"...United Artists is also selling a giant 90-title DVD set. Encased in frosted glass and weighing nearly 30 pounds, the collector’s set carries a suggested retail price of $869.98, making it one of the most expensive DVD offerings ever."
As part of the move to get United Artists name shining bright again, Cruise and company are working on some special celebrations for the coming 90th birthday in 2009.
As silent fans know, United Artists was started by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and a few others in 1919, to give stars an independence company to release their films. Chaplin's first United Artists film was his 1923 'A Woman of Paris.' His first drama starring Edna Purviance.
As part of the birthday, a special 90-piece DVD collection is planned, that will be encased in frosted glass and weighs in at nearly 30 pounds! It will have a price tag of nearly $870. This is not met for the average movie collector, but mainly to get the attention of the big-spenders who would like to make their films under the United Artists banner or invest in the company.
One item planned for the collection is the full set of the James Bond movies.
There is a story on the New York Times site dated October 29, 2007 under 30-pound DVD set.