Billy Wilder Film Collection / 2008 United Artists / 399 Minutes / http://www.unitedartists.com /
Billy Wilder is still one of the worldâ€™s best known directors or producers. Starting out in
Â Individuals that already have â€œKiss Me, Stupidâ€ and â€œThe Fortune Cookieâ€ on DVD likely have these versions of the films, but the fact that â€œSome Like It Hotâ€ is a special edition and â€œThe Apartmentâ€ is a collectorâ€™s edition may make this collection all the more attractive. I can see this collection being primarily bought as an introduction to Wilderâ€™s filmography, as it provides individuals with what are likely Wilderâ€™s most well known movies. The fact that, all taken together, the movies equate to $10 a piece should be another reason why individuals will pick up this collection. What United Artists should do in the next few years is create these four-disc sets with different Wilder films, to ensure that each of Wilderâ€™s 60+ films is captured on the DVD format (and any subsequent format).
Having this option available, and having the DVDs with extras (instead of just trying to cram as many movies as can conceivably fit on a disc) should ensure that sales will be high. I might not have been alive when Wilder removed eirself from the creative process of producing and directing films, but a set like the Billy Wilder Film Collection showed me exactly how important Wilder was to the current state of movies. Make sure to pick up this DVD set if you donâ€™t already have the films in the state that they are here; if you are trying to show an individual or a group how impressive Wilder was, this would have to be the box set that is a must-buy. Check it out now, and pick it up for a song.