Warner Bros. comes up with a thrilling 20-movie collection on DVD

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With a collection like Warner Bros. Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Thrillers, it’s kind of hard to say that you have nothing to watch. For their 90th anniversary, WB has been combing through their archives and picking the best of the best with a theme (like Best Pictures, Romance, Comedy, and Musicals). The Thrillers collection is a bit mushy on theme , but it is perhaps the strongest collection so far, with nary a turkey among the selections. (That is, when Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman is the worst of the bunch, in my opinion, that really ain’t bad.)

Some may called The Shawshank Redemption a drama, Lethal Weapon a buddy acttion movie, and The Dark Knight, a really really dark superhero movie. Someone at WB decided they could be lumped with more obvious thriller selections, like North By Northwest or The Fugitive. But there’s really nothing wrong with that, because there are some really excellent classics (like Strangers on a Train and The Maltese Falcon) mixed with modern classics (like GoodFellas and Seven) to give this DVD box set a LOT of bang for the buck (literally and cinematically). Not only that, there are some 12 Academy Awards spread throughout the films, which is nothing to sneeze at.

The box set includes two cases of 10 films each in a sleeve, as well as a 24-page booklet describing the films. The films included in the 20 Film Collection – Thrillers are:

Thrills and Chases (1931-1980)

1. The Public Enemy (1931)
2. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
3. The Big Sleep (1946)
4. Strangers on a Train (1951)
5. North by Northwest (1959)
6. Dirty Harry (1971)
7. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
8. Lethal Weapon: Director’s Cut (1987)
9. Batman (1989)
10. Goodfellas (1990)

Chills and Capers (1993-2010)
11. The Fugitive (1993)
12. Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut (1994)
13. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
14. Seven (1995)
15. Heat (1995)
16. L.A. Confidential (1997)
17. American History X (1998)
18. The Dark Knight (2008)
19. Inception (2010)
20. The Town (2010)

You can find the collection for sale on Amazon via our link below, or check out the WB Shop for this collection and more. To learn more about Warner Bros. 90th anniversary year, check out their Facebook page!



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