The words that immediately precede the presentation of the coveted Oscar-« for Best Picture always conjure up visions of Hollywood grandeur. This collection of eight nominees from the earliest years of the event all just missed capturing the ultimate industry prize when the prestigious envelope was opened. Volume 1 includes the Racket (1928/84 min.), Alibi (1929/91 min.), the Front Page (1931/101 min.), a Farewell to Arms (1932/89 min.), the Private Life of Henry VIII (1933/97 min.), a Star Is Born (1937/111 min.), Pygmalion (1938/89 min.) and Love Affair (1939/88 min.). 4 DVDs. Color-b&w/NR/fullscreen.