Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Steven Spielberg “Director’s Collection” Coming Soon

Universal Studios is releasing a box set including 8 films from the legendary Hollywood director

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 2nd, 2014 in Culture » Film » News

Good news, Spielberg fans! Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that on October 14th (which might not be the best news for fans of ‘The Leftovers’), they will be releasing a box set featuring eight of the Hollywood director’s most memorable films.

‘Steven Spielberg’s Director’s Collection’ will include feature films released between 1971 and 1997, three of which are being published to Blu-ray for the first time.

The collection begins in 1971 with Spielberg’s relatively unknown television film ‘Duel’ starring Dennis Weaver as a man terrorized by a trucker on a remote highway. The other seven films include ‘Sugarland Express’ (1974), ‘Jaws’ (1975), ‘1941’ (1979), ‘E.T The Extra-Terrestrial’ (1982), ‘Always’ (1989), ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993), and ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ (1997).

Here is a brief description of each film if you’re unfamiliar with Spielberg’s works.

The eight films featured include (*Denotes First Time on Blu-ray™):

Duel* (1971)
A traveling salesman (Dennis Weaver) is terrorized by an unseen trucker on a remote desert highway.

The Sugarland Express* (1974)
A mother (Goldie Hawn) desperately attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and kidnapping their son.

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.


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.

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.

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).

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 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.

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