In the last few years, Warner Brothers has been doing a great job of mining their rich archive of films in order to release some fantastic DVD collections. This one popped up in my email today and caught my eye. It's called the Essential Family Classic Films DVD collection and brings together The Wizard of Oz, The Goonies, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in one DVD boxed set.
That's a pretty neat collection of films. Certainly family friendly and classics to be sure. There isn't a person alive who doesn't like The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka is a treat of a film, and while I might be the only Child of the 80's to have never seen The Goonies, my understanding is it has the staying power to be classic.
The Wizard of Oz version is the newly restored version WB put out a few years back, and The Goonies and Willy Wonka films are widescreen, surround-sound theater-quality cuts of the movies. Plus each film comes with its own set of extras like commentary, documentaries, and additional scenes. And it's all under $25.
Sounds like a perfect deal to me. Three great family films, plus all sorts of fun extras, boxed together and sold for under $25. As my Mom might say, "You can't beat that with a stick."