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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    Single Room Furnished was Jayne's last released film -- although it was released after her death. It was filmed in 1966 when she was still marred to Matt Cimber, who directed the project. It's a decent enough movie, especially considering it takes Jayne away from the "dumb blonde" persona for a bit.
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    Visually, FRACTURED JAW is beautiful. And Mansfield does play a "different" character in it. Kate isn't a "dumb blonde" part, but it doesn't really stretch her talents, either. My main complaints would align with yours: the movie is too long and not funny enough.
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT is getting a Criterion release. https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/criterion-press-release-the-girl-cant-help-it-1956-blu-ray.374675/
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    It is easily one of my favorite classic satires.
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    Not a big fan of Veronica Lake. For me, about the most interesting thing about her was her peek-a-boo hairdo. On film, she lacked charisma and any distinct personality. A product of her time, I suppose.
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    https://rare-movie-collector.com/the-unholy-wife-1957-diana-dors-dvd/
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    ROCK HUNTER was my favorite of her movies for a really long time. I guess it's really her signature part: she played fictional screen siren Rita Marlowe on the Broadway stage and in the movie version. The role really established her star persona and made her star. ROCK HUNTER is a delicious...
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    I'd be willing to bet that all the TOO HOT TO HANDLE discs you could be all serve up the same quality. That was one of Jayne's ventures into lower-budget "runaway productions" in the early-'60s. It's a decent movie, and apparently it was originally shown in color. American theaters wouldn't show...
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT and WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? are the best Mansfield movies. The latter is on DVD and Blu-ray.
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    Does anyone know where I could find a good, and preferably cheap, copy of The Wayward Bus Twilight Time Blu-ray edition? I know there were only 3,000 available, and I know that finding a "cheap" copy might not be in the cards. But I'm hoping...
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    I've never seen The Burglar, but I think it was on YouTube once. Jayne filmed that movie on location in Philadelphia in the summer of 1955. She had just been released from her six-month-contract with Warner Brothers. The director of the movie, Paul Wendkos, later claimed to have "discovered"...
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    Considering I've already got Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? within the Jayne Mansfield Collection, I don't necessarily see any reason I'd need the Blu-ray edition. The DVD copy I've got is crisp and clear, and I'm happy with it. I'd like to have The Wayward Bus on Blu-ray, however. It's very...
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    The Wayward Bus definitely offers us Jayne's finest on-screen portrayal, and I'd argue that she was at her most beautiful in that film as well. Perhaps it was the black-and-white cinematography or the subtlety of her performance, but I thought she looked exceptionally well in that film. Look...
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    The Jayne Mansfield Collection [discussion thread]

    I know there's a thread already out there discussing the Jayne Mansfield Collection, but its like 15 years old, so I figured it would be suitable to start a new one to give my own insights (I assumed that those posters in the older thread might not even post here anymore). Despite the...
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