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THE BOWERY BOYS on DVD: continuing discussion of Warner's eventual release plans (NEW UPDATE 10/2 Post #801)

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#1021 of 1454 JoHud

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Posted April 09 2013 - 12:07 PM

I've missed receiving my Home Theater Forum email alerts, while I've been waiting for tech support to try to recover my user name (I'm currently listed as Guest__*) AND post count, as they both unfortunately got lost with HTF's changeover. At the time, I was told they could only guarantee that my post count would be recovered. It has now been a week since I've contacted them, and I still haven't received any news! Am very frustrated by this regurgitatin' development, LOL!

I would have edited my above post to reflect that except apparently, with my current status as a Guest member, I CAN'T! AARRGGHH!!!

 

The new website made it unable to log in using the account username and password and unable to request a new password while using the the account username (at least in my case)  the trick is to use your account's email address to request a new password and login using your email and new password.  Only then was I able to resurrect my old account and make my username "valid" again.

 

As for editing posts, the option is available once you refresh the page.  For some reason, the option isn't there immediately after posting.


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#1022 of 1454 Tony Bensley

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Posted April 09 2013 - 12:57 PM

The new website made it unable to log in using the account username and password and unable to request a new password while using the the account username (at least in my case)  the trick is to use your account's email address to request a new password and login using your email and new password.  Only then was I able to resurrect my old account and make my username "valid" again.

 

As for editing posts, the option is available once you refresh the page.  For some reason, the option isn't there immediately after posting.

 

Original username: tony bensley

 

Thanks for the tips, JoHud, though it may not help me with my predicament! 

 

The problem in my case, turns out to have been caused, at least in part by the fact that I initially registered under a different username (Tboneator64), but then would connect through my 'tony bensley' (Which unfortunately, became disconnected through HTF's changeover!) facebook account. Tech support suggested I create another HTF account as Tony Bensley so that they could relink that to the posts from my 'Tboneator64' HTF account. However, I have personally found that I cannot use my facebook to connect to my new account, as that uses the email address I have linked to my other 'Tboneator64' HTF account, and thus automatically connects to that one instead! Hopefully, tech support has more success than I have!

 

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#1023 of 1454 Joe Karlosi

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Posted April 09 2013 - 02:03 PM

Excellent! What a great job Warner is doing with these, both in presentation and in speed! I will order mine right away.

 

Question: What was that one film that was broadcast on TCM with its reels out of order? Is that one on this collection and - if so - I hope the movie is in correct sequence. 



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Posted April 09 2013 - 02:31 PM

They're also available through these folks and comes out on April 30, 2013...http://www.classicfl...f64145b431325d3



#1025 of 1454 Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 09 2013 - 03:51 PM

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#1026 of 1454 Russ AM

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Posted April 09 2013 - 04:34 PM

Volume 2 is being released this Tuesday

Got the WA email today about this. Vol 2  promises to have the same quality that made Vol 1 great, down to the first batch of DVDs being pressed. The (presumed) slight delay for this release is a minor inconvenience. Way to go, WA!


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#1027 of 1454 Tony Bensley

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Posted April 09 2013 - 05:08 PM

Excellent! What a great job Warner is doing with these, both in presentation and in speed! I will order mine right away.

 

Question: What was that one film that was broadcast on TCM with its reels out of order? Is that one on this collection and - if so - I hope the movie is in correct sequence. 

 

That would be SPY CHASERS from 1955. No, it isn't included in the Bowery Boys Volume 2 set. I would imagine that this, along with the other problematic BB titles, will likely be held over until the final volume 4 is issued in the fall or thereabouts, assuming Warner Archives stated schedule holds! 

 

Here is a reprint of the Bowery Boys filmography that appeared in a previous post (All bolded titles are in volume 1 or volume 2) 

 

The Bowery Boys titles in Bold have been released by Warner Archive. 

 

1946 Live Wires

1946 In Fast Company

1946 Bowery Bombshell

1946 Spook Busters

1946 Mr. Hex

1947 Hard Boiled Mahoney

1947 News Hounds

1947 Bowery Buckaroos

1948 Angels' Alley

1948 Jinx Money

1948 Smugglers' Cove

1948 Trouble Makers

1949 Fighting Fools

1949 Hold That Baby!

1949 Angels in Disguise

1949 Master Minds

1950 Blonde Dynamite

1950 Lucky Losers

1950 Triple Trouble

1950 Blues Busters

1951 Bowery Battalion

1951 Ghost Chasers

1951 Let's Go Navy!

1951 Crazy Over Horses

1952 Hold That Line

1952 Here Come the Marines

1952 Feudin' Fools

1952 No Holds Barred

1953 Jalopy

1953 Loose in London

1953 Clipped Wings

1953 Private Eyes

1954 Paris Playboys

1954 The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters

1954 Jungle Gents

1955 Bowery to Bagdad

1955 High Society

1955 Spy Chasers

1955 Jail Busters

1956 Dig That Uranium

1956 Crashing Las Vegas

1956 Fighting Trouble

1956 Hot Shots

1957 Hold That Hypnotist

1957 Spook Chasers

1957 Looking for Danger

1957 Up in Smoke

1958 In the Money

 

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#1028 of 1454 JoHud

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Posted April 09 2013 - 06:41 PM

Spy Chasers might make it to Vol. 3.  Since they're doing new remasters on them, I'm thinking something like the problem on the TCM print is pretty easily fixed if it's even an issue with their new elements.

 

As for Vol 4, I'm thinking that most if not all of the post-Leo Gorcey films will be released on that set,  along with whatever other Bowery Boys films remain unreleased.  It seems they've been holding off on those later films so far and I suspect they will continue to do so once Vol 3 comes out.


