There's no doubt about it, MGM is a part of movie history. And they're ready to celebrate that fact in 2014.
That's because the studio released its first motion picture in 1924, when Marcus Loew bought up three companies - Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures. The name was born, that Irish lion was nabbed as a logo and the rest is literally history.
And the studio was one of the shining lights of early cinema, snapping up stars all over the place and bringing out classics like Gone With the Wind and the Wizard of Oz, and laterRain Man, Rocky and the Bond movies. In recent years thier fortunes were less good, eventually leading to a messy closure and subsequent reopening of the brand.
But the movies stand testament to their achiements, and a selection have been immortalised in a trailer to make the 90th anniversary. See if you can name them all.
Admittedly there's a lot of repetition and an odd lack of their most famous flicks in favour of some recognisable recent hits. Which I suppose makes sense. This trailer is also designed to herald the release of some of these films in newly restored versions on home video. Titles include Rocky, Rain Man, RoboCop and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - which must be hitting disk for the 70th time in the last few years.
More titles are coming in 2014 and hopefully we'll see these 4K restorations worldwide very soon.