The DVDs usually include inserts with reproductions of the movie poster as well as trivia bits. The collection is notable for having a very high production quality with plenty of extras for every movie, including commentaries, trailers, newsreel footage, biographical features, and outtakes. The films are usually also shown with digitally restored sound and visuals.
DVDs in the series, unlike those in many other premium collections, tend to be fairly inexpensive, with an SRP of $14.99 (US). Copies of some of them, such as The Day the Earth Stood Still can be found for under $10 at retail stores.
A^Sunrise was simply labeled "Limited Edition" and did not have a spine number. It was available only through a mail-order offer which has since expired, but it is included in the Studio Classics: Best Picture Collection boxset which also contains All About Eve, Gentleman's Agreement, and How Green Was My Valley. It was later released in 2009's 12-film boxset Murnau, Borzage, and Fox
B^^All About Eve and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte have since been replaced by new editions (All About Eve is two discs) in a Bette Davis boxed set, released April 8, 2008.
C^An Affair to Remember has since been replaced by a two-disc "50th Anniversary Edition", released January 15, 2008.
D^The Mark of Zorro has since been replaced by a "Special Edition", released October 18, 2005, that offered the same extras as the Studio Classics release, but with a colorized version of the film on the flipside of the disc.
E^The Ox-Bow Incident was originally scheduled for a December 2003 release, but when 20th Century Fox pulled Laura from the schedule, it was moved up to the November slot.
F^^^How Green Was My Valley, My Darling Clementine, and The Grapes of Wrath were later released in December 2007 as part of the Ford at Fox DVD collection as well as individually with new cover art (but the same discs).
a Twelve Marilyn Monroe films were released as part of the collection in April 2006 [As Young as You Feel, Bus Stop, Don't Bother to Knock, Let's Make It Legal, Let's Make Love, Love Nest, Monkey Business, Niagara, River of No Return, The Seven Year Itch, There's No Business Like Show Business and We're Not Married!], and stayed in print for only one month, being replaced by the "Marilyn Monroe 80th Anniversary" collection. The new collection included reversible DVD covers, with the original Studio Classics covers on the reverse.
bThe Dolly Sisters and Pin Up Girl were slated for release in May 2006, but did not appear until February 2007, with the spine numbers 121 and 122 respectively.
On 10 October 2005, five boxed sets were released to tie in with the collection. They each featured five of the Studio Classics releases in slimline DVD cases, rather than the standard ones used for the main collection, with slightly modified inserts to fit the cases and without spine numbers. The five collections are:
Classic Award Winners:
All About Eve
How Green Was My Valley
Zorba the Greek
The Grapes of Wrath
Three Coins in the Fountain
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
An Affair to Remember
Classic War Movies:
Von Ryans Express
The Young Lions
The Sand Pebbles
The Desert Fox
Classic War Stories:
The Longest Day
Sink the Bismarck!
The Desert Rats
Twelve O'Clock High
A Farewell to Arms
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
On 26 March 2007, a box-set entitled The Greatest Stories Ever Told was released containing the following eight films:
Francis of Assisi
The Story of Ruth
The Bible... In the Beginning
The Song of Bernadette
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Demetrius and the Gladiators