releases as well as limited-edition gift sets, and prizes.

This fall, a Commemorative Box Set will be released in special anniversary packaging, chosen on criteria including cinematic merit, historic significance, cultural impact and commercial and critical success. The definitive collection covers decades of films, from All About Eve to Avatar.

Westerns, comedies and classics will be included such as the 1950s’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Marilyn Monroe, 1960s's Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, 1980s' Wall Street with Michael Douglas, and 2000s’ Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep, plus more.

Other highlights from the Fox Home Entertainment promotion include a variety of selections, accompanied by limited editions commemorative posters of iconic films from its extensive catalog, released as single films, double, triple and quad features, often tied to holidays, such as horror films at Halloween.

Singles ($14.98-$19.98 US), such as: Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender, Bette Davis in All About Eve, Romancing the Stone, The King and I, and Hello Dolly!

Double features ($14.98 US) include: packages such as The Commitments with The Full Monty or Little Miss Sunshine and Juno.

One of the Quad features brings together Anna Karenina, A Farewell to Arms, Les Miserables, and The Sun Also Rises together in one set.

Blu-ray Discs available for the first time include the Alien Anthology with all four films digitally restored in a 6-disc set with extras, The Sound of Music (45th anniversary), The Last of the Mohicans new Director’s Cut.