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#1 of 63 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 06 2004 - 12:46 AM

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.

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#2 of 63 OFFLINE   Orlando

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Posted March 06 2004 - 05:08 AM

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#3 of 63 OFFLINE   Jeffrey

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Posted March 06 2004 - 05:36 AM

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.....
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#4 of 63 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted March 06 2004 - 02:37 PM

Is R2 playable in France? I figure they'd get the titles first. Posted Image

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 of 63 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted March 06 2004 - 05:06 PM

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.
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#6 of 63 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted March 06 2004 - 05:35 PM

Hoping that some of the Lewis-Martin titles will follow soon.
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#7 of 63 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted March 06 2004 - 06:21 PM

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.

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#8 of 63 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted March 07 2004 - 12:38 AM

Nice. The Nutty Professor is my favorite Jerry Lewis comedy, closely followed by the sublimely funny The Disorderly Orderly.Posted Image

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#9 of 63 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted March 07 2004 - 02:09 AM

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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Posted March 07 2004 - 02:48 AM

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 of 63 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted March 07 2004 - 04:42 AM

I found the following from E on Line:

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Jerry Lewis Kicks Steroids

by Lia Haberman
Jan 27, 2004, 12:30 PM PT


Rubber-faced funnyman Jerry Lewis is 50 pounds lighter and in fighting form.

But diet mavens beware: The weight loss can't be chalked up to the latest waistline regime.

Instead, Lewis lost the pounds after weaning himself off prednisone, a steroid drug he had been taking since 2001 for pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung ailment.

The comedian was discharged from an undisclosed Las Vegas hospital January 16 after a three-month stay to kick the habit and is looking forward to making audiences laugh again.

"He's feeling great," said rep Candi Cazau. "He looks like Jerry Lewis."

The entertainer's face had become distorted as a side-effect of the steroids--at one point, Lewis' weight ballooned to 242 pounds.

Throughout, he still managed to host his annual Labor Day telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, albeit in a dimished role.

Then last year, doctors encouraged him to stop taking prednisone after his lung condition showed marked improvement. However, Lewis' attempts to get off the steroid were hampered by his work schedule.

As a result, he checked himself into the Sin City hospital's rehab center last October for help with the withdrawal process.

It was the latest in a string of health problems that have plagued Lewis since the 1960s, including a back injury that led to a lengthy addiction to prescription painkillers, a bout of viral meningitis and an unexplained collapse two years ago backstage at a theater in London.

Now on a new diet and exercise routine, the erstwhile Nutty Professor still hopes to lose 20 pounds. He also plans to get back to the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where he had been a regular performer three years ago before declining health affected his ability to perform.

But fans may have to wait to catch the act--Lewis is expected to reserve the first show for family, friends and show-business colleagues, according to his rep.


#12 of 63 OFFLINE   Jordan_E

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Posted March 07 2004 - 08:15 AM

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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#13 of 63 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted March 07 2004 - 12:27 PM

I think the Dean and Jerry movies are much more entertaining. Just my opinon of course.

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Posted March 07 2004 - 12:46 PM

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.

#15 of 63 OFFLINE   LorenzoL

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Posted March 07 2004 - 02:52 PM

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I think the Dean and Jerry movies are much more entertaining. Just my opinon of course.


I agree.

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Posted March 07 2004 - 06:02 PM

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 of 63 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 07 2004 - 10:14 PM

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

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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#18 of 63 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted March 08 2004 - 12:30 AM

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.

#19 of 63 OFFLINE   JimmyWilson

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Posted March 12 2004 - 09:10 AM

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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???!!!

#20 of 63 OFFLINE   Jeffrey

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Posted March 12 2004 - 09:42 AM

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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