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Where are all the Jerry Lewis movies on dvd?


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#1 of 32 Robert13

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Posted February 19 2009 - 01:59 AM

A few were released and then no new announcements for a while. Still waiting for "Who's Minding The Store?" and "Cracking Up".

#2 of 32 JackKay

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Posted February 21 2009 - 12:49 AM

Another, Visit to a Small Planet.
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#3 of 32 BillyFeldman

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Posted February 21 2009 - 04:05 AM

Both The Geisha Boy and Small Planet are available in very nice transfers overseas. As for Cracking Up, truly the nadir of his career and one of the single worst movies I've ever seen, and I am a Jerry fan from way back.

#4 of 32 Thomas T

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Posted February 21 2009 - 04:29 AM

Alas, the bulk of Lewis's catalogue is Paramount so I wouldn't hold my breath ... unless they license more titles to the Legend label. Since Sony is starting to mine their catalogue titles, perhaps we'll see Three On A Couch with Lewis and Janet Leigh get a release though.

#5 of 32 Charles H

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Posted February 21 2009 - 04:55 AM

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Posted February 21 2009 - 11:58 AM

Did the 10-disc Paramount set from 2005 sell well? I know I picked it up at Sam's Club somewhere along the way for fairly cheap. To be honest, I'd be more inclined to pick up another compilation like this rather than individual titles. I like Jerry Lewis well enough, but at this point in my DVD lifespan, I'd have a hard time shelling out $20-$25 a pop for individual films.
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#7 of 32 Jack Theakston

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Posted February 21 2009 - 04:22 PM

Mr. Lewis owns most of his own productions, although I think Paramount may still be his distributor on some of them, which is why the first box set was Paramount.

They're blowing out the original 10-disc set for $20 in some places, which isn't a good sign. Maybe his Academy Award will renew the public's interest in his work.

It's a shame, because WHO'S MINDING THE STORE is one of his best.
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Posted February 21 2009 - 04:46 PM

robert will you be updating your op with the list of films not currently on dvd.

I love Jerry and hope that Cracking Up comes to dvd.
I'll buy it but there isn't much of a chance I'll actually ever watch that movie again.

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Posted February 22 2009 - 01:31 AM

I've been waiting for 'Visit to a Small Planet' and 'Don't Give up the Ship' since forever. I checked on Amazon UK, and Small Planet seems to be out of print. I'm not sure the other has ever been on home video.
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Posted February 22 2009 - 04:39 AM

The only ones I want are 3 Ring Circus and Boeing, Boeing. Posted Image
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#11 of 32 BillyFeldman

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Posted February 22 2009 - 05:05 AM

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I've been waiting for 'Visit to a Small Planet' and 'Don't Give up the Ship' since forever. I checked on Amazon UK, and Small Planet seems to be out of print. I'm not sure the other has ever been on home video.

The Small Planet DVD I have is from Germany.

#12 of 32 Jack Theakston

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Posted February 22 2009 - 05:47 AM

Missing on R1 DVD:

3 RING CIRCUS (Martin and Lewis)
THE SAD SACK (VistaVision)
ROCK-A-BYE BABY (R6)
THE GEISHA BOY (R2, now OOP)
DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP
VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET (R6)
IT'S ONLY MONEY
WHO'S MINDING THE STORE?
BOEING BOEING (stinks)
THREE ON A COUCH (Sony)
WAY... WAY OUT (Fox, who cares?)
DON'T RAISE THE BRIDGE LOWER THE RIVER (OOP, but you can get it for $3 on ebay or amazon... don't bother)
THE BIG MOUTH (Sony)
HOOK, LINE AND SINKER (Sony)
WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT? (Warner)
HARDLY WORKING (Fox)
SLAPSTICK OF ANOTHER KIND (don't even know who owns this, don't care-- Lewis' worst film)
SMORGASBORD (Warner, shame this one isn't out)
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#13 of 32 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 22 2009 - 06:21 AM

THE BIG MOUTH and THREE ON A COUCH
are the big two titles for me. I talked to someone over at Sony
months ago about getting these out and at least the studio promised
they would look into it.

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#14 of 32 BillyFeldman

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Posted February 22 2009 - 05:59 PM

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The Small Planet DVD I have is from Germany. OWNER REMOVED BOOTLEG REFERENCE

Bootleg? Really? It certainly doesn't look like a bootleg to me - it's anamorphic and a very nice print - how could it be a boot? I also have a region 2 The Geisha Boy - is that a boot, too? I don't think so - seems to be an official DVD as well. Please explain.

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Posted February 22 2009 - 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack Theakston
Missing on R1 DVD:

3 RING CIRCUS (Martin and Lewis)
THE SAD SACK (VistaVision)
ROCK-A-BYE BABY (R6)
DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP
VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET
IT'S ONLY MONEY
WHO'S MINDING THE STORE?
BOEING BOEING (stinks)
THREE ON A COUCH (Sony)
WAY... WAY OUT (Fox, who cares?)
DON'T RAISE THE BRIDGE LOWER THE RIVER (OOP, but you can get it for $3 on ebay or amazon... don't bother)
THE BIG MOUTH (Sony)
HOOK, LINE AND SINKER (Sony)
WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT? (Warner)
HARDLY WORKING (Fox)
SLAPSTICK OF ANOTHER KIND (don't even know who owns this, don't care-- Lewis' worst film)
SMORGASBORD (Warner, shame this one isn't out)

Where's The Geisha Boy?

#16 of 32 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 22 2009 - 09:16 PM

Billy, has the film been officially released on DVD by a studio?

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#17 of 32 Jack Theakston

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Posted February 22 2009 - 09:44 PM

VISIT was released through Sunfilm Entertainment in Germany, which I believe is a legit outfit, not a bootleg.

I overlooked THE GEISHA BOY, because I saw the listing for the R2 on Amazon and didn't realize that out of print and was an overseas DVD to boot.
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Posted February 23 2009 - 03:37 AM

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Billy, has the film been officially released on DVD by a studio?
The German "Visit to a Small Planet" is being sold on Amazon.de, so I doubt that it is a bootleg.

#19 of 32 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 23 2009 - 03:48 AM

Billy,

I owe you an apology.

I was not aware that this had been made available in Germany.

There have been a lot of bootleg Jerry Lewis films advertised
as of late, and I wanted to be careful about what got posted on
this forum.

Please feel to re-edit your original post (or make a new one) with
the desired link.

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Posted February 23 2009 - 03:56 AM

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As for Cracking Up, truly the nadir of his career and one of the single worst movies I've ever seen, and I am a Jerry fan from way back.

Although for many, CRACKING UP / SMORGASBORD is the film that introduced many to Jerry. It was constantly on cable in the early days. I remember watching it quite a bit. While I haven't seen it in 25 years, I would probably buy it to see it again. Same with HARDLY WORKING, which I only saw once theatrically, and never again.

And to add, I just noticed used VHS copies of CRACKING UP are going for $65 on Amazon. HARDLY WORKING is going for $28. So, there is a demand for them.


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