PAUL NEWMAN: The Tribute Collection Box Set of 13 Films


Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history...


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Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history...

Academy Award Winner and Hollywood Icon honored in all-new 17-Disc Collection, featuring exclusive 136-Page book with never-before-seen images and more!

"Newman can accomplish with the slightest of intonations, or an almost undetectable shift in his eyes, what would take another actor the course of a movie to attain." –(Washington Post)

"A magnetic titan of Hollywood."
–(The New York Times)

PAUL NEWMAN (1925-2008, aged 83)

Chosen by Empire magazine in 1995 as #12 in the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.

His looks were devastating. His charm was legendary. His legacy is astonishing. Paul Newman – film's most enduring superstar – is a giant of the silver screen who not only quickly attained icon status, but continued to deliver a string of powerhouse performances throughout his remarkable career.

On September 22, 20th Century Fox celebrated the screen work of legendary actor Paul Newman with a special 17-Disc DVD box set — appropriately titled Paul Newman: The Tribute Collection.
Suggested retail price is $89.98.

Gathered here for the first time are 13 of his best films, accompanied by an exclusive captivating coffee table book that traces the story of Newman's ascent in Hollywood. Including a stunning array of photos, some of which have never been seen before, this definitive collection is a timeless addition to any library.

"I had no natural gift to be anything—not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches—not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me."
—Paul Newman

Acting in more than 65 movies spanning over 50 years, his striking grace, unassuming intelligence and good humor seemed effortless; Paul Newman's magnetism and passion was almost impossible to resist. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment honors the legend with an all-new 17-disc set, The Paul Newman Tribute Collection, featuring 13 of his acclaimed films including two-disc Special Collector's Editions of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, The Verdict and The Towering Inferno, as well as nine other films ranging throughout Newman's historic career.

A fitting homage to one of cinema's most accomplished stars, The Paul Newman Tribute Collection includes an exclusive 136 page soft-bound book loaded with a stunning array of photos, some of which have never been seen before, of the Hollywood icon on the set with his fellow cast and crew, excerpts from each film and personal quotes from Newman himself.

Over the years, Newman worked with some of Hollywood's most notable filmmakers, three of which are highlighted in this collection including Otto Preminger's World War II drama Exodus, Newman's two films with legendary director Robert Altman, Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull's History Lesson and Quintet, and three of his six collaborations with director Martin Ritt including Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man, Hombre and Newman's first big screen feature with wife Joanne Woodward in The Long, Hot Summer. Rounding out the collection is the Wall Street drama From The Terrace and the hilarious comedies Rally 'Round The Flag, Boys! and What A Way To Go! Newman also received numerous Academy Award nominations throughout his career including his stellar performances in The Hustler and The Verdict.

The Tribute Collection box set includes:
Disc 1:
The Long Hot Summer

Disc 2:
Rally 'Round the Flag Boys

Disc 3:
From the Terrace

Disc 4:
Exodus

Disc 5:
The Hustler
(Collector's Edition Disc 1)

Disc 6:
The Hustler
(Collector's Edition Disc 2)

Disc 7:
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man

Disc 8:
What a Way to Go!

Disc 9:
Hombre

Disc 10:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(Collector's Edition Disc 1)

Disc 11:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(Collector's Edition Disc 2)

Disc 12:
The Towering Inferno
(Special Edition Disc 1)

Disc 13:
The Towering Inferno
(Special Edition Disc 2)

Disc 14:
Buffalo Bill and the Indians

Disc 15:
Quintet

Disc 16:
The Verdict
(Collector's Edition Disc 1)

Disc 17:
The Verdict
(Collector's Edition Disc 2)

Newman statement: "Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experiences. Study your craft and know who you are and what's special about you. Find out what everyone does on a film set, ask questions and listen. Make sure you live life, which means don't do things where you court celebrity, and give something positive back to our society."

Lee Strasberg, who trained Newman at the Actor's Studio, said that he would have been as great an actor as Marlon Brando if he hadn't been so handsome. According to Strasberg, Newman had the talent, but he too often relied on his good looks to coast through a role.

PAUL NEWMAN Mini-Biography:
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations, three Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing.

Newman was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. As of October 2008, these donations had exceeded US $250 million. He also owned The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diesases (and their siblings) in Ashford, Connecticut, and also ran a fall "Discovery" program for inner city kids (also in Ashford). Newman was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1994 in recognition of his charity work.

Newman enjoyed a 50-year marriage to Joanne Woodward in Connecticut, their main residence since moving away from the bright lights of Hollywood in 1960. In 2006, he opened a restaurant called Dressing Room, which helps out the Westport Country Playhouse, a place the Newmans took great pride in. In 2007 he made some headlines when he said he was losing his invention and confidence in his acting abilities and that acting is "pretty much a closed book for me." Whether on the screen or not, Paul Newman remained synonymous with the anti-heroism of the 1960s and 1970s cinema and rebellious nature his characters so often embodied.