What Abbott & Costello Universal films would you like to see next on Blu-ray?

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  1. Keith Cobby

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    I thought it was about time Abbott & Costello got a mention. Anyone know if there is news of more blu-ray releases planned for the boys. I would like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde next. Thank you.
     
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    Obviously not!
     
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    For me, it's Buck Privates, In The Navy, Hold That Ghost, Meet The Invisible Man, and my absolute favorite of theirs, The Time Of Their Lives.
     
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    For me, the titles most wanted are:

    HOLD THAT GHOST
    WHO DONE IT?
    KEEP 'EM FLYING
    THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES
    MEET THE KILLER
    MEET INVISIBLE MAN
    BUCK PRIVATES COME HOME
    IN SOCIETY
    IN THE NAVY
    LITTLE GIANT

    All of them, with the exception of IN THE NAVY, look great on the DVDs. IN THE NAVY's fine grain must be in poor condition. Hopefully the original negative is still in good shape. I guess I wouldn't mind all the Universal's on Blu ray. I grew up with these films, and like the horror films, they mean a lot to me.
     
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    I think they released their best...meet Frankenstein. I'm happy that they went BD with that one and I can be content with the rest in SD.
     
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    If anything is done, the smart thing to do would be to put them out as double feature discs, given the short running times and blu's storage capacity. The perceived value would probably help sales.
     
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    If any of these are to emerge on Blu-ray (very iffy), I am almost certain they will come from Europe.
     
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    I would love to seeHOLD THAT GHOST IN THE NAVYTHE TIME OF THEIR LIVESWHO DONE ITKEEP'EM FLYING
     
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    All their unreleased Universal films from 1941-1945 films would get my vote as that is when they were fresh and at their funniest: full of energy and improvs. Other than Meet Frankenstein I've always found the rest of the "meet series" to be overrated. They were done when the boys were older and losing interest in their films. Their lack of energy in their 1950's films is very apparent. They displayed much more energy in their 1950's TV show and TV appearances.

    In the Navy
    Hold That Ghost
    Keep em Flying
    Ride em Cowboy
    Pardon My Sarong
    Who Done it
    It Ain't Hay
    Hit the Ice
    In Society
    Here come the Coeds
    The Naughty Nineties

    I would also like the 3 bigger budgeted MGM films from this period which were also very good:
    Rio Rita
    Lost in a Harem
    In Hollywood
     
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    It would be great if they would re-release BUCK PRIVATES without the DNR.
     
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    THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES, is by far, my favorite of their films.
     
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    I'll take the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup, Horse Feathers and Monkey Business instead of any more A&C. And W.C. Fields' It's A Gift, Never Give A Sucker An Even Break and the Bank Dick.
     
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    Don't care for The Marx Brothers, but I'll take W. C. Fields, for sure!
     
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    I want the whole box set packaging and all but on blu ray... :)
     
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    As I sit here eating microwave Mac & Cheese watching Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein I wonder how long it will be until I see HOLD THAT GHOST on BLU?
     
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    The last time I looked at the DVD (I have the original double-sided releases in the four volume series), seems like I recall some major clean-up and damage control needed. I sure would like to have it, though.
     
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    Now that I think about it some more, my wish is for "Meet Capt. Kidd, Jack and the Beanstalk and Africa Screams (that Bob so lovingly brought back to life on LD and everyone else stole...those bastards!).
     
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    Dupe.
     
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    If I was head of Universal's video division, I would put out (initially) a group for Paramount and a group for Universal. 2 titles per disc and 2 discs per set.


    PARAMOUNT:

    It's a Gift

    The Man on the Flying Trapeze


    You're Telling Me

    The Old-Fashioned Way


    UNIVERSAL:

    My Little Chickadee

    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man


    The Bank Dick

    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break


    That pretty much takes care of Universal except guest appearances.

    There are still some very good Paramount's left:

    Poppy

    Six of a Kind

    Tillie and Gus

    Mississippi

    etc., but the above 4 are my remaining favorites.
     
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    In my opinion, last year Universal missed the boat in merely reissuing a compact packaged version of the prior 2008 "Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection" to DVD, rather than put their HD Transfers for all 28 Features on Blu-ray, in one fell swoop!


    Mind you, I was able to score a really good deal on the compact DVD set ($62 CDN, after taxes!) last December, but that's beside the point!


    CHEERS! :)
     
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