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Wow, memory rush! I LOVED those Richard Anobile books when I was a kid.

At the risk of wandering too far off topic, I have to say I loved those Richard Anobile books as a kid too. They seem peculiar now, but as a movie-crazy youngster in the days before home video they were great. As you can see here I still have my Why A Duck? hardcover. I think I had the W.C. Fields one too but if I still have it I can't lay hands on it. I also still have my hardcover of Anobile's Marx Brothers Scrapbook which is a different animal entirely but which I must have re-read at least 10 times as a youngster.

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On the topic of Jekyll and Hyde, I'm still making do with my old 2004 DVD double-feature disc of the 1931 and 1941, but these reviews are really making me want to dedicate some disc budget to picking up the blu of at least the 1931 -- especially since I just grabbed Kino Lorber's blu-ray of the Barrymore silent in Kino's most recent sale. I've never seen the Barrymore -- maybe this Halloween.
 

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At the risk of wandering too far off topic, I have to say I loved those Richard Anobile books as a kid too. They seem peculiar now, but as a movie-crazy youngster in the days before home video they were great. As you can see here I still have my Why A Duck? hardcover. I think I had the W.C. Fields one too but if I still have it I can't lay hands on it. I also still have my hardcover of Anobile's Marx Brothers Scrapbook which is a different animal entirely but which I must have re-read at least 10 times as a youngster.

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On the topic of Jekyll and Hyde, I'm still making do with my old 2004 DVD double-feature disc of the 1931 and 1941, but these reviews are really making me want to dedicate some disc budget to picking up the blu of at least the 1931 -- especially since I just grabbed Kino Lorber's blu-ray of the Barrymore silent in Kino's most recent sale. I've never seen the Barrymore -- maybe this Halloween.
I was in a bad mood, had watched the 2004 dvd just months ago, and when I put in the blu ray was just prepared to be unimpressed. Had my glasses of, was lying down, and as soon as it began...Wow! Now this is a new film! And when Hyde first makes his moves on Ivy. Repellantly beautiful is all I can say. I promise this IS an upgrade!
 

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At the risk of wandering too far off topic, I have to say I loved those Richard Anobile books as a kid too. They seem peculiar now, but as a movie-crazy youngster in the days before home video they were great. As you can see here I still have my Why A Duck? hardcover. I think I had the W.C. Fields one too but if I still have it I can't lay hands on it. I also still have my hardcover of Anobile's Marx Brothers Scrapbook which is a different animal entirely but which I must have re-read at least 10 times as a youngster.

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On the topic of Jekyll and Hyde, I'm still making do with my old 2004 DVD double-feature disc of the 1931 and 1941, but these reviews are really making me want to dedicate some disc budget to picking up the blu of at least the 1931 -- especially since I just grabbed Kino Lorber's blu-ray of the Barrymore silent in Kino's most recent sale. I've never seen the Barrymore -- maybe this Halloween.
Also....had all of those... the Marx brothers were my favorites. Bought em all throuugh THE MOVIE BOOK CLUB. Twas as close as I thought I would ever get to owning movies. So glad I was wrong! But glad I had the Anobile library.
 

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A fun blast fom a rather primitive past. But they were a thrill then. I still have a couple of them - PSYCHO, for sure.
 

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Just received J & H (31) on Wednesday. Will try to watch it tomorrow. All of the glowing review and opinions of you guys have tempted me to watch it sooner than later. I also own the DVD with the 2 sided disc. I haven’t watched it in years.
 

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Watched this for the first time last night. Was amazed there are effects shots (from a 1931 film) where I was wondering how the heck they did that!

The other thing--I was obsessed with gloves in the first party scene--most men are wearing gloves, but Jekyll spends the entire sequence carrying his gloves in his hand. I kept thinking, put them in your pocket! Maybe it was a manners thing where, if you weren't wearing them, everyone had to at least see that you had them?
 

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Watched this for the first time last night. Was amazed there are effects shots (from a 1931 film) where I was wondering how the heck they did that!

The other thing--I was obsessed with gloves in the first party scene--most men are wearing gloves, but Jekyll spends the entire sequence carrying his gloves in his hand. I kept thinking, put them in your pocket! Maybe it was a manners thing where, if you weren't wearing them, everyone had to at least see that you had them?
Gloves or no gloves I watched this last night and was so pleased with the picture quality which is outstanding . The movie is top tier entertainment . Warner Archive never fail to deliver. I look forward to the next big one : Night of the Iguana.
 

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