The best of Jerry Lewis on DVD - Finally!

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    If the information being reported to this
    forum is true, the following Jerry Lewis
    titles are being released to R2 later this year....

    November 1st

    Nutty Professor SE
    The Bellboy
    Cinderfella
    Ladies Man (Jerry Lewis)
    The Patsy
    Errand Boy


    These are amongst the very best Jerry Lewis films
    ever made. I am so friggin' happy that Paramount
    is putting out the cream-of-the-crop when it comes
    to Jerry Lewis fare. If you are a fan of the man,
    this is outstanding stuff!

    Now, I would go out on a limb to presume that
    if these films are coming out R2, they will also
    be released R1. After all, Paramount had every
    intention of getting these titles out to U.S. markets
    all along, but was waiting on cooperation from
    Mr. Lewis himself.
     
  2. Orlando

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    I sure hope so.[​IMG]
     
  3. Jeffrey

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    Since Jerry only recently got out of treatment for an addiction to a steroid-type drug (he's lost 30 pounds, btw), it will probably be a while before he signs off on them. The last I heard (and I think this was from Digital Bits), that the American releases will surface next year.

    Heck, we've waited this long; what's another few months! Maybe if we're lucky, Paramount will release those classic Dean & Jerry movies around the same time.

    Jeffrey

    P.S.-Little dissappointed The Disorderly Orderly and Rock A Bye Baby aren't on the list, but those titles Ron listed are a good start.....
     
  4. Gary->dee

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    Is R2 playable in France? I figure they'd get the titles first. [​IMG]

    There's this weird HT symptom I've noticed with George Lucas and Jerry Lewis: they're both ambivalent about releasing their titles on DVD. Thing is that Lucas is finally cooperating(to a certain extent) by releasing the SE's on DVD in Sept. Lewis' movies will come after that at some point.

    I guess I never thought I'd see the day when George Lucas' movies were more attainable than Jerry Lewis'. Just seems odd.

    Oh well, I'm still enjoying my Don't Raise the Bridge DVD and I'll look forward to whatever else finally arrives in stores.
     
  5. TonyD

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    amazing that only one real lewis movie is on dvd at this point.
    i grew up watching these on sunday afternoon tv.
    usually it was a double feature on our abc affiliate i thnk.
     
  6. Randy A Salas

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    Hoping that some of the Lewis-Martin titles will follow soon.
     
  7. Glenn Overholt

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    Interesting choices. I really hope that it is just the first few drops before the flood...

    I have seen all of his, I think, but these are my favorites.

    Boeing, Boeing
    Cinderfella
    Don't Give Up the Ship
    The Geisha Boy
    It's Only Money
    The Ladies Man
    Visit To a Small Planet

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and I want all of his with Dean Martin as well.

    Glenn.
     
  8. Steve Christou

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    Nice. The Nutty Professor is my favorite Jerry Lewis comedy, closely followed by the sublimely funny The Disorderly Orderly.[​IMG]
     
  9. Peter Kline

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    I second Randy Salas's wish that the Dean & Jerry comedies be released at some point as well. Thanks for the news about Jerry losing 30 pounds so far. Hope he continues to improve and look forward to seeing the "new" Jerry in September.
     
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    I loved Visit to a Small Planet when it was originally released. I don't know whether I've seen the movie since. I was, at that age, unpleasantly surprised by Gore Vidal's considerably more restrained (and, I must now admit, considerably superior) play, which would have been completely unsuitable for Lewis's talents.

    Now Vidal has evolved, or devolved, of a supercilious anti-American, living in Italy and good riddance, even if I love some of his fictions. I hope he's remembered as the author of that great Jerry Lewis comedy Visit to a Small Planet.
     
  11. Peter Kline

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    I found the following from E on Line:

     
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    I too remember watching Jerry Lewis movies on TV as a kid and will probably pick up The Ladies Man. Myself, I'd love to see Partners or The Caddy on DVD.
     
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    I think the Dean and Jerry movies are much more entertaining. Just my opinon of course.
     
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    Thanks for the update, Ron.

    anyone ever seen Way... Way Out (1966)? Man, what an odd movie. Can't imagine we'll ever see that one on DVD.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    OMG please let this be true, please please please God let this be true.

    The Errand Boy has some of the greatest (I am the only one who thinks this probably) scenes in cinema history.

    I second the vote for The Geisha Boy, it's a great movie too.
     
  17. Ronald Epstein

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    Bryan,

    I am with you, buddy.

    Most of that film was shot on the Paramount lot.
    There are some cool cameos.

    However, the most sentimental moments come out
    of a prop room where Lewis converses with a
    pair of hand puppets. I love those scenes!
     
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    This is great news! I'm a big Jerry Lewis fan especially from his peak years of the early 60's. I will purchase anything he made during this time period, my 2 favorites (besides "Nutty") being The Disorderly Orderly & Who's Minding the Store.
     
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    My favorite JL movies are as follows:

    THE ERRAND BOY (1962)
    THE LADIES' MAN (1961)
    THE BELLBOY (1960)
    THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963)
    THE DISORDERLY ORDERLY (1964)
    ROCK-A-BYE BABY (1958)
    LIVING IT UP (1954)
    ARTISTS & MODELS (1955)
    THE FAMILY JEWELS (1965)
    WHO'S MINDING THE STORE? (1963)
    THE GEISHA BOY (1958)
    IT'S ONLY MONEY (1962)
    CINDERFELLA (1960)
    THE PATSY (1964)
    SAILOR BEWARE (1952)


    Okay, Paramount???!!!
     
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    THE ERRAND BOY (1962)
    THE LADIES' MAN (1961)
    THE BELLBOY (1960)
    THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963)
    THE DISORDERLY ORDERLY (1964)
    ROCK-A-BYE BABY (1958)
    LIVING IT UP (1954)
    THE FAMILY JEWELS (1965)
    CINDERFELLA (1960)
    THE PATSY (1964)
    SAILOR BEWARE (1952)

    I second those selections included above along with these personal faves of mine:


    Scared Stiff
    The Stooge
    Jumping Jacks
    Hollywood Or Bust

    My favorite non-Paramount Jerry movie is The Big Mouth (c'mon Columbia!)

    Jeffrey
     

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