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What Abbott & Costello Universal films would you like to see next on Blu-ray?

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#21 of 48 OFFLINE   Keith Cobby

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Posted July 01 2013 - 03:22 AM

I thought it was about time Abbott & Costello got a mention. Anyone know if there is news of more blu-ray releases planned for the boys. I would like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde next. Thank you.



#22 of 48 OFFLINE   Keith Cobby

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Posted May 03 2014 - 09:11 AM

Obviously not!



#23 of 48 OFFLINE   Jacksmyname

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Posted May 03 2014 - 12:15 PM

For me, it's Buck Privates, In The Navy, Hold That Ghost, Meet The Invisible Man, and my absolute favorite of theirs, The Time Of Their Lives.



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Posted May 03 2014 - 02:05 PM

For me, the titles most wanted are:

 

HOLD THAT GHOST

WHO DONE IT?

KEEP 'EM FLYING

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

MEET THE KILLER

MEET INVISIBLE MAN

BUCK PRIVATES COME HOME

IN SOCIETY

IN THE NAVY 

LITTLE GIANT

 

All of them, with the exception of IN THE NAVY, look great on the DVDs. IN THE NAVY's fine grain must be in poor condition. Hopefully the original negative is still in good shape. I guess I wouldn't mind all the Universal's on Blu ray. I grew up with these films, and like the horror films, they mean a lot to me.



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Posted May 03 2014 - 02:29 PM

I think they released their best...meet Frankenstein. I'm happy that they went BD with that one and I can be content with the rest in SD.


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Posted May 03 2014 - 04:04 PM

If anything is done, the smart thing to do would be to put them out as double feature discs, given the short running times and blu's storage capacity. The perceived value would probably help sales.

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Posted May 04 2014 - 11:02 AM

If any of these are to emerge on Blu-ray (very iffy), I am almost certain they will come from Europe.



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Posted May 04 2014 - 04:21 PM

I would love to seeHOLD THAT GHOST IN THE NAVYTHE TIME OF THEIR LIVESWHO DONE ITKEEP'EM FLYING
"Get a director and a writer and leave them alone. That`s how the best pictures get made" - William "Wild Bill" Wellman


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Posted May 07 2014 - 11:58 AM

All their unreleased Universal films from 1941-1945 films would get my vote as that is when they were fresh and at their funniest: full of energy and improvs. Other than Meet Frankenstein I've always found the rest of the "meet series" to be overrated. They were done when the boys were older and losing interest in their films. Their lack of energy in their 1950's films is very apparent. They displayed much more energy in their 1950's TV show and TV appearances.

 

In the Navy

Hold That Ghost

Keep em Flying

Ride em Cowboy

Pardon My Sarong

Who Done it

It Ain't Hay

Hit the Ice

In Society

Here come the Coeds

The Naughty Nineties

 

I would also like the 3 bigger budgeted MGM films from this period which were also very good:

Rio Rita

Lost in a Harem

In Hollywood


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Posted May 07 2014 - 04:01 PM

It would be great if they would re-release BUCK PRIVATES without the DNR. 



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Posted May 07 2014 - 05:58 PM

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES, is by far, my favorite of their films.



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Posted May 07 2014 - 06:40 PM

I'll take the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup, Horse Feathers and Monkey Business instead of any more A&C. And W.C. Fields' It's A Gift, Never Give A Sucker An Even Break and the Bank Dick.



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Posted May 08 2014 - 04:11 AM

Don't care for The Marx Brothers, but I'll take W. C. Fields, for sure!



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Posted May 08 2014 - 07:43 AM

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I want the whole box set packaging and all but on blu ray... :)



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Posted January 04 2015 - 10:26 PM

As I sit here eating microwave Mac & Cheese watching Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein I wonder how long it will be until I see HOLD THAT GHOST on BLU?
"Get a director and a writer and leave them alone. That`s how the best pictures get made" - William "Wild Bill" Wellman


#36 of 48 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 05 2015 - 05:14 AM

The last time I looked at the DVD (I have the original double-sided releases in the four volume series), seems like I recall some major clean-up and damage control needed. I sure would like to have it, though.



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Posted January 05 2015 - 07:23 AM

Now that I think about it some more, my wish is for "Meet Capt. Kidd, Jack and the Beanstalk and Africa Screams (that Bob so lovingly brought back to life on LD and everyone else stole...those bastards!).


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Posted January 06 2015 - 08:24 AM

Dupe.
...retired at last...and Ray Harryhausen at my side!!!

 

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Posted January 06 2015 - 02:20 PM

Don't care for The Marx Brothers, but I'll take W. C. Fields, for sure!

If I was head of Universal's video division, I would put out (initially) a group for Paramount and a group for Universal. 2 titles per disc and 2 discs per set.  

 

PARAMOUNT:

It's a Gift

The Man on the Flying Trapeze

 

You're Telling Me

The Old-Fashioned Way

 

UNIVERSAL:

My Little Chickadee

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

 

The Bank Dick

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

 

That pretty much takes care of Universal except guest appearances.

There are still some very good Paramount's left:

Poppy

Six of a Kind

Tillie and Gus

Mississippi

etc.,  but the above 4 are my remaining favorites.



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Posted June 22 2015 - 02:48 PM

In my opinion, last year Universal missed the boat in merely reissuing a compact packaged version of the prior 2008 "Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection" to DVD, rather than put their HD Transfers for all 28 Features on Blu-ray, in one fell swoop!

 

Mind you, I was able to score a really good deal on the compact DVD set ($62 CDN, after taxes!) last December, but that's beside the point!

 

CHEERS! :)







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