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Universal's classic films at 100: Kenneth Turan's DVD pick

March 29, 2012 |  9:07 am

Universal is more than just the home of a celebrated tour, it's been making movies for exactly 100 years.

In recognition of that fact, the studio has reissued some of its best films in a series of commemorative DVDs.

Modern pictures like "Out of Africa" and "The Deer Hunter" are part of the mix, but it's especially nice to see some older classics included.

Not to be missed are Preston Sturges' "Sullivan's Travels," the director's defense of entertainment, and the top-notch screwball comedy "My Man Godfrey" starring Carole Lombard and William Powell.


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-- Kenneth Turan