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July 1, 2014
 

Universal Announce ‘The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection’

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection, available on Blu-ray™ on 13th October 2014, from Universal Pictures International Entertainment. Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award® winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel which has been digitally remastered and restored, and will be presented in widescreen.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park, Spielberg’s films have captivated audiences worldwide and set a new standard for filmmaking. Starring some of Hollywood’s top talents, including Drew Barrymore, Richard Dreyfuss, Julianne Moore, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Samuel L. Jackson, Laura Dern, Goldie Hawn, John Belushi, Vince Vaughn, and film icon Audrey Hepburn, the films included in this historic collection are accompanied by a Blu-ray exclusive: A 34-page companion book on the visionary director’s career, featuring rare photos, archival materials and more.

The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection includes four movies never before released on Blu-ray™ including Duel & The Sugarland Express that have been digitally remastered from their original film elements. Hours of bonus features include Making-of Documentaries, Interviews with Steven Spielberg, Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, Rare Archival Footage, Deleted Scenes and much more. The perfect gift for any movie fan, the collection offers an opportunity at last to experience some of the most memorable films of our time from perhaps the most influential filmmaker of the past 40 years.

According to Amazon, some of the special features included are:

Duel (1971)

A traveling salesman (Dennis Weaver) is terrorized by an unseen trucker on a remote desert highway.

  • A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg
  • Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen
  • Richard Matheson: The Writing of Duel
  • Photograph and Poster Gallery
  • Trailer
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Production Notes

The Sugarland Express (1974)

A mother (Goldie Hawn) desperately attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and kidnapping their son.

  • Theatrical Trailer

Jaws (1975)

When a seaside community is under attack by a great white shark, the chief of police (Roy Scheider), a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a quest to destroy the beast.

  • Spotlight on Location: The Making of Jaws

1941- Theatrical & Extended Version (1979)

Pandemonium erupts in Los Angeles after the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor in this wartime spoof starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

  • The Making of 1941
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Production Photographs
  • 1941 Comic Relief
  • The Marketing of 1941
  • The Reviews
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Theatrical Trailer

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A lost alien from space befriends a 10-year-old boy (Henry Thomas) who helps him find a way home.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Steven Spielberg & E.T.
  • A Look Back
  • The E.T. Reunion

Always (1989)

After sacrificing himself to save a friend (John Goodman), a daredevil firefighting pilot (Richard Dreyfuss) returns to earth to help his surviving girlfriend (Holly Hunter) move on with the help of an angel (Audrey Hepburn).

  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Theatrical Trailer

Jurassic Park (1993)

Journey to an amazing theme park on a remote island where dinosaurs once again roam the earth and five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Sir Richard Attenborough.

  • The Making of Jurassic Park
  • Early Pre-Production Meetings
  • Location Scouting
  • Phil Tippett Animatics: Raptors in the Kitchen
  • Storyboards
  • Foley Artist
  • Production Archives: Photographs, Design Sketches and Conceptual Painting
  • Theatrical Trailers Including Jurassic Park III
  • Dinsoaur Encyclopedia
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • DVD-ROM Features Including Live Web Events

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Four years since the disaster at Jurassic Park, two groups are in a race against time that will determine the fate of the remote island’s prehistoric inhabitants. Starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, and Vince Vaughn.

  • The Making of The Lost World
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Illustrations and Conceptual Drawings
  • Storyboards
  • Models
  • The World of Jurassic Park
  • The Magic of ILM
  • Theatrical Trailers Including Jurassic Park III
  • Dinosaur Encyclopedia
  • Production Notes
  • Production Photographs
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Posters and Toys
  • DVD-ROM Features Including Live Web Events



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