If you already know Preston Sturges, you don't need me to tell you to buy this set. If you don't know Sturges, this is an unbeatable opportunity to experience Hollywood's best-ever comedy director (okay, Buster Keaton might give him a run for his money). His movies are smart, subversive, screamingly funny, and as fresh as the day they were made. Capra? Chaplin? Hawks? Geniuses, perhaps, but they can't touch Sturges.
Okay, so the collection's missing one crown jewel -- "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" -- but you can order that DVD separately (it's cheap, and available on Amazon). I've been waiting years for the release of "Hail the Conquering Hero" and "Christmas in July," and the other movies in the set are equally essential viewing. The one oddity is "The Great Moment" -- a rare Sturges drama. I haven't watched it yet, but I'm curious to see it.
Even if "The Great Moment" turns out to be a dog, you still get six of the greatest comedies ever made, at less than ten bucks a disk. What are you waiting for? Order this set already!