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#1 of 5 Rod J

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Posted December 09 2007 - 10:27 AM

Looks like R2 gets all of the Paramount/Universal W.C. Fields films in one box on 10 December. Why no R1 edition?
1. THE OLD FASHIONED WAY (1934) / POPPY (1936)
2. SIX OF A KIND (1934) / YOU CAN'T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN (1939)
3. IT'S A GIFT (1934)
4. YOU'RE TELLING ME! (1934) / MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE (1935)
5. MISSISSIPPI (1935) / BIG BROADCAST OF 1938 (1938)
6. TILLIE AND GUS (1933) / IF I HAD A MILLION (1932)
7. MY LITTLE CHICKADEE (1940)
8. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE (1933) / MILLION DOLLAR LEGS (1932)
9. NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941)
10. THE BANK DICK (1940) / FOLLOW THE BOYS (1944)

[updated with actual dvd contents]

#2 of 5 RafaelPires

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Posted December 09 2007 - 10:47 AM

The same question applies for a lot of Universal stuff, like:

1) Marlene Dietrich movies, all of them released in Europe;
2) The remaining Billy Wilder pictures: The Major and the Minor, 5 graves to Cairoand A Foreing Affair;
3) The Douglas Sirk Collection;
4) Some of the Bob Hope movies (including the Cat and the Canary),
5) Some Mae West
6) The Blue Dahlia

#3 of 5 John Morgan

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Posted December 09 2007 - 11:50 AM

I have this ordered and was notified that it did ship. There seems to be some confusion on the titles and how many are included. I went to the Amazon UK site, and it gives a list of films, but the box states 17 films. I tried to blow up the side of the box, but it was too blurry to read all the films listed, but I think I could make out FOLLOW THE BOYS, a Universal film that Fields had a short skit in. Glad to see MISSISSIPPI made it.

#4 of 5 JulianK

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Posted December 09 2007 - 03:41 PM

You can read the official press release for the set here:

http://www.zetaminor....ng.php?id=4377

Frankly, though, considering it's Universal (UK) releasing it, what's in the press release may bear no relation to what's in the finished set.

As a big fan of Alice in Wonderland in all its incarnations, I'd be delighted to discover that the '32 film was included, but it doesn't seem likely.

You'd think that a film with a cast as starry as the Paramount version would be an easy sell for DVD. Until then I'll have to cherish my NTSC recording of the TCM transmission a few years ago.

#5 of 5 Rod J

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Posted December 18 2007 - 04:41 PM

Original message updated with actual box set contents.

No MRS WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH (1934) or ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1933)

"Mrs. Wiggs" was once licensed by MCA to Good Times for VHS release. The print quality was BAD (even by Good Times standards).

I can finally retire my DiscoVision copy of "If I Had a Million".