Warner Bros. to Release 20-Film Comedy Box Set for 90th Anniversary, Includes Cary Grant Classics, Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks

Warner Bros. to Release 20-Film Comedy Box Set for 90th Anniversary, Includes Cary Grant Classics, Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks

Warner Bros. celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2013, and to mark the occasion is releasing five box sets throughout the year, with 20 films each highlighting the best of the studio’s output.

First up: the Comedy Collection, including such unbeatable classics as Howard Hawks’ “Bringing Up Baby,” George Cukor’s “The Philadelphia Story” and Frank Capra’s “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Alas, it also includes “The Hangover,” but nothing’s perfect. Full list of titles below.

Warner Bros. was founded and formally incorporated on April 4, 1923, by brothers Albert, Harry, Sam and Jack Warner. 

The collection will be divided into two chapters across 20 discs: “Class Acts” (1935-1980) and “Class Clowns” (1983-2009). The set releases on July 2, 2013.

Films included are:

1.      A Night at the
Opera
(1935)

2.      Stage Door
(1937)

3.      Bringing Up
Baby
(1938)

4.      The
Philadelphia Story
(1940)

5.      Arsenic and
Old Lace
(1944)

6.      The Long, Long
Trailer
(1954)

7.      The Great Race
(1965)

8.      Blazing
Saddles
(1974)

9.      The In-Laws
(1979)

10.  Caddyshack (1980)

11.  National
Lampoon’s Vacation
(1983)

12.  Risky Business
(1983)

13.  The Goonies
(1985)

14.  Spies Like
Us
(1985)

15.  Beetlejuice
(1988)

16.  Grumpy Old Men
(1993)

17.  Ace Ventura Pet
Detective
(1994)

18.  Analyze This
(1999)

19.  Wedding Crashers:
Uncorked Edition
(2005)

20.  The Hangover
(2009)

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