Academy Collection: The Envelope Please Vol. 1
By : John Latchem | Posted: 14 Jan 2010
Just in time for this year’s Academy Awards, Infinity Entertainment Group is revisiting some films honored in the early days of Oscar.
The four-DVD set Academy Collection: The Envelope Please Vol. 1, streeting Feb. 23, includes eight films from the 1920s and 1930s that were nominated for best picture. The $24.98 collection features The Racket (1928), Alibi (1929), The Front Page (1931), A Farewell to Arms (1932), The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), A Star Is Born (1937), Pygmalion (1938) and Love Affair (1939).
Extras include original trailers from other best picture contenders from the era.
The first Academy Award ceremony was held May 16, 1929, honoring films from 1927-28.