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#81 of 95 ONLINE   ahollis

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Posted April 01 2011 - 05:50 AM




Originally Posted by Bob Furmanek 

Just in time for April 1.


Is this legit?



Same here, my order has been processed, so this is a nice April Fool's Day surprise.  They did not even let any of this out on their Facebook page as they usually do.




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#82 of 95 ONLINE   JoeDoakes

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Posted April 01 2011 - 05:53 AM

I am rather disappointed about this.  These are titles WHV talked about for years and they really deserved a pressed release.  I would also have like to see Marlowe be pressed, although I am slightly less disappointed about it.  It would be nice if, for the most desired titles, WA would take a page from the TCM/Universal Vault Collection and press a limited number of titles so those of us who care can the film in our desired format.  I think this might also help boost WA's sales as it would force people to hurry up an buy.  To be honest, this is one case where I wish the WA announcement was an April Fool's Day Joke.



#83 of 95 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted April 01 2011 - 11:51 AM

Bob,


From the email, and see below:

"Abbott and Costello fans, your requests have been heard! This week, we are pleased to present two of "the boys'" most highly sought after films on DVD for the first time.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD (1952) REMASTERED When waiters Rocky and Puddin' Head (Abbott and Costello) accidentally come into possession of a treasure map, they find themselves shanghaied by the notorious pirate, Captain Kidd. Master thespian Charles Laughton was enticed to return to the role he made famous by the prospect of learning how to do proper double-takes from a true master, Mr. Lou Costello. Produced independently byBud Abbott's production company, the piratical romp was one of the boys' only forays into color. Although the Super Cinecolor process they chose proved to be a far from ideal, this premiere DVD release (remastered from preservation elements created as part of UCLA's 2002 photochemical restoration) is as good as the film has looked in decades."


So they did finally get the remastered UCLA copy to work from.  YEAHHH!


See here:

http://www.wbshop.co...d=0411WACNRaEml


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#84 of 95 ONLINE   ahollis

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Posted April 01 2011 - 01:12 PM

The April's Fool joke that they are not going to be released today, but Tuesday April 5th.  All orders are good and will be fulfilled but nothing shipped until after Tuesday.  Ha ha.

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#85 of 95 ONLINE   ahollis

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Posted April 11 2011 - 01:25 PM

As I was watching Abbott & Costello Meet Captain Kidd, I realized that this was the last Abbott & Costello film missing from DVD.  While Africa Screams and Jack & The Beanstalk are PD prints and not near as good transfers as what Warner and Universal have given us, this is it, their legacy is now complete and on DVD.  And let us not forget their complete television show is also available.  I am not sure there is another actor or comedy team that is so well represented.  A true honor to their comic legacy.


Edit:  I did not indicate that I had just watched the Rio Rita WAC DVDr before popping in Captian Kidd.


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Posted April 12 2011 - 12:45 AM

It is always gratifying when something like this happens, the completion of an artist's career output available for viewing in its entirety. You're right that it doesn't happen very often.



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Posted April 12 2011 - 06:02 AM

Rio Rita was also missing from DVD but since it was released the same time as Captain Kidd their film output is definately now complete.

A nicer version of Jack in the Beanstalk and Africa Screams would be nice though.


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#88 of 95 ONLINE   ahollis

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Posted April 12 2011 - 07:23 AM



Originally Posted by Randy Korstick 

Rio Rita was also missing from DVD but since it was released the same time as Captain Kidd their film output is definately now complete.

A nicer version of Jack in the Beanstalk and Africa Screams would be nice though.


I think that was a given since they both came out at the same time.



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Posted April 12 2011 - 03:12 PM

Roan's double feature of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and Africa Screams" are pretty good copies. JATB is a tad soft but the best version of AS is the one from 1997 from Silver Screen Collectors Edition.

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Posted April 13 2011 - 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by ahollis 

As I was watching Abbott & Costello Meet Captain Kidd, I realized that this was the last Abbott & Costello film missing from DVD.  While Africa Screams and Jack & The Beanstalk are PD prints and not near as good transfers as what Warner and Universal have given us, this is it, their legacy is now complete and on DVD.  And let us not forget their complete television show is also available.  I am not sure there is another actor or comedy team that is so well represented.  A true honor to their comic legacy.

Originally Posted by MattH. 

It is always gratifying when something like this happens, the completion of an artist's career output available for viewing in its entirety. You're right that it doesn't happen very often.



This is so gratifying for me.  I've always loved most of the comedy teams from the 30's, 40's and 50's but Abbott & Costello are far and away my favorite of all time.  They've held a special place in my heart since I was a preschooler, and that fondness has never waned.  Of all that DVD has offered, the collections I have of Bud & Lou are my most cherished.  The fact that we now have all the feature films and their entire TV series is truly fantastic.


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Posted February 09 2014 - 06:48 AM

If you don't own it already, "Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection" box set is now on sale on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co...aw/d/B001EXE2Y2

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Posted February 10 2014 - 07:31 PM

I see Amazon now charges a sales tax.



#93 of 95 ONLINE   Randy Korstick

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Posted February 11 2014 - 11:30 AM

I believe they started charging tax in January, 2013. At least for California they did.


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Posted February 11 2014 - 12:10 PM

My last month’s order on January 28th, there was no sales tax, so it’s a new here in Indiana.



#95 of 95 ONLINE   ahollis

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Posted February 11 2014 - 12:30 PM

I see Amazon now charges a sales tax.


It depends on what state you live in. More states are requiring sales tax on internet orders each year.
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