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Icons of Screwball Comedy Vols 1/2 in August


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#1 of 42 OFFLINE   FrankXS

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Posted May 19 2009 - 02:37 AM

Movies Unlimited is listing two volumes of screwball comedies coming from Columbia/Sony the beginning of August including Irene Dunne's Theodora Goes Wild and Together Again; Jean Arthur's Too Many Husbands and If You Could Only Cook; Loretta Young's Doctor Takes a Wife and A Night to Remember and Rosalind Russell's My Sister Eileen and She Wouldn't Say Yes.
Each volume sells for $22.49.

#2 of 42 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted May 19 2009 - 02:41 AM

Wow!!! Those are must buys for me! Great news!!

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Posted May 19 2009 - 02:50 AM

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Wow!!! Those are must buys for me! Great news!!

Ha, superb news. Posted Image
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#4 of 42 OFFLINE   Richard M S

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Posted May 19 2009 - 03:55 AM

I am really looking forward to these sets, especially since they are at a VERY affordable price.

#5 of 42 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted May 19 2009 - 04:22 AM

Wow! Is it too early to make Sony "Studio of the Year"?

#6 of 42 OFFLINE   Coopsgirl_31

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Posted May 19 2009 - 05:57 AM

This is great news!! I'm especially excited about the Jean Arthur films. If You Could Only Cook is one of my faves of hers. Posted Image

#7 of 42 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted May 19 2009 - 07:14 AM

I hope these sets sell very well, so that Sony continue to produce more and more of these collections. And considering the lack of new classic entries for August, I think they will be a success (they should be irrespectively of this, just for the titles selected)

#8 of 42 OFFLINE   Livius

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Posted May 19 2009 - 07:26 AM

And that Sony goodness just keeps on coming. Posted Image
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#9 of 42 OFFLINE   borisfw

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Posted May 19 2009 - 08:10 AM

These are on my to buy list. A Night to Remember is one i am really happy to see. Keep em coming Columbia.

#10 of 42 OFFLINE   John_S

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Posted May 19 2009 - 08:51 AM

Count me in also--- I'm a big fan of "Too Many Husbands" and "Theodora Goes Wild".

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Posted May 19 2009 - 10:04 AM

I love, love, love every single film in these upcoming collections Posted Image What tremendous news!!!
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#12 of 42 OFFLINE   Charles H

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Posted May 19 2009 - 10:26 AM

Wonderful, wonderful news! Classicflix just posted this too. I remember that the Rosalind Russell MY SISTER EILEEN was partnered with the letterboxed musical on the old laserdisc. A very nice surprise during the dry season.
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#13 of 42 OFFLINE   Brent S

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Posted May 19 2009 - 12:02 PM

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I remember that the Rosalind Russell MY SISTER EILEEN was partnered with the letterboxed musical on the old laserdisc. A very nice surprise during the dry season.

For the Stooges fans among us, don't forget that MY SISTER EILEEN (1942) has the added bonus of a hilarious cameo by Moe, Larry & Curly.

#14 of 42 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted May 19 2009 - 12:26 PM

Sounds very awesome. Screwball comedy hasn't been very well released, apart from maybe Warner's Classic Comedies set from a few years ago (with Bringing Up Baby etc.).

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Posted May 19 2009 - 02:06 PM

Wow! I don't know what's gotten into Sony these days, but I hope they don't recover anytime soon. Posted Image

#16 of 42 OFFLINE   Robert13

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Posted May 20 2009 - 02:31 AM

I wish their tv-on-dvd department would start churning out classic and short-lived old shows.

#17 of 42 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted May 20 2009 - 03:03 AM

I hope the sales encourage them to think about upcoming volumes. Columbia has many choices in this vaults. My choices would be:

- You belong to me (another Stanwyck/Fonda pairing - there are some people that don't like this one, but it's definitively not my case);
- It had to be you (Ginger Rogers is great in this role);
- They all kissed the Bride (Crawford stepping in a role originally designed for Carole Lombard, and she did a great job);
- The Impatitent Years (Last Jean Arthur film for Columbia).

And there are also more Jean Arthur, Loretta Young and Rosalind Russell wonderful vehicles to be considered.

#18 of 42 OFFLINE   Charles H

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Posted May 20 2009 - 03:13 AM

would love to see a Lucille Ball collection: HER HUSBAND'S AFFAIRS, MISS GRANT TAKES RICHMOND, THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL, and as a curiosity-bonus, THE MAGIC CARPET (Lucy meets Perry Mason!)
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Posted May 20 2009 - 03:31 AM

I am beyond thrilled. Theodora Goes Wild is right up there with the Awful Truth as one of my favorite Irene Dunne films . Thank you Sony.

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Posted May 20 2009 - 03:34 AM

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I hope the sales encourage them to think about upcoming volumes. Columbia has many choices in this vaults. My choices would be:

- You belong to me (another Stanwyck/Fonda pairing - there are some people that don't like this one, but it's definitively not my case);
- It had to be you (Ginger Rogers is great in this role);
- They all kissed the Bride (Crawford stepping in a role originally designed for Carole Lombard, and she did a great job);
- The Impatitent Years (Last Jean Arthur film for Columbia).

And there are also more Jean Arthur, Loretta Young and Rosalind Russell wonderful vehicles to be considered.

It had to be you was a cute movie but Ginger was way too old at the time for the part she was playing.





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