Edited by JoHud, April 09 2013 - 06:44 PM.


#1029 of 1454 Tony Bensley

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Posted April 09 2013 - 08:38 PM

Spy Chasers might make it to Vol. 3.  Since they're doing new remasters on them, I'm thinking something like the problem on the TCM print is pretty easily fixed if it's even an issue with their new elements.

 

As for Vol 4, I'm thinking that most if not all of the post-Leo Gorcey films will be released on that set,  along with whatever other Bowery Boys films remain unreleased.  It seems they've been holding off on those later films so far and I suspect they will continue to do so once Vol 3 comes out.

 

I could see SPY CHASERS making it to volume 3, as an out of sequence issue should be easily remedied. However, I do think we'll likely have to wait for volume 4 to see MISTER HEX, which would make a nice companion piece to the Stanley Clements led remake, HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST.

 

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Posted April 09 2013 - 08:45 PM

Well Tony glad to see you got your name back. Hope everything else is back also.
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#1031 of 1454 Tony Bensley

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Posted April 09 2013 - 09:30 PM

Well Tony glad to see you got your name back. Hope everything else is back also.

Thanks! I had to open another account so that tech support could link it with my other one. However, I still have to send my past posts to them ad hoc in order to get my name reattached to them. As they number in the hundreds, that will take a bit of time and effort on my part! Guess that'll teach me to connect to HTF through a third party social network (Apparently that's the reason tech support is unable to re-associate my past posts outright!), LOL!

 

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Posted April 10 2013 - 11:59 AM

I could see SPY CHASERS making it to volume 3, as an out of sequence issue should be easily remedied. However, I do think we'll likely have to wait for volume 4 to see MISTER HEX, which would make a nice companion piece to the Stanley Clements led remake, HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST.

 

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HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST was a remake of MISTER HEX?



#1033 of 1454 LouA

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Posted April 10 2013 - 06:26 PM

Although no one has mentioned it, I have my fingers crossed that these are factory pressed disc like the first set. Regardless, I'm looking to this set which include 2 of my favorite Bowery Boys movies Smuggler's Cove and Meet The Monsters .



#1034 of 1454 John Hermes

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Posted April 10 2013 - 08:13 PM

Although no one has mentioned it, I have my fingers crossed that these are factory pressed disc like the first set. Regardless, I'm looking to this set which include 2 of my favorite Bowery Boys movies Smuggler's Cove and Meet The Monsters .

 


THE BOWERY BOYS COLLECTION, VOLUME TWO (1946-55): Slip, Sach and the rest of the crew are back for another heaping selection of hilarity that delivers up a full decade of Bowery brou-ha-has. Charter the Boys’ course from their crime and Saturday-serial flavored comedy beginnings alongside fellow Dead Enders Bobby Jordan and Gabe Dell to full on Stoogian slapstick insanity, as Horace Debussy Jones, Jr. starts to take center stage. Contains some of the Boys’ most beloved outings including Spook Busters,Private Eyes and perhaps their most famous outing, The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters. These films have been remastered from the best available 35mm film elements. Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand.


#1035 of 1454 Russell G

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Posted April 11 2013 - 09:18 AM

Totally missed this, ordering.......

 

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#1036 of 1454 JeffT.

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Posted April 12 2013 - 07:20 AM

Thank you for the much appreciated update.  THE BOWERY BOYS MEET THE MONSTERS (1954)!  Their masterpiece!

 

I really have to frankly say this (without bursting someone's blood vessels from aggravation) but those WB Online Shop (THE) BOWERY BOYS video download samplers have been fully restored and digitally remastered which is (precisely) why they look so great.  Unfortunately the actual films themselves have not been similarly restored which can be misleading.

 

Anyway the w-i-d-escreen imagery of THE BOWERY BOYS MEET THE MONSTERS (1954) looks absolutely fantastic and I am amazed that these "second feature" B-film doublebill programmers made the (lofty) transition so immediately.

 

Time to place my preorder!

 

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#1037 of 1454 Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 14 2013 - 09:42 AM

Watched The Bowery Boys Meet The Monsters.  Looked quite good on 

a 60" display.  Very little debris to seen.  A few quick shots looked blurred

(one during a scene where Slip and Sach are arguing in bed), but otherwise

I was very satisfied with the transfer.


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#1038 of 1454 Tony Bensley

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Posted April 14 2013 - 08:03 PM

Watched The Bowery Boys Meet The Monsters.  Looked quite good on 

a 60" display.  Very little debris to seen.  A few quick shots looked blurred

(one during a scene where Slip and Sach are arguing in bed), but otherwise

I was very satisfied with the transfer.

Perhaps the blurred shots were right before or after a reel change, which isn't an uncommon occurrence. Anyway, based on what I've seen in the first Bowery Boys volume so far, the transfers do look very good! I'll have to watch the third and fourth discs on this set before I get volume 2, which I plan to order in a couple of weeks.

 

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Posted April 15 2013 - 05:10 PM

I need to get the first two volumes of them, even though I already have all 48 features that I got from a friend of mine whose name I will not mention on here for privacy reasons. I can't believe how many people complained about the quality on some of them from volume one. They have to understand that Monogram never took good care of their negatives. They are enjoyable, despite the fact that the post-1952 Bowery features are the best.



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Posted April 15 2013 - 09:36 PM

PRIVATE EYES, which started filming on 7/25/53 was the first widescreen for the Boys.

 

Private Eyes is Academy ratio on this set.  Looks like the WAC does the widescreen switch later down the line.







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