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8 Abbott & Costello Films Coming! (2/10/04)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jeffrey, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Randy Korstick

    Randy Korstick Well-Known Member

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    Peter
    A & C go to Mars was made by Universal and since it was one of their later films it will probably be in volume 4.

    The 8 non-Universal films are:

    1.) Rio Rita (MGM-Owned by Warner)
    2.) Lost in a Harem (MGM-Owned by Warner)
    3.) A & C go to Hollywood (MGM-Owned by Warner)
    4.) The Noose Hangs High (Warner)
    5.) Africa Screams (Public Domain)
    6.) Jack and the Beanstock (Warner-now Public Domain)
    7.) A & C meet Captain Kidd (Warner-now Public Domain)
    8.) Dance with me Henry (Warner)
     
  2. Peter Mazur

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    Awesome!!! Thanks Randy
     
  3. Tommy G

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    Wow, this is a must for me. Besides Laurel and Hardy, this is my favorite comedy team going.
     
  4. Joe Karlosi

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    Ron, count me among those who will echo that this set is highly worthy of purchase, and yes - the three best would be BUCK PRIVATES, HOLD THAT GHOST and WHO DONE IT?
     
  5. R. Kay

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    I still cant believe that 8 movies are coming on 1 set!

    That's 2 bucks a movie from the cheapest etailer (dvdsoon).
     
  6. Tommy G

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    Update - now there is a volume 2 available for pre-order. This is what is included in the next best of A&C.
    Includes:
    Hit The Ice
    In Society
    Here Come The Co-Eds
    The Naughty Nineties
    Little Giant
    The Time Of Their Lives
    Buck Privates Comes Home
    The Wistful Widow Of Wagon Gap
    Abbott andiCostello Meet Jerry Seinfeld

    Now, I know that the last one couldn't possibly be one of their films but I also know that A&C inspired Jerry Seinfeld quite a bit for his shows.
     
  7. Seymour Uranowitz

    Seymour Uranowitz Well-Known Member

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    Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld is a show that NBC aired on Nov. 24, 1994, in which Jerry pays tribute to the boys using clips and anecdotes from their career. I have it on tape, but it'll be great to have on DVD as part of this collection. The release date is May 4, 2004.
     
  8. Randy A Salas

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    I just got the set (Vol. 1) and must reiterate what a bargain it is. I was surprised to find that the set does have some extras, even if small: Each film has production notes and, except for Pardon My Sarong, a trailer. I can't fairly judge image quality on my work PC, but the prints generally look fine. There are two films on each side of the two discs, so compression problems should be minimal.
     
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    Just recieved an email from Deep Discount DVD that my A&C volume #1 was shipped out on 2/3/04. Should have it before the release date of 2/10/04.
     
  10. Randy Korstick

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    Good news about the quality. I can't wait for mine. I find it funny that Universal are calling this the Best of Abbott and Costello when they are releasing every film they have except for It Ain't Hay which will be 27 of their 36 films so I think The Abbott and Costello Collection would have been a better choice. Just an observation and not a complaint. Bring em on.
     
  11. Chris Stainton

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    Randy,

    If "It Ain't Hay" is from Universal, any idea why it's not part of these sets? I really like this film.
     
  12. SteveK

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    Hopefully I'm not too late to join the party. I could not find this set anywhere today on DDD, but I probably didn't use the right search term. Can somebody please tell me how they have it listed?

    Thanks
    Steve K.
     
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    That made it easy, Jay; thanks. One set ordered.

    Thanks again for the link.

    Steve K.
     
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  16. Randy Korstick

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    I really like "It Ain't Hay" too and have been wishing for an official release since the 80's. I was in the Abbott and Costello fan club and I e-mailed Chris Costello(Daughter of Lou Costello) about this title about 4 years ago and she said that it was still tied up in a rights issue with the Damon Runyan estate (He wrote the story that its based on). She said thats she could say on it so the exact reason is not publicly known to my knowledge. Apparently since its not being released it still has not been cleared up. I have read on other sites that this is still the case. I think HTF's Joe Lozo mentioned he spoke to Chris recently and confirmed this. Hopefully this can be cleared up before the 4th and final volume of Universals series is released so it can be included.
     
  17. SteveK

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    Terry - For some reason, they listed abbreviated Abbot and Costello to A&C, so it would not show up if you did a search using Abbot & Costello. But using the link that Jay provided above will take you right to it. I believe the current price is around $19.50. Not too bad for 8 movies.

    Steve K.
     
  18. John Morgan

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    I think the rights problem for IT AIN'T HAY only deals with video. Sometime back, the Comedy Channel ran this film. It was a nice remastered version. Since they did it in a two hour slot, it was uncut, but I was always hoping it would show up on AMC before they went south.I got out the commercials, but that damn Comedy Channel logo remains frozen in the lower right corner!
    Maybe they could do a big documentary on their last disc set. I understand Bud and Lou had outtakes from all their films, and with some living coworkers and all the home movies the families have, that would be swell.
     
  19. John Sparks

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    Please read above replys about out-takes on LDs.
     
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    How about the one starring Buddy Hacket as Lou Costello?
     

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