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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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#1141 of 1520 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted October 01 2013 - 01:52 PM

I'm kinda surprised so many Stanley Clements films made it onto Vol 3 myself.  I haven't seen any of these so I'll be looking forward to seeing how they stack up.

 

Though I do find it strange that both of the swan song Bernard and Leo Gorcey movies are included but the very first Clements films isn't.  It would have made the series transition in Vol 3 more interesting but since the second Clements film is included it's not a big deal. Maybe that one needed more work?

 

Very interesting that the product description of Vol 3 flat out guarantees Vol 4 is coming.  I think March 2014 is a good guess considering the gap between 2 and 3 was almost exactly 5 months.  Hopefully it comes out sooner but I wouldn't be surprised if it ran into delays as well.



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Posted October 01 2013 - 03:07 PM

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One aspect I enjoy is that through this common online medium we are all able to share personal thoughts and knowledge on these classic film series like THE BOWERY BOYS which is nice considering we individually likely live hundreds of miles apart yet are drawn together with a common bonding interest.

 

I totally agree.  It would have been preferable to have DIG THAT URANIUM (1956) marking Bernard Gorcey and Benny Bartlett's final appearances, CRASHING LAS VEGAS (1956) marking Leo Gorcey's final appearance and Jimmy Murphy's debut and FIGHTING TROUBLE (1956) marking Stanley Clements and Queenie Smith's debuts all kept together in chronological order as these three films marked significant transitions in the series.

 

But there is no real transition to speak of.  Stanley Clements is suddenly there like he had been part of the group all along.

 

(In my opinion) FIGHTING TROUBLE (1956) is a better film than HOT SHOTS (1956) and that may have something to do with the former's exclusion from the volume 3 set.  The need to keep some sort of quality balance. 

 

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Posted October 01 2013 - 03:13 PM

I've lost track - at this point, which films haven't been released yet?



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Posted October 01 2013 - 03:31 PM

Hello, DeWilson!

 

Here is the list of as yet, unreleased Bowery Boys Titles, as previously posted by JeffT.  Note that both MR. HEX and it's remake HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST will be on Volume 4, as well as the final Bowery Boys entry, IN THE MONEY.

Well, this means that the final 12 films will be MR. HEX (1946), TROUBLE MAKERS (1948), TRIPLE TROUBLE (1950), BOWERY BATTALION (1951), HERE COMES THE MARINES (1952), JUNGLE GENTS (1954), BOWERY TO BAGDAD (1954), SPY CHASERS (1955), JAIL BUSTERS (1955), FIGHTING TROUBLE (1956), HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST (1957) and IN THE MONEY (1958).

CHEERS!

 

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Posted October 01 2013 - 03:49 PM

This is great news . I hope this will also be pressed discs like the first two sets. Does anyone know?


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#1146 of 1520 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted October 01 2013 - 04:22 PM

It's pressed.  It's advertised on the WBShop product page.



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Posted October 02 2013 - 01:13 PM

Hello, DeWilson!

Here is the list of as yet, unreleased Bowery Boys Titles, as previously posted by JeffT. Note that both MR. HEX and it's remake HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST will be on Volume 4, as well as the final Bowery Boys entry, IN THE MONEY.
CHEERS!

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Ok Tony, we got the Laurel and Hardy sound flicks and soon all the Bowery Boys. What your suggestion we work on next? The L&H silents or the East Side Kids and Little Tough Guys? I'm pushing Warner's for the Dr. Kildare films. Then that will probably do me. Lol
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Posted October 02 2013 - 01:31 PM

Ok Tony, we got the Laurel and Hardy sound flicks and soon all the Bowery Boys. What your suggestion we work on next? The L&H silents or the East Side Kids and Little Tough Guys? I'm pushing Warner's for the Dr. Kildare films. Then that will probably do me. Lol

Hi ahollis!

 

While the Laurel & Hardy silents would be ideal, I'm afraid it's likely a no go for North America in the foreseeable future as Richard Feiner's terms for any such issue of them are so unreasonable they'll never see another issue in Region 1 so long as he holds the licensing rights for the Americas!

 

Next on my list would be the Charley Chase and the Zasu Pitts/Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly Hal Roach Sound Shorts.  Each of the other series that you mention are in my opinion, also quite worthy of DVD/BluRay issue.  Of course, I could list many more!

 

CHEERS!

 

Tony


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Posted October 02 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hi ahollis!

While the Laurel & Hardy silents would be ideal, I'm afraid it's likely a no go for North America in the foreseeable future as Richard Feiner's terms for any such issue of them are so unreasonable they'll never see another issue in Region 1 so long as he holds the licensing rights for the Americas!

Next on my list would be the Charley Chase and the Zasu Pitts/Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly Hal Roach Sound Shorts. Each of the other series that you mention are in my opinion, also quite worthy of DVD/BluRay issue. Of course, I could list many more!

CHEERS!

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Posted October 02 2013 - 09:12 PM

Virtually anything new Hal Roach-wise would be would be welcome, but unfortunately there seems to be no movement on either fronts.  Hopefully that changes in the near future.


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Posted October 03 2013 - 06:30 AM

Virtually anything new Hal Roach-wise would be would be welcome, but unfortunately there seems to be no movement on either fronts.  Hopefully that changes in the near future.

I completely agree with you on all counts, Jo!  On a brighter note, the remaining 12 Charley Chase Columbia Shorts are now available for pre--order through ClassicFlix, currently priced at $17.99.  Below, is a direct link:

http://www.classicfl...cs-p-14320.html

 

CHEERS!

 

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Posted October 03 2013 - 03:06 PM

I'm thrilled that we have a third volume of The Bowery Boys. I usually order mine as soon as I hear the news, but I may have to wait a few days this time. I hope there will still be 'pressed' copies left...



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Posted October 03 2013 - 06:12 PM

I'm thrilled that we have a third volume of The Bowery Boys. I usually order mine as soon as I hear the news, but I may have to wait a few days this time. I hope there will still be 'pressed' copies left...

Hi Joe!

 

I had to wait over a month to order my first set through Movies Unlimited and I still got Pressed DVDs.  Also, I recall reading some posts regarding people that were still able to get Volume One Pressed Discs several months after it was first issued, so I wouldn't worry about having to wait a few days to order.  Just don't make my mistake in ordering from Amazon as they only have the DVD-R's, which I discovered the hard way with the Volume Two Set!  

 

CHEERS!

 

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Posted October 04 2013 - 10:30 AM

Do any film prints exist for the following East Side Kids movies:

 

Mr. Muggs Steps Out,  Follow the Leader,  Block Busters, Bowery Champs,

Docks of New York,  Mr. Muggs Rides Again,  Come Out Fighting

 

 

I never see these films available anywhere. Are they lost forever?


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Posted October 04 2013 - 03:28 PM

Do any film prints exist for the following East Side Kids movies:

 

Mr. Muggs Steps Out,  Follow the Leader,  Block Busters, Bowery Champs,

Docks of New York,  Mr. Muggs Rides Again,  Come Out Fighting

 

 

I never see these films available anywhere. Are they lost forever?

While I haven't been able to find any of these East Side Kids titles on Amazon, renowned Film Critic Leonard Maltin has reviewed each of these titles, so I think it's reasonable to assume that they all exist in some form. Unfortunately, none of the above titles are listed as being available on video within his Second Edition Classic Movie Guide from 2010!

 

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Posted October 04 2013 - 03:34 PM

Regarding those East Side Kids movies, I think it's more a case of some of them being copyrighted and MGM just not giving a hoot about 95% of its Monogram holdings.



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Posted October 04 2013 - 05:53 PM

Just got a shipping notice from Warner Archive.  Should easily be here by Tuesday.


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Posted October 04 2013 - 07:46 PM

Just got a shipping notice from Warner Archive.  Should easily be here by Tuesday.

I wish that I could say the same!  Non U.S. Residents have to wait an extra week as Movies Unlimited won't be shipping THE BOWERY BOYS VOLUME THREE until October 11.  It's too bad the Warner Archive doesn't ship to Canada, but at least I got a good deal with my pre-order!

 

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Posted October 05 2013 - 03:38 PM

On the subject of Stanley Clements , I'm kind of looking forward to seeing his films with an open mind. Still , I've always missed Leo Gorcey in those films - those are big shoes to fill! I'll bet I'd enjoy the SC films a lot more if I'd never seen the Gorcey films.



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Posted October 05 2013 - 04:37 PM

On the subject of Stanley Clements , I'm kind of looking forward to seeing his films with an open mind. Still , I've always missed Leo Gorcey in those films - those are big shoes to fill! I'll bet I'd enjoy the SC films a lot more if I'd never seen the Gorcey films.

It's just a thought, but we're not so far from the time of year that a Stanley Clements led Bowery Boys marathon could be suitably capped (Before or after!) with a viewing of Stanley's most famous appearance (Appropriately as a Gang Leader!) in GOING MY WAY, which in my opinion is a fine Christmas Film!

 

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