In an early kickoff to next year’s 90th anniversary, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group today rolled out a new look for the 2013 celebration and multiple collections commemorating the studio’s history. The collections, some DVD and some Blu-ray, will come out over the yearlong celebration. The Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film DVD Collection will include all of the 22 Warner Bros’ Academy Award Best Picture winners from 1931’s Cimarron to 2006’s The Departed. The 55-disc collection will also come with two documentaries, Tales From The Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. The former will feature interviews with present and past studio execs like Barry Meyer, Alan Horn, Bob Daly, and Terry Semel as well as stars such as Clint Eastwood, Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman and Martin Sheen. The Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Blu-ray Collection will bring to Blu-ray for the first time films like Grand Hotel, Mrs. Miniver, and Driving Miss Daisy as well as the two new documentaries. The collection will come on 52 discs. Both the 100 Film DVD Collection and the 50 Film Blu-ray Collection go on sale on January 29, 2013.
The studio also has a few other releases coming out throughout 2013 to celebrate its 90th. The genre specific Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film DVD Collections will be released starting in January with Best Pictures, Musicals in February, Romance in April, Comedy in July and Thrillers in September. There will be a 40-movie Clint Eastwood Collection out in the spring. The Best Of Warner Bros. Animation Collections will also be released throughout the year. There’ll be Hanna-Barbera in May, Looney Tunes in June and DC Comics in August. And in that superhero vein, The Best Of Warner Bros. Superman TV Collection will come out in May. The collection features nine Superman live action television and animated television shows.