Shemaroo releases 'Best of Academy Award Winners' DVD boxset

MUMBAI: Shemaroo Entertainment has released the Best of Academy Award Winners Collection, an exclusive DVD boxset. The collection includes films that have been bestowed with the best in different categories of accolade from the Oscars panel.

Among the films are Driving Miss Daisy, The Lion In Winter, The Graduate, Murder on the Orient Express and A River Runs Through It.

Driving Miss Daisy won the best actress award in a leading role, best makeup, best picture and best writing awards whereas it got nominations for best actor in a leading role, best actor in a supporting role, best art direction, best costume design and best film editing.

The Lion In Winter made in 1968 and directed by Anthony Harvey with stars like Anthony Hopkins, Peter O‘Toole, Katharine Hepburn and Timothy Dalton won Academy awards for best actress in a leading role, best music, best writing.

This was the second time that Peter O‘Toole played King Henry II. The first time was in Becket (1964). He received Academy Award nominations for both performances.

The Graduate directed by Mike Nichols had Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross and Brian Avery. The film won the Oscar award for best director.

Director Sidney Lumet‘s Murder on the Orient Express starring Sean Connery, Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam and Richard Widmark won an Oscar award in the best actress in a supporting role category.

A River Runs Through It directed by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt and Brenda Blethyn won an Oscar in the best cinematography category.

The 5-DVD boxset is priced at Rs 999.

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