Best Of United Artists: Volume 2
With the first punch, Rocky became the undeniable box-office champ of 1976. Knocking out stiff competition, the underdog story took home the coveted Best Picture Academy Award creator Sylvester Stallone became the heavyweight star of the year, and the highly successful Rocky franchise - with six films under its belt - was born!
The Great Escape
In 1943, he Germans opened Stalag Luft III, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison break ever attempted.
The Thomas Crown Affair
Brilliantly created by the Oscar-nominated director of Moonstruck, and starring Faye Dunaway (Network) and Steve McQueen (The Great Escape), this "well-tooled and professionally crafted" (Variety) suspense thriller has all the dazzling personality of the intriguing crime it portrays.
West Side Story
A triumph on every level, this magnificent winner of 10 Academy Awards (including Best Picture) set a standard for modern movie musicals that remains unsurpassed to this day. Featuring an unforgettable score and groundbreaking choreography, the film sets the tragedy of Romeo And Juliet against the backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York City. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiras, West Side Story is "the best film musical ever made" (The New Republic